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  • torstenbel
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    Originally posted by Collectinsteve View Post
    Yes, probably There are a few other ways I could see that happening. But yeah, the most likely scenario is Post went to the same manufacturer/s and effectively extended the ZB contract with nothing but a label change. My 1963 ZB label looks nearly the same but ZB is where POST is.

    Steve
    What does ZB stand for? Cheers, Torsten.

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  • chiffonnier
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    cotton cloth and thick lined fieldcap in bluegrey with ghost earflaps and
    leather sweatband.
    A.Kempf K.G.,1970 dated.
    greetings,
    kees
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  • Gordon Craig
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    Sprogcollector,

    I agree that it is an early BRD hat. The ligh blue colour would make me lean more towards Deutschebahn than DBP. They used velvet hat bands and piping on the crown and bove and below the cap band. I have some pipped in red and one pipped in gold. All early caps. Have a look at the grey "mystery" cap I just posted and compare the chin straps.

    Regards,

    Gordon

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  • stonemint
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    Thanks, Gordon--my gut tells me BRD on the visor I posted, but it would have to be early--I just cannot figure out the yellow--I will throw it on the "unsolved mysteries" pile!

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  • Gordon Craig
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    Some posters advertising a picture which show a yellow pipped hat. Unfortunately, we can not depend on movies for accuracy.

    Regards,

    Gordon
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  • Gordon Craig
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    more. The cap in the second picture is probably much later.
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  • Gordon Craig
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    Originally posted by stonemint View Post
    The dealer states that the 'farbe is yellow. Maker is Oskar Hertlein, a TR maker that survived the war:
    Stonemint,

    It is possible that they used yellow but I have been unable to confirm that. I don't own a DBP hat. They are very hard to come by. They wear yellow crash helmets and lately black and yellow baseball style caps. The chin strap on the hat you pictured looks post war to me but hard to tell for sure from the pictures. Here is some more info I found, in picture form, while researching this cap of you posted pictures of.

    Caps that date probably date from the 80s and/or earlier.
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  • Collectinsteve
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    Yes, probably There are a few other ways I could see that happening. But yeah, the most likely scenario is Post went to the same manufacturer/s and effectively extended the ZB contract with nothing but a label change. My 1963 ZB label looks nearly the same but ZB is where POST is.

    Steve

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  • Gene T
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    Originally posted by Collectinsteve View Post
    If true, I wonder if they got some stocks of surplus uniforms or if they simply had some extras made for themselves.

    Steve
    Given that the issue label actually says "POST" and is dated, I would think it's probably the latter.

    Gene T

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  • Collectinsteve
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    Sorry, I can't help with the hat... but I did want to say the reposted jacket by Gordon appears to be identical to the ZB uniform worn from 1963 until mid 1960s. This isn't terribly surprising as there is a lot of borrowed designs from organization to organization within the BRD. However, this looks *identical*. That would be a little unusual. If true, I wonder if they got some stocks of surplus uniforms or if they simply had some extras made for themselves.

    Steve

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  • stonemint
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    The dealer states that the 'farbe is yellow. Maker is Oskar Hertlein, a TR maker that survived the war:
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  • stonemint
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    BRD guys--
    Are any of you aware of yellow being worn by the Bundespost in the immediate postwar years (1945-55?)

    This hat is throwing me--Orange was the color for Reichspost during the TR:
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  • torstenbel
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    Hi Gordon, thank you very much for the additional and very interesting photos. Cheers, Torsten.

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  • Gordon Craig
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    One of these pictures is of a student and an instructor from a DBP Fahrschule during motorcycle training. The instructor in the side car has a clutch and a brake pedal on the floor.
    The other picture shows the different post horn emblems used once telecom servcies were spun off from the post office. The lightning bolts are missing on the newer emblem.
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  • Gordon Craig
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    The wimple flown on mail boats.
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