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1960s BGS Sommermantel
Old 06-27-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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Here's a puzzle. At least to me. I have an unissued summer top coat used by BGS during the 1960s. It came to me without any rank and two matching shoulder buttons in one pocket. I've had it for years and only now got around to putting some rank on.

While doing this I noticed that the BGS badge was very crudely sewn onto the arm Very much contrary to other BGS items I have. I checked and the badge (which is the correct type) is not sewn through the liner and there are absolutely no signs that the liner has been disturbed since the factory. On the contrary, all the signs are there that the liner is factory stitched.

Which means I have to conclude that someone at the factory had one too many beers at lunch before stitching this badge on. Because it's really sub standard!

Anybody seen other badges stitched like this?

Steve



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Old 06-28-2013, 04:49 AM   #2
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had one too many beers at lunch before stitching this badge on.
...and it was on a monday done by the aprentice after signing his contract just before that lunch...

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