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Original WWII German Nazi Party ORTSGRUPPE LEVEL Political Leaders Visor Hat Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran

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Original WWII German Nazi Party ORTSGRUPPE LEVEL Political Leaders Visor Hat Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran. tan-colored, fine whipcord-weave, wool/rayon construction visor cap. The cap features a one-piece circular crown, piped in blue, a body with seams to each of its cardinal points, a one-piece, light brown velvet center band, also piped in blue along its upper and lower edges and whose vertical seam is to the reverse, and a chocolate brown vulcanfiber visor. The blue piping, as well as the center band color, is indicative of the political “Ortsgruppe” (Local-group) level. The interior crown wire and front vertical stiffeners are intact, giving the cap a nice “saddle form” shape with a high central peak. Fixed over the forward seam line of the body is a slightly convex, 1939 pattern, gilt-colored, stamped alloy eagle which clutches a wreathed, mobile swastika in its talons. Beneath it, affixed to the front and following the contours of the center band, is a 1939 pattern, gold anodized, stamped alloy oak-leaf wreath, encompassing a three-piece cockade. The wreath is comprised of eight oak leaves, each pebbled to resemble embroidery, four to either side of a simulated binding “cord” with four raised “beads” arranged vertically to its center. Alloy wreaths were worn by those holding the rank of “Hauptgemeinschaftsleiter” (roughly equivalent to a Second Lieutenant) and below. Between the center band and the visor is a gilt wire chin chord, attached over each ear by gilt washed, pebbled metal buttons. There are two wires holding the buttons in place (Added later?). The cord and button color establish the wearer as having been an “Ortsgruppenleiter” (as lower levels had silver chin cords and buttons). The chocolate brown vulcanfibre visor has a protective lacquered finish to its upper surface. The visor has some lose stitching To the interior of the cap is a wide brown leather sweatband (with a couple of tears) and a lighter gold-colored rayon lining. Sweat diamond is 70% there. Nice worn and used example showing the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided.