Headgear

(Visor Cap, Field Caps, Helmets)

 

 

 

Note: Visor caps are covered first, by service branch (Heer, SS, Luft, etc.). 

Scroll down for field caps, overseas caps and helmets, which are also individually

listed by service branch.

 

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Visor Caps

 

 

The Heer (Army)

 

 

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Heer Panzergrenadier NCO Visor Cap

Visor cap for an other ranks soldier serving in the Panzergrenadier units.  Cap body is a very soft doeskin with no issues, extremely clean and free of damage, though there is slight soiling below the eagle. Leather chinstrap and visor are both intact and showing slight age.  The interior shows some damage to the sweatband as about ¼ of it is missing and the remaining sections show signs of repair. The lining is in good shape and the sweatshield is mostly intact (about 80%)  and you can see the makers identification (Josef Weithmann of Augsburg).  Despite the interior issues, the cap displays nicely.

$1000

New Price!

#5329

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Heer Mountain Troops Visor Cap

Other ranks visor cap for troops serving in the Mountain (Jaeger) units, denoted by the green piping.  Cap body is a doeskin wool and in very good condition.  Small nip on left front and a small hole on the top that goes through the lining.  Insignia is age toned with the frosting on the wreath taking on a golden patina.  Interior of cap shows age with the sweatband cracked in several places and a small section missing at the forehead.  Sweatshield is intact, though there are two holes, one of which goes through the top of the cap (as noted above).

$1200

New Price!

#5330

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Heer Panzer Troops Visor Cap

Other ranks visor cap for troops serving in the panzer units, as indicated by the pink piping.  Cap is made from a field grey tricot wool and is in overall very good condition with one small snag on the left side.  The visor has some age crazing and a small chip.  The interior of the cap is in good condition with mostly age and wear showing, though the sweatshield is no longer intact. 

$1050

New Price!

#5335

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Heer Panzer Troops Visor Cap

Other ranks visor cap for troops serving in the panzer units, as indicated by the pink piping.  Cap is made from a coarse field grey wool which is in excellent condition with absolutely no mothing, snags or holes.  The visor is also in perfect condition both on top and the underside.  The interior of the cap is in very good condition the only flaw being two tears in the brittle leather sweatband at the forehead.  Sweatshield is 95% intact, with a missing piece where the name tag slips in.  Marked to a Vienna firm “Fillers”, which is documented to have made Heer other ranks Panzer headgear (reference Wilkins book).

$1200

New Price!

#5292

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Heer Panzergrenadier Officer Visor Cap

Beautiful saddle shaped visor cap piped in lime green for an officer serving in the Panzergrenadiers.  Cap body is made from a high quality, soft twill tricot wool and does not have any mothing, holes or abrasions.  Matching bright aluminum national eagle emblem and wreath/cockade decorate the cap along with silver bullion chincords.  Visor is vulkanfibre and free of damage.  The interior sweatband has been repaired with a patch of leather at the rear of the cap and the sweatshield has worn away.

$2000

#5287

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Heer Infantry Crusher Cap

Crusher style visor cap piped in white indicating use by Infantry troops.  Cap body is a very high quality doeskin wool which is very clean and has no holes or mothing.  Insignia consists of an aluminum eagle and a bullion, hand-embroidered wreath and cockade.  Soft, leather crusher visor shows some cracking and crazing top and bottom.  The interior is in very good condition with an intact sweatshield and maker mark underneath.  The officers name is written on the sweatband.

$1800

#5285

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Heer Feldgendarmarie Crusher Cap

Bright orange piped crusher cap for an officer in the Feldgendarmarie (Field Police) branch of service. Cap body is made from a medium grade field gray wool with some minor wear to the nap, but no holes or mothing.  Insignia consists of hand applied bullion eagle and wreath/cockade. Pliable leather visor has in indentation on the surface, but no damages.  The interior is in good condition but has a missing sweatshield.  The sweatband has a few cracks to the leather but is otherwise intact.  Rare branch color for a crusher.

$3600

#5284

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Heer Signals Crusher Cap

Crusher style visor cap piped in lemon yellow indicating use by signals troops.  Tricot twill wool cap body in very good to excellent condition with just a couple abrasions.  Bullion insignia is matching in wear and an officers bullion chincord has been added.  Visor is soft, pliable matte leather. Interior of hat is maker marked to “Erel” on the sweatband and under the sweatshield, which has some cracking but is otherwise intact.

$1200

#5283

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Heer Infantry Crusher Cap

High peaked crusher cap piped in white for the infantry. Cap body is made from a thick, twill wool and is in good condition with a couple of small holes and abrasions to the top rear of the cap.  Bullion insignia matches, with highlight threads of the same color.  Visor is soft, pliable leather in very good condition.  Interior is unmarked, but in very good condition except for the sweatshield which is cracked and has missing pieces.

$2500

#5282

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Heer Artillery Crusher Cap

Red piped old style crusher indicating use by troops in the artillery.  Cap body is tricot twill wool and in very good condition with no damage.  Insignia is machine woven silver wire eagle & wreath/cockade as per regulation.  Pliable leather visor has an impression on the top.  Interior is unmarked and in fair to good condition with a brittle sweatband with many cracks.  Sweatshield is intact and liner shows quite a bit of soiling and wear.

$2650

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Heer Trupponsonderdienst Troops Crusher Cap

Dark blue piped visor for an officer in the Trupponsonderdienst service.  Private purchase cap made from very fine tricot and in excellent condition with no issues.  Aluminum chincord, bullion wreath , metal cockade and cap eagle.  Interior of cap is very clean showing only light wear.  Cap owner inscribed his name in pencil on both the visor underside and the sweatband (appears to be “Harmel”).

SOLD

#5212

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Heer Panzergrenadier Officer’s Visor Cap

Officers visor cap piped in the rarely encountered lime green branch piping for Panzergrenadier troops.  Cap body is manufactured in a soft tricot wool and is in excellent condition with no holes or nips.  The eagle is a brighter aluminum and may have been replaced.  Cap is maker marked to “Erel” on the sweatband and has a mint green lining and intact sweatshield.  The interior lining and sweatband show quite a bit of soiling and moisture wear. Nice hat with that great Erel profile.

SOLD

#5019

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Heer Medical Officer’s Visor Cap

Absolutely beautiful, stone-mint Heer Medical officer visor by Erel.  Fine, field gray whipcord cap body piped in dark blue for Medical service in mint condition with no flaws. Insignia consists of aluminum eagle, wreath and cockade with silver aluminum bullion chincords.  Visor surface and underside are perfect.  The interior is mint green lined with a perfect sweatshield and marked “Extra”.  The Erel logo is in silver foil and also stamped into the sweatband, which is equally flawless.  Cap is pencil size marked “VIII” indicating a size 58.  If you like mint headgear, this is it!

SOLD

#4782

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Heer Infantry Officer’s Sun Bleached Tropic Used Visor Cap

Heer Infantry officers private purchase, tricot visor heavily sun bleached from tropical service. Visor caps were rarely worn in the tropics, primarily by Generals and high ranking officers. Insignia consists of bullion eagle and wreath/cockade with aluminum chincord and pebbled buttons.  Interior is lined in brown artificial silk and shows a moderate amount of wear and soiling from use.  Sweatshield is intact, but damaged. Exterior shows a fair amount of wear and soiling.  The original field gray color is visible in areas not directly exposed to the sun.

$2400

Revised Price

#4610

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Heer Mountain Troops Officer’s Visor Cap

Light Green piped Heer officers visor for an officer serving in the Jager/Gebirgsjager troops.  Cap body is a gray, doeskin wool and clean except for a very minor 15mm abrasion on the top, exposing the base cloth weave.  Metal insignia and bullion chincords.  Interior is very clean and exhibits no issues.  Private purchase cap.

$1100

Reduced Price

#4611

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Heer Administrative Personnel Officer’s Visor Cap

Dark Green piped Heer officers visor for an officer serving in the administrative services.  Cap is manufactured by Erel, double marked and features the rarely encountered (on an Erel) two side vent grommets.  Cap body is in very good condition, interior shows some moderate wear and soiling but no damage.

SOLD

 

#4613

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Heer Infantry Officer’s Visor Cap

Private purchase officers cap in tricot wool, piped in white for Infantry.  Cap features a very nice, high peak and is extremely clean with no wear or soiling.  The metal insignia is nice and evenly matched and the chincord is also nicely aged celleon.  Interior is near mint and size marked “58”.

$950

Reduced Price

#4614

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Heer Smoke Troops Officer’s Visor Cap

Rarely encountered Bordeaux piped visor for an officer in the Smoke troops.  This cap is made by the Max Lindner firm in Munich and exhibits nice, honest wear to the cap body and interior.  The cap top shows some light mothing across the top with one small pinhole.  The black visor shows some wear to the paint on both the top and underside.  The interior has some minor staining but the sweatband and sweatshield are both intact.

SOLD

#4617

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Heer Signals Officer’s Visor Cap

Lemon yellow piped visor for an officer in the Signals Troops.  Private purchase cap of very good quality and a nice, high peak.  Cap body is made of tricot and has one small snag at the back of the top and the underside of the back.  Aluminum insignia and silver chincord.  Interior is very good to excellent with soiling around front of sweatband.  Sweatshield is 100% intact with no cracks or breaks.

$1100

Reduced Price

#4618

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Heer Engineers/Pioneers Officer’s Visor Cap

Black piped visor for an officer in Engineers.  This cap is made by the L. R. Feumer firm of Mannheim.  Cap body is a fine, doeskin wool, extremely clean showing no issues.  Metal insignia and aluminum chincord, very clean visor.  Interior shows typical soiling and wear from use.  Sweatshield is intact, but logo is barely visible.  There is one crack to the sweatband leather, right next to where the owner had his initials affixed, “GS”.  Underside of visor shows wear pattern from thumb.

$1200

Reduced Price

#4619

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Heer Supply Troops Officer’s Visor Cap

Light blue  piped visor for an officer in the Transport and Supply troops (could also be Secret Field Police or Reich Court Martial Officials).  This cap is made by Pekuro and has the high front peak associated with this maker.  Cap body is a fine tricot, extremely clean with absolutely no issues.  The interior shows some light to moderate soiling to the lining and the sweatband, but no damage.  Sweatshield is completely intact.  The visor is loose and should be restitched.

SOLD

#4621

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Heer Medical/ Supply TrainingSchools or Administrative Service Officer’s Visor Cap

Medium, bright blue piped visor believed to be for an officer serving in either the Supply training schools of officers of Administrative service.  This cap is made by the Franz Ritter firm and features his logo of a Knight with a lance mounted upon a horse underneath an intact sweatshield..   Cap is sized 56 and is very clean both on the interior and exterior, showing no issues.

