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Article about: Hi guys I am thinking about purchasing this Luftwaffe officer's visor cap, but just want to get a few thoughts before doing so. This is coming from the Collector's Guild and they state that

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    Hi guys

    I am thinking about purchasing this Luftwaffe officer's visor cap, but just want to get a few thoughts before doing so. This is coming from the Collector's Guild and they state that this visor cap was a private purchase. The visor is constructed of leather and they are also confident that the metal EM/NCO eagle was placed on during the period. What are your thoughts on it?

    Thanks
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    Looks like a good LW visor IMO. Wait for other comments though.
    Regards, Tobias

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    This is a queer one - the exterior looks quite good. As to the interior, there are some issues there.
    Here are some original Alkeros:

    Luftwaffe OR/NCO schirmmütze with light green piping

    Luftwaffe Air Traffic Control Visor cap

    Luftwaffe visor cap

    and here is a post-war Alkero which acts as a LW cap:

    Luftwaffe Schirmmütze made by Pekuro - your opinions ?

    I'm afraid this is an "improved" (the leather peak [which would make it a very rare specimen] and blackened [?] centerband) post-war Berlin police cap. Alkero did make caps prior to 1945, this specimen, as far as I can see (any better pics of the interior - particularly of the sweatshield? and the seam of the sweatband in the area of the peak?) from these pictures alone I can't give a final verdict (there is one detail [which I can't see clearly in these pics] which I won't elaborate on in order not to further fakers which puts me off strongly).

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    I agree-that is a postwar Alkero logo, down to the "Deutsches B-Patent" inscription. (lining is also upside down).
    I would pass on the hat.
    “Show me the regulation, and I’ll show you the exception.”

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    Quote by stonemint View Post
    I agree-that is a postwar Alkero logo, down to the "Deutsches B-Patent" inscription. (lining is also upside down).
    I would pass on the hat.
    I avoided to mention the patent matter - didn't want to make it too easy to fakers.

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    Cheers for the heads up guys, will let this one pass for sure!

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    Quote by Kiwi74 View Post
    Cheers for the heads up guys, will let this one pass for sure!
    It would still be interesting to have it in hand for a close inspection whether it is completely post war or just the lining - but who would put a post-war lining (and even more so upside down) in an original cap? Anyway, no serious collector would want a cap that was messed about with in such a way.

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    @ErWeSa Exactly mate, not worth it if you're investing the amount of money these things ask for and of course for the historical accuracy. I guess even the best dealers can be caught out sometimes with these items, will let it pass. I have my eyes on another one which I might consider, will post some pictures up soon

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    Plastic diamond....I would pass

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