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SS hat.....for sale

Article about: I'm looking to authenticate, and perhaps sell, an SS hat belonging to my father-in-law, purchased in Munich in 1977. Appears to be authentic, to my ignorant eyes, but I'd appreciate an exper

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    Sorry to hear that my opinion was accurate, and has been verified. It is never a good feeling to discover a prized item is actually fake.
    Although I wasn't around in ca. 1960-70's, I have been offered reproduction visors from its era on several occasions. I've discovered that In-hand the quality of the visor, especially the insignia, but many other things too, are just not up to par with what one would expect in a original example, such as the ones FB has posted.
    If you compare the two, and are able to comprehend the finer details; that can be achieved by many hours of study, it's quite obvious why the example you posted is not a original item.

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    @youthcollector....many thanks for your considered posts, interest and expert eye. I'm very grateful!

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