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A rare Tschapka

Article about: I have this rare bird in my collection for a while now and finally managed to take some pictures. Itís a Prussian M15 lacquered felt Tschako in rather good condition. Something is strange on

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    Default A rare Tschako

    I have this rare bird in my collection for a while now and finally managed to take some pictures. Itís a Prussian M15 lacquered felt Tschako in rather good condition.
    Something is strange on the other hand, it has a Reichskokarde and a Prussian kokarde as well. Iíve looked several times to find traces of a Feldzeichen, but it seems there was never one applied an also it seems the Prussian kokarde was there forever. Is it possible that a Tschako was worn that way? The previous owner had found it with a red fabric ball on a metal wire in the slit of the Feldzeichen, but that also didnít create any marks. I think it was something from a fanfare or circusÖ
    Maybe someone can post a period picture or so and hopefully this little mistery can be solvedÖ

    Adler











    Last edited by Adler; 01-15-2016 at 10:07 AM.

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    Fantastic tschako Karel, congratulations! Yes, a very rare bird!

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    Something is strange on the other hand, it has a Reichskokarde and a Prussian kokarde as well. Iíve looked several times to find traces of a Feldzeichen, but it seems there was never one applied an also it seems the Prussian kokarde was there forever. Is it possible that a Tschako was worn that way?
    I can believe that both kokardes have been on it from day-1. I don't have any period photos to prove it on a tschako. But I can believe that on an ersatz piece like this, that both kokardes could have been worn instead of having a Prussian feldzeichen.

    Best Regards,

    Alan

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    Thank you Sir!

    Adler

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