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Old 08-06-2017, 08:56 AM   #1
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A trade at SOS brought me this 2LHR2 field gray mutze. I have never seen more unit marks on a piece of head dress. Does anyone know what RPD mark stands for? Mike
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:51 AM   #2
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RPD perhaps Reichspatent Deutschland although it is normally DRP and not found in such a cap. This cap just does not give me a comfortable feeling from any of the details unfortunately.
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:20 PM   #3
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RPD was the abbreviation for:

Reichspostdirektion = Reich Postal Service Directorate

Reichspostdampfer = Reich Post Steam Ship

Republikanische Partei Deutschlands = Republican Party of Germany (1920´s)

Unfortunately, none of these makes any sense in this case.

The cap was used as a theater custume by the way, that large stamp meaning
Buehne Chemnitz = Stage Chemnitz, perhaps City Stage of Chemnitz.

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Old 08-06-2017, 01:58 PM   #4
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Guys, thanks for the information. Much appreciated.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:31 PM   #6
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Hi MIke,

I have to agree with Pauke about this cap. The band is much to wide for an issue cap. The lining material is wrong. The markings (other than the fake costumer marks) were all made at the same time with the same font with the same ink. It's hardly possible to have the same exact markings put in 1914 and then again in the same way in 1917. Unforuntely, in this case, I think the "RPD" means "repoped".
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:26 AM   #7
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I agree with Pauke and Chip this mütze is not good.

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Old 08-07-2017, 10:27 AM   #8
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Sorry to hear the above review of your mutze Mike. Hopefully, you can trade it back.

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Old 08-07-2017, 10:14 PM   #9
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Agreed but have seen a few of these lately , loads of stamps all with the same age and wear . Rob
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:26 PM   #10
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Even if the font varied from different year stamps, you would certainly have to suspect a cap that was issued and then reissued twice more in a five year span to have MUCH more wear and tear to both the body and the lining.

A classic case of seeing something you want so bad that you are blinded to it's flaws. It still happens to me even after 45 years of collecting this stuff! It happened to my wife when she met me and the poor gal's been paying for it ever since!!!
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