It may have had its early badges restored at some point, but the cap is in a high state of preservation. It came from a world renowned collector and good friend.
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Attachment 788677This cap is typical of those prior to the introduction of the so called Trikotmuetzen, ca. mid 1935.
That just oozes quality--symmetry, style, and shape all in one.
Gents, this is a textbook example of why you cannot overlook the early caps.
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The black SS enlisted cap is most often found in the 1938 or 1939 variety. Such is also quite rare in the greater scheme of things, but these caps
exist as an expression of the expansion of the SS, even in the first years of the war, when new Allgemeine SS units were raised in the conquered lands, i.e. Elsass.
In the process of collecting more than one of these items, I have been able to make such observations. That is, when you compare the caps with the articles in the UM about the shortage of skilled workers, the rearmament, the preparation of the economy for war, and, of course, the growing role of the SS in the party state.
To each his own, of course, and happy hats to all!
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