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    A local dealer is selling this so i took some pics to see what you guys think! And if its good, what is it worth? Thanks!
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    It is an original US Navy Officer's cap. 'JG' (Junior Grade) or Ensign.
    I cannot tell you exactly what era it is from.

    The screw-back eagle emblem is in two pieces and is usually maker marked
    with 'Sterling' and 'gold filled' anchors. I've seen these insignias alone
    selling for $40, but the total for a complete hat is not much more,
    about $50 - $70 I'd guess.

    'N.S. Meyer' are still in the insignia making business today.
    Their stuff is the most commonly found..........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    It is an original US Navy Officer's cap. 'JG' (Junior Grade) or Ensign.
    I cannot tell you exactly what era it is from.

    The screw-back eagle emblem is in two pieces and is usually maker marked
    with 'Sterling' and 'gold filled' anchors. I've seen these insignias alone
    selling for $40, but the total for a complete hat is not much more,
    about $50 - $70 I'd guess.

    'N.S. Meyer' are still in the insignia making business today.
    Their stuff is the most commonly found..........
    Thanks Steve, i was hoping it was real, he's selling it for $55.00. Should I pop?
    ~Dean

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    Only if YOU like it and are into 'Navy stuff'. I would never tell someone to buy
    something they do not want or really like, as there is sometimes a 'buyers
    remorse' - where you are upset and wish you had not bought an item,
    or think you spent too much.

    I've also found that Navy items from almost any country aren't really big sellers
    and do not command huge prices. On the other hand, I have collected
    about 20 different US Navy Officers 'Sterling' overseas cap insignia !

    If this hat was WWII US Army, it would be more desireable,
    and fetch $100 - $150

    It is really up to you, and how you spend your 'hobby dollars' is your own
    choice. Some people 'specialize' in one or two areas because this is a
    broad field with lots of different countries and branches.

    Once, I tried to collect only WWII era 'Sterling' pilot wings, but found
    I really like ALL facets of militaria, from swords, knives and bayonets
    of all kinds, to Iron Crosses, hand grenades and helmets, etc.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Only if YOU like it and are into 'Navy stuff'. I would never tell someone to buy
    something they do not want or really like, as there is sometimes a 'buyers
    remorse' - where you are upset and wish you had not bought an item,
    or think you spent too much.

    I've also found that Navy items from almost any country aren't really big sellers
    and do not command huge prices. On the other hand, I have collected
    about 20 different US Navy Officers 'Sterling' overseas cap insignia !

    If this hat was WWII US Army, it would be more desireable,
    and fetch $100 - $150

    It is really up to you, and how you spend your 'hobby dollars' is your own
    choice. Some people 'specialize' in one or two areas because this is a
    broad field with lots of different countries and branches.

    Once, I tried to collect only WWII era 'Sterling' pilot wings, but found
    I really like ALL facets of militaria, from swords, knives and bayonets
    of all kinds, to Iron Crosses, hand grenades and helmets, etc.
    Thanks for the advise Steve. Im not much of a navy collector and if i bought it, i'd end up reselling it. The real question is," is it worth it? Is there some meat on the bone?".
    ~Dean

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    $55 is a fair price, but I don't somehow think there would be any huge resale profit.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    The hat is ww2 but the badge is 1960s era

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