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Old 03-05-2019, 04:17 PM   #1
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Hi guys , I need opinions about this africa cap. Is it a real or a fake? I trust in you. Please help! Thanks and best regards
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Old 03-05-2019, 05:42 PM   #3
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Looks good to me. Possibly Weissbach Glauchau(?).... a guess.

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Old 03-05-2019, 05:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for your opinion! I think the same! It is a good one! I got from the family the jacket , too!
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:15 PM   #5
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Great cap and agree looks original. Looking at the insignia it seems like it might have had a Luft shirt eagle applied over the Heer insignia, worn like that for a while and then the Luft eagle removed again which caused the fading now seen where the Heer eagle once was? Please some pictures of the tunic when you get a chance would be nice to see it.

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Old 03-05-2019, 07:56 PM   #6
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Great cap and agree looks original. Looking at the insignia it seems like it might have had a Luft shirt eagle applied over the Heer insignia, worn like that for a while and then the Luft eagle removed again which caused the fading now seen where the Heer eagle once was?

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Interesting hypothesis. It certainly appears that it may have been worn by a Luftwaffe soldier after the Heer eagle was removed. I wonder, however, why the removal of the previous eagle was necessary since the later insignia seems to cover the entire shadow of the earlier one.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:35 PM   #7
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I wonder, however, why the removal of the previous eagle was necessary since the later insignia seems to cover the entire shadow of the earlier one.
Good question, he might have been a POW and had to remove both eagles ???

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Old 03-05-2019, 08:56 PM   #8
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You might try lifting up that fabric where the body meets the visor to see if there’s a small tuft of soutache still in there. Would be neat to know the branch.

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Ps.... what is the black writing on the inside?

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Old 03-06-2019, 02:27 AM   #9
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Nice cap that might be a Weissbach as Robert mentions. The original fading is pretty apparent. Looks like the triangle (either Herr or LW, a quick fix for the missing original eagle) has been added postwar and hence removed...& what is the writing on the inside ?
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:09 AM   #10
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The unfaded fabric seem unnaturally dark to me..
A close up photo of that area would useful.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:28 AM   #11
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This looks to have been a chocolate twill that got the Losantin treatment which fascilitated the whitening as opposed to sun fading and real hard repeated washings.

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Old 03-06-2019, 11:37 AM   #12
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:39 AM   #13
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:44 AM   #15
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Helluva grouping, quite possibly a French or Luftwaffe shirt. Super nice, congrats!

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