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Stamping in NVA enlisted cap?

Article about: Hello all! Yesterday I picked up a NVA enlisted cap for \\$10 at a flea market. I turned it over to find the sweatshield missing, and what appeared to be a red stamp on the inside, with what a

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    Hello all! Yesterday I picked up a NVA enlisted cap for $10 at a flea market. I turned it over to find the sweatshield missing, and what appeared to be a red stamp on the inside, with what appears to be a date underneath it. My original thought was that someone had tried to make into a WWII cap to sell it for more, but the guy I picked it up from is a pretty well known local seller of original items. So what do you guys think about it?

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    Looks like it's had a Luftwaffe eagle on the front at some point!
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    I cant imagine this is any kind of wartime cap, looks NVA through and through to me. Grey colour, plastic peak etc.

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    I think someone prior tried to sell it as a Luftwaffe cap, and the guy I bought it from made it back into an NVA cap.

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    Shame when people play around with stuff.

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    Agreed. I'll probably stick it in a dark corner on my shelves.

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    Is it possible this was a refurbish hat captured by the Russians? Capture it modify it and sell to the N. Vietnamese? Like what the Russians did with captured weapons. Just a thought.

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    Possible, but unlikely. That's a good thought, though. Didn't think of that.

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    octavian-'NVA' is the former East German army, the Nationale Volks Armee-I was wondering whether the cap might have been a film/stage prop at some time-unlikely to have been reissued to the East Germans with the obvious remains of the eagle badge on it.

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    I didn't think about film/stage, either. There are so many possibilities as to it's history. There are no other markings that I can find, but I could try looking again.

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