Rearranged is a good way to put it Kenneth.
Have a look at this image also.
There are obvious signs of sewing thread staining the lining at certain places but the sewing threads are no longer evident in the hat. Also look at the corresponding stains on the underside of the sweatband. None seem to match do they?
It's not rocket science, just photo analysis.
That's how it goes with trying to authenticate items based on forum photos. It's difficult and challenging and comes with very little reward.
Take Pascal for example, he posts at least 2 items per week for opinion yet rarely says thank you for any of the feedback he gets.
It truly is difficult to authenticate visor caps (not that I am in a position to do so) for instance via 2-dimensional pictures without being able to feel, smell and experience the cap firsthand.
I am not sure what would constitute a reward in these cases, but I for certain appreciate all that you (and others) have done for me in this regard - helping me out with my two visors (the Heer Medical Officer's cap & the Luftwaffe HG EM/NCO cap) without getting anything material in return for it.
I am much obliged to you all
You have been Kenneth and it's much appreciated.
Thanks Ben I know, but think on this cap it's really difficult to tell if the insignia are fakes...
of course design of the eagle could be a first point, don't know this design, it's near to the M1/167 Hicke design...
Just in this thread, I thanked the contributors several times for their inputs.
That it is the least we should do for any answer, sorry if I do not jump on my PC as soon as I see BenVK who made me the honor to answer one of my question…
Last edited by Pascal BERNHARD; 11-19-2011 at 12:22 PM.