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Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By BenVK
And another, this time with a rayon lining.

And another, this time with a rayon lining.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By BenVK
I don't see anything wrong with it. DÖPPERS...

I don't see anything wrong with it.
DÖPPERS WUPPERTAL are known for making Fliegerbluse.
Here is another one.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By BenVK
and more

and more
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum Yesterday, 10:46 AM
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Views: 132
Posted By BenVK
More

More
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By BenVK
Japanese collection auction

I was able to view this impressive collection of Japanese antiques yesterday and thought you guys might like to see some photos. smilewink

I bid on a few swords but unfortunately they went for...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By BenVK
Hi Carlo, on my screen the piping on your cap...

Hi Carlo, on my screen the piping on your cap looks like the correct shade. thumbsup

Hani's cap on the other hand looks to be more of a blue shade.

But it's very difficult to be sure from...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By BenVK
Based on the photos, the piping colour is not...

Based on the photos, the piping colour is not quite correct for a Chaplain, IMO.
I've got a visor with the exact same deep purple colour and I'm still not sure what it's supposed to be..
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 11-17-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By BenVK
The patina looks authentic to me. Photos are over...

The patina looks authentic to me. Photos are over exposed though which isn't helping.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 11-17-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,192
Posted By BenVK
This close up pic clearly show that the faker...

This close up pic clearly show that the faker used the same tool, a chisel or something similar, to make the gouges in the paint. :nono:
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-16-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,452
Posted By BenVK
Congratulations! thumbsup Don't worry about...

Congratulations! thumbsup
Don't worry about revealing the price, we all get lucky now and again and personally I love hearing about bargains! :)
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-15-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By BenVK
Why not? looks like a well forged blade and could...

Why not? looks like a well forged blade and could easily be worth a couple of thousand dollars.
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-15-2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,452
Posted By BenVK
Looks good to me as well, go for it! thumbsup

Looks good to me as well, go for it! thumbsup
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 11-14-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By BenVK
Yes and just happens to be a fabulous photo of a...

Yes and just happens to be a fabulous photo of a Hussar wearing one on ebay right now.

Sorry, can't help with authenticating this one though, never studied them.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 11-14-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 626
Posted By BenVK
Why would anyone use wax or similar substance in...

Why would anyone use wax or similar substance in this day and age when there are rust inhibiting products that you can buy that leave no sticky residue and no sheen.
Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 11-14-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,235
Posted By BenVK
That's exactly what I thought Robert, the only...

That's exactly what I thought Robert, the only thing missing was the round of applause as with the AH auction! :laugh:::
Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 11-14-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,235
Posted By BenVK
Sold for £44,000 plus commission. :eek:

Sold for £44,000 plus commission. :eek:
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 11-13-2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 92,646
Posted By BenVK
No issues with that one! thumbsup

No issues with that one! thumbsup
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 11-13-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By BenVK
The thing that puzzles me is that none of the RZM...

The thing that puzzles me is that none of the RZM 1073 marked visor caps I've seen so far exhibit the well known characteristics associated to Peter Küpper e.g. the typical stirndruckfrei sweatband...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-12-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By BenVK
There's another one coming up in auction soon. ...

There's another one coming up in auction soon.
https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/chiswick-auctions/catalogue-id-srchis10671/lot-8c3fe7b9-8c0d-4876-a9c2-aaf60112cc9e
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 11-12-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By BenVK
Anton Haupt was a retail shop.

Anton Haupt was a retail shop.
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 11-12-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By BenVK
It's all completely fake including the skull.

It's all completely fake including the skull.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-12-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By BenVK
I agree, it's a fake unfortunately. If the...

I agree, it's a fake unfortunately.
If the auction described it as genuine, you should be able to get your money back.
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 11-10-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By BenVK
That's a beauty Lenny and yes indeed, very...

That's a beauty Lenny and yes indeed, very similar to mine. :)[love]
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 11-10-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By BenVK
Hi Lenny, no makers mark that I can see but there...

Hi Lenny, no makers mark that I can see but there used to be some numbers, a 4 and possibly a 5. Photos don't pick them up though.
Bottom edge of the sweatband has piping with a reed core.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 11-09-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By BenVK
To have the mei translated both sides in one day...

To have the mei translated both sides in one day is outstanding service by forum members so don't have a go at me, be grateful and say thanks.
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