SOLD

#4622

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Heer Military Police Officer’s Visor Cap

Orange Red piped visor for an officer in the Heer Military Police.  Private purchase cap marked “Beste Qualitat” and made from doeskin wool.  Cap, visor and insignia all show nice, even, honest age.  A few moth nips at the back of the cap body and into the piping.  Interior shows a moderate amount of soiling and wear to sweatband, but sweatshield is still intact.  Underside of visor shows wear pattern from thumb.

SOLD

#4624

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Heer Artillery Officer’s Visor Cap

Minty Red piped visor for an officer in the Heer artillery.  Private purchase cap marked “Die Qualitatsmutze” in a fine, high grade doeskin wool.  Cap body and band are perfect with no issues.  Visor has just the slightest crazing, but otherwise also near perfect.  Interior of cap has sweatshield intact and owners name inserted under the shield.  The lining has same staining across the rayon top.  Sweatband shows some very minor wear and soiling, but no damage or issues.  Size marked “54”.

$900

Reduced Price

 

 

 

 

The Waffen SS/Allgemeine SS

 

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Waffen SS Officer Visor Cap

A field gray SS nco’s visor cap, piped in white.  Cap body is a lightweight soft wool, which is very clean with a couple tiny repairs on top. Cap band, visor and aluminum chincord are all in excellent condition showing minimal wear and age. Metal eagle and skull insignia show consistent wear and age. The interior has some wear and soiling to the gold, artificial silk lining.  The sweatshield is intact and the cap is a “Erel” Standard, in silver foil lettering.  The sweatband shows some heavy damage to the front of the cap as well as the sides. 

 

$11,750

#5029

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Waffen SS EM/NCO Visor Cap

A field gray SS nco’s visor cap, piped in white.  Cap body is a soft, doeskin and has some moth damage to the front and top. Cap band, visor and chinstrap are all in very good to excellent condition showing minimal wear and age. Metal eagle and skull insignia show even age and tone. The interior has some wear and soiling to the gold, artificial silk lining, but the sweatband and sweatshield are both intact.  Hat is marked “Extra Klasse Stirndruckfrei” on the sweatshield. 

 

$6900

#4921

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Waffen SS EM/NCO Visor Cap

A salty, field gray SS nco’s visor cap, piped in white.  Cap body is a heavy grade wool but free of snags or mothing. with one snag hole on the right front panel. Cap band, visor and chinstrap are all in good to excellent condition showing minimal wear and age.  The interior shows some wear with cracks to the sweatband, as well as a missing piece and the skull has been pushed through the band. The lining is a gray rayon with some sweat staining and a missing sweatshield. No size or maker markings, but quadrant red pencil markings are still visible. 

 

$7200

#4922

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Waffen SS Mountain Troops EM/NCO Visor Cap

A nicely saddle-shaped, field gray SS nco’s visor cap, piped in green to indicate service in the Mountain Troops.  Cap body is a soft doeskin with one snag hole on the right front panel. Cap band, visor and chinstrap are all in excellent condition.  The interior shows some wear with cracks to the sweatband and portions of the celluloid sweatshield cracked or missing, The lining is a gold-brown rayon top with cotton side panels loosely stitched.

 

$12,000

 

 

 

The Luftwaffe

 

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Luftwaffe Officers Visor

This is one of the nicer shaped Luftwaffe officers visors I’ve had with a very tall peak, presenting a classic profile view.  Hat is made from  the typical blue-grey tricot wool and piped in aluminum mesh wire.  The insignia is all nicely done silver embroidered bullion with an early droop tail eagle on the crown.  The exterior is in great shape with absolutely no mothing, abrasions or holes.  The interior shows some wear and cracking to the very brittle, aged sweatband, but the lining is still in great shape and the celluloid sweat shield is intact. Cap band has seam at back which is non-standard.  Size looks to be approximately a 57.

$1250

#5359

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Luftwaffe Officers White Top Visor

White summer visor hat for an officer in the Luftwaffe.  Nice, waffle pattern white top with a great crusher appearance and very clean with just a slight bit of the typical yellowish hue these things get over time, but no spots on the top or front.  The white top is a snap-on removable piece (snap in the front).  The bullion early droop-tail cap eagle has been loosely hand-stitched in place (not snap-on).  The interior is in excellent shape though the sweatband stitch has come loose.  The lining is white with ornate white pleating.

$2200

#5348

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Luftwaffe Flight Troops White Summer EM/NCO Visor Cap

White summer visor hat for an enlisted man or NCO serving in the branch of Flight/Paratroops.  Cap body is white, waffle pattern cotton with a small rust color stain to the left front crown and some general age discoloration, as most of these white caps do.  The cap band is piped in golden yellow for flight units.  Insignia consists of a metal stamped eagle and metal wreath which is nicely formed around the cap band.  The interior is un-lined and has a sweatband that is maker marked to “Erel”.

$850

#5331

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Luftwaffe Flight Troops EM/NCO Visor Cap

Visor cap for other ranks serving in the Luftwaffe flight troops.  Cap is made from a soft, high quality blue grey wool (not tricot) and is in excellent condition with no damage or mothing.  Piping is in golden yellow and insignia is the regulation aluminum wreath and eagle.  The visor itself has a textured top surface and some impressions on the underside.  Interior is very clean with mainly soiling to the soft sweatband.  The sweatshield is completely intact and maker marked to “G.A. Hoffmann”.  Underside of the sweatband is stamped for a flight school unit.

$1150

#5332

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Luftwaffe Medical Troops EM/NCO Visor Cap

Visor cap for other ranks serving in the Luftwaffe Medical units.  Cap body is made from a typical tricot blue grey wool and is in near mint condition.  Visor surface is in excellent condition, underside has a small abrasion and chip to green paint.  Interior is in very good to excellent condition though most of the sweatshield is gone.  Cap lining is maker marked under sweatshield area as well as size stamped “57”.

$1300

#5270

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Luftwaffe Officers Erel Visor Cap

This is a beautiful Pekuro Luft officers in near perfect condition displaying that typical Pekuro tall peak.  Cap body is a nice, high quality tricot with no damage or issues and is adorned with bullion insignia, also near perfect.  The interior shows some soiling to the sweatband, but otherwise the condition is as nice as the exterior.  The sweatshield is completely intact and reveals the Pekuro maker mark underneath along with the tailor/distributor marking.

SOLD

#5193

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Luftwaffe Officers Erel “Privat” Visor Cap

Well worn and service used Luftwaffe officers visor cap by Erel.  Cap body is constructed in a very fine quality tricot blue-gray wool and is in very good condition with a nice saddle shape.  There is some wear to the bullion piping with the reed rod protruding through the mesh in several areas. The bullion insignia shows some wear and corrosion and is consistent with other wear. The interior shows a considerable amount of wear and the mint green lining typical of the “Privat” series has faded to a brownish hue (though still green in the hidden areas).  The sweatshield is long ago broken away, but the sweatband is intact.  Nice, salty visor with a great shape.

$1200

#4715

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Luftwaffe Reich Air Control Service enlisted/NCO Visor Cap

Standard blue-gray service visor for an enlisted man or NCO in the Reich Air Control.  Cap body is a flawless blue gray wool piped in green for Reich Air Control.  Cap is badged with aluminum eagle and wreath and a leather chinstrap.  Interior is maker marked to “Carl Halfar” of Berlin, size marked “56 ½” and is date stamped “Juli 1937” under the sweatband.  Sweatband shows some moderate staining in the forehead area, but is otherwise intact with no issues.  Very clean hat in excellent condition.

$2040

#4716

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Luftwaffe Officers Visor Cap

Nicely peaked Luftwaffe officers visor cap by Erel.  Cap body is constructed in a very fine quality tricot blue-gray wool showing a minor amount of wear.  The hat is decorated with aluminum chincords, bullion hand embroidered cap eagle and wreath/cockade, all of which show wear and age consistent with the cap. Visor is clean with a bit of wear on the rim from thumb/forefinger removal.  Interior shows regular wear and soiling but no damage and sweatshield is intact. This cap originally had an RLB eagle (?) and was replaced with a correct Luft eagle.

$812

#4717

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Luftwaffe Medical Service enlisted/nco Visor Cap

Standard blue-gray service visor for an enlisted man or NCO in the Medical Service.  Cap body is a blue gray tricot wool piped in blue for Medical.  Cap is badged with aluminum eagle and wreath and a leather chinstrap.  Interior is maker marked to “Carl Halfar” of Berlin, size marked “56”.  Sweatband shows moderate staining around the circumference and sweatshield is intact.  Very clean hat in excellent condition.

$1440

#4718

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Luftwaffe Signals Troops enlisted/nco Visor Cap

Standard blue-gray service visor for an enlisted man or NCO in the Signals Troops.  Cap body is a blue gray tricot wool piped in brown for Signals.  Cap is badged with aluminum eagle and wreath and a leather chinstrap.  Interior is maker marked to “Albert Kempf”, size marked “54 1/2” and dated “1939”  Sweatband shows very light staining around the forehead area and sweatshield is intact.  Very clean hat in excellent condition.

$960

#4719

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Luftwaffe Flak Artillery, Unit Marked enlisted/nco Visor Cap

Standard blue-gray service visor for an enlisted man or NCO in Flak Regiment 5.  Cap body is a blue gray tricot wool piped in red for Flak.  Cap is badged with aluminum eagle and wreath and a leather chinstrap.  Interior is maker marked to “GA Hoffman”, size marked “54” and dated “1937”  Sweatband is near-mint and sweatshield is intact.  The cap is unit marked to “1. Batterie/Flak-Rgt 5” underneath the sweatband.  Minty cap!

SOLD

#4720

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Luftwaffe Hermann Goring Division enlisted/nco Visor Cap

Standard blue-gray service visor for an enlisted man or NCO in the Hermann Goring Division.  Cap body is a blue gray tricot wool piped in white for HG units.  Cap is badged with aluminum eagle and wreath and a leather chinstrap.  Interior is maker marked to “Robert Lubstein” of Berlin, size marked “57” and dated “1938”  Sweatband is near-mint and sweatshield is intact.  Gorgeous cap with no issues and in beautiful, perfect condition. 

$2500

#4721

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Luftwaffe White-Top Summer enlisted/nco Visor Cap

White summer visor hat for an enlisted man or NCO in Flak/Artillery.  Cap body is an extremely clean, white ribbed cotton with a minor stain to the front crown, but otherwise very clean.  The cap band is piped in red for Flak units.  Cap is badged with aluminum eagle and wreath and a leather chinstrap.  Interior is maker marked to “Karl Kunzi” and size marked “54” in pencil.  Sweatband is near-mint except for some black polish staining. Sweatshield is intact.  Very nice cap in clean condition. 

