WW2 German Wehrmacht Heer Offizier Schirmmütze – CAVALRY OFFICER VISOR CAP – LATE WAR – RARE!

$1,999.99

1 in stock

Description

You are bidding on an AMAZING used example of a 100% ORIGINAL WW2 German Heer Cavalry Offizier Schirmmütze (Officer Visor Cap)!  This is a RARE late-war type, dating around 1944/1945.

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 a Field Grey Cotton/Rayon, this Officer’s Visor Cap is in SUPERB condition considering i’s age!  As it was worn, there are some slight marks and wear throughout…but nothing that detracts.  It features a dark cloth center band.  The center has a full  second pattern Army Eagle, as well as a second pattern wreath and cockade.  It has the standard silver cord chinstrap, which is secured by two pebelled buttons.  The interior of the cap is fully lined in a RARE material, identical to the lining material of officer jacket sleeves  Some sweat marks/stains as you can see in the photos.  The leather sweatband is fully intact, but does have some slight damage.  One of the NICEST ones I have seen in a while, it would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!

  

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