WW2 German Luftwaffe Schirmmütze – OFFICER PILOT VISOR CAP – EREL – EXCELLENT!

$1,999.99

1 in stock

Description

You are bidding on an AMAZING used example of a 100% ORIGINAL WW2 German Luftwaffe Officer Visor Cap (Schirmmütze)!

Visor caps were a standard issue for all personnel.  Officers and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own caps and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance.  They could choose to purchase their caps from the armed forces clothing depots or privately purchase caps of higher quality.

Visor caps were a standard issue for all personnel.  The different branches of service within the army were allocated a specific, identifying, waffenfarbe, (Branch of Service Color).  With yellow being chosen for Flieger (Pilots) personnel, this was displayed as piping for EM/NCO’s and Company and Field grade officers. Officers and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own caps and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance.  They could choose to purchase their caps from the armed forces clothing depots or privately purchase caps of higher quality. 

 

Made of Blue Cotton/Rayon, this Officer Visor Cap is in SUPERB condition considering its age!  As it was worn, there are some slight marks and wear…but nothing that detracts.  It features a dark cloth center band.  The center has a full  second pattern Luftwaffe Eagle, as well as a second pattern wreath and cockade.  It has the standard silver cord chinstrap, which is secured by two pebbled buttons.  The interior of the cap is fully lined in a brushed tan rayon, however there are some slight marks/stains as you can see in the photos.  The manufacture label “Erel” is present, as well as the celluloid cover.  “Erel” is also present on the sweatband, which is fully intact.  One of the NICEST ones I have seen in awhile, it would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!

 

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