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#313610 12/07/2015 05:52 PM
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For the Polizei tschako experts out there: I know that the officer rank Schupo tschakos by Erel had some cloth padding behind the eagle. Was this feature unique to Erel, or was it standard for all manufacturers? I have obtained (via Craig Gottlieb) a "private purchase" non-Erel example (unknown manufacturer - no markings), without the padding and was wondering if this indicates it was tampered with/eagle replaced at some point.
It has the officer style silk & calfskin lining, so I know its not converted from an enlisted version.


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All officers tschakos were to have the padding behind he plate. However, these were nearly always lost over the years and now most examples in collectors hands dont have them.

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Thanks Bill. Now I just have to spend the next 10 years trying to track down a paradebusch for it!


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I've been trying to post photos of the tschako, without success. One more attempt:

Tschako.jpg (92.46 KB, 65 downloads)
Tschako 2.jpg (102.2 KB, 65 downloads)
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Nice looking tschako. Looks like it was never used.

I saw a parade bush for sale on German e-bay a couple of days ago. May still be available.

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Bill Unland

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Yes, this one has the officer grade interior and the "proud" eagle as is proper. This is a nice example Randy.


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