We get considerable input from readers and from the readers of other sites devoted to exposing fakes and fakers. Here is a sampling:
Email: xxxxxx @outlook.com
this was on waf, A H Auctions are now selling fake snipers masks
Today, 10:02 AM
In a wartime German publication there was a picture of two soldiers wearing such masks.
These were splinter pattern camouflage.
These masks were home-made and not official issue.
Several years ago a dealer in New Jersey cut up old camouflage shelter quarters and made copies of the mask.
The thread his seamstress used was polyester and it will bubble when a flame is put to it instead of burning cleanly.
I do not know what the asking price is for one of these but $10.00 would be reasonable.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2017 10:02 AM
One of my readers sent this really funny email to me. I thought you might find it entertaining
“Picture an ageing R—– J——, ensconced in his vinyl-lined wheelbarrow, on the sagging front porch of his north Georgia home, feebly strumming his one-string banjo, and singing, a la Judy Garland, ‘Somewhere under the tail…” while looking longingly at the fundament of his bored bulldog.
And the neighbors shut their windows in anger because, as one of them said recently, J—— sounds like a death struggle between an old hog and a wildcat.
Never worry, the bulldog is safe.
In J——‘s case the thought never gives rise to the deed.
The last time that happened was during the Truman administration.”