Sadly the insignia been given the thumbs down
with comments like "Amazes me that a dealer this advanced would allow it on to his site because overall these have been declared fake for quite some time now plus they are ugly and not pleasing at all like the real ones."
But who's right?
FB Fancy having three
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
Happy head wear and sorry to see that this piece is a fake. The beret piece does not appear to be big enough. The real ones have very large berets (made of really sweater material, and a nice sweater, mind you...) with a very saggy, floppy appearance. In real life it is hard to imagine having such a thing on one's head in an armored vehicle in battle.
See attachment, this was another, which I sold back to a dealer for too little money.
Sorry if anyone has seen my beret in another thread but I thought I might add it just for reference. It was a gift from a friend who grandad brought it back from ww2. I'm still looking for the inner crash helmet for mine.
Gents...it was to be resurrected in the Bundeswehr for a decade or two of wear....
Prost ! Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
Very nice object in its own historical right.
I wonder what an SS Panzer beret would bring these days ! So few were made and used for such a short time . I've also heard that the liners were used to make winter hats for use in Russia . So I'd keep an eye out for a winter hat Dean , and you'd have quite a piece !
I was at a dealers table, at the SOS about four years ago, when a guy pulled a SS beret out of his bag. He was asking $25,000. With the prices of DD SS helmets it seemed like a reasonable price.
To the OP, I believe there is a Pz beret being offered for sale on 'the maroon site' unless it has since sold since I last checked.
The one that Paul Sack had for sale was an nice piece.