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Glass pips?!

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    Default Glass pips?!

    I just noticed these pips I've had for a while now appear to be made of glass. Does anyone else have these or seen these before?

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    Could they be made of resin? as opposed to glass.

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    I tapped them against my teeth and a pint glass, they are def glass. with a bluish hue.

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    Found some text on a google search re WW2 German glass rank pips on ebay but the image is over 90 days old and the listing is closed.
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    Not much of a help I know but at least this confirms yours are not a one off Dean.

    Sorry I couldn't find more for you.
    Cheers mate

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    Thanks, friend! This confirms by assumption! I also failed to explain the diff in size compared to the more common type pip. These are in fact, a tad smaller in size. They appeared to have been painted green or green then silver on top . ?.

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    My pleasure Dean
    All the best mate

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    These are the ones!! Thanks again Mate! How are things down unda?

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    Always good down here Dean thanks mate.
    All the best.

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    Just saw your post, I had also posted a request for info on glass pips but got no reply.
    As far as I can ascertain these pips were used but are not common and I think they were "experimental" like the bakelite Heer buckles and rubberised belts and bayonet frogs which also turn up on occasion.

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