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THE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO CLOTH THIRD REICH MILITARY HEADGEAR
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THE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO CLOTH THIRD REICH MILITARY HEADGEAR

Author: Gary Wilkins
Publisher: SCHIFFER BOOKS, Mar 2004
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-7643-1428-9

Synopsis
A "must have" book for headgear collectors at any level - novice to advanced. Descriptions of each type of cap (including lining & sweatband colors) for each service & comparisons with modern Bundeswehr & former East German headgear help novice collectors avoid costly mistakes. 350+ color & B&W photos; 8.5x11 inches, 416 pgs.

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The Collector's Guide is a "must have" book for headgear collectors at any level - novice to advanced. Though designed to provide useful, practical information for novice collectors, the second half of the book is devoted to more advanced information on the cap makers themselves. Cap construction basics are covered, including materials and finishes (doeskin, Eskimo), and a brief overview of the inidividuals, equipment, and procedures involved in manufacture. Descriptions of each type of cap (including lining and sweatband colors) for each service and comparisons with modern Bundeswehr and former East German headgear help novice collectors avoid costly mistakes. A series of Quick Reference Lists allow for a convenient check of questionable items when inspecting a potential purchase. The Collector's Guide details - for the first time in print - information on the Army Offizier Kleiderkasse, interior markings such as D.R.G.M., Ges. Gesch, and the many generic labels: Stirndruckfrei; Meisterklasse; Sonderform; Erstklassig; Deutsche Wertarbeit, etc. The book includes a history of the German cap-making industry and a listing of more than eighty separate cap makers, including August Schellenberg, Clemens Wagner, Peter Kupper, and others. Many are accompanied by product information, interior color details, makers' mark illustrations, and company histories with documents and period advertisements. Also revealed here for the first time is the history and final fate of that most famous of all companies, Robert Lubstein, maker of the renowned EREL-Sonderklasse caps. The Collector's Guide is a book you will never put away on your shelf.

WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:

"At long last, a really usable book on German military headgear....ventures into much uncharted territory, with the information that headgear collectors really need delivered in a form that is useful to everyone."
--Military Trader, February 2003



 
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