Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Airforce) OFFICER’S VISOR CAP By EREL. (Schirmmütze) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Airforce) OFFICER’S VISOR CAP. (Schirmmütze) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Luftwaffe blue/grey, wool/rayon blend construction visor cap with a very subtle, whipcord weave features a black, horizontally ribbed, interwoven, mohair centerband, and bright, interwoven silver/aluminum piping to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband. Has one small moth nip (see photos) very light and barely visible. The front center of the cap has a hand embroidered, second pattern, Luftwaffe eagle in bright silver/aluminum wire threads with bright silver/aluminum bullion accent threads on a cut-out, Luftwaffe blue/grey wool base. The eagle is neatly handstitched to the cap. The top has some major chaffing and a repair (see photos). The front center of the centerband has a hand embroidered, winged, oak-leaf wreath in silver/aluminum wire threads, encompassing a hand embroidered national tri-color cockade. The wreath has grey and black accent threads and the national tri-color cockade is constructed in black and silver/aluminum wire threads with an a central, red wool dot. The winged wreath and cockade are mounted on a cut-out black wool base which is also hand stitched in place. The cap has an interwoven, twisted, silver/aluminum, braid, chin cord which is secured to the cap by two, small, silver washed, pebbled, alloy buttons. The cap has an extended, forward, black lacquered, vulcanfibre visor with stitched on, simulated leather trim to the forward edge. The interior of the cap is fully lined in two grades of gray cotton/rayon blend. The interior of the cap has a complete leather sweatband. Nicely maker marked to EREL the most desirable maker (see photos). Roughly a size 57. Repaired example. This cap has well used wear issues (see photos priced accordingly) Nice repaired display cap. Repaired example showing the expected age and wear overall good repaired 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! REPAIRED CONDITION! A great authentic EREL MAKER display piece for a fraction of the cost.