$1625

#4723

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Luftwaffe White-Top Summer Flying Troops piped enlisted/nco Visor Cap

White summer visor hat for an enlisted man or NCO in Flight/Paratroops.  Cap body is white, waffle pattern cotton with a few stains to the front crown and some age discoloration.  The cap band is piped in golden yellow for flight units.  Cap is badged with aluminum eagle and wreath and a leather chinstrap.  Interior is maker marked and lined in a white, artificial silk.  Sweatband is in good condition and the sweatshield is intact. 

$1625

#4724

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Luftwaffe Medical Service enlisted/nco Visor Cap

Standard blue-gray service visor for an enlisted man or NCO in the Medical Troops.  Cap body is a blue gray, very fine tricot wool piped in dark blue for Medical units.  Cap is badged with aluminum eagle and wreath and a leather chinstrap.  Interior is maker marked to “Hertlein”, size marked “60” and is in pristine condition.  Sweatband is near-mint and sweatshield is intact.  Beautiful, minty cap with no issues. 

$2160

#4268

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Luftwaffe Officers Visor Cap

Direct veteran acquisition from the family of an occupation soldier.  When found visor had an authentic Assmann SS eagle and partially placed enlisted Luft wreath as well as enlisted chin strap.  Visor appears to be pressed paper of the type appearing on Heer visors, though with a green underside.  Stiffening ring is still present, lining is pleated and hand sewn under what appears to be cheesecloth.  No sweat shield present, but interior appears to be stamped with a size 57.  Some mothing to the top above the left chin cord button and on the caps top (see photos).  Overall war-worn and a lot of character.  The front center seam is skewed to the left – off center.  Late war cap, with some restoration. (click on photo at left for additional detailed images)

 

$750

#4955

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DLV Officers Visor Cap

Aluminum piped officers visor for wear by an officer in the DLV (Deutsche Luftsport Verband), which was the early Luftwaffe created in 1933.  Cap body is blue gray fine wool with a black velvet cap band.  Insignia is all high quality hand embroidered bullion except for the cockade.  The interior shows a moderate amount of wear and soiling, though no damage, and is maker marked to “C. Roth”.  Very clean hat showing just minor wear and age.

$2640

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The Kriegsmarine

 

 

#5355

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Kreigsmarine Blue Visored Cap with Cloth Visor

Dark blue wool visored cap for Unteroffizier serving in the Kriegsmarine.  This particular example is very rare in that it has a cloth visor (instead of vulkanfiber).  Insignia consists of celleon embroidered eagle and wreath with a metal cockade.  Cap body has a mohair capband and is adorned with a leather chinstrap. Interior shows quite a bit of wear and some damage to the sweatband.

$6200

#5172

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“Aviso Grille” Crew Cap

Sailor’s cap for crew members of the Aviso Grille, which as many of you know was Hitler’s private yacht, which had a complement (crew) of 248.  Cap is in excellent condition, constructed of dark navy blue wool with a cap band reading “Aviso Grille” and attached tally.  The interior is lined in dark blue cotton fabric with a few tiny holes and maker mark and size stamped.  The sweatband is a nice, pliable leather in very good condition.  The metal eagle device is missing.

$2850

#5034

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Kriegsmarine U-Boat Commander White Top and Blue Top Visor Cap Grouping

A pair of blue and white top visors for the rank of Korvettenkapitan.  The caps are a grouping to a single officer who has some U-Boat history, though there is no paper provenance. The white top is an Erel, very clean top and interior with intact sweatshield. The blue visor has no visible maker marking and shows a moderate amount of wear.

White Top SOLD

 

Blue Top is $3600

 

#4704

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Kriegsmarine Tropical Officers Visor Cap

Very rarely encountered tropical visor cap for an officer in the Kriegsmarine.  Cap is constructed of the highest quality in a khaki ribbed cotton material with a cloth billed visor.  Insignia is celleon hand embroidered over a khaki backing and gold colored celleon chincords affixed with a gold KM button at each end.  Interior of cap is maker marked and has owners name in perforated letters on the sweatband.  Interior shows a moderate amount of wear but has no major issues.  Exterior is very clean.  This cap is featured in several reference books.

SOLD

#4705

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Kriegsmarine Officers White Top “Crusher” Visor Cap

Nicely aged and shaped white top visor for wear by staff officers and Korvettenkapitan through Kommodore officers.  Standard cap body of dark blue/black mohair cap band with a unique “crusher” cloth visor.  Visor is decorated with an 18mm row of gold embroidered oakleaves, signifying the rank class.  Cap band has gold celleon embroidered wreath and white top has a gilt metal eagle attached.  White top has some even staining across the top, but fairly clean on the front crown and undersides, which is typical of age on these white caps.  This cap is a Kreigsmarine crusher and never had a chinstrap.

$5175

#4706

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Kriegsmarine Administrative Officers Visor Cap

White top visor for wear by Administrative (Beamte) officers up to the rank of Captain.  Standard cap body of dark blue/black cloth bill and mohair cap band adorned with silver chin cord, which was regulation for Beamte officers beginning in May of 1936.  Cap band has silver embroidered wreath/cockade and white top has a silver colored metal eagle attached.  White top has some even staining across the top, but fairly clean.  The interior is in excellent condition and is lined in the often seen deep blue artificial silk lining common to the Kriegsmarine.

$2520

#4707

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Kriegsmarine Administrative Officers Visor Cap

Blue top visor for wear by administrative officers.  Standard cap body of dark blue/black mohair cap band with a silver, bullion age darkened chinstrap.  Visor is a soft, pliable leather similar to a crusher.  Cap band has gold bullion embroidered wreath and blue top has a gold bullion embroidered eagle attached.  Interior is unmarked and has a light brown colored artificial silk lining which shows moderate soiling and some cracking to the sweatshield.

 

$1920

#4708

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Kriegsmarine Officers Visor Cap with White Top, by Erel

Extremely mint, dark blue visor for wear by staff officers and Leutnant zur See through Kapitanleutnant ranks. Standard cap body of dark blue/black cloth bill and mohair cap band with leather chinstrap.  Visor is decorated with a 7mm scallopped gold border.  Cap band has gold bullion embroidered wreath and a gilt metal eagle attached.  Separate white top is very clean with just minor wear and soiling.  Cap is made by Erel O.K.K. Berlin, double marked and size stamped “57”.  Very rare and desirable Erel cap.

$6555

#4709

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Kriegsmarine Officers Visor Cap

Blue top visor for wear by staff officers and Korvettenkapitan through Kommodore officers.  Standard cap body of dark blue/black cloth bill and mohair cap band with leather chinstrap.  Visor is decorated with an 18mm row of gold embroidered oakleaves, signifying the rank class.  Cap band has gold bullion embroidered wreath and blue top has a gilt metal eagle attached.  Interior has dark blue artificial silk lining and is marked OKK  Wilhelmshaven.

$4140

#4711

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Marine/SA NCO Visor Cap

Blue top visor for wear by SA Marine special formations.  Standard cap body of dark blue/black cloth bill and mohair cap band with leather chinstrap and visor.  Cap band has gold bullion embroidered wreath and blue top has a gold metal eagle attached.  Interior is unmarked and has the medium blue artificial silk lining common to Kriegsmarine caps.  Sweatband has some damage and sweatshield is missing.

 

$2990

#4712

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Kriegsmarine White Top Visorless Sailor’s Cap

Standard model 1931 enlisted ranks white topped visorless cap with “Kriegsmarine” tally.  Cap is constructed of navy blue band and canvas-like white top.  Front of white top is decorated with a gilt eagle and metal cockade.  Exterior of the white top has some stains and what appears to be blue pencil marking.  Interior of top and cap is very clean to excellent.  Cap is adorned by standard war-time issue “Kriegsmarine” tally.

 

$1560

 

 

 

 

The German Police, Political & Civil Organizations

 

 

#5407

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Hitler Youth Leaders Crusher Visor Cap

Here’s a rarely encountered item; a crusher visor cap for a Hitler Youth leader. The cap body is made from a soft twill wool in the standard brown used for the HJ, with a black velvet cap band and an enamled HJ diamond centered at the front.  The cap crown and band are piped in aluminum mesh and a silver wash eagle is centered at the top peak.  The visor itself is cloth covered using the same material as the cap.  There are holes in the cap band on each side indicating previous chin cord buttons that have been removed.  Maker marked to “Adolf Heiffer” of Stuttgart.

$6600

#5289

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White Topped Customs Officers Visor Cap and Box

White top visor cap for a Customs Officer in near-mint condition and with the original box.  Cap is a removable top that is free of any stains and retains its brite white waffle pattern fabric.  Insignia is nice, crisp silver frosted eagle and matte wreath, both in customs regulation design.  The chincord has the flecked green in the bullion weave.  Interior is extremely clean though the orange cork at the forehead has dried and is crumbling (typical).  The cap comes with the original retailers box along with a photo of the cap owner in his white summer tunic wearing this visor.

$6500

#5349

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NSDAP Orts Level Visor Cap

Visor cap for wear by political officials of the NSDAP serving at the Ortsgruppe level, as indicated by the light blue cap piping.  Cap body is a typical fine brown twill tricot wool with a dark brown velvet cap band, very clean with just light soiling and no damage.  The interior is lined in a brown rayon material and profusely stamped, with a size label of “59” inserted in the sweatshield. There is an RZM tag underneath the ersatz sweatband which is fully intact but very brittle.

SOLD

#5288

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NSDAP Kreis Level Visor Cap

1939 pattern visor cap for wear by political officials of the NSDAP serving at the Kreis level, as indicated by the white piping.  Cap body is a very fine brown twill tricot wool with a dark brown velvet cap band, both very clean and free of any damage.  Manufacturers original paper tags are attached to the metal wreath/cockade and celleon chincords. The interior is also very clean and in good condition with the exception of the ersatz sweatband which has some age cracking due to the brittle nature of the material.

$2600

#5286

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Hitler Youth Visored Cap

Brown twill wool cloth visored cap, piped in yellow for other ranks of Hitler Youth serving in the Oberbann 2 unit.  Cap is in excellent condition with just a couple of small abrasions to the cap body and a moth nip to the piping.  The leather chinstrap is still in very good condition with no cracking.  The interior top is the typical orange and brown oilcloth and shows just very light wear to the sweatband (which is marked with the owners initials).  Standard RZM tag is underneath the band.

