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3 U.S. Navy Officer visor caps from yard sale, need help identifying

Article about: Above are the 3 seperate visors and each are a little different from the others. They are all missing the cloth top parts as you can see. The first has the bullions insignia and oak leaves o

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    Hi Ocad, Thank you for your message and support. I have taken photos of some caps for you to view. I believe them to be originals and not repros and as you can see all of the eagles vary as I would expect from private purchase insignia. I do not recall seeing embroidered devices in any of the Base Exchanges that I visited back in the 90's. Their stock only covered standard AFES pattern insignia. It could be possible that embroidered badges were phased out at some time then reintroduced at a later date but I do not know nor can I imagine why??? Your comments and observations are welcome.

    Cheers Michael R

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    The photos show:

    1. USAF male Field Grade male cap centre and female lower right both with variation embroidered cap devices.
    2. Ditto different angle.
    3. USN male Flag Officer cap upper right and female Captain/Commander lower left. Note also the variation in the band embelishment on the two female hats.
    4. PHS male Officer cap cap centre right and female Captain/Commander centre left. Again both items vary considderably indicating to me private purchase items.
    5. Three USCG femail Auxilliary Captain/Commander hats. Although the variations in the cap devices are relatvely minor, they are still there.
    6. USAF Officer cap with unusual device? I have no idea what it is??? Do you??

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