It is no sin to have a very real SS cap with badges that might not be as good. I have seen such for nearly fifty years.
In any case, very nice caps and thanks for sharing them with us.
We are all forced to look for these silly Deschler badges all the time.
You might also post your close ups in our "scull" thread, and you will get expert analysis from the badge experts. I own many of these, but I never tear them off the cap and I do not examine all facets with a microscope and such. I admire them with my fading eyesight.
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Thanks for the research material, tips and info. I'll post the scull in the thread too ... Nice to see so many examples.
I would also note that the 1934 cap has a kind of Danziger Totenschaedel I have not seen, so this stuff is always a mixed bag. These caps might have been used in theatrical productions or such, and get the badges mixed up. I have a 1938 black officer's cap that came from Barrandov in Prague, and it had jumbled badges but is a totally real cap.
It is the cap in the foreground right.
Thanks, Ben. The early cap is especially interesting, as I have not seen a Lubstein of this early date and with the early badges intact nor this style of the Danziger badge....!!
Yes indeed, an interesting example. Notice how the side lining is sewn to the pasteboard. A detail most often seen in the early 1930's.
This cap also has silver runics versus gold runics, which is also to be found on early caps, as well.