Very nice cap - good that you have kept it so long.
$75 - things sure have changed.........!
If you want to double your money I will pay you 150 for it, haha beautiful cap and moth free! well done!
Neil, nice piece. I wish I had hung on to the caps I bought (and found) in the seventies!
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I very carefully pulled back the liner to check the markings. HOLY SHIT! It is stamped 1. Flak Rgt. 8 Fürth 4 Battr. And above, another stamp 1. Flak Rgt. 9. I looked it up but can anyone of our esteemed members comment on this? It is not from a Berlin unit as I described, rather the cap was made there. NH
Great cap buddie.
Unit marked was formed from the Legion Condor group. Regiment 8 was the nucleus for Regiment 9. 9 was wiped out at Stalingrad. NH
Actually, in 1975 $75 bucks for a visor hat of most any kind of German military was fairly pricey. I remember seeing hats everywhere then-usually at about 35-40 dollars! If we only knew then what we know today, hey?
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
I agree, in this time, I was every year in Stuttgart fair, also Dortmund and all was original. I met Mr Peterson in this time. All was original and cheap.
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "