Two examples of Italian cloth, 1 from a '44 German jacket & 1 from a '39 Italian jacket
I do not collect wartime field caps, but we have examined the textiles used in certain kinds of SS caps.
Types Materials for SS Visor Hats
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There are others, however, who are eager to damage what we do here for whatever reason.
The authorities here do not permit that kind of thing.
Free debate is very desirable, but, there are times when something else transpires, which is not tolerated here.
Happy hats and happy new year.
...and yes there are those instances where genuine items to get binned due to resource. Hard to say ..but leaning on the higher percentages of the Knowledge here..I would say ..it would be in your best interest to return it and replenish your wallet.
There is nothing wrong with finding out something is what it is not..or what it is. If we never fail we become our own Gods and never have to rely on no one except ourselves. Then what would be wrong?....everything would be perfect. No one then would listen to one another and be full of themselves..a Utopian society of TR collecting. Everyone would be teachers and no students.
These things must happen to keep a balance. You asked the question..and you received the answer. I hate it when loved ones pass away..and have no choice but to accept it..others do not which is their prerogative . Your cap will not change nor will the thoughts of the most studied here. We are just glad..you didnt lose your mind and start name calling as on the helmet thread by another member. No need for that.
I would say Hang in there DS listen to your mentors..which i know they are worth more than what you paid for in that cap. Until research does uncover what may be correct in your cap.... that time has not or may not come. Nature of the Hobby . Best Regards Larry
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
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Thanks to Larry C for his very hard work for all our benefit.
Nothing in the new pictures change my opinion that this is a post 1945 cap. As you wish to convince yourself that is real and ignore the opinion of some of the most learned and respected experts on 3rd Reich headwear, why did you bother to post this cap? We have much better things out there to take up five pages of space on this forum.
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