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US Officers Peak Cap

Article about: You dig through these old posts and your sure to find what you are looking for!!! We just purchased a service cap, very similar to this, and was wondering if it was authentic or not as I cou

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    G'day All

    I have been offered this peak cap but I have no idea what it is and what period, I'm only into pre '45 when it come to this type of article.
    Any one know what it is?

    Thanks
    René

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    Definitely well post WWII cap. Junior officer (2/lt thru capt.) dress cap, with band designating either engineers, or medical corps. I can't tell shade of maroon. Value maybe $50, tops.

    Bob S.

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    Quote by BobS View Post
    Definitely well post WWII cap. Junior officer (2/lt thru capt.) dress cap, with band designating either engineers, or medical corps. I can't tell shade of maroon. Value maybe $50, tops.

    Bob S.
    Thanks Bob,

    Great Help.

    Regards
    René

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    it's engineers, the button on the dress blue service cap is of the engineers.

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    the us army has worn the dress blue uniform since 1937 and the Essayons on the cap are of the Engineer corps the only unit in the us army to still retain their own buttons to present day

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    looks a LOT like a Vietnam era cap I have. Same style and all, different band though and better ranking officer than me.

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    I thought Artillery - Engineer ?

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    I missed the Engineers side buttons at first glance As for Artillery, they have a solid scarlet band, no piping.

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    The only way to tell when it was made for sure is to look at the lining and the base hat material. 1950's and earlier is wicker or a reddish very dense material like a thin masonite, post 1950's they changed to a black plastic, and post 1970 they changed to a cream colored plastic.

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    Thanks to All for your info, great work
    Regards
    René

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