better reproduction insignia?
Good morning, everybody.
Since I am never quite sure where to post my questions regarding repros, please forgive me if this is the wrong thread...
I could really use some information on where to get some better-quality reproductions of the flat woven cockade wreaths i use
for my cap making.
My source in Germany only sells them in bright dark green or khaki, and they really look a bit cheap. Here's a photo compared to a
cockade wreath i own an that i believe to be an original, so you can see what i mean:
my research showed me that there are in fact sellers in the US who produce something resembling my original a little closer, these ones are
called "bevo wreath & cockade for assault gunner EM", but the shipping costs to germany are insane.
I would be very happy if anybody could tell me where to find good repros in Europe.
Thank you very much in advance,
all the best,
12-02-2015 10:36 AM
you may find the answer in Poland or Ireland.
Good morning Helen,
first you can post (or ask to someone ) to post here in Sale/want topic.
I' m sure there is a lot of people here who got good reproduction of what you search.
As said harryamb2 there is a lot of repros from Poland, good quality for low prices.
In Germany i just check at Helmut Weitze and this is what i found :
5 euros but 10 euros shipping, you can PM me if you want a group command to delay port fee, because sometimes i buy on this site.
But question do you want to stich repro insigna on good caps ?
good morning to you, too, and thank you very much for your reply!
I already was contacted by a nice and helpful member who offered to aid me in my search.
The Weitze ones look good, but they are black, and i specifically look out for the "field grey" ones, just like in the picture i posted.
Yesterday, i found a source in the US that has some promising ones, too. I ordered a sample to see how that goes...
Oh, and don't worry, i won't put them on Originals! I make repro caps as a hobby, that's what they're for!
thank you again,
many greetings, Helen
Last edited by Helen; 12-03-2015 at 02:14 PM.
Reason: forgot to quote!
Helen makes wonderful caps. I have three of them.
Hi Helen, do you mind me asking where you get your cord pins from please, i could use some.
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hello greatwhite, did you mean those? 1 Paar (2 St
i get most of my stuff from ebay, just keep your eyes peeled. Last time i bought 10 pairs for 15€! I know these are not 100% correct and all, but they do their job just fine!
oh FB, you know how to sweet-talk to a lady....
since i am here, i can tell you my experience with ordering these: German Assault Gunner Bevo Cap Wreath and Cockade EM Enlisted - WWII Gear
they looked so good and the price was nice as well, so i ordered 5, also to compensate for the immensely high shipping costs to europe.
what i got was this, the same cheap-looking ones i can find here for the same price.
When i complained to the seller, he told me that he didn't understand
and that the ones i got looked identical to the photo. Please tell me that i am not the only one seeing a huge difference here!
I am still looking for those better insignia...