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Fake maroon berets bonanza, can you spot them? Quiz time!

Article about: Guys, a couple of maroon berets were auctioned over the past few weeks on our favourite site. These are either: a) complete rubbish or, b) genuine post-war berets with a fake wartime date st

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    Default Fake maroon berets bonanza, can you spot them? Quiz time!

    Guys, a couple of maroon berets were auctioned over the past few weeks on our favourite site.
    These are either:
    a) complete rubbish or,
    b) genuine post-war berets with a fake wartime date stamp or,
    c) genuine honest untouched wartime example.

    Can you tell which is which?
    Here are the contestants:
    Fake 1 (1042.36 pounds, unsold): B
    Fake 2 (591.80 pounds, sold): WW2 RARE ORIGINAL BRITISH PARATROOPER BERET KANGOL 1944 | eBay
    Fake 3 (64.15 pounds, sold): RARE BERET PARA GB DATEE 1944 | eBay
    Fake 4 (632 pounds, sold): GENUINE 1944 S.A.S MAROON AIRBORNE BERET. | eBay
    Fake 5 (750 pounds, sold): ww2 british army para beret & cap badge 1944 | eBay
    Fake 6 (620 pounds, sold): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1945-Parac...-/171412411847

    Good luck.
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    The british beret basques ltd 1944 is the only I'd be tempted by and I would want to see better pics and even then it is a lot of mone, too much for my budget.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I personally do not like any of them each maker of the war time berets have there own traits and manufacturing methods this includes the makers markings , dates , locations of wd stamps etc and none of the above match any of the known stamps etc .steve

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    Jerry, that is a genuine but post-war made beret. The wartime Beret Basque stamp is different and the space between the two stitched (not stamped!) diamonds is larger; it's the same for the 1945 "dated" beret and the one inside out. All others are complete rubbish.
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    One for those in the know? Always suspicious when the liner has been removed and the location of the WD stamp is not where I would expect to see it.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Jerry, that one is completely rubbish, wrong into every detail. What worries me is that it is the same as one I posted earlier; it seems someone is mass producing them?

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    I was offered this one in a trade and had to decline as it is another all bad one.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    It is not only all bad Jerry, it is an insult to all those magnificent young men who earned the maroon beret; wore it with pride and fought for our freedom.

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    Very well put that man !!!

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    Jerry, it seems yours sold for 166.00: WWII Para Red Beret & Cap Badge. British Army Parachute Regiment. Wartime issue. | eBay

    It seems that the fake Compton was returned, relisted and ended early.

    Here is one more example of a fake Kangol beret, sold for 337.90:

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    Note both berets are from sellers with a different ebay-username, but from the zip code and and an identical hessian picture background.

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