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My (half) WSS em/NCO's Schirmmütze

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    Hi,

    This cap has the signs of a very tough life, both from heavy wear during the war and from bad storage post war. Some of you might think that it's too beaten up, however I love it! Of course I hate what the moths have done to it, and I'd love to have a talk to the "Muppet" who once "painted" the visor.



    However, even if fragile, the condition is more solid than it might appear.
    I had it for months before I dared to (very carefully) look under the sweat band. There was a nice surprise! A name! "Norman Albriger" I believe it says. I wonder who this guy was (is)... It doesn't sound German, so I assume it's the GI who once brought it to the States who wrote his name in it. However, if it is a GI's name, he must have worn the cap and sweat a lot in it... Who knows, maybe there was an SS-man named Norman after all.
    If it only could talk.

    P.S The matching Assmann insignia was attached by me.
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    Very nice, a rare cap. These grey enlisted caps are very difficult to find. Bravo.

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    Anders,

    Original is original! I would rather have your original hat than many of those I see offered on the internet and from dealers. Original is the first concern. Because someonw was not careful in storeage is not so important. I am sure the owner of the hat had other pressing needs, more than preserving a hat.

    Congratulations. There is nothing wrong with your hat and I would be proud to own it.

    Bob Hritz
    I am seeking Golden Party Badge # 77578, Luftwaffe blue summerweight flight pants, used Geschwader Immelmann officer's cuff title.

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    At this ponit in the game any item you get and as long as it's real is a good thing

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    I prefer the items like your- with a age traces, the items like that I prefer to keep in the collection.
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Thank you very much for your kind words, Gentlemen. I'm happy you like it!

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    Wich part was painted?


    Greetz

    Nick VR

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    Quote by Nick VR View Post
    Wich part was painted?


    Greetz

    Nick VR
    If you look at the visor itself, you can see traces of black paint.

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    Quote by Bob Hritz View Post
    Anders,

    Original is original! I would rather have your original hat than many of those I see offered on the internet and from dealers. Original is the first concern. Because someonw was not careful in storeage is not so important. I am sure the owner of the hat had other pressing needs, more than preserving a hat.

    Congratulations. There is nothing wrong with your hat and I would be proud to own it.

    Bob Hritz
    I second my colleague in the desert. This fetish or conceit for things without age or wear is peculiar. Even the scarcely used grey enlisted caps I have seen show some sign of the march of time. You have no need to make apologies. We share your pleasure in your regalia.

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    NORMAN

    is a beautiful male first name of Old German origin. The name meaning is "northerner". Normando is used in Spain.

    Norman has 5 different versions: Norm, Normand, Normando, Normen and Normie.

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