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a couple of pilotkas

Article about: My best thinking tells me these pilotkas are reproductions, the first a rare VVS Red Air Force, the other an Infantry pilotka, both allegedly of World War II vintage. I don't like either of

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    The sweatband and method of star attachment for the VVS pilotka. . .
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    The sweatband and method of star attachment for the army pilotka. . .
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    A third example, alleged to be period, for which I am a bit ambivalent, although I believe the star to be World War II issue. . .
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    IMO, I think star is postwar - the pilotka is original, but unissued. There were BALES of these sitting in warehouses for fifty-plus years until they were liberated in the early 90s...
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    The air forces is very nice one, the second is post war for sure, the 3-rd is very doubty to me
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    Dimas

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    Please elaborate on you doubts, Dimas. . .

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    Firstly that is not a 1 -rst Sort ( 1C- mean the quality 1rst is category) and too strange materials and stamping itself- size 56 must fit to the rectangular
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    Dimas

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