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Old 07-15-2019, 01:20 PM   #181
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Editing my previous remark, I can't comment on insignia still, but looking at the construction, I am not a fan of certain things on both Bob's cap and the one in the thread. Both caps are made by the same hand and bear the exact same traits, one of which definitely isn't a good one when looking at originals in Owen's thread.

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Old 07-15-2019, 01:33 PM   #182
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This thread is looking and sounding more and more, like the blind leading the blind.

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Old 07-15-2019, 01:46 PM   #183
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I see clear differences, nice used cap from Owens collection (and greasy)
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:07 PM   #184
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Hi,

i think that we all should remain cool and calm, because like Michael said, he still don't know if he may be able to have the camo cap checked with better pictures, or even proposed on the market...

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Old 07-15-2019, 02:21 PM   #185
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I see clear differences, nice used cap from Owens collection (and greasy)
Believe that cap belongs to Bob Hritz.
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:07 PM   #186
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Owen, after looking at these latest pics do you still believe this cap was made by S&M?


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There are issues with the cap I would not post on a public forum openly
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:34 PM   #187
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This thread is looking and sounding more and more, like the blind leading the blind.



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Old 07-15-2019, 11:13 PM   #188
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OK I am open minded to all possibilities and always willing to learn.


Looking at post number 167 & 168, we now have 3 possible scenarios on this thread, one of which one is the correct conclusion

1/ both SS camo caps shown in those posts are nice originals

2/ Bob's SS camo cap shown in those posts is original and the other SS camo cap is not original

3/ both SS camo caps shown in those posts are fakes made to fool collectors

So which one is it ???



The thing I am chewing over is the situation of outright deception. Whoever made the SS camo cap on this thread had access to Bob's cap or another exactly like it to be able to copy the pattern and sewing up almost exactly

or both SS camo caps are from the same maker/ factory. Now was that in Germany before May 1945 or USA in the 1970's or 1990's or 2010's ?

The name of the USA firm "S&M" keeps being mentioned on this thread

Yet Owen stated this in post number 39;

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S M has had rolls of correct Green - Tan Eagles - skulls over the years.
They also have damaged zelts.
In all fairness they make items for reenactors who want something better.
They are NOT on the Lorenzo level made to actually fool collectors.
The Cammo cap follows SM automatic sewing machine traits.
The Eagle Skull may have originated from the UK dealer Richard Underwood.
If the SS camo cap on this thread is a fake then it definitely was made to deceive at the highest level. Sadly, right now someone could be offering good money to buy it. If S&M are responsible then that is not good at all to put it rather politely.

Fortunately, I am not one of the ones sending PM's to try and buy it. But if this is not adequately sorted/ explained it will also have an impact on the value of Bob's cap.

All very interesting to say the least,

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Old 07-16-2019, 02:35 AM   #189
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The Winner is: Nr.2. But not Owen or anyone else who knows why will discuss this in a open Thread to make then the Life from the Faker more easy.


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OK I am open minded to all possibilities and always willing to learn.


Looking at post number 167 & 168, we now have 3 possible scenarios on this thread, one of which one is the correct conclusion

1/ both SS camo caps shown in those posts are nice originals

2/ Bob's SS camo cap shown in those posts is original and the other SS camo cap is not original

3/ both SS camo caps shown in those posts are fakes made to fool collectors

So which one is it ???



The thing I am chewing over is the situation of outright deception. Whoever made the SS camo cap on this thread had access to Bob's cap or another exactly like it to be able to copy the pattern and sewing up almost exactly

or both SS camo caps are from the same maker/ factory. Now was that in Germany before May 1945 or USA in the 1970's or 1990's or 2010's ?

The name of the USA firm "S&M" keeps being mentioned on this thread

Yet Owen stated this in post number 39;



If the SS camo cap on this thread is a fake then it definitely was made to deceive at the highest level. Sadly, right now someone could be offering good money to buy it. If S&M are responsible then that is not good at all to put it rather politely.

Fortunately, I am not one of the ones sending PM's to try and buy it. But if this is not adequately sorted/ explained it will also have an impact on the value of Bob's cap.

All very interesting to say the least,

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Old 07-16-2019, 10:52 AM   #190
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But not Owen or anyone else who knows why will discuss this in a open Thread to make then the Life from the Faker more easy.
What a load of utter rubbish, this statement alone, shows that you actually have no idea. Anyone who was going to manufacture an item to deceive, be it an ss cap or any other item, would only have to buy one that had been authenticated by you so called experts and copy it. There are plenty of people out there who are capable of doing just that and as I related some years ago, they have areadt done it.

This is another thread that has come to a dead end because of the above dreaded statement.
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:07 AM   #191
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Anyone desiring the most detailed pictures can get them - buyers, sellers, dealers, and collectors all post whatever someone needs to make a sale or share an item.

When arguments reach rock bottom, they usually end with this statement, which is a free get-out-of jail card for people who have talked themselves into a corner.

Fake news isn't too much different than fake knowledge. I'm not accusing anyone in particular here, but I don't believe that there are special tells that are known only to the enlightened - we all have eyes and powers of observation.

The final straw for me was condemning Bob's cap as a replica. Based on secret knowledge that would doom the camo cap market it if ever got out, and only the most enlightened and experienced "big boy" members club have these hard-won insights - ridiculous.

There's no one behind the curtain, folks. Nothing to see here - keep it moving, people.

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Old 07-16-2019, 01:26 PM   #192
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The final straw for me was condemning Bob's cap as a replica. Based on secret knowledge that would doom the camo cap market it if ever got out, and only the most enlightened and experienced "big boy" members club have these hard-won insights - ridiculous.

There's no one behind the curtain, folks. Nothing to see here - keep it moving, people.

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It would appear to be the state of the hobby at the moment , perhaps allways has been
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:09 PM   #193
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Why not contacting S&M if they constructed the camo cap discussed here?
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:32 PM   #194
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Guys, I think you mean SM Wholesale, not S&M, that means something else entirely!
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:47 PM   #195
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Hi,

if i was SM Wholesale, it is doubtful that i will confirm that i may have "played" with original material in the (old/recent) past, no matter the reason...

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