SOLD

#5290

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Hitler Youth Ordensburg Visor Cap

Hitler Youth Officer’s visor cap serving in the Ordensburg (Order Castles) units, with bright pink piping. The cap body is in overall excellent condition with just a few tiny abrasions to the twill wool. The cap is adorned with a silver metal national emblem (which was replaced) and a standard enameled HJ triangle on the black velvet cap band. The interior is in near-mint condition and profusely stamped and maker marked to Robert Lubstein (Erel).

SOLD

#5291

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Hitler Youth Ordensburg Officials Visor Cap

An additional example of headgear worn by HJ Ordensburg, this one by higher ranking officials and piped in golden yellow for Reich level. Cap body is olive brown and made from a high grade doeskin wool.  Insignia consists of gold metal national emblem and wreath/cockade with celleon chincords. The interior shows a moderate amount of wear and may have had the sweatband repaired, but the sweatshield is intact and cap is well marked by the manufacturer. 

SOLD

#5197

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Teno Leaders Visor Cap

An absolutely mint visor cap for a high leader in the Teno organization made by the Erel. Premium quality doeskin wool cap body with incredibly well executed hand embroidered bullion insignia with high relief.  The interior is flawless and Erel marked on both the sweatband and under the sweatshield (which is also marked to the Teno org).

$5500

#5198

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Kreis Level Senior Leaders Visor Cap

Early Kreis level piped visor cap for a senior leader. Brown twill wool cap body in excellent condition with brown velvet cap band and brown visor.  Insignia consists of gold metal national emblem and gold metal wreath with silver chincords. Interior is size marked “58” and has the typical RZM label underneath the sweatband.

$3500

#4956

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Bahnschutz Officers Visor Cap

Very rare gray topped visor for an officer in the Bahnschutz.  Minty visor in very fine gray doeskin by the maker Clemens Wagner.  Cap exterior is near flawless as is the interior.  Insignia consists of aluminum eagle and hand embroidered bullion wreath.  Cap is piped in black with a black and silver flecked chincord.  Interior is maker and size marked and shows only very minor wear and age.

$3450

#4957

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Land Customs Officers Visor Cap

Field gray visor cap for an officer serving in the Zollgrenzschutz or Land Customs.  Cap is adorned with hand embroidered eagle and wreath and a green flecked chincord.  Interior is maker and size marked and has some damage to the forehead area of the sweatband.  The top of the cap has some very light mothing tracks.

$2040

#4958

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DDAC Officers Visor Cap

An officers visor for a member of the German Automobile Club (Der Deutsche Automobil Club, DDAC). Cap body is gray wool with a black cap band and silver chincords. Featured on the front is a large, bullion hand embroidered cap badge unique to the DDAC, which is an incredible example of hand embroidery workmanship. Hat has some damage to the top rear exterior, otherwise very clean inside and out. Hat is maker marked to Pekuro.

$3000

#4959

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State Forestry Service Enlisted Visor Cap

Gray green wool topped visor cap for an enlisted man serving in the State Forestry Service, or Reichsforstdienst.  Cap is the 1938 pattern with aluminum party eagle and wreath affixed to the green cap band, with a black leather chinstrap.  The cap is made by Erel and still has the original tags attached to the sweatshield.

$840

#4960

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State Forestry Service Officers “Crusher” Visor Cap

Gray green wool topped visor cap for an officer serving in the State Forestry Service, or Reichsforstdienst, in the classic “crush” style. Cap is the 1938 pattern with aluminum party eagle, hand embroidered bullion wreath and silver officer chincords.  Cap exterior is made from a heavier, field grade wool.  Interior is very clean and maker marked with the sweatshield intact.

$2280

#4923

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Hitler Youth Leaders Visor Cap

Light brown, fine tricot wool visor, piped in aluminum for a Hitler Youth Leader.  Affixed to the cap front are a very nicely aged matching set of insignia in a frosted political eagle and HJ enameled diamond.  Cap exterior is very clean and free of holes, mothing or snags.  There are a couple of light stains to the underside of the rear overhang, but not visible upon display.  Interior is clean, with sweatshield missing.  Soft sweatband is intact and has owners initial “S” attached.

$3450

#4967

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Hitler Youth Leaders Visor Cap

Light brown, fine tricot wool visor, piped around the crown in red and cap band in aluminum for a Hitler Youth Leader.  A matching set of insignia in a frosted political eagle and HJ enameled diamond are attached.  Cap exterior is very clean and free of holes, mothing or snags.  This cap was period converted to a Leaders by adding the velvet cap band.  Interior shows some heavy wear, though soft sweatband is intact and owners name is inserted under sweatshield.

$3120

#4964

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NPEA High Leader Visor Cap

Very rare cap for a High Leader in the NPEA  (National Political Educational Institute).  Cap body is a brown wool with black velvet cap band, piped in a matte aluminum.  Silver chin cords are affixed by a pebbled buttons and insignia consists of metal cockade and silver frosted eagle.  Interior is light blue artificial silk, no maker marking but RZM stamped under the sweatband.  Some moderate soiling and wear to both the lining and the sweatband.  The sweatshield has one small piece that has broken off where the name tag slips in.

$7475

#5084

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Unidentified Police Enlisted/NCO Visor

A stone mint visor cap in dark blue with light blue piping for an as yet unidentified branch of the Polizei.  The exterior of this cap is absolutely flawless and constructed of a very high quality doeskin blue wool.  A silver frosted eagle is attached to the front along with a metal cockade.  At the back of the cap band is a paper tag with price and size written in pencil and a separate size tag affixed into the chinstrap button.  The interior is equally mint and is maker-marked ot Pekuro.  The protective paper wadding is still tucked up into the interior of the hat.

$2350

#4963

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Prussian Police Officer Visor

Absolutely mint, officer visor for an officer in the Prussian polizei.  Cap body is blue gray wool with a dark green velvet cap band, piped in dark green on the crown and around the band.  Chin cord is a nicely aged and toned bullion affixed with pebbled buttons.  Insignia consists of a metal codkade and a gold eagle with swastika embedded into its chest.  Interior of cap is maker marked to Pekuro, size tagged “55” and pristine.  Visor is near flawless.

$5750

#4769

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Motorized Gendarmerie Police Officers Visor

High quality police green colored tricot wool visor, piped in white and with white cap band indicating motorized road traffic police.  Cap is decorated with Polizei silver eagle, cockade roundel and gold pebbled chinstrap buttons.  Chinstrap is gold bullion for officers ranks.  Cap body is double vented and both interior and exterior are extremely clean and in near mint condition.

$5750

#4757

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FeuerschutzPolizei Officers Visor

Fire Police visor cap piped in carmine red for an officer in the Feuerschutzpolizei.  Cap body is a heavy grade wool and is in excellent condition with no issues. Insignia consists of aluminum eagle, cockade and aluminum chincords.  Cap is made by the firm Peter Kupper, sized “58” and dated 1942 under the sweatband.  Very clean hat showing only minor wear.

 

 

$1500

#4758

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Fire Police Visor

Dark blue wool visored cap for enlisted personnel in the German Fire Police.  Cap body shows a fair amount of age and wear.  The interior has some separation of the sweatband at the back and side of the cap and quite a bit of soiling to the lining.

 

SOLD

#4761

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Schupo Polizei Officers White Top Visor

White top summer visor for an officer in the Schupo, or Protection Police.  Cap body is manufactured in the white waffle pattern and is in good, clean condition, with the typical age discoloration and soiling seen on white tops.  The interior has been period relined in a lined fabric commonly encountered in sleeves of tailored garments.

$3000

#4764

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Early Customs Police Visor

Very early, Erel Customs Police visor cap constructed of dark blue wool cap body, piped in green with a matching green cap band. Exterior of cap body, visor and chinstrap are all in excellent condition showing just minor wear.  Interior is maker marked to Erel and shows quite a bit of wear and soiling to the lining and sweatband, though there is no damage.

 

$1260

#4765

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Fire Police Officer Visor

Dark blue wool visored cap for an officer serving in the German Fire Police.  Cap body is in very good condition showing some minor wear and age.  The interior is intact and also showing a moderate amount of wear and staining to the sweatband.  The visor stitching is starting to come loose where it attaches to the cap body, but the visor is still firmly attached.

 

$375

#4766

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Polizei Motorized Gendarmerie Officer Visor

Blue visor for an Officer in the motorized Gendarmerie. Cap crown and band are piped in bright red, with a few small moth nips to piping.  Cap is maker marked to Fewegla and shows some wear to the sweatband.  Nice condition cap at a good price.

$375

#4767

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Fire Police Visor

A very nice, clean visor cap for an enlisted man in the Fire Police.  Cap body and visor are in outstanding condition and almost flawless.  Interior is maker marked to Pekuro and the owners name is inserted into the sweatshield. Mint cap.

$485

#4768

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Polizei Enlisted/NCO Gendarmerie Shako

Enlisted version of the Gendarmerie shako with light brown leather chinstrap, visor and trim and a black brush.  Exterior is very clean and the leather is in good condition.  Interior is maker marked to “Erel” and size stamped “55”.  It appears the owner may have written his name on the top, inner plate and there is also the letter “T” affixed to the sweatband.  Very nice condition with no major issues.

$1440

#4366

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Teno Officer’s Visor Cap

A rarely encountered Teno officers visor cap in a gray color rather than the typical black or feldgrau.

Cap body is constructed of a very fine, medium gray wool with a black wool center cap band.  Aluminum piping and chincords, with silver bullion insignia.  Interior has no maker marks, shows moderate wear but has an intact sweatshield with no cracks or splits and has a size tag marked “55”.

 

 

$2700

Revised Price

 

 

Field Caps and Soft Caps (overseas)

 

 

Heer (Army)

 

#5403

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Heer Artillery Enlisted Field Cap

Field grey wool field cap (feldmutze) for an enlisted man or NCO in the artillery branch of service.  A white machine woven national eagle over a green backing is hand sewn to the front of the cap as is the national cockade and red artillery piping.  The cap body is in very good condition with one small hole to the back on the wearers right side.  The interior is a brownish cotton twill and shows a moderate amount of soiling around the circumference due to sweat and one very small hole.  There are no size or maker stamps.

$495

#5354

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Heer Panzer Enlisted Field Cap

Black wool field cap (feldmutze) for an enlisted man or NCO in the panzer branch of service.  A light gray machine woven national eagle is machine-sewn to the front panel.  Lower scallop has pink soutache (for panzer) applied above an enlisted cockade.  Interior is a light grey cotton and is Lago stamped with a date of 1941 and a size stamp that is faded but looks like a 55 or 54.  The front soutache has some wear and fading but overall the cap is in very good condition.

