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#1 hink441

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 02:39 PM

Just received this beret as part of an unrelated group. I know very little about these berets and was looking for opinions. I bought this on a hunch that it might be good but I just don't know. Here are some pics.



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#2 hink441

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 02:40 PM

The inside.

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 02:41 PM

The beret flash.

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 02:42 PM

More.

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#5 hink441

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 02:43 PM

The tag. Thank you for looking.

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 02:54 PM

Not a fan from what I see, the flash looks off compared to the other hand embroidered ones I've seen 


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Posted 31 October 2019 - 03:06 PM

Beret might be real. The flash is really doubtful. It looks like it has been artificially aged. It also looks oversised.

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 05:27 PM

Beret and flash look good to me, it just looks like the beret is heavily worn.

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 07:35 PM

It’s right as rain, nothing wrong with it at all

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 11:21 PM

I like it. 
 

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#11 hink441

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 04:36 AM

Thank you for all the comments. This beret came as a part of this group lot. I barely even noticed the beret in the pictures on eBay. I wish it had a name inside.

Chris

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 04:47 AM

Wow! Looking at the last photo, I would say that if this all came from one guy, he was a wannabe. Marine Force Recon and a Green Beret? Silver Star and an American Campaign, South Vietnamese PUC (VERY rarely awarded and only to really early VN units) throws up a lot of red flags.

 

As for the beret, it is almost like the German collectors and SS helmets. Everybody calls it a fake until one guy says it is good. Lord I hope the hobby doesn't go in that direction!

 

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 04:57 AM

Yes Allan, I agree it really is an odd mix of items in the lot. Can't explain the ribbons. The hats and patches all look modern, but I took a chance on the lot because of the beret.

Chris

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#14 hink441

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 01:18 PM

I would also like to add that this was purchased from a vintage clothing seller on eBay. It was not purchased from a militaria collector or dealer. Thanks for the opinions and comments.

Chris

Edited by hink441, 01 November 2019 - 01:23 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2019 - 01:51 PM

Chris, what does the back of the D.I. look like? Any hallmarks.. one piece or two piece with applied arrows?<

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#16 hink441

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 02:04 PM

Hi Linda it has a D22 on the backside. It looks like the arrows are applied on top of the badge.

Chris

Edited by hink441, 01 November 2019 - 02:11 PM.



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