Fez and Colonial Headgear

stuka f

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Not very pleasant to ear that "an advanced collector actually gave a thumbs down" in a PM (to someone else!), on the fez I posted here.
So I am (finaly!!) prepared to open the debat. These items are very rare, and you will not find them on fleemarkets or car boot sales.
I get most of them from veterans who kept them all that time.
My father is the chairman of such a veterans association, and that open's some doors! ;-)
Not only the items are hard to find but pictures are as well.
Finally found some , so please compare the fez to the one on the picture taken in Léopoldville in the early 50 ties!
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stuka f

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After many months of not finding anything; I got lucky ...again... in a short laps of time.
Finaly found a good "Congo star"; the long service medal.
And in addition a redduction of the medal, not the miniature, but a size in between (those are realy hard to find!).
You will get to see a lot of Congo Stars being offerd, but most of them are not time pieces, many were produced in the late 70 'ties to satisfy the demande on the collectors market.
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RON

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Anyone seen this one? Not cheap but still very nice... I guess: 8-[

https://www.history-shop.de/katalog/artikel/FEZ_getragen_von_Deutschen_88458_e.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 

stuka f

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Thanks Ron.
I saw it. But that kind of money gets you other items ...with ....let's say... more "schwung".....
cheers
|<ris
 

Peter_Suciu

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That's very interesting about the high fez. Prior to this they used the lower fez. My understanding is that hte British fezzes tended to have the tassle that more like a pull cord on drapes. That's what one colleague has explained.
 

RON

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Did you two see this one?

https://www.history-shop.de/katalog/art" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... 458_e.html
 

RON

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They seem to have changed its location.

Here it is now: https://www.history-shop.de/katalog/artikel/FEZ_getragen_von_Deutschen_88458.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 

RON

Active member
Hello Kris,
It is, but I have the impression Peter and Chris (ukturkcollector) haven't noticed it... :wink:
Pretty nice one but too expensive given the fact it has no emblem or insignia whatsoever... (if it was up to me, I would've had that nice maker's mark on the outside :) )
 

Peter_Suciu

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According to a colleague it is a civilian fez merely marked in German, but not in the least military. It a $50 item on a good day.
 

stuka f

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Peter_Suciu said:
According to a colleague it is a civilian fez merely marked in German, but not in the least military. It a $50 item on a good day.
Exactly what I was thinking!
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stuka f

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Very glad with thise new addition;
A Belgian Congo post war walking out police officer's uniform. Very hard to get thes days.
Not related to the guy on the periode picture!


 

Peter_Suciu

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stuka f said:
Very glad with thise new addition;
A Belgian Congo post war walking out police officer's uniform. Very hard to get thes days.

Wow! That stuff just speaks to me. I have a lot of stuff from different eras but in the last couple of years I've really been focusing on tropical apparel, helmets, uniforms. That is simply fantastic!
 
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