What a great learning experience. Thanks guys!!!
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
I'll post additional pics. If authentic, what would something like this be valued at?
I think the cap is authentic, but, you must understand these facts: only a tiny circle of experts can actually tell your cap is real. This tiny circle is here on this site.
The cap has no insignia, and it needs, I think, the neusilber badges ca. 1935 or 1936 or so. Moreover, the collector group think dictates that the cap only have
the RZM/SS marks. This heavily marked cap is the norm, and the latter command high prices or not. Ergo, your piece cannot command the price of the heavily marked item, and I cannot specify a figure, since the range of prices is wide.
I own more than one of these caps, but I am not a player in the market.
I think the cap is authentic too. As F-B states, there will be many who disagree with us simply because of its deviation from the norm, so this will impact its value. It deserves to have its insignia restored, and to be appreciated for the rarity that it is...
I have yet to have seen a black SS cap with a royal blue lining in it. This cap would not be for my collection-it would be a constant argument and defensive explanation.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 04-23-2016 at 05:52 AM.