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    Soviet Amoeba camo suits

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    Post by escammo Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:07 am

    There have been some Soviet Amoeba camo suits selling on eBay lately for a lot of money. I think that some of these uniforms may be reproductions.

    Soviet WWII camo uniforms are very rare so be careful when spending money on supposed WWII era suits.

    I wanted to start a post to show photos of and discuss the amoeba uniform in an attempt to identify real vs. reproduction suits.

    Here are close-up photos of a WWII dated amoeba suit that I believe is original.

    face netting
    Soviet Amoeba camo suits Amoeba_mask_zps2fc84956
    buttons
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    hand sewn button hole
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    pass through pocket close-up
    Soviet Amoeba camo suits Amoeba_pocket
    manufacturing stamp
    Soviet Amoeba camo suits Amoeba_stamp

    I believe the amoeba uniforms with these “Gorky” stamps are reproduction uniforms
    Soviet Amoeba camo suits IMG_5498

    pleas feel free to add photos and discuss.

    Thanks,

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    Post by shoru Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:09 pm

    Thank you for clarifying this, Erick.
    I'm going to a bit militaria fair soon, normally there are some Amoeba suits for sale.
    I will check the stamps and see if they are fakes.
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    Post by CollectinSteve Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:52 pm

    I've seen a number of these for sale, which is curious. However, there are a couple of explanations:

    1. A small number were found in the depths of a warehouse
    2. People know what the value is so they are selling them for profit instead of keeping them
    3. There are fakes now because of the value

    I think it is a very good idea to have more information before buying one of these suits. Thanks to Erick for starting some documentation!

    If anybody has a reproduction suit it would be good to see details to help identify where to look for evidence of real or reproduction.

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    Post by escammo Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:25 am

    Here is what looks to be a WWII era photo with the amoeba suit being worn. You can see the dark colored dish style button on one of the suits.
    Soviet Amoeba camo suits Sovietamoeba_zpsa63b3edd

    This button can be seen in other war-time photos of the amoeba camo and is the same type button seen on the amoeba suits shown in Desmond’s book.

    Here is a similar button from a 1950’s dated Soviet suit. The button is metallic (it attracts a magnet) with an enamel like coating.
    Soviet Amoeba camo suits Sovietbutton2_zps2738f1c5

    Here is a photo of a tag on an amoeba suit (not sure if genuine). It has the sewn-in tag like some other Soviet uniforms.
    Soviet Amoeba camo suits Amoebatag_zpse638aa48
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    Post by koalorka Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:33 am

    Can't be of much assistance here, but the first suit posted looks a bit "sterile" and the fabric a little too perfect. The cloth on all of these suits is a bit coarser in my limited experience.

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