This image of the Hoheitszeichen is not mine, mind you. It illustrates
that the pins on these things are fragile over the decades.[/QUOTE]
You are most welcome. I try to share what I have got for the betterment of some and maybe many....
All the more reason not to monkey with them.........!
Extremely nice, FB. Thanks for posting it ![/QUOTE]
A wonderful addition to your collection FB!
Thank you, Ben, but my cap is not actually the field grey of these potentates. It is much more grey grey.....I wish I could photograph it properly. It is from about 1938 or so....that is a nice image of Wolf and the others, v. Ribbentrop and Hewel. One day you will have to inspect same.
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Of course, there is no single shade of field grey, even at the time. The book I enclose on the pre 1918 uniforms, see here, makes the point that the creation of the color in textiles was problematic, and prone to wide variation. And without it, we would have nothing to do at all.
The endless unknown unknowns keep us from productive pursuits at truck pulls and watching extreme fighting.
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This cap does resemble the pre war field grey, and differs a lot from its companion that recently arrived.
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