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WW2 Supak berets

Article about: Guys, here is a fake Supak maroon beret that no doubt will sell for a small fortune. The picture shown in this post is from the fake beret. Supak did make maroon berets during ww2 (and black

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    Guys, here is a fake Supak maroon beret that no doubt will sell for a small fortune. The picture shown in this post is from the fake beret.
    Supak did make maroon berets during ww2 (and black, khaki and green berets too) but they look slightly different:
    Two stitched diamonds, spaced apart about 1 inch.
    Only the outside diamond is dotted in white.
    The stamp shows from top to bottom: broadarrow, size , Supak manufacturing co ltd (all small font, no capitals), year of production. Note a continuous white line running above the manufacturer's name.

    On early post-war examples you will find the following details:
    The broadarrow is now stamped underneath the manufacturer's stamp.
    Supak Manufacturing Co Ltd is now stamped with capital S, M, C and L; the white line above the name is omitted.

    On even later examples:
    The name changes to Supak Limited.
    The double stitched diamonds are spaced at the regular distance.
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    Here are two pictures of genuine wartime Supak berets.
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    Some examples of genuine, but post-war made Supak berets.
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    Thanks Luc.

    Disappointing as I know the seller and thought better of him..... The description does not say original and is what I call sharp practise.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    sharp practise
    Ade, also note the private listing.

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    A poor showing when sellers play with words like this to mislead buyers.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Indeed guys.....

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Already showing as 191 (8 bids) Reserve NOT met!! AND no returns accepted.

    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    I think he should accept returns because it is described as "issued" and since a fake is never issued it qualifies as SNAD.

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    My post war Supak, 1955.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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