Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias

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Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias

Post by Steve Nick » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:19 pm

Looking to confirm originality.

The Reserve Officer example (Silver cross in the middle of the Reichkokarde) I've had for years and I pretty sure it's a good one.

The 2nd example is one I just got off Ebay. It went so cheaply that I wonder about it, although comparing the materials and the workmanship I think it's also a good one.

I suppose the other alternative is that they are both bad.

Interested in other assessments.

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Re: Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias

Post by aicusv » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:16 pm

Second doesn't look anything like the fake one I have. If that's any help.
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Re: Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias

Post by Steve Nick » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:44 pm

Well, that is of some help. If this is a fake it's a really good one. It's hard to see why anyone would fake one as good as this and make any money selling them for $35 Cdn.

My primary concern was the shape of the crown. I've since found several examples with the same configuration. The materials, construction and workmanship is certainly on par with the Reserve Officer which I'm sure is real.

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I'd be interested in seeing your fake one as a means of comparison.

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Re: Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias

Post by Arran » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:31 pm

The Reserve one is certainly original, but the shape of the other one is all wrong and I would think its a repro...
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