with the same number, or the new cap is a very well made fake.....I cannot tell, but the I have the same image of the Schlienitz tag in an officer's black cap,
as in the picture on the right. The cap is owned by a collector in the US Midwest, or was owned by same some years ago. It is a real cap.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 04-23-2016 at 03:31 AM.
To remind persons, the serial number at the bottom of the tag is stamped at the source by the RZM.
You can easily tell if the ink stamp is done properly. That is, it is stamped on the existing tag.....
If the numbers are printed along with the tag itself, then I would be chary of such an item.
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All of this can be determined in hand along with other known real items, which is what I do.
I do not really trust 100% these electro pictures as an end in themselves.
I own more than fifty SS caps and they are the measure of all things.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 04-22-2016 at 11:39 PM.
I would have to compare the tag and the whole cap to others. I always worry that our very detailed posts will allow the already sophisticated black cap fakes to a
advance to the next level.
My paranoia is not edifying. A cap made in 1937 simply betrays its age, even when in superb shape.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 04-23-2016 at 03:32 AM.
Interesting detective work MM1985. Do your files contain information about the cap that has the duplicate RZM tag?
If this cap was secured at $3900 was is it up for auction now at the starting price of $3900.
Are you sure this visor was sold at that price/