$2200

#5211

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Heer Tropical Officers Visored Field Cap

Tailor-made, private purchase tropical field cap made for an officer serving in the tropics.  Cap body is constructed of tan cotton twill with a single grommet to each side and piped in aluminum for officer grade.  Insignia consists of a flat wire officers eagle and a bullion officers cockade, both hand-sewn to the front of the cap. The left side has a metal Edelweiss badge attached.  The interior is silk lined with a leather sweatband around the circumference of the cap and a stiffener to the front.  Very well-worn cap showing lots of character.

SOLD

#5209

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Heer Panzer M43 Visored Field Cap

Standard model M43 visored field cap for enlisted men in the panzer services.  Typical heavy black wool construcion, two button front with a grey rayon lining.  Cap is size marked “56” as well as RB numbered. Insignia is a hand stitched trapezoid and on the left side of the cap is a hand-stitched metal edelweiss.  Cap exterior is in very good to excellent condition.  The interior has a moderate amount of soiling to the forehead and circumference of the cap.

SOLD

#4648

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Heer Panzer Enlisted/NCO M43 Field Cap

Black wool visored field cap for an enlisted man or NCO in the Heer Panzer Korps.  Black M43 style standard peaked field cap with two pebbled button front, trapezoid insignia over black.  Interior is lined in brown cotton and date/maker/size marked.  Size is “56 ½”.  Moderate amount of soiling around interior forehead and circumference.  Exterior is very clean.

$2200

Revised Price

#5188

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Heer M43 Visored Field Cap

Standard model M43 visored field cap for enlisted men in the Heer.  Typical constructed heavy wool, field gray cap, two button front with a brown cotton lining.  Cap is date marked “1944” and size marked “58 ½ ”.  There is also an illegible maker or source stamp above the year. Insignia is a hand stitched trapezoid.  Cap is in very good to excellent condition with no mothing and light soiling to the interior.

$1250

#5033

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Heer Panzer Beret

Two-piece black wool beret for use with the panzer wrap uniform.  Removable soft wool top cover with a lappet at top center and machine woven wreath and national emblem, both in white, hand sewn to the front.  Cover is attached to a thickly padded crash helmet with four vents that still have removable plugs.  Sweatband is intact, oilcloth top is stiff from age, but no damage or cracks.  Helmet is maker marked to “Carl Halfar”.  Excellent condition.

$8200

#4924

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Heer Panzer Officers M43 Field Cap

Black, soft tricot wool visored field cap for an officer in the Heer Panzer Korps.  This is an extremely rare cap, made specifically for an officer, not an enlisted upgrade.  High quality wool with aluminum piping across the crown and bullion hand-applied eagle and cockade, with front panel affixed by two silver pebbled buttons.  Exterior wool is flawless. Interior is lined in soft brown cotton and maker marked.  Size is stamped “57”.  There is extensive soiling throughout the interior and the leather forehead has some damage.

$13,500

#4925

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Heer Officers M43 Field Cap

Field gray, gabardine wool visored field cap for an officer in the Heer.  High quality wool with aluminum piping across the crown and machine woven officers flatwire eagle and cockade, with front panel affixed by two silver pebbled buttons.  Exterior wool is flawless, though piping is coming apart in a couple of places and has loose threads. Interior is lined in a gray rayon with just very minor soiling.  A soft leather sweatband is sewn to the circumference of the cap.

$1800

#4649

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Heer Panzer Enlisted Overseas Cap

Field gray wool overseas cap for an enlisted man or NCO serving in the Heer panzer korps. Cap insignia consists of machine sewn mouse gray enlisted eagle over a gray backing, separate cockade and a pink soutache. Interior of the cap is a brown cotton twill size marked “58”.  Cap body and interior are in very good to excellent condition with issues.

$800

Revised Price

#4465

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Heer Tropical Visored Field Cap

Variant tropical cap in light brown with functional side skirts, secured by two silver aluminum buttons (for an officer) and non-vented.  Trapezoid insignia has the continental green backing (permissible for officers) and silver gray eagle.  Interior of cap is bright red with no visible stampings.  The cap has a lot of wear and dirt to both exterior and interior with a few small tears to the interior lining.

$2100

#4466

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Heer Afrika Korps Visored Field Cap

White cotton twill visored field cap with simulated side skirts but no vents.  Visor cardboard has been “broken” as a crusher and a tropical breast eagle has been hand sewn to the cap crown.  Interior cap lining is the same material as the exterior and has no markings, though it appears a label may have been removed from the rear.

$1080

 

 

 

 

The Luftwaffe

 

#5205

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Luftwaffe Tropical Officer Field Cap

Regulation issued, factory-made officers aluminum piped visored field cap for an officer serving in the tropics (Afrikakorps).  This is a rare, factory produced cap, NOT field made.  Standard pattern machine embroidered eagle and cockade applied with aluminum piping around the front scallop and crown.  Interior is lined in tan linen with a leather sweatband.  Two pairs of ventilation grommets on the sides.  Excellent condition.

SOLD

#4478

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Luftwaffe Hermann Goring Division Visored Bergmutze Field Cap

Blue-gray M43 visored Bergmutze style field cap, piped in white for members of the Hermann Goring units.  Insignia consists of machine embroidered cap eagle and cockade, both over a light gray backing.  Bergmutze style, single button front, with a blue-gray pebbled button.  Interior is gray cotton twill, size marked to 57.  Cap is in near perfect condition with just very light soiling to the interior forehead area.  While piping field caps was non-regulation, it was not uncommon in the HG division, as noted in Angolia’s “Uniforms and Traditions of the Luftwaffe”. This cap is also featured on pages 206-207 in the new book “Exotische”, which explores exotic and high ranking headgear from many advanced collections.

$3500

#4461

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Luftwaffe Afrika Korps Visored Field Cap

Very clean, possibly unissued tropical visored field cap for Luftwaffe personnel.  Cap is tan cotton twill with simulated side skirts and unvented.  Insignia consists of eagle and national colors cockade both over tan backing and hand sewn to the front.  The interior is a light tan cotton and is RB stamped, dated and sized.

SOLD

#4468

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Luftwaffe Officers Overseas Cap

Regulation tricot overseas cap for an officer in the Luftwaffe.  Cap insignia consists of an enlisted eagle and cockade hand sewn to the front and aluminum piping machine sewn around the scallop.  Interior of the hat is gray artificial silk and has a size stamping of “58”.  Cap body has a few snags to the right side and a small hole to the right of the cockade.  Interior shows soiling in all of the usual places but is otherwise intact.

$780

#4469

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Luftwaffe Officers Overseas Cap

Lightweight, very fine doeskin overseas cap for an officer in the Luftwaffe. Cap insignia consists of an enlisted eagle and cockade hand sewn to the front and aluminum piping machine sewn around the scallop.  Interior of the hat is a silver gray rayon material.  Cap body and interior are in very good condition with no moth damage, snags or holes.

$780

#4470

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Luftwaffe Enlisted Overseas Cap

Heavy Eskimo wool overseas cap for an enlisted man in the Luftwaffe.  Cap insignia consists of an enlisted eagle and cockade hand sewn to the front.  Interior of the hat is a gray cotton material and is maker marked to “Carl Halfar” and is a size “53”.  The cap body and interior are in very good condition with no moth damage, snags or holes and only light soiling to the interior.  Cap has dark blue piping around the crown (see photos).

$360

#4429

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Luftwaffe Female Communications Auxiliaries Overseas Cap

Nice, clean cap in faded blue-gray fine tricot wool with a machine embroidered Luftwaffe national emblem hand sewn to the front.  Twisted piping surrounds the side scallop in a light golden brown, cinnamon color.  The interior is lined in a gray, artificial silk with no maker or size markings and some very slight sweat staining.  Nice cap with no major issues, just showing some light color fading to the exposed exterior.

$650

 

 

 

 

The Kriegsmarine

 

#4473

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Kriegsmarine Tropical Visored Field Cap

French made tropical visored field cap for an officer in the Kriegsmarine.  Cap is tan cotton twill with simulated side skirts and unvented.  Insignia consists of a gold machine embroidered enlisted eagle and national colors cockade both over tan backing and hand sewn to the front.  The interior is a pale gold artificial silk with a Paris tailor mark and size stamped to 56 ½.  The exterior has light soiling and a few dark stains on the crown.  The interior has very light soiling towards the forehead area but is otherwise clean and intact.

$1560

#4464

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Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery Officers Visored Field Cap

High peaked, tailor-made visored field cap for an officer in the Kriegsmarine land-based units or coastal artillery.  Cap exterior is a very fine tricot with dark gold piping along the crown.  Insignia is a one piece eagle/cockade (the eagle may have been period colored).  Two gold, shiny non-pebbled buttons secure the front flaps.  Interior is gray herringbone pattern with dark brown leather sweatband.  Very clean cap showing some fading to age, but no damage.

$1680

 

 

 

 

 

The Waffen SS/Allgemiene SS

 

#5206

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Waffen SS Panzer Enlisted M43 Cap

Black wool M43 style cap for an enlisted man or nco in the Waffen SS Panzer troops.  Cap is standard black wool with a silver grey artificial silk/rayon lining.  Insignia is a single piece trapezoid eagle and skull correctly applied.  Front closure is secured by two bakelight buttons.  Cap is in excellent condition showing very minimal wear and no damage to the exterior.  The interior has a couple of small areas where the stitching has come loose, but no damage.

$2400

#5076

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Waffen SS Panzer Enlisted M43 Cap

Black wool M43 style cap for an enlisted man or nco in the Waffen SS Panzer troops.  Cap is later manufacture and typical of those found in Dachau at the end of the war, with the exposed cardboard on the underside of the visor.  Nice minty cap that was most likely unissued and found in the Dachau depot.  There are no size or manufacturer markings inside, but it has the typical grey lining found in these.  Hard to upgrade as this cap is flawless.

$2750

#4927

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Waffen SS Panzer Officers Field Cap

Black wool field cap for an officer in the Waffen SS Panzer troops.  Cap crown is piped in silver aluminum for officers.  Insignia consists of machine woven eagle and deaths head, separately sewn to the cap crown and lower front panel. Interior is a black rayon, and is void of any size or maker stamps.  There is a split of the rear, interior seam where the threads have come apart, otherwise this cap is in near mint condition.

 

$5800

#5294

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Waffen SS Panzer Other Ranks Field Cap

Black wool field cap for an enlisted man or nco in the Waffen SS Panzer troops.  Black wool cap body is in good condition except for a small white stain (paint?) on the crown.  Hand-sewn eagle, deaths head and pink soutache piping.  Interior is a dark charcoal cotton twill lining with no markings and some soiling around the edge of the cap on all sides.

