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Brain teaser............what am I ?

Article about: Hi This is a cap (one of 5 ) I have picked up this week at the war and peace show in the Uk. It is a great example of something not being what it first appears to be........ The question is

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    Hi

    This is a cap (one of 5 ) I have picked up this week at the war and peace show in the Uk.

    It is a great example of something not being what it first appears to be........

    The question is "what am I" ? (the cap that is, not me !)

    Clue...it is posted in the correct forum.

    Good luck..............

    cheers

    tony

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    Tony, I know.......! but lets see if others do.
    Prost ! Steve.
    Last edited by oradour; 07-20-2012 at 11:53 PM.
    "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)

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    well it was posted in the right forum till it was moved..................

    the clue about being in the right forum, please ignore. who- ever moved it thinks its a pre-1918 cap......

    Cheers Steve...keep the answer "under your cap" for now.......

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    Have no idea, but look forward to find out. The cross looks masonic though

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    Tony,

    The Mutze or the korkades? or both? the State korkade looks like a Saxon Reserve, for Landwher, or Landsturm on a universal Mutze.

    Anton

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    Wasn't the Landwehr's cockade a white cross on red? I think this one is a Hanseatic cockade.

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    Anton,

    Have a guess at both !

    Your first guess is what I initially thought when I bought it. Although something wasn't quite right and it niggled me.... Your answer I am sorry to say is not correct.

    HPL.....you are correct with the Hanseatic line of enquiry for the cockade......does anyone know which hanseatic city/port the cross is for ?

    Good luck

    tony

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    Hamburg, Lubeck or Bremen?

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    Gents....Landwehr cross is white on black, the cockade is for Hamburg or Lubeck....Bremen was a whit/red/white cockade (same as Hesse caps, but not Pickelhaubes!)......so we have a M17 Field cap for either Hansiatic city Regiments..Infanterie-Regt. Hamburg (2.Hanseatisches) Nr.76 (Hamburg) VIII Armee Korps or Infanterie-Regt. Lübeck (3.Hanseatisches) Nr.162 (Lübeck, III Bn Eutin) VIII Armee Korps, Bremen being number 1.Hanseatisches.
    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)

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    Steve

    Picture of the stamps inside for you to see.........army korps IV inside which does not coresspond to any of the hansiatic city regts........getting more perplexing

    it is NOT an m17 field cap though.......... its a ***** field cap

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