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Glass pips?!

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    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.
    and this image on Ioffer

    Glass pips?!

    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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