$4800

#4928

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Waffen SS Officers Bergmutze Cap

Field gray, soft tricot mountain troops “Bergmutze” with a tall front panel and silver pebbled two button front closure.  The cap is piped in aluminum officers cord with a machine embroidered Edelweiss badge hand-sewn on the left panel and a one piece machine-woven eagle/skull trapezoid on the front.  The cap exterior is in near-mint condition with no visible flaws.  The interior is lined in a olive rayon, size marked “54” and has a leather strip sewn in the forehead area.

 

$4800

#4753

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Waffen SS Officers Mountain Cap

Gray 1940 gabardine mountain troops “Bermutze” with the signature tall front panel and brown composite two button front closure.  The cap is piped in white wool officers cord with a traditions badge on the left panel and a one piece machine-woven eagle/skull trapezoid on the front.  Cap is in mint condition.

 

SOLD

#4754

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Waffen SS Panzer Officers Field Cap

Black wool M43 pattern visored field cap for an officer in the Waffen SS Panzer Korps.  Exterior is very clean with no damage showing very minor age and wear.  Cap crown is piped in aluminum for officers and the front panel has a machine woven eagle/skull trapezoid properly sewn.  Two silver pebbled buttons attach the front closure.  Interior is a brown cotton and size stamped.

$10,500

#4755

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Waffen SS Cavalry Officers Field Cap

Field gray model 1940 standard issue field cap for an officer in the Waffen SS Cavalry.  Cap crown is piped in silver aluminum for officers and the lower front panel has the branch color of golden yellow soutache attached, signifying Cavalry troops.  Insignia consists of machine woven eagle and deaths head, separately sewn to the cap crown and lower front panel. Interior is a gray rayon, size stamped and very clean.  Extremely rare cap in near mint condition.

 

$8625

#4463

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Waffen SS Tropical Visored Field Cap

Golden tan twill tropical visor with simulated side skirts and two vents on each side.  A machine embroidered SS deaths head in gold thread is sewn to the front of the cap and a single officers aluminum pebbled button is attached via a split pin manufactured into the cap.  Interior lining is a deep, dusky red size stamped to “58” and dated to 1944.  Exterior shows light to moderate soiling.

$3220

#4426

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Allgemeine SS Enlisted Overseas Cap

Allg. SS overseas cap in black wool with a second pattern machine woven SS cap eagle in light gray over black, sewn to the front of the cap (they were also sewn on the side panel).  Sewn below the eagle is the early, pebbled totenkopf deaths head button.  Interior of the cap is a gray, artificial silk/rayon stamped size “55” and with an SS RZM tag to maker #4.  Very clean cap showing only some very light staining in the forehead area of the interior.

$3565

 

 

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The German Police, Political & Civil Organizations

 

#5402

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Gendarmerie Polizei Field Cap

Police grey-green wool visorless field cap for enlisted personnel serving in the Gendarmerie, or Rural Field Police.  Cap is 1936 pattern with orange piped crown and machine woven police eagle in white on a black backing.  The interior is a brown cotton twill and is stamped size “56” and also has a name hand-inked next to the size stamp.  Excellent condition with very little to no wear.

$395

#4428

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Bahnschutz Overseas Cap

Basic piped overseas cap for an enlisted man serving the the Bahnschutz, which was the Railway Police for the Third Reich railway system.  Cap body is a bluish-gray wool with a light gray piping across the crown seams, a white soutache across the front panel and insignia consisting of  Bahnschutz pattern eagle and cockade of national colors.  Exterior has a couple of light stains to the lower front edge which may clean off.  Interior is a maker marked and has a few brown stains.

SOLD

#4432

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SA Officers Overseas Cap

Rarely encountered aluminum piped overseas cap for an officer in the SA (Sturmabtielung).  Heavy, earth brown wool cap with silver piping surrounding the crown and a second area of piping across the front scallop.  A golden-yellow machine woven eagle trapezoid is stitched to the right front side and a brown, enamel grommet vent adorns both sides.  Interior is size marked “58” and has a RZM label affixed to the top.  Very clean cap with no damage or staining.

$2520

 

 

 

 

Kepis

 

 

#5199

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SA Standartenfuhrer of General Staff Kepi

Very rare SA kepi for the rank of a Standartenfuhrer on the General Staff.  Cap body is in excellent shape except for a two small moth nips at the left rear on the red band.  Nice age tone to the bullion twist cord piping and brocade and the leather chin strap is still intact.  The interior is near mint with the exception of a crack in the sweatband.

$6000

#4378

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“Ostland/Westfalen” Gruppe SA Kepi

SA mann’s kepi with top color for Gruppe “Ostland/Westfalen”.  Cap eagle is the early 1929 version.  Very clean twill cap body with a couple of small stains (visor and rear side) and a couple of small moth nips to the colored top. Interior has some damage to sweatband and repair marks, but otherwise fairly clean.  Maker marked to Pekuro.  Originated out of the Ed Stadnicki collection.

$1500

#4380

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“Sachsen” SA Kepi

SA Standartenfuhrer kepi with top color for Gruppe “Sachsen” with aluminum piping and litzen.  Cap eagle is the early 1929 version.  Very clean twill cap body with no damage to the cap body but two moth nips to the colored top. Interior is also very clean, stamped “3” with SA RZM tag.  Originated out of the Ed Stadnicki collection.

$2580

#4382

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Sudeten” SA Kepi

SA Staffelfuhrer to Standartenfuhrer kepi with top color for Gruppe “Sudeten” and aluminum piping.  Cap eagle is the later 1936 version.  Very clean cap with no damage to the cap body, but a couple small moth nips to the colored top. Interior is also very clean, and has Russian “Statni Film” markings.  Originated out of the Ed Stadnicki collection.

$1980

 

 

 

 

Helmets

 

 

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Heer Double Decal Parade Helmet

Lightweight aluminum parade dress helmet for a soldier in the Heer.  The helmet is in very good to excellent condition with some very minor dimples at the top of the shell and some light abrasions and scratches.  Both decals are also in very good condition with just light scratches to the surface.  Interior leather liner, ties and chinstrap are all intact and functional.  Liner is marked size “61”.

$1985

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Heer Tropical Second Pattern Pith Helmet & Goggles

Second pattern, olive pressed felt tropical helmet with goggles.  Helmet is the standard second pattern style with bright red interior stamped “JHS” on the sweatband.  This one appears to have seen wear and is soiled on the inside liner with some damage to the interior vented top.  The owners name also is inked into the sweatband.  Comes with a nice set of goggles manufactured in tan leather with tan painted metal fittings, all showing wear from use.

SOLD

#5201

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Heer M42 Helmet

Heer model 42 helmet with a camo swirl pattern and single decal.  Helmet shell is an Eisenhutten-Thale and is size marked “ET64” and lot number “1624”.  The liner is intact and size marked “57”, but missing the ties and chinstrap.

 

SOLD

#5202

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Heer M40 Helmet

Heer model 40 helmet with a two color camo pattern.  The remnants of an eagle decal under the paint can be seen with a loupe on the left side. Helmet shell is an Emailerwerke-Fulda and is size marked “EF64”.  The liner is intact but missing the ties and the size stamps are no longer visible.  Standard chinstrap is intact though leather shows cracking.

 

$2000

Revised Price

#5203

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Heer M40 DAK Helmet

Heer model 40 helmet with a tropical camo pattern.  The remnants of an eagle decal under the paint can be clearly seen on the left side. Helmet shell is a Nickelwerke and is size marked “NS66”.  The liner and chinstrap are both present and intact showing heavy wear.

 

$2500

Revised Price

#5204

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Heer M40 Helmet

Heer model 40 helmet with a three color camo pattern.  No visible decals or remnants. Helmet shell is an Eisenhutten-Thale and is size marked “ET64” and lot number “4800”.  The owners name is hand painted in the shell in white paint.  Liner and chinstrap are intact.

$2500

Revised Price

 

 

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#5045

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Heer Panzer Officer’s Visor Cap by “Holters”

If you like the best, here is a “Holters” made officer visor cap piped in a very bright pink for Panzer troops. The cap body is a very soft, high quality doeskin wool and is in excellent condition with absolutely no flaws. Insignia consists of an aluminum eagle, a hand embroidered bullion wreath with metal cockade and silver aluminum bullion chincords.  There is one small hole in the cap band at the back of the cap, which is the only exterior flaw. The interior shows some minor wear but is otherwise in great condition and still has an intact sweatshield.

SOLD

#5046

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Heer Infantry Officer’s Visor Cap

An almost stonemint Heer Infantry officers visor cap by the small cap-maker “Beschorner”.  The cap is a very soft, extremely high quality doeskin wool in mint condition.  Insignia consists of an aluminum eagle and hand embroidered bullion wreath with metal cockade and aluminum officers chincord and pebbled buttons. The interior is mint with a 100% clean, intact and minty sweatshield.  The cap is absolutely flawless except for a crack in the sweatband at the forehead area where some idiot pulled it down to look underneath.  There is a reason why sometimes you can’t do “under the hood” pictures!!!!

SOLD

#5047

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Heer Panzer Officer’s Visor Cap

Another great Panzer officer’s visor, this one by the well known maker “Clemens Wagner”. The cap body is a very fine tricot wool and is in excellent condition with absolutely no flaws.  In fact the entire exterior is mint. Insignia consists of an aluminum eagle and wreath with metal cockade and silver aluminum bullion chincords.  I would also rate the interior very high, at a near-mint as there is some very light soiling to the sweatband and you can see a slight shadow on the lining where the owners name tag used to sit.  Sweatshield is 100%.

SOLD

#5048

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Heer Field Police Crusher Cap

This is something you don’t see too often…an orange piped Heer crusher visor for the Field Police units.  Cap body is a coarser grade of doeskin wool but is very clean with no issues.  The cap band has a couple of holes in the wool toward the back of the cap, as well as for chincord buttons on the side.  The leather visor has some very nice crazing to it.  Insignia is non-standard for a crusher and consists of hand embroidered bullion eagle, wreath and cockade.  The interior is in excellent condition with some slight discoloration to the lining and the sweatshield missing but maker marked on the lining.

SOLD

#5020

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Heer Transport/Supply Officer’s Visor Cap

Another minty cap, this one a light bluegray piped visor for an officer serving in the Transport/Supply branch of service.  The cap body is a medium grade doeskin and is in perfect condition with no flaws. Insignia consists of aluminum eagle, wreath and cockade with silver aluminum bullion chincords. Visor surface and underside are very clean with just slight wear on the underside.  The interior is a yellow/cream artificial silk lining maker marked to “Engelhorn & Shirm” with an intact sweatshield.  Some wear and staining around sweatshield, with owners initials applied in metal disks.

