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Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear Yesterday, 10:34 AM
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Posted By BenVK
Yep, that explains it, thanks. thumbsup

Yep, that explains it, thanks. thumbsup
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 17,504
Posted By BenVK
I'm disappointed as well, you are usually way...

I'm disappointed as well, you are usually way more insulting than that! :tongueout:
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear Yesterday, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By BenVK
Funny you should say that Gary. ...

Funny you should say that Gary.

https://www.hermann-historica.de/en/auctions/lot/id/72766
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum Yesterday, 06:03 AM
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Posted By BenVK
Sure they will leave gabardine alone and just...

Sure they will leave gabardine alone and just munch on the piping.
That's not the point though!, this crusher has got, or should have, a black felt wool band. ::
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-29-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 319
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Posted By BenVK
I'm going bed now, it's nearly 2am but I think...

I'm going bed now, it's nearly 2am but I think you should explain..
What the hell was that all about Roy?
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-29-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 319
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Posted By BenVK
Well sorry but I strongly disagree. :nono: ...

Well sorry but I strongly disagree. :nono:
Insect damage rarely eats through one fabric such as piping without effecting the other fabric that the piping is attached to.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-29-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 319
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Posted By BenVK
What the hell just happened?

What the hell just happened?
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 05-29-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By BenVK
Ouch, it does hurt to say it but I agree that...

Ouch, it does hurt to say it but I agree that it's not authentic, like most HG visors.
I guess no chance of getting your money back? :cry:
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-29-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 17,504
Posted By BenVK
You are ranting now but thanks for caring about...

You are ranting now but thanks for caring about my credibility, that's touching. ::

You said you love the cap, would never sell it and would be buried with it.
So why should you care so...
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 05-29-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By BenVK
100k euro for Prince Otto von Bismarck's cap!

Actually, 100k was the hammer price so that's not including commission! :Eeeeeek:

https://www.hermann-historica.de/en/auctions/lot/id/72668

White cloth with lemon-yellow cap band and piping,...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 05-29-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By BenVK
There is a kepi made by W. Kube shown here but I...

There is a kepi made by W. Kube shown here but I can't vouch for it's authenticity.
https://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205197&page=121
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 05-29-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By BenVK
Hi Chris, It's definitely "Mutzenfabrik" and...

Hi Chris,
It's definitely "Mutzenfabrik" and not fabrit. The Fraktur style font just makes it look like a t.
German Kurschner or Kurschnerei retail outlets typically sold all manner of hats, not...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-26-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 319
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Posted By BenVK
Robert, it's not a new suggestion at all. Perhaps...

Robert, it's not a new suggestion at all. Perhaps it wasn't written down in black and white in this thread but the first thing any serious cap collector would suspect of this cap is that it's a...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-25-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 17,504
Posted By BenVK
Oh c'mon guys, enough is enough now, time for a...

Oh c'mon guys, enough is enough now, time for a reality check.

An NCO SS crusher in Officer quality materials made by Lubstein and marked eReL?

If you don't realise how very unlikely this is...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 05-25-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By BenVK
Agreed, not the correct sweatband for a Balke but...

Agreed, not the correct sweatband for a Balke but it's possible it could be a period replacement. Cap has obviously been worn and has repairs that look old with no attempt to hide them which is...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-24-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 746
Posted By BenVK
I'm not convinced by the Weitze skull either. ...

I'm not convinced by the Weitze skull either.

Here's my 52 marked example which I believe is original.
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=843686
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-24-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By BenVK
Interesting defect on this one.

Interesting defect on this one.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-23-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By BenVK
Hi Chris, you've thrown me now mate because I was...

Hi Chris, you've thrown me now mate because I was going to say that they look like genuine Zimmermann badges to me..
No doubt about the cap itself though, it's a genuine August Müller made example.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-23-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,401
Posted By BenVK
I think that's a bent or broken prong. Not a...

I think that's a bent or broken prong.

Not a chance for the cap in my opinion.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-22-2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 969
Posted By BenVK
There's no chance that this is an original Franz...

There's no chance that this is an original Franz Eichhorst painting, sorry. :1no_way:

I suspect someone used this photo of Schreck as a template for the picture and it's very amateurish.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-20-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By BenVK
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread....

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=960014

Btw, there is one photo that has bearing to a recent crusher discussion, post 6
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-20-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,936
Posted By BenVK
I said here before many times, the bigger the...

I said here before many times, the bigger the fraud, the more chance you can get away with it..Well, maybe not forever..
...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-20-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,936
Posted By BenVK
Was it 250k?! :laugh: Well there you go,...

Was it 250k?! :laugh:

Well there you go, just proves my point because everyone forgot about that already.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 05-20-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,936
Posted By BenVK
Talk about groundhog day!! Every month or few...

Talk about groundhog day!!
Every month or few months, an untouched SS tunic direct from the family or never been on the collectors market before is offered and then we find out that the story is...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 05-20-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By BenVK
I guess I should be flattered by how many people...

I guess I should be flattered by how many people are "quoting" what I write these days. ::

The first trop cap is "well made" compared to the second.

Btw Bryon, is it B.N or B.B? make your...
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