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    For awhile there, the fakes of these white caps were all the rage, but they seem to have drifted off.

    This image is from the 1936 Olympics and the Berlin Reiterstandarte employed thereby.

    Those with sharp eyes here will notice that present day writers of picture captions in Germany do not have a clear grasp of SS ranks.

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    Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 08-18-2008 at 05:56 PM.
    damit, basta.

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    Sadly, many of the fakes reside quietly in otherwise fine collections.

    Bob Hritz
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    Quote by Bob Hritz View Post
    Sadly, many of the fakes reside quietly in otherwise fine collections.

    Bob Hritz
    How right you are. I suppose such a state of the affairs is all our silent dread. I have never seen an authentic white cap, other than maybe one or two in photos of renowned collections.
    damit, basta.

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    That has always been one of my favourite photos. Hugh Page Taylor had a wonderful period large print of it.
    Personally I have always held that this particular cap with black piping was made specifically for hosting duties at the summer 1936 Olympics. All the photographs I have seen of the white cap being worn other than at this event show white or silver piping at the crown of the hat.
    Here is another member of the Berlin cavalry unit acting as an Olympic escort.
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    Thank you for the further image. I had hoped you would comment on this. I actually think that some creep recently took a real black cap and remade it with a white cover to traumatize us all. However, this event was a few years ago.
    damit, basta.

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    Here is a white uniform that was recently offered with its black mate. That is quite a grosse Ordenspange, and I do not think it is native to the uniform.
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