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Africa Corp Cap at Garage Sale

Discussion in 'Uniforms, Personal Gear (Kit) and Accessories' started by Bradsww2items, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Bradsww2items

    Bradsww2items New Member

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    Hi Everyone,
    I just picked this Cap up at a garage sale last weekend and I'm good on telling real between fake on just about everything but German Caps, so with that in mind do any of you know if it is real or fake? Thanks
     

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    Bradsww2items New Member

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    Hi Everyone,
    I just picked this Cap up at a garage sale last weekend and I'm good on telling real between fake on just about everything but German Caps, so with that in mind do any of you know if it is real or fake? Thanks
     

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    I'm certainly no expert, but with any used cap you see a good deal of discoloration on the part that touches the forehead because that's where the sweat and dirt tends to collect. I don't see it on that cap. The stains and wear seem to be distributed evenly all over the item If it's real, it must have been new when collected as a souvenir. That's not impossible - surely allied troops captured German supplies, and items like hats would have been passed around. But, of course a fake item made to look old would also have the wear more or less evenly distributed.

    I'm sure somebody will be along that can look at the stitching, etc, and give you a more definitive answer.
     
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    Looks as a good copy....
     
  5. Fritz III

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    Can we see a pic of the grommets on the inside? Has potential, eagle looks a bit off though, looks like a Breast eagle which is known to have been done in the field, any stampings in the liner?

    Fritz
     
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    I know they repro everything, these days but no one I know does Africa Korps, No one except maybe a group out west, in Ariz or NMex. I never saw anyone with one, but I remember a real one someone picked up at a flea market close to where I live. It could be a custom job. Not worn much, the eagle and roundel look real. I would have to see it in person, as would most people. If you didn't pay a lot, no big deal. It looks good either way, real or not.
     
  7. Skipper

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    Don't bother lads, the man hasn't even returned here since 2014 .
     

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