SOLD

#5021

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Heer Panzer Officer’s Visor Cap

If you like a “been there” cap with some honest wear and a nice, saddle shape, check this piece out. The cap body is a coarse wool and is in excellent condition with no flaws. Insignia consists of an aluminum eagle,  a hand embroidered bullion wreath with metal cockade and silver aluminum bullion chincords. Visor is black vulkan fiber with a high gloss surface.  The interior is a gray artificial silk/cotton mixture and is maker marked to “Erwin Freudemann” with an intact sweatshield.  The sweatband  has a few cracks from wear and is somewhat brittle.  Nice cap, with a  great saddle shape!

SOLD

#5022

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Heer Artillery Officer’s Visor Cap

An excellent to near-mint condition visor for an officer serving in the Artillery service. The cap body is a very fine grade doeskin wool and is in excellent condition with no flaws. Insignia consists of hand embroidered bullion wreath and eagle, metal cockade and silver aluminum bullion chincords. Visor surface is very clean and high gloss.  The interior shows a moderate amount of soiling from wear, but is otherwise intact with no issues.  Cap is maker marked to “Pekuro” and has an intact sweatshield over an orange/yellow silk lining.

SOLD

#4933

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Heer Infantry Officer’s Visor Cap

Heer Infantry officers visor cap in a medium grade doeskin wool and piped in white for the service branch of infantry.  Insignia consists of silver bullion eagle and cockade with silver officers chincord and pebbled buttons. A metal jawless skull traditions badge is affixed below the eagle.  Cap exterior is very clean and in very good condition.  Interior is marked “Deutsche Wert-Arbeit” under the intact sweatshield and exhibits some damage to the sweatband, repairs having been attempted at some point in time.

SOLD

#4607

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Heer Panzer Officer’s Visor Cap

Heer panzer officers private purchase visor in a soft doeskin with a very nice peak.  Aluminum insignia and silver aluminum bullion chincords.  Visor has a very slight crazing.  Interior shows some minor to moderate soiling, particularly on the forehead area of the sweatband but all leather is still supple and has no cracking.

SOLD

$4608

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Heer General Staff Officer’s Visor Cap

Bright carmine piped Heer officers visor for an officer in the General Staff (or possibly Veterinary service).  Cap is a heavier grade, mid to late war wool and has a very nice saddle shape and high peak.  The only issues to the exterior are a half dozen small moth nips to the crown piping.  Cap is an Erel Extra from the Berlin Offizier Kleiderkasse and the interior is near mint condition with a clean, intact sweatshield. 

SOLD

#4609

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Heer Chaplain Officer’s Visor Cap

Violet piped Heer officers visor for a Chaplain serving in the German Army.  Cap body is a very fine, high grade tricot that is extremely clean and has no issues.  Insignia consists of a silver bullion wreath, metal cockade, aluminum eagle and bullion chin cords.  There is no cross on this cap, which was not uncommon (see Angolia’s book on the Heer, Volume II).  The interior shows quite a bit of storage age to the sweatband which is brittle and delicate.

SOLD

#4612

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Heer Forestry Service Officer’s Visor Cap

Dark Green piped Heer officers visor, with a matching dark green cap band for an officer serving in the Forestry Service.  Cap is maker Erel “Extra” and double marked on lining and sweatband.  Bullion chin cord & wreath with metal cockade and eagle.  Top of cap has some very light mothing tracks, interior is in very good to excellent condition.

SOLD

#5036

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Heer Administrative Personnel Officer’s Visor Cap

Dark Green piped Heer officers visor for an officer serving in the administrative services, in a very soft doeskin wool.  Cap has a very nice, high peak and saddle shape and has no staining or holes.  Insignia is a mix of aluminum eagle and bullion cockade.  The interior does not have a maker mark and is lined in black cotton.  Sweatshield is mostly gone except for the name tag area, which has the owners name still present.  Sweatshield is loose at forehead area and appears it may have been reattached by glue at some time.

SOLD

#5037

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Heer Infantry Officer’s Visor Cap

A well worn but not abused officers cap piped in white for Infantry.  Body of cap has even wear to the wool nap but no holes or mothing.  Top of hat has some soiling in the center.  Insignia is all aluminum with silver aluminum chincords.  Interior is maker marked to Schellenberg and shows considerable soiling from wear.  Sweatshield is 98% intact.  Sweatband shows evidence of period repairs but is otherwise intact.  A very nice field worn cap which would look great with a salty Infantry officers tunic.

SOLD

#5038

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Heer Infantry Officer’s Visor Cap

A very nice condition private purchased officer visor piped in white for the Infantry.  The cap body is a fine, doeskin wool, very clean with no issues except for a tiny hole at the back underside which cannot be seen unless you lift the underside up.  Cap is maker marked to Arno Rudorf and has the owners name tag inserted into the sweatshield, which is 99% intact. The lining is a golden artificial silk, lightly soiled. The sweatband is gepruft and unit stamped underneath and is moderately soiled but otherwise in very good condition.

SOLD

#4615

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Heer Panzer Grenadier Officer’s Visor Cap

Grass green piped visor for an officer in the Panzer Grenadier/Armored Artillery units.  This cap is made by the Otto Drittman of Dresden and exhibits the “Marke Odd” golden globe underneath an intact sweatshield.  Bullion cap eagle & wreath, metal cockade and aluminum chincord.  Cap body has a couple of small snags and some minor mothing to cap band, but nothing visually distracting..  Visor and interior of cap is excellent to near mint condition.

SOLD

 

#4616

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Heer Propoganda Troops Officer’s Visor Cap

The extremely rare, Gray piped visor for an officer serving in the Propoganda Troops.  This cap is marked “Beste Qualitat” with the initials “G” and “B”, which is an unknown maker.  Exterior of cap has one tiny hole on the cap top and some light soiling to the top as well, otherwise it is very clean with no issues.  The interior is also very clean showing moderate wear.  The sweatshield is cracked and brittle in various places.

SOLD

#4620

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Heer Medical Service & Personnel Officer’s Visor Cap

Dark blue piped visor for an officer in the Medical service.  Private purchase cap made from very fine tricot and in excellent condition with no issues.  Aluminum chincord, bullion wreath , metal cockade and cap eagle.  Interior of cap is very clean showing only light wear.  Cap owner inscribed his name in pencil on both the visor underside and the sweatband (appears to be “Harmel”).

SOLD

#4625

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Heer Cavalry Officer’s Visor Cap

Golden yellow piped visor for an officer in the Heer cavalry.  Nicely peaked cap marked to the maker “Wegener” on both the top lining as well as the sweatband.  Cap body and band are in excellent condition showing no issues.  Aluminum insignia is very clean and minty.  Interior of cap has slight to moderate wear but no damage.  Cellluloid sweat shield is intact, but cracked at all four edges.

SOLD

#4377

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Heer Panzer Officer’s Visor Cap

Very clean Heer panzer officers visor in great all around condition with no mothing or abrasions to the cap body, band or piping.  Cap fabric is a very fine doeskin and the cap overall has a nice shape with a tall peak.  Interior of cap is in very good condition with slight wear and staining, though missing the sweat shield and does not have a maker mark.  Great officers cap with a nice shape!

SOLD

#4424

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Heer Infantry Officer’s Visor Cap

Near Mint condition Infantry officers visor with a nice, tall peak.  Late war, Pekuro made cap featuring all of the typical attributes of this later style; banded, rope like piping, red grease pencil markings on the inside right front lining, no sweat shield, a ribbon like banding on the interior lining, late war rougher quality tricot and a very tall peak.  Beautiful, high quality cap in great condition.

SOLD

#5031

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Allgemeine SS EM/NCO Visor Cap

A minty black SS nco’s visor cap, piped in white.  Cap body is a very high quality tricot fine ribbed wool and is in mint condition. Cap band, visor and chinstrap are all in very good to excellent condition with visor showing minor wear around front edge. Metal eagle and skull insignia show even age and tone with beautiful silver highlights to the eagle. The interior is in mint condition and has the gold foil SS runes underneath the sweatshield.  The RZM tag is present underneath the sweatband but has come loose.

 

SOLD

#5023

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Luftwaffe White-Top Summer enlisted/nco Visor Cap for Flight

White summer visor hat for an enlisted man or NCO in the Flight branch of service.  Cap body is excellent to near-mint, white ribbed cotton with no stains or discoloration.  The cap band is piped in yellow for flight.  Cap is badged with aluminum eagle and wreath and a leather chinstrap.  Interior is maker marked to “Erel” and has a cream colored, ribbed artificial silk lining.  Sweatband and sweatshield are both intact and in excellent condition.

SOLD

#4935

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Luftwaffe Officers Visor Cap

Mint condition peaked Luftwaffe officers visor cap by Carl Halfar.  Cap body is constructed in a very fine quality tricot blue-gray wool in absolutely pristine condition.  The hat is decorated with aluminum chincords, bullion hand embroidered cap eagle and wreath/cockade, all of which are in mint condition. Visor is clean with no wear.  Interior is immaculate and carries the “Ce-Ha Prima” mark from the Carl Halfar cap making firm, along with the Luftwaffe VA distribution markings.  The original tissue paper is still inserted underneath the sweatband.  Mint!!!

SOLD

#4931

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Luftwaffe Officers Erel “Privat” Visor Cap

Near-mint, nicely crush shaped Luftwaffe officers visor cap by Erel.  Cap body is constructed in a very fine quality tricot blue-gray wool in near-mint condition with no flaws.  The hat is piped in a nicely age toned silver bullion, decorated with aluminum/silver chincords, bullion hand embroidered cap eagle and wreath/cockade, all of which are in excellent condition showing just the slightest wear and age. Visor is clean with a tiny bit of wear on the inside left rim.  Interior is also in excellent condition with a few loose threads on the sweatband forehead area.  Cap is marked as an Erel Privat….top of the line Erel.

SOLD

#4722

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Luftwaffe Officers White-Top Summer Visor Cap

White summer visor hat for an officer in the Luftwaffe.  Cap body is white waffle pattern cotton and shows some age and minor staining from use, but has a very nice, crushed shape.  It is badged with a bullion eagle, affixed to the crown via prongs through stitched loops.  The wreath is also embroidered bullion and the chincord is aluminum.  All insignia is evenly matched in age and toning.  The cap interior is maker marked to “Erel” on the sweatband and shows some minor age a leather cracking.  Nice looking officer cap. 

SOLD

#4726

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Luftwaffe Reich Air Control Service White-Top enlisted/nco Visor Cap

White summer visor hat for an enlisted man or NCO in Reich Air Control.  Cap body is white, waffle pattern cotton with a few stains to the front crown and top along with some age discoloration.  The cap band is piped in golden green for Reich Air Contorl.  Cap is badged with aluminum eagle and wreath and a leather chinstrap.  Interior is maker marked to “Schellenberg” and lined in a white, artificial silk.  Sweatband is in good condition and the sweatshield is intact.

