british war dept stamp
Is it possible that is from the early 60s. Trying to verify a story.
The insignia are authentic. I cannot say about the cap, but think not. The stamp on the leather band is indeed British.
Wow, thank you for the quick reply. I hate when people mix and match original to try and move a fake item. Your collection is very impressive! Hats off to you...
I'm quite sure the cap is not British military issue, unless very heavily modified. I suspect the headband from a British cap has been added to this, maybe used in a theatre or something?
I was thinking a movie prop.
I have an image of a similar object somewhere in my heap of pictures.
Early caps varied from maker to maker until mid 1934. Thereafter they were standardized. Wim Saris reminds us of the Form I, the Form II, etc.
However, the crown of this cap under scrutiny is very tall, which is not especially typical of the early cap, which was fairly flat.