Thanks doug ill try that when i get it and let you know what happens
Hey guys i ended up getting the cover. We ended up doing a trade that worked out well. And i tried what doug said to try and it did exactly that. My only concern is that the camouflage on it seems not to have been colorfasted and the colors have seemed to blend a little and fade. Were the camo colors on the covers colorfasted? i heard they were but i could be wrong. i will post lots of pics later on.
The inks used for printing these were colourfast.
Yes Ade is corrrect. Of course it could be postwar duck cloth with incorrect print methods. BTW my middle son has a motorcycle he just bought so when the snow melts I can well imagine what he might be wearing....
i did some research and colorfast was not invented until 1955. according to the beaver book "Camouflage Uniforms of the Waffen-SS: A Photographic Reference " SS camouflage was not color fasted. I had a friend look at it who is a another collector and he says the material is good and the material is definantly original i compared it to an oak smock he had and it was spot on in. He said he could have a few more people look at it but all i know now is that the material and camo is original. I will post better pictures tomorrow. it looks much different in person than in the pic i posted. that was taken at night in unatural lighting and by a cell phone so not the best combo for pics LOL. even if it is fake at least i have original material
Still waitin for those better pics...
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags