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#1 01-05-2016 02:39:45

RoyA
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Registered: 16-04-2016
Posts: 39

Heer vs. LW Overseas Caps

Can someone tell me why there are so many "mint" heer overseas caps on the market, most with soutache, most dated 1942, and yet so few LW examples?
I have to think that a horde of the heers was found at some point.

Thanks!

Roy

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#2 02-05-2016 03:45:50

NZMark
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From: New Zealand
Registered: 08-04-2011
Posts: 1061

Re: Heer vs. LW Overseas Caps

Hi Roy,
I think if you google 'Beehive Stash' you'll find the answer. Sidecaps were worn to death if retained (mainly armoured crews due to them being easier to wear inside a vehicle). Those that have survived seem to be few and far between. I only have one, and I'm very pleased to be it's caretaker as it was brought home by a local veteran with known provenance.
As far as I know, no 'stash' of LW tropical sidecaps have been found but used examples are far more readily available.
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#3 02-05-2016 04:29:09

RoyA
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Registered: 16-04-2016
Posts: 39

Re: Heer vs. LW Overseas Caps

Got it, and I'm glad I asked!

Your example, which I've seen in greater detail, is absolutely over the top.

Thanks Mark!!

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#4 02-05-2016 10:01:22

don_kihotis7
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Registered: 05-09-2013
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Re: Heer vs. LW Overseas Caps

Hi guys.
To save you from the trouble Roy here is a useful thread from our member Tim the Magpie.
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/viewtopic.php?id=1463


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#5 02-05-2016 18:28:16

RoyA
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Re: Heer vs. LW Overseas Caps

Thank you Chris, much appreciated!

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