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Luftwaffe Officer side cap (overseas cap) with bullion insignia.

Article about: A friend of mine showed me this one yesterday, he bought it in the UK many years ago, and was content in his belief that this is a period made cap, I said that in my most humble opinion, I w

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    Default Luftwaffe Officer side cap (overseas cap) with bullion insignia.

    A friend of mine showed me this one yesterday, he bought it in the UK many years ago, and was content in his belief that this
    is a period made cap, I said that in my most humble opinion, I wasn't thrilled with the cap, and I believe it to be a post-war
    creation. My reasons, the K.H. Flauder maker stamps are a worry, and the actual shape of the cap is not what I would expect with
    a Luftwaffe officer cap, nothing wrong with the insignia, but a post-war cap I think, however, I am happy to be proved wrong,
    some photos of my visit yesterday....



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    Looks to be a fine period original cap.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Quote by BOB COLEMAN View Post
    Looks to be a fine period original cap.
    I sure hope you are right Bob, I am going on the shape of the cap, when it is laid flat the cap is very flat along the bottom, most of the original sidecaps
    I have seen have a fairly pronounced curvature to them. That was my main concern, (I loved the insignia), and I know the Flauder stamped caps have been
    heavily reproduced, but again,... I am hoping I am wrong on this one, it sure does look nice....

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    The stamp was copied by Janke years ago and this has muddied the water re this maker.

    I see what you are saying re the shape of the lower edge. But looking at it overall, it looks OK to me.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Well that is good enough for me, thanks Ade and Bob, if you guys are giving it a thumbs up, I will pass on to my friend that my uneasiness is unfounded.
    My friend will be very happy with the news.

    Thanks again, and best wishes

    Bob

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