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Austr Hung Officer's Kepi


Pioterke
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Hi all, 

I've been reading ton this forum a bit and decided to join. 

I would like to ask for your help with this one. I came into possession of this kepi. Inside I can see some stickers and some kind of paper with gothic writings and the date 1907.

 

Could you help me identify this kepi? 

 

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The green sticker looks like it says Martin (?) Gingl, Kappenmacher, Fehring, Steiermark.

There are still Gingls living in Fehring; one of them runs a vineyard.

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FJI stands for Franz Josef I emperor of Austro-Hungary.

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1 hour ago, knittinganddeath said:

The green sticker looks like it says Martin (?) Gingl, Kappenmacher, Fehring, Steiermark.

There are still Gingls living in Fehring; one of them runs a vineyard.

Gingl was the maker of these caps. 

Is this an authentic piece? 

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It’s a typical Kepi of the type worn by Austrian KuK officers in 1907, yes.  

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Thank you very much for the replies!

As WW1 is not my cup of tea, could someone tell me what it could be worth?

It will be for sale soon.

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1 hour ago, Pioterke said:

Thank you very much for the replies!

As WW1 is not my cup of tea, could someone tell me what it could be worth?

It will be for sale soon.

If WW1 is “not your cup of tea”, what are you doing in this forum?  I trust it’s not to leech off the knowledge of forum members so that you can demand more for a sale…

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2 hours ago, FROGSMILE said:

If WW1 is “not your cup of tea”, what are you doing in this forum?  I trust it’s not to leech off the knowledge of forum members so that you can demand more for a sale…

As I am more of a Ww2 collector and old coins enthousiast, I do not have a lot of knowledge concerning ww1. That is the reason I am here, because I needed help with that. 

What is wrong with receiving a decent price for an item which does not fit in my collection, so I can buy something else? Many of us collect things out of interest and/or investment. 

Good sir, next time just don't respond and keep your knowledge to yourself. Sorry I wasted your time. 

Hopefully someone else will be so kind to answer. 

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Pioterke said:

As I am more of a Ww2 collector and old coins enthousiast, I do not have a lot of knowledge concerning ww1. That is the reason I am here, because I needed help with that. 

What is wrong with receiving a decent price for an item which does not fit in my collection, so I can buy something else? Many of us collect things out of interest and/or investment. 

Good sir, next time just don't respond and keep your knowledge to yourself. Sorry I wasted your time. 

Hopefully someone else will be so kind to answer. 

 

 

 

You have not wasted my time, I think it’s just a misunderstanding of metaphors, as “not my cup of tea” means - not to my taste and therefore not of interest.  Perhaps that’s not what you meant to say.

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35 minutes ago, FROGSMILE said:

You have not wasted my time, I think it’s just a misunderstanding of metaphors, as “not my cup of tea” means - not to my taste and therefore not of interest.  Perhaps that’s not what you meant to say.

Pardon me for that. I clearly made a wrong choice of metaphor. 

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