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Article about: Hi everybody, I have a few caps in my possession, and I would like to know if they are correct in your opinion. Here is one that I brought over from Germany in the 1970s when I was based in

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    Smile Black Panzer Cap

    Hi everybody,
    I have a few caps in my possession, and I would like to know if they are correct in your opinion. Here is one that I brought over from Germany in the 1970s when I was based in Celle (Germany), it is a black Panzer schifchen with no grommets, it has a discoloration when the sides are down, the inside material is a kind of blue but has some wear marks (hair grease ?), it has a faded pink soutache. The cap is dated (1940) and head size (55) to one side and marked to the other.
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    I would say Fake , no vents , poor material etc.

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    It is indeed a copy. Looks like one by by Michael Janke.

    Points to note:

    Lack of air vent grommets.
    Eagle. Not a known original pattern.
    Cockade. Likewise.
    Maker mark (A known Janke one)

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I have to agree,I got caught out years ago by Janke before any one knew of him.

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    Thank you for your opinion guys.
    No grommets is not that unusual, Snyder treasures has one without.
    Only one thing is puzzling me, when I was based in Celle many moons ago (spend there 7 years for my sins lol) I was a regular guest at the Alte Kammeraden Stube, and one day one of the old guys gave me that cap, you think he set me up with it ?? I know they did terrible things in the war but to give me a fake .... lol.

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    A word to the wise, avoid that website like the plague. Very little there is original.
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    Thank you again, I never bought anything of him.
    In the years to follow after Germany I bought items here in the UK out of clearances etc WWI and WWII, and I kept a few things what I liked but now I'm getting a wee bit older I was thinking to sell a few off as I don't really collect them but wanted to make sure they are ok. I will post a few other items soon and I will be interested in your opinions.

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