They probably suffered from a bout of the collectors' equivalent of the Stendhal syndrome!
by Wilhelm Saris
...as he should be, considering the indubitably enormous financial value of this collection.
by Wilhelm Saris
12-16-2013 07:25 PM
For those less informed, here is the definition for the syndrome described by our Andreas.
We celebrate his erudition and learning.
Looks like Marc V. on the WAF ended up with it:
So is this the same one from Post#1. The piping ,buttons and eagle looks silver in this pic. Where #1 look gold.
Yes, it is the same cap: what is shown in post 1 and what Marc V. brings.
He knows the collector, who owns it for many years. The other caps in that
thread from WAF will be from the same collector (as far as I can remember).
Two more photos, which I got from the collector, my good friend:
In a few weeks I will visit this collector again and see many of his new caps
and other newly purchased items myself. It will be a day of joy, a feast for
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916
Bruce Hermann of Grenadier is going to be starting an auction soon.
The pic is preview of what will be in the initial offering--looks like the white kepi will be there:
Two of those caps are ex my collection. The SA kepi in the dark brown and Silesian yellow is also in the Saris book.
The black SS officer cap is in the Shea Beaver book.
Bid to own and bid for fame, is what I say.
I actually wanted the kepi back, but there you are.
pics of the Kepi from the Grenadier auction:
I do not believe the hat met the reserve price at the auction, and the highest bid was $1700:
Lot # : 159 - SA Kepi for 1936 Olympic Games