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#1 24-01-2016 09:26:48

Thoms
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Tropical SS cap!

Here is another cap!
It looks like the previous owner have tiden ore replaced the grommets!
Hey Seb, how you now that i have more caps wink
Look also in the fieldgrey section!

Thomas!

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_afileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_bfileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_cfileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_dfileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_efileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_ffileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_gfileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_hfileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_ifileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_jfileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_kfileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_lfileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_mfileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_nfileminimizer.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2437_tropical_ss_ofileminimizer.jpg

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#2 24-01-2016 10:09:10

Sebastian.V
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From: Paris
Registered: 06-04-2011
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Re: Tropical SS cap!

Hello Thoms, that kind of cap is extremly rare...ditto for the bevo insignia, skull is sand color is possible to find in mint condition, cap eagle a true holy grail...

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#3 24-01-2016 17:09:12

Thoms
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Registered: 16-01-2014
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Re: Tropical SS cap!

Hello Sen.!

A tan skull I have and I am looking for a tan cap Eagle! It exist somewhere pictures where they have a tan sleeve eagle on the caps!
Someone has a picture like this for showing?

Thomas!

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#4 25-01-2016 06:32:42

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 298

Re: Tropical SS cap!

Hi Thomas, is this a photo what you are looking for?  (I believe that this one is sold - but at least it shows what the cap eagle should look like).

http://www.hiscoll.com/viewitem.php?id=10089

Regards Mark

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#5 25-01-2016 10:13:38

The Magpie
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Registered: 29-06-2011
Posts: 646

Re: Tropical SS cap!

Sorry Thomas, would pass on this cap. tk is re-applied & the grommets tell the story for me and tis not a good one.....

Last edited by The Magpie (25-01-2016 10:15:18)

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#6 25-01-2016 13:51:24

Markus
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Re: Tropical SS cap!

Hi Thomas, this thread on the WAF is of reference interest....

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ … amp;page=9

Regards Mark

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#7 26-01-2016 23:52:34

The Magpie
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Registered: 29-06-2011
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Re: Tropical SS cap!

Hi Mark & Thomas!

Thanks for the link, yes its a good read on this interesting subject of ss tropical caps. I noticed there are no caps made by Hoffman in the link & in fact most ss caps have only had size makings no makers mark, with one exception.
Hoffmann did make tropical LW & KM caps so its possible and the cap material looks plausible. But the grommets are fake & to appear to look like the type used on Herr tropical caps which is incorrect as the ss used a different type like those on its ponchos....

with best regards
Tim

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#8 05-03-2016 01:46:06

The Magpie
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Registered: 29-06-2011
Posts: 646

Re: Tropical SS cap!

Anyone else have any more comments on this cap ? Those grommets really tell the story though.

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#9 05-03-2016 07:36:16

Thoms
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Re: Tropical SS cap!

Hello Tim!

I will show the cap in the waf! Hopefully got more info about it!

Thomas!

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#10 05-03-2016 08:34:46

The Magpie
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Registered: 29-06-2011
Posts: 646

Re: Tropical SS cap!

Thoms wrote:

Hello Tim!

I will show the cap in the waf! Hopefully got more info about it!

Thomas!

Hi Thomas !

Excellent, as i am not the last call on these ss tropical visored caps. & hope maybe to learn more about this cap.

Heia Safari !
Tim

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#11 08-03-2016 04:07:19

msteve21
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From: Australia
Registered: 05-12-2011
Posts: 470

Re: Tropical SS cap!

Won't comment on the cap itself, can state the gromment's are what Tim has already mentioned.  Type found in fake Army tropical caps


Collector of DAK & Panzer Militia
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#12 08-03-2016 21:22:51

barry1954
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Registered: 23-04-2011
Posts: 177

Re: Tropical SS cap!

Hi Thomas

I have been looking at and researching SS tropical billed caps for some time now as I hope to one day to add one to my collection. I have seen ones believed to be original from 2 makers which used a oval stamp and Hoffman was not one of them. Company stamp on one side and size marking on the other side of the inner liner. Then I have also seen ones marked only with a size marking. None of them had grommets as shown in this example which is a red flag to me as stated by others. I do not have access to my files now but  there is a lot of reference material on WAF.

Barry

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#13 09-03-2016 12:05:50

don_kihotis7
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Re: Tropical SS cap!

Here is one original example here: https://www.militariaplaza.nl/archive-3 … 257-detail

But ridiculously priced IMO http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_thumbsdown.gif


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