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 Post subject: Ratings caps
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 21:43 pm 
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Evening, I have a couple of original dark blue Ratings caps,one has HMS cap tally the other no cap tally, a bit on the small size around 6 7/8 and was wondering what they were worth before i chuck them on evilbay, also have a couple of white tops but they seem to be in plastic with a lining of red and green (i presume to make sure everybody puts them on the right way, any ideas?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 20:42 pm 
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Anybody?


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 Post subject: Re: Ratings caps
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 21:21 pm 
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Put them on evilbay, they will find their mark, I picked up a repro tally for £1.00, the guy was selling loads of them, the first one I had in the Sea Cadets you had to blanco, then the plastic ones came out in the mid? 60s.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 23:16 pm 
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What size are the plastic ones? Could potentially use one and have it altered.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 20:32 pm 
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Thanks for the replies guys, all caps are around size 67/8-7. I will try and put some photos up at the weekend, they currently reside in my shed and its dark when i get in from work.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 20:54 pm 
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Haven't you got a light in there :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 21:15 pm 
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Ha ha, there is a light but not good enough to take pictures by so here is the first ratings cap, were they dated as i couldn't find any markings.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 21:27 pm 
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I like it, WW2 dated, it would look great in my 70th VE and VJ exhibition, vinyl early 60s, the first white ones you had to blanco them, I'm using a white one with HMS Tally :oops: .

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 Post subject: Re: Ratings caps
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 21:29 pm 
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Second Cap. this has got a black cap band and it looks like it may have had a cap badge through it at some point.

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in the third photo you can see where the cap badge was, but it is very difficult to see from the outside.

The white top cap, top of which is vinyl

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 21:49 pm 
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In my original post i stated that i had two white top caps, was wrong, the other cap it a Royal Marines cap with removable white cloth cover and removable red band and cap badge. Again i can't find a date but there is a label with size 6 7/8, the chin strap and small buttons are missing.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 22:17 pm 
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Ah those ratings caps look good! I had to wait ages to find mine. It's a minty in 7 1/4 with the makers sticker still in it etc. If they'd have been bigger I'd have had one for a summer cap!


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I picked up this one up at a indoor market on Thursday:


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any idea why mine has got the red and green colours, or is it port and starboard to help the owner put it on right.


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With that sir you are correct :)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 20:26 pm 
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So what would be their rough value?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 22:19 pm 
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It's tough to say, the first hat with the HMS tally is in good condition (although would need reshaping - easy enough to do). The second one has some minor damage on the inside, nothing major. It depends how much you paid for them. I'd say no less than £20 for each...perhaps £30 for the good one. The modern bits I'm not really sure.


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