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WW2 Para Beret? Can anyone identify?

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    At a local sale last week found this cap listed as a maroon beret thought it looked an interesting item so purchased, can anybody help me identify if it is an original and could it be WW2? And an idea of value would be really helpful - inside is a makers mark of Moss Bros and Co of Covent Gardens and has the name Chadwick written inside - any help would be greatly appreciated - Samantha
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    Last edited by SCORPION; 07-04-2011 at 09:45 PM.

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    Moss Bros. private purchase....usually officer.

    Nice looking wartime badge.

    Has the beret been pressed....by some over-zealous Rupert?

    Let's see what Ade has to say....

    Cheers,

    Pat

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    Hi Samantha, not good news on this one, sorry. For starters the cap badge is a well known fake. Note the "blob" die flaw under the top left wing.

    The beret itself is certainly post war and I think the Moss Bros label is an addition. I don't like the placement of it.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Ade,
    Thankyou for your quick reply, shame it wasn't right but at least I know now.
    Thanks again Sam

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    hi I brought this and i was wondering if you could tell me about it it has no writing inside but has stitches in a square shape and evidence of their being a badge their PS I do not have the badge :hope the images show sorry if they don't.








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    Hi, it is a post war beret.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    hi thanks so it is genuine I got it for 5 pounds. BTW can you tell me roughly the dates ex 50-60s

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    I am hoping its a period piece such as Falklands but its cool if it isn't. hope you can get back to me asap thanks for all your help. i would also like you to tell me what rough price it is worth if its not to much trouble. thanks.
    Last edited by matth; 07-25-2011 at 07:25 PM.

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    Hi Matt, you are OK paying a fiver for it.

    Early postwar 1950's berets are virtually the same as wartime. Later ones from the 1980's etc have fabric not leather edged sweatbands.

    This might not even be British issue. Many many countries have copied the Red Beret.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    thanks for the help

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