I read on the mayhem forum that this cap was restored, i.e. the SS insignia added to the item that was otherwise denazified, especially if it remained with the family somehow.
This kind of thing is also not at all improbable. I have seen many nice, authentic SS caps in the FRG minus their insignia.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 07-01-2015 at 01:04 PM.
Last edited by BOB COLEMAN; 07-01-2015 at 05:31 PM.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
I have to agree also. As Bob said, the insignia on it is Period and Correct, so what could possibly be the difference? It's a fine hat with plenty of documentation and provenance. I would have no problem at all having this cap in my collection.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Thank you all again. I really aporeciate your input.
idiocy in the collection of Nazi regalia. In more than fifty years of collecting, some of it spent in the FRG, I have seen many denazified items that are perfectly real and need to be restored. I do not consider such a restoration
in any way to impeach the value of an item at all. The rigidity and dogmatism of other "collectors" harms us all, not the least in the robbery of our time and attention. Pfui.
And may I say that I find the public display of jealousy and small mindedness to be very corrosive of the general good.
and I challenge anyone to prove that the cap badges were not routinely replaced in the III. Reich. That is, that persons did not add badges themselves as the spirit pleased them.