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    BGS Ski Cap???

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu May 19, 2011 3:29 am

    Think this may be a BGS cap which seems to have some form of insignia missing from the front.







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    Re: BGS Ski Cap???

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:56 am

    Oo! I missed these pictures. This is a very difficult item to come by. It is a standard issue Sumpftarn cap that accompanied the first general issue uniform in 1958-1963. Yours was made in March 1959.

    There are billions of fake hats out there, but very few originals. The easiest way to tell is the originals have two buttons, the "bullseye" badge (missing on yours), and soft cloth interior. Anything that looks waxy on the inside is a fake.

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    Re: BGS Ski Cap???

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:32 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Oo! I missed these pictures. This is a very difficult item to come by. It is a standard issue Sumpftarn cap that accompanied the first general issue uniform in 1958-1963. Yours was made in March 1959.

    There are billions of fake hats out there, but very few originals. The easiest way to tell is the originals have two buttons, the "bullseye" badge (missing on yours), and soft cloth interior. Anything that looks waxy on the inside is a fake.

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    Cheers Steve-so could mine be original?

    If so i do have a roundel on a diamond cloth backing somewhere that i remember taking off a Bundy side hat a very very long time ago-would this be the same as what was on the ski cap originaly?

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    Re: BGS Ski Cap???

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:04 pm

    Yours is 110% original Smile No copy has ink stamped markings inside, just a white maker label and/or size tag only.

    I'm pretty sure the roundel is the same as was on BW items that came later in the 1960s and 1970s. At the time this was made the BW had roundels with either crossed swords or crossed wings (Luftwaffe).

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    Re: BGS Ski Cap???

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:48 am

    CollectinSteve wrote:Yours is 110% original Smile No copy has ink stamped markings inside, just a white maker label and/or size tag only.

    I'm pretty sure the roundel is the same as was on BW items that came later in the 1960s and 1970s. At the time this was made the BW had roundels with either crossed swords or crossed wings (Luftwaffe).

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    Excellent news Steve Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

    Will have to dig out the roundal i have but from memory it has no swords or wings and it came off an early BW Army woolen side cap(WW2 style).
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    Re: BGS Ski Cap???

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:51 am

    Ah, the Filzlaus side cap is probably a good candidate.

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    Re: BGS Ski Cap???

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:47 pm

    Apologies for poor pics Crying or Very sad




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