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Old 24-01-22, 08:24 PM
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Default Dating a beret ?

I was wondering if anyone could date this beret ? It was sold as WW2, which i know it is not, but cost less than a tenner.
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Old 24-01-22, 08:29 PM
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The internal slider pocket is plastic rather than leather - 1970's?
Does misting the inside with a water spray bring up the ghosts of any of the markings?
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Thanks Leigh, I'll try that.
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Slider pocket and looped stitching around the inside make it from the fifties or later, the large crown to me suggests fifties/sixties. It would help if you could find any further marks with Leigh's trick.

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Andy, I'm going 80's - mine was just like it. It may be private purchase even. I think they were Compton and Webb.
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I would agree with everyone else, 50's or later, possibly even 80's but I think 70's as already stated by Leigh.
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Slider pocket and looped stitching around the inside make it from the fifties or later, the lare crown to me suggests fifties/sixties. It would help if you could find any further marks with Leigh's trick.
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Meant to say "large crown", post now edited. When was the small crown type beret introduced?
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Meant to say "large crown", post now edited. When was the small crown type beret introduced?
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