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What are these navy caps?

Article about: Bought these in Oklahoma swap meet couple weeks back because the guy said this was about 50 years old. They have writing from the lieutanent that wore this cap. He was station in Long Beach

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    usaguy
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    Question What are these navy caps?

    Bought these in Oklahoma swap meet couple weeks back because the guy said this was about 50 years old.

    They have writing from the lieutanent that wore this cap.
    He was station in Long Beach California.

    Anyone know what this is or how old?

    Price??

    Thanks, Neubauer
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    Default Re: What are these navy caps?

    USN Officer caps, in nice clean condition.

    You could remove the insignia and find the makers of the badges
    - This may help in determining their age, however they may
    be generic and unmarked.
    Some insignia makers are still in business since WWII and the
    Korean Wars though, Vanguard, Gemsco and N.S. Meyer are
    the most common.

    It's probable that they are from the late 50's or more likely
    sometime in the 60's or perhaps even later......






    Regards,





    Steve.

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    usaguy
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    Default Re: What are these navy caps?

    Thanks alot. Paid $22 for both. Good DeaL?

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    Default Re: What are these navy caps?

    Quote by usaguy View Post
    Thanks alot. Paid $22 for both. Good DeaL?
    I think it was a great price, as the metal insignia alone is sometimes $20 to $30 or more ! !
    Usually, the two-piece badges are made from sterling silver with 1/20th 10k gold plating on the anchors.

    That was a good buy !







    Regards,





    Steve.

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    usaguy
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    Default Re: What are these navy caps?

    So what you think there worth each in this condition? Theres another one i want to buy but dont know a fair price?

    Thanks steve.

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    Default Re: What are these navy caps?

    "Whatever anyone is willing to pay......" so as a collector, you want to pay
    as little as possible and get a "good deal".

    I check on-line auction sites often and record the selling prices of items
    I already own, to see what the approximate going rate is, or what
    the auction market will bear at that moment.






    Regards,




    Steve.

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    usaguy
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    Default Re: What are these navy caps?

    Well cant find any auctions but one of these hats went for $100 and it was in okay condition. So i dont know how much i would price mine since i would like to sell one of these. Thanks

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