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Old 01-11-2019, 07:36 PM   #1
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Need a little help with this officer cap.
Insignia looks ok to me, can anyone make out or know the stamp on the leather sweatband?
And more importantly is this cap original?

Thanks for the help


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Old 01-11-2019, 07:53 PM   #2
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Never been happy with that insignia variation..cap is probably AOK..sweatband usually says DEUTSCHES QUALITAT
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:49 AM   #3
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IMO original cap and original Trap' . Strange sewing quality but why not ?
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:50 PM   #4
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Thanks gentlemen for your comments, Ive attatched one more photo of the edelweiss,
I'll post some better photos when it arrives.
Any other feedback on the cap?
Any reason for some having a leather sweatband and others not?

thanks again
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:08 PM   #5
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I saw the cap in person...it had a few post-war repairs that weren't shown in the auction's photos.

The interior appears to have been 'taken-up'.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:09 PM   #6
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:10 PM   #7
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Need a little help with this officer cap.
Insignia looks ok to me, can anyone make out or know the stamp on the leather sweatband?
Mike

I believe the stamp is Qualitats Marke.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:42 PM   #8
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Not a fan to be honest, insignia looks to be bad in the new photos and certainly not applied in a way I'd be comfortable with. I'd pass on it.

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Old 01-12-2019, 05:57 PM   #9
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I believe the stamp is Qualitats Marke.
Yes, that is what it looked like in hand.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:42 PM   #10
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Yes, that is what it looked like in hand.
Hi Calvin
Thanks for the more detailed pics of the interior
I think your right on the stamping on the sweatband
Any ideas on what is going on with the stitching inside? Someone doing a amateur repair post war?
I still think the trap is a good one.

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Old 01-13-2019, 12:45 AM   #11
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Hello,


The trapezoid insignia is a very nice original variation. They are not seen that often here in the states. I have both a flatwire and enlisted version.


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Old 01-13-2019, 01:24 AM   #12
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The trapezoid insignia is a very nice original variation. They are not seen that often here in the states. I have both a flatwire and enlisted version.


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Old 01-13-2019, 07:29 AM   #13
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Hi Calvin
Thanks for the more detailed pics of the interior
I think your right on the stamping on the sweatband
Any ideas on what is going on with the stitching inside? Someone doing a amateur repair post war?
I still think the trap is a good one.

Mike
My guess on the weird interior stitching is that it was done to ‘hem’ the cap so as to provide a better fit to the wearer. Other than that one would be left to conclude that something more nefarious is going on.

Has anyone every seen a cap that was altered to provide a better fit?

The cap shows very little wear or field use, IMO. Made me wonder why someone would ‘hem’ it. And, I knew the estate where the cap came from.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:06 AM   #14
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Pretty sure we’ve all seen caps that have been altered. The body of this cap does not appear to have been but the lining has a piece of rayon spliced in as a repair it seems. Looks nicely done.

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nice hat Lenny!

Thanks again for taking the time to comment on the cap guys.

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