Looks like it has been made up from some other type of cap, and/or a bunch
of parts - the eagle has been sewn down because it is missing it's
lower prong. It may be just my poor eyesight, but there seems
to be stitch holes behind the eagle in the second pic
- and I do not like the ink stamp.........!
Last edited by Walkwolf; 10-13-2011 at 07:41 PM.
It looks off to me, but you really need to check this fine thread by Bob Coleman to get the intricacies of this kind of headgear. If the answer ain't there, I'd be surprised!!
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Hi Kris, you are right to have serious doubts: it is bad.
Plain and simple.........
Not an object made by a skilled cap maker in the era prior to 1945. It is some berserk imitation of an NSDAP cap.
Not even close to an original period schirmutze
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
I am always amused when a faker puts an erroneous stamp on a piece of crap like this.
It demonstrates their stupidity.
Agreed with all of the above,
To quote Colonel Kurtz:
"...the horror...the horror...."
NEC SOLI CEDIT