Named, Private Purchase Army Signal’s/Infantry Officer Visor Cap

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  • $ 600

Named, Private Purchase Army Signal’s/Infantry Officer Visor Cap-This quality example is produced in field gray wool that is soft to the touch and has just minor discoloration. It has a very unique look, with the peak featuring a prominent pinch. The stiffening ring was removed so it is quite flexible. The piping was originally white but a concerted effort was made a long time ago to turn this into a signal’s cap. It would make no sense for a collector to do this and as the piping has moderate discoloration it was done a long time ago. The dark green center band is good as well. The insignia is early tombac, with darkened silver finished that remain mostly intact except for on the cockade. It’s great match. The silver bullion chin cord is in great condition, remaining affixed by a pair of pebbled silver buttons. The vulkanfibre visor is in great condition, with only minor fading. The underside is worn exactly where you would want it to be! It is crosshatched and finished in a cream hue. Please see the pics though as it is very loose about ¾ of the way across. The interior is fully lined in gold ribbed rayon. The rhomboid shaped moisture shield is fully intact. The script Stirndruckfrei Deutsches Reichspatent is seen as is a paper tag that says the name Hotz. There is a leather sweatband that has lots of discoloration from wear. It remains fully intact but there are traces of glue in the forehead area. It is elaborately perforated at the front and the underside is ink stamped with unit info. The cap is a size 58. A unique and interesting cap and priced according to condition!