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Old 17-09-20, 04:41 PM
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That sounds about right. Unless You have provenance it would be pure speculation as to when it was made.
Not trying to knock any of the berets but it’s just how it is.

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Old 17-09-20, 04:56 PM
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hopefully the Sun will rise again on the morrow.
" the art of collecting badges, darker'n a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night "
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Old 18-09-20, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by popskipa View Post
Thank you.

To summarise, with the exception of the Royal Marines beret, wartime berets with the internal badge flap protection are private purchase and not issue items. Furthermore there are no specific pattern features or materials used so the only way to determine a wartime private purchase beret (with or without the internal badge flap) is provenance and/or knowledge of the outfitter's trading dates. Without either of these determining factors the dating of the beret would be pure speculation or guess work.
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I collect to the special forces units of WWII. Especially those deployed in North Africa, the Aegean and Mediterranean theatre. Also the WWI campaign in the Hejaz, Imperial Camel Corps, TE Lawrence and his associates. Anything considered…
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Old 18-09-20, 04:35 PM
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Default Beret WW11 or postwar

There must be something I'm missing here. Does someone collect these berets and if so are they worth a lot of money which I doubt.

I presume it must be something Special Forces that's for sale. If so I have missed it.


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