03-27-2016 09:28 AM
These are tricky to call on just a picture, the button and insignia are good ! After that I would tread carefully as the wool looks very fluffy and new, I know it's mint but it's also 70+ yrs old so I would expect some wear and tear and the grommets should show a little oxidisation....that said they also look ok and colour wise the paint seems good with some age flaking.........
I'm not an expert on these so don't take my word for it but no one else has chipped in yet so thought I'd add a view. If the dealer allows inspection time you can take a chance but show it to a few people quick before the returns time runs out...............just in case !
Hope this helps....cheers
because of what is in the red circle, my vote is :
"I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...
"The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
In Memoriam :
Laurent Huart (1964-2008)
Not for me either. The wool is bad.
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Thank you all for your opinions it's a great help, I have been completely on the fence with this one as I thought the insignia was ok, buttons, and even the grommets I managed to find an original cap on another forum with the same ones but as said it just looks to new and as Adrian has now confirmed the wool is bad I have had several bits off the dealer without any problems and I did put a deposit down on this cap but I will now get that back and look for another.
Many thanks guys