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Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-03-2020, 09:38 PM
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Posted By 90th Light
Thanks Fred, I thought that would be your...

Thanks Fred,

I thought that would be your reply and I do not disagree,

Chris
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-03-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By 90th Light
There are continental version too. Here a...

There are continental version too. Here a comparison with Jager/ Panzer Grenadier by this maker.

But are they good or bad ?

Chris
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-03-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By 90th Light
Comparison with unused, unfolded tropical...

Comparison with unused, unfolded tropical examples from this maker that are floating around for sale.

Good or bad ?

Chris
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-03-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By 90th Light
Tropical collar tab original or not ? Fred Green please give your opinion/ experience

Not sure about this one. I am getting mixed reactions.

Would value Fred's opinion and experience plus anyone else who has seen this type before.

Many thanks,

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-03-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By 90th Light
In my experience, what you are seeing as 'craters...

In my experience, what you are seeing as 'craters on back" is simply spots of tarnish to the original finish that was was applied to the nickel-silver skull when it was made at the factory and mint....
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-03-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By 90th Light
Looks to be the same maker as the one that...

Looks to be the same maker as the one that started this thread,

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-03-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By 90th Light
It is made of pre-war or very early war...

It is made of pre-war or very early war nickel-silver.

Comparison with an absolutely mint nickel-silver version from a shop hoard find and a very early Juncker Nickel-silver PAB.

All three are...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-03-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By 90th Light
Wartime brought back and used example to compare...

Wartime brought back and used example to compare with.

There were more units than SS that wore this type of skull such as traditional cavalry regiments.

This one has been adapted and was worn...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 04-03-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By 90th Light
Thank you, the cap in this link and image of the...

Thank you, the cap in this link and image of the inside;

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956686

Does indeed look to be made by the same maker as your cap thumbsup
...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-03-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By 90th Light
I may not have reported this exactly right in...

I may not have reported this exactly right in post number 8 Mike,

reading up on it after some time, Tiger 200 seems to be the tank knocked out first a lot earlier that day, or the day before. Its...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-03-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By 90th Light
You could be right there Mike, In the...

You could be right there Mike,

In the 1990's, the university did oral interviews with other surviving veterans who witnessed that action. More than one New Zealand soldier reported that the Tiger...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-02-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By 90th Light
I have no problem with pre-war and early SS/...

I have no problem with pre-war and early SS/ Political with this type of high cotton content piping.

However, I do not like tropical, Waffen SS and GD with this type of piping as shown in this...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-02-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By 90th Light
Another tropical strap thread with this type of...

Another tropical strap thread with this type of high cotton content piping emerges on WAF ;

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1040357

I have no problem with pre-war and...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 04-02-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By 90th Light
It would make sense that an insignia maker of KM...

It would make sense that an insignia maker of KM badges would use suitable off-cuts from the production of hats, caps, tunics and greatcoats etc. Same as the underside of tropical and other shoulder...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 04-01-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By 90th Light
No they look to be made by the same maker. The...

No they look to be made by the same maker. The challenge with the cap linked and referred to in post number 9 by member Lodsworth, is the quality of the images.

If NatS could add an image of the...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 03-27-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,280
Posted By 90th Light
Hello madandi, on all 4 of my original caps,...

Hello madandi,

on all 4 of my original caps, both "842" and "RB numbered" there is always only one neat row of stitching through the red liner very close to the folded edge of the liner.

On...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-25-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By 90th Light
Fake or Original embroidered GD

Is this "GD" embroidered into an EM shoulder strap an original WW2 or a post-war fake ?

All opinions/ experienced welcomed,

Chris
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-24-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By 90th Light
I worked with a colleague who joined the army...

I worked with a colleague who joined the army with him.

He told me that when on the train to Burnham Military Camp after enlisting. Charles Upham did not get off the train at Burnham but instead...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 03-24-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By 90th Light
That has to be the same badge as the one on the...

That has to be the same badge as the one on the tunic [love]

Tropical Panzer uniform :Eeeeeek:

Well done, what a find thumbsup

Chris
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-22-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By 90th Light
I do not know what to make of them :confused: ...

I do not know what to make of them :confused:

SS items can have a lesser quality of stitching due to concentration camp and slave labor production in Ghettos.

Even the proper clothing...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-22-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By 90th Light
The Russian Braid that you are showing in this...

The Russian Braid that you are showing in this image Stive,

is easy to pick as post war made. The inner cord is nothing like what they used in wartime or pre-war Russian braid for soutache.
...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-22-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By 90th Light
However, I have come across an SS officers...

However, I have come across an SS officers shoulder board with this type of Cotton-blend piping that I can not fault. It was discussed here;
...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-22-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By 90th Light
The cotton piping is unlike anything else I have...

The cotton piping is unlike anything else I have seen on a known original tropical shoulder straps. The Germans ran out of Cotton quickly in 1939 and were using blends. Yet here we are with basically...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-21-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By 90th Light
Hello Mark, sorry for my delay in replying...

Hello Mark,

sorry for my delay in replying to you. I have been looking at these for some time now. For me, I am picking up several red-flags so I am giving them :thumbdown

However, it will be...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 03-18-2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,280
Posted By 90th Light
Example Number 4: Hans Brandt tropical sidecap ...

Example Number 4: Hans Brandt tropical sidecap

with no soutache as made at the factory dated March 1943. Interestingly a slightly simpler folding and machine application of the eagle insignia....
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