SOLD

#4727

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Luftwaffe Signals Troops White-Top enlisted/nco Visor Cap

White summer visor hat for an enlisted man or NCO in Flight/Paratroops.  Cap body is white, waffle pattern cotton and is extremely clean with almost no staining or discoloration.  The cap band is piped in brown for Signals Troops and shows some minor moth nips.  Cap is badged with aluminum eagle and wreath and a leather chinstrap.  Interior is in near-mint condition, maker marked to “Erel” and retains the original tag and paper wadding under the sweatband.

SOLD

#4491

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Luftwaffe Officers “Erel Privat” Visor Cap

Top of the line, high quality, Luftwaffe officers visor cap manufactured be the well respected cap manufacturer Erel.  Cap body is a soft, very light tricot in blue gray with no flaws and an absolutely beautiful high peak and shape.  All piping, insignia and chin cording is also in excellent shape.  Interior of the cap is the highly desirable mint green of the Erel “Privat”, which is the signature of their highest quality cap.  Sweatshield is still intact, lining is very clean and has all the proper markings.

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#5034

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Kriegsmarine U-Boat Commander White Top and Blue Top Visor Cap Grouping

A pair of blue and white top visors for the rank of Korvettenkapitan.  The caps are a grouping to a single officer who has some U-Boat history, though there is no paper provenance. The white top is an Erel, very clean top and interior with intact sweatshield. The blue visor has no visible maker marking and shows a moderate amount of wear.

White Top SOLD

 

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#4710

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Kriegsmarine NCO Visor Cap

Blue top visor for wear by NCO’s and officer candidates.  Standard cap body of dark blue/black cloth bill and mohair cap band with leather chinstrap.  Visor is a soft, pliable crusher type.  Cap band has gold celleon embroidered wreath and blue top has a gold celleon embroidered eagle attached.  Interior is unmarked and has a light brown champagne colored artificial silk lining and shows moderate soiling.  Chin strap is non-regulation and sweatband has been reattached.

 

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#4756

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Motorized Gendarmerie Police Enlisted/NCO Visor

Very fine quality olive colored wool visor, piped in white and with white cap band indicating motorized road traffic police.  Cap is decorated with Polizei gold eagle, cockade roundel and gold pebbled chinstrap buttons.  Chinstrap is black leather for enlisted/nco ranks.  Cap body and interior are extremely clean and in near mint condition. Brown olive visors were in use by early units that were transferred over from the FJK.

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#4759

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Polizei Gendarmerie Enlisted/NCO Visor

An excellent to near mint condition visor cap for an enlisted man/nco in the Gendarmerie.  Cap body is a fine grade wool and is piped in orange around the crown and band.  The only flaws to the exterior are a few moth nips to the piping.  The interior is near flawless and is maker marked to Ludwig Vogele and size marked “58”.

SOLD

#4760

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Waterways Police White Top Visor

Very rare, summer white top visor for the waterways protection police.  White top is fairly clean with some light soiling to the top surface, but clean on the front and undersides.  Cap is maker marked to Adolf Ernst of Hannover and has a very clean interior showing soiling to the cap lining, but minor wear to the sweatband.

SOLD

#4762

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Fire Police Officers Visor

Field gray, tricot wool officers visor cap for the Fire Police, exhibiting the correct two piece officers eagle attached to the front.  Cap body shows some soiling and damage to the right front and top.  Interior shows moderate amount of wear.

SOLD

#4763

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Schupo Polizei Enlisted/NCO Visor

Well worn and used visor cap for a member of the Schupo.  Field gray wool cap body, piped in green, with some mothing to the piping, body and cap band.  Interior shows some major damage, though the sweatshield is mostly intact and has a name tag inserted.

SOLD

#4323

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Polizei Officers Visor Cap

A very nice original example of a Genderarmerie officers visor for the German Police.  Cap body is in very good condition and has a beautiful saddle shape.  Interior and sweatband show age, with some mothing to the lining and around the edge, and some cracking of the leather sweatband. The sweatshield is intact with no cracking or breakage.

 

 

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#4785

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Heer Reconn Officer’s Overseas Cap

Privately made, field gray wool overseas cap for an officer serving in Reconnaissance. Cap body is made from a very high grade, soft doeskin wool with the crown and front panel piped in aluminum for field grade officers.  Insignia is mouse gray enlisted eagle and cockade with a copper brown soutache expertly sewn to the front.  Interior is a high grade artificial silk with reinforcement around the lower edge.  High quality cap, in a very rare branch color.

SOLD

#4650

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Heer Panzer Enlisted Overseas Cap

Black wool overseas cap for an enlisted man in the Heer panzer korps. Cap insignia consists of machine sewn mouse gray enlisted eagle over a black backing, separate cockade and a pink soutache. Interior of the cap is black rayon with no maker or size markings.  Cap body and interior are in very good condition with a bit of soiling to the exterior around the eagle..  Interior condition is excellent with no soiling.

SOLD

#4568

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Heer Panzer M43 Enlisted Overseas Cap

Soft, black wool overseas cap for an enlisted man in the Heer panzer korps. Cap insignia consists of machine sewn mouse gray enlisted eagle, separate cockade and a pink soutache. Interior of the hat is a cotton twill and maker stamped to Clemens Wagner.  Cap body and interior are in very good condition with no moth damage, snags or holes.  Interior has quite a bit of soiling around the edge.

SOLD

#4623

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Heer M43 Visored Field Cap

Standard model M43 visored field cap for enlisted men in the Heer.  Typical constructed heavy wool, field gray cap, two button front with an artificial silk lining.  Cap has no maker marks and size marked “58”.  Insignia is machine stitched trapezoid.  Cap is in very good to excellent condition with no mothing or soiling.

SOLD

#4586

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Heer M43 Visored Field Cap

Standard model M43 visored field cap for enlisted men in the Heer.  Typical constructed heavy wool, field gray cap, two button front with a solid gray cotton lining.  Cap is maker marked to Bayer Mutzen of Munich and size marked “57”.  Insignia is machine stitched trapezoid.  Cap is in very good to excellent condition with no mothing or soiling.

SOLD

#4462

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Heer Tropical Artillery Officers Visor Field Cap

Olive green, cotton twill visored field cap with simulated side skirts and two brown enameled ventilation holes to each side.  Cap may be an officer upgrade with aluminum piping added to cap crown and front scallop.   Cap insignia is hand sewn and of tropical issue with a blue eagle over tan backing and the national cockade also over tan.  Red artillery branch soutache is machine stitched to the front. Interior is bright red and maker stamped to “Willy Sprengpfeil” and a size 60.

SOLD

#4425

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Heer Panzer M43 Officers Field Cap

Very salty visored field cap to an officer in the Heer Panzer Korps.  Black M43 style standard peaked field cap with two button front, trapezoid insignia over black and silver piping around the crown.  There is quite a bit of wear to the cap, including two rather large areas of grease damage to the visor and upper left crown area. The visor is also frayed on the front.  Much of the aluminum has worn off the piping cording.

SOLD

#4786

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Luftwaffe “Hermann Goring” Panzer Overseas Cap

Black wool overseas cap for an enlisted man serving in the Hermann Goring division panzer korps of the Luftwaffe.  Cap body is typical black wool used for panzer and has insignia hand applied. Cap insignia consists of a white machine embroidered Luftwaffe eagle over a black backing and cockade hand sewn to the front.  Interior of the hat is black cotton and has a size stamping of “56”.  Cap body and interior are in perfect condition with no visible issues.

SOLD

#4427

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Luftwaffe Tropical Overseas Cap

Nice, minty lightweight cotton twill tropical cap in a light tan color for tropical use.  Luft eagle is machine embroidered in a light gray over a tan, ribbed backing.  The hand stitched cockade has a very nice tan colored padding behind the white outer circle of the rosette and is hand stitched into place.  Interior is maker/date stamped, but no size.  Extremely clean cap in near mint condition with just a little bit of soiling to the top of the cap, most likely from handling and storage.

SOLD

#4431

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Kriegsmaring Coastal Artillery Overseas Cap

A somewhat salty overseas cap for the land based Kriegsmarine enlisted men in the Coastal Artillery.  Cap body is a field gray wool that shows much age and wear to the nap as well as several moth holes in the top folds of the crown.  Hand sewn machine embroidered gold eagle on a gray backing and hand sewn cockade.  Yellow soutache is machine sewn to the front and all insignia shows nice even ageing.  Interior is maker marked and stamped with a size “58”.

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#4506

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Police Enlisted Overseas Cap

1942 pattern visorless field cap for an enlisted man in the Genderarmerie, or rural German Police. Cap body is in police green wool with orange piping across the crown.  A machine woven national emblem of the police pattern is sewn to the front panel.  Cap is sized, but no maker mark.  The exterior is very clean with no snags, holes or mothing.  The interior does have one small tear to the fabric but is otherwise clean.

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#4467

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Police Officers Overseas Cap

1942 pattern visorless field cap for an officer in the German Police. Cap body is police green and of very fine doeskin with aluminum piping along the scallop. An aluminum thread machine embroidered Police officers eagle is machine sewn to the front.  Interior of cap is a pale green cotton and size marked to “58”.  A partial green leather sweatband is sewn to the front forehead area.  This cap is in near mint condition inside and out.

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#4430

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Reichsbahn Overseas Cap

Red piped, navy blue overseas cap for personnel serving with the Reichsbahn (railway service) in a fine tricot wool that is near mint condition with no issues and still retaining a nice bright red to the piping.  Interior of the cap is equally clean and bears the maker stamp of “Peter Kupper” and is size stamped “59”.  If you collect Reichsbahn, you probably won’t find a nicer cap, from a desirable maker.

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#4433

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RAD Enlisted Overseas Cap

An unpiped post 1940 overseas cap in brown wool for the RAD (labor service), with embroidered enlisted insignia sewn to the front.  Cap is in very good to excellent condition with no moth damage, rips or tears to the exterior, and a very clean interior with no sweat stains.  Size marked “56” and RB numbered.

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#4269

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Heer Winter Fur Cap

Vintage Heer “Pelzmutzen”, which after ’42 became rather popular on the Eastern front.  While common to find them in use after the war, it is rare to find one that still has the national eagle attached to the front (both pinned and sewn).  Cap is rabbit fur and field gray wool.  Well marked inside.  Another veteran family acquisition. 

 

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#5167

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Heer Transitional Helmet

Standard reissue transitional Heer helmet in good condition with originally applied single decal and chin strap.  Helmet shell and tan leather liner are both marked.

 

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