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Old 09-10-19, 07:22 AM
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The mystery is why there is so little interest in this item, or am I missing something?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ww2-or-po...wAAOSwpJJdmdzE
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Old 09-10-19, 07:35 AM
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Is this not the father and son “team” who were discussed on here last week?
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Old 09-10-19, 08:01 AM
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I would not expect to see the badge on that type of hat.


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The mystery is why there is so little interest in this item, or am I missing something?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ww2-or-po...wAAOSwpJJdmdzE
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Old 09-10-19, 08:13 AM
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Seller offers a "scarce old ww2 LRDG long range desert group beret cap badge c1940 SAS" interestingly it has eight bids!


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Old 09-10-19, 10:47 AM
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Judging by the eyelets and lack of broad arrow/sizing stamps its not even an issued Compton Webb boonie hat...
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Old 09-10-19, 11:23 AM
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See here:
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Old 09-10-19, 11:53 AM
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The wear/fading on the hat are not matched by the SAS badge which appears to be in very good unfaded condition.
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Old 09-10-19, 11:57 AM
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He has multiple fake items and SF especially all with lots of bids on them.

To be honest I can see why he does it if these gullible people are willing to buy his crap without doing any due diligence, or buying a reference book, or doing a bit of basic research or coming on here.

I dont have any sympathy for them I am afraid.

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Old 09-10-19, 12:35 PM
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To be honest I can see why he does it if these gullible people are willing to buy his crap without doing any due diligence, or buying a reference book, or doing a bit of basic research or coming on here.
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Fools and their money are soon parted. Not much sympathy here either.
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Old 09-10-19, 02:42 PM
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The obvious thing about this, is that the SAS never fought in the Far East during WW2. Their first operations in that area were in the early 1950's during the Malayan conflict. At that stage they were originally the Malayan Scouts.

Apart from anything else the badge is not even a 1950's one. Apart from that it's a great piece of c---!!
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Old 09-10-19, 03:30 PM
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Simon,

I agree. My library has saved me from many a mistake and also allowed me to grab the odd misdescribed bargain.

I do however question the moral compass of people who knowingly pedal fakes and reproductions. I suppose it was ever thus but it is disheartening how dishonest some people are.

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He has multiple fake items and SF especially all with lots of bids on them.

To be honest I can see why he does it if these gullible people are willing to buy his crap without doing any due diligence, or buying a reference book, or doing a bit of basic research or coming on here.

I dont have any sympathy for them I am afraid.

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Old 09-10-19, 05:48 PM
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it is a fake badge added to the hat, being sold by one of the many incantations of one of our commonest sellers of enhanced items
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Old 10-10-19, 07:07 AM
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This dealer features a lot on the Face Book Military Fakes and Forgeries page.
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Old 10-10-19, 07:38 PM
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Hello,

I am new to this forum and have read the threads about this Father and son. I would like to point out that they own a museum. I am not saying everything they sell is 100% pukka, but the way they have been described on here is as if they are a couple of crooks, and everything they sell is fake, which is untrue and I think unfair. I agree that the jungle hat and SAS badge don’t look right together, but I would be interested to hear from someone who can prove to me that the badge isn’t genuine, that was sewn on to the hat at a much later date.
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Old 12-10-19, 04:14 PM
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What is their museum?

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