The stitch is visible because the interior of the cap is yellowish. The Holters had a kind of Stirndrueckfrei system. You can see it here.
Mr. Mint has posted this cap elsewhere. It was once the property of Mr. Richard P, who has gone on to cap heaven.
06-27-2015 06:06 PM
I passed on the cap, you guys definitely know its a fake, right?
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 06-28-2015 at 02:02 PM.
I never indicated I was going to believe otherwise. I trust the guys on this forum more than a seller...that's why I passed on it. I appreciate the help and hopefully some day I can have the opportunity to purchase a real one.
Klash--we appreciate your coming here for opinions before buying--a very wise move, and there are plenty of collectors that do not bother to accept the combined knowledge and experience that this forum has to offer.
In any event, the hat you posted is set up as an SS General's visor (due to the silver piping). These are extremely rare, and when they do come up for sale, I have seen them go from $30,000-50,000 (depending on maker and condition, and if attributed).
Anyone trying to sell an SS General visor for 4 figures knows the hat is bad (but never let price be the sole indicator of originality).