Original VERY NICE WWII German Army (HEER) ARTILLERY OFFICER’S VISOR CAP. (Schirmmütze für Offizier) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
Original VERY NICE WWII German Army (HEER) ARTILLERY OFFICER’S VISOR CAP. (Schirmmütze für Offizier) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Nice quality, private purchase, visor cap with a field-grey doeskin wool body and crown and a blue/green badge cloth centerband with bright red wool waffenfarbe piping to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband. The internal crown stiffening wire, internal padding and a vertical stiffener to the interior front are all still intact and retain the caps oval, “Sattelform”, crown shape with a high, central, forward peak. The front center of the cap features a second pattern, (circa 1935-1945), frosty, silver washed, stamped alloy, national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in it’s talons. The eagle retains over 95% of it’s frosty silver wash and is still quite clean and bright. The eagle is secured to the cap by three, bent over prongs on the reverse. The front center of the centerband has a second pattern, (circa 1935-1945), frosty silver washed, stamped alloy, oak-leaf wreath encompassing a separate, high vaunted, three piece, stamped alloy, national tri-color cockade. The national tri-color cockade consists of a black fluted alloy base, a bright silver washed alloy, roundel and an inserted red wool center dot. Both the wreath and cockade roundel retain about 95% of their original silver washes and are secured to the cap by bent over prongs on the reverse. The cap has a twisted, silver/aluminum, chin cord which is secured in place by two, small, silver washed, pebbled, magnetic sheet metal buttons. The chin cord is nice and intact. The cap has an extended, forward, black lacquered, vulcanfibre visor with a subtly raised lip near the forward edge. The interior of the cap is fully lined in subtly textured, golden/tan rayon. The interior crown lining has a clear celluloid sweat diamond intact. The interior of the cap also has a wide, natural tan, leather sweatband, with ventilation perforations to the front forehead section with an inserted strip of orange foam rubber padding to the reverse. The sweatband is in overall very good condition with some minor moisture staining. The cap is in overall very good condition with minor age and usage toning and some light nap wear and a few light moth nips to the crown and the waffenfarbe piping. The cap is roughly size 57cm, (22 1/2″), interior diameter. Has one of the two metal owners’s initials inside “H”. Nice untouched cap. Nice example showing the expected minor age and wear overall good condition. In good but used condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic brought home by a U.S. Veteran. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Great artifact! don’t miss it! VERY GOOD CONDITION!