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A small collection of early side caps.....

Article about: Gents, just picked up this set of early side caps or Schiffchen (little boats)...all made between 1966 and 1969, these variations of the overseas cap sported arm of service piping, prior to

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    Gents, just picked up this set of early side caps or Schiffchen (little boats)...all made between 1966 and 1969, these variations of the overseas cap sported arm of service piping, prior to 1962 they were devoid of this feature, they first appeared in the BW around 1958...returning to a lack of waffenfarbe piping in 1970...they were gradually phased out in the late 1970's...leaving only the moleskin variety in existence upto the 1990's..... shown are Yellow:- Signals, Purple:- Chemical warfare troops, Red:- Artillery, Dark Blue:- Medical, Mid Blue:- Support troops, transport/repair crews etc, Green:- Infantry/Fallschirmjager/Jager.
    One can clearly see the difference in the blues, which often causes confusion amongst collectors !
    Prost ! Steve.
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
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    Nice set of caps, Steve! Great additions to your collection.

    Regards

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    Thanks Ingrid ! its great to get a response !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Nice looking caps, Steve. Are these un-issued? Looking good!

    Luke

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    Quote by rogge16 View Post
    Are these un-issued? Looking good!Luke
    Luke, I would tend to think so....lots of unused stock was and still is sold of to the surplus market....here is a used one I have had for some time, the difference is blindingly obvious !
    Prost ! Steve.
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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