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Old 11-02-2009, 07:57 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, I picked up a star / wreath enlisted hat badge at a militaria fair yesterday but I noticed it is practically silver, it's not gold like most. Did silver hat badges exist?

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Old 11-02-2009, 09:13 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Can you post a photo of the cap badge?
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:12 PM   #3
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Thanks Doug,
Here are the pics.....in the photo it does have a sort of goldish tinge to it though.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:17 PM   #4
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I'm not sure how genuine this cap badge may be, I have not seen silver cap badges before, and the enamel also looks a bit strange to me, also the prongs are very thin.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:22 PM   #5
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Rakkasan,

Your hat badge is definitely original. It was mass-produced, and sometimes the gilding stage was much less effective than at other times.

The very same thing commonly happens with the 25-Year of Victory badge, which can range in shade from deep, rich gold all the way to white.

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Old 11-02-2009, 05:03 PM   #6
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Re: hat badge color

I´ve seen silver colored cocardes for officers, but never for enlisted...
Was this for technical services maybe?
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I am fairly certain that it is a manufacturing defect of some sort.

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It's a standard enlisted mans cap badge from the end of the Soviet era...good item to start collecting with!
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It's a standard enlisted mans cap badge from the end of the Soviet era...good item to start collecting with!
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