VERY NICE WWII GERMANY ARMY TRANSPORT OFFICER’S VISOR CAP. (Schirmmütze) Certified

VERY NICE WWII GERMANY ARMY TRANSPORT OFFICER’S VISOR CAP. (Schirmmütze) Certified

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Outstanding High Quality WWII German Army Transport OFFICER’S VISOR CAP. (Schirmmütze) Certified. Visor caps were a standard item for all personnel during the Third Reich period and regulations dictated the form of dress they were to be worn with based on the individuals rank. Officer and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own caps and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance through the army’s Kleiderkasse, (Clothing Account), system. The Officers and certain senior NCO’s could choose to purchase their caps from the armed forces clothing depots or to privately purchase visor caps of higher quality. Although enlisted personnel were issued their caps from government supplies they were also permitted to purchase privately tailored caps although the price may have been restrictive. Originally the insignia worn on the visor caps consisted the Weimar Reichsheer patterns which included a blackened leather chinstrap for all ranks. In February 1927 new chin cords for Officer ranks were introduced with silver cords for the ranks of Leutnant to Oberst and gilt cords for the ranks of Generalmajor to Generalfeldmarschall. Regulations of February 26TH 1936 also permitted senior NCO’s who were Officer Candidates to wear the Officers twisted silver/aluminum chin cord on their visor caps as opposed to the standard EM/NCO’s leather chinstrap. Of Note: Both the first pattern Reichsheer era visor cap eagle and wreath were replaced with the second pattern in March 1935. The different branches of service within the army were allocated a particular identifying waffenfarbe, (Branch of Service Color), with light blue being chosen for Transport personnel which was displayed as piping on the visor cap. Of Note: Although the Transport branch of service may sound like a mundane assignment it was of the utmost importance as they were the personnel responsible for the control of all supplies to the forward troops including all vehicle fuel, and lubricant requirements as well as ammunition, animal feed and rations. Nice quality, private purchase, visor cap with a field-grey wool and rayon blend body and crown with a blue/green badge cloth centerband with light blue wool waffenfarbe piping to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband. The front center of the cap has a stamped, second pattern, zinc, national eagle. The front center of the centerband has a hand embroidered oak-leaf wreath in silver/aluminum wire threads encompassing a low relief, three piece, national tri-color cockade mounted on a cut-out, blue/green badge cloth base. The national tri-color cockade consists of a fluted black alloy base, a silver washed alloy roundel and an inserted red felt centerpiece. The roundel has lost its silver wash and reverted to the coppery tone of the base alloy. The wreath and cockade are neatly handstitched to the cap. The cap has a bright, twisted silver/aluminum chin cord which is secured in place by two, small, silver washed, pebbled, alloy buttons. The cap has a black lacquered vulcanfibre visor with a raised lip near the forward edge. The interior of the cap is fully lined in grey/green rayon. The interior crown lining has a clear celluloid sweat diamond is now gone. It is maker marked to Leu Klasse. Grey leather sweatband is mostly all present but has some tears. There is a  light mothing spot on the top but it is barely visible but we thought we should mention it. Cap is a nice large size, roughly a 60cm.   Nice untouched cap. OUTSTANDING  example showing the expected minor age and wear  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 BUT USED CONDITION! OUTSTANDING OFFICER’S  Cap!

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