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My little cap collection so far!

Article about: Some shots of my favorite item of my entire collection, the prewar-made Wilheim Welhausen pioneer officer's cap with velvet piping, soft leather peak and all-bullion insignia: Notice that th

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    Hi guys,

    In lack of anything better to do I took out my three caps (so far) and I put them side by side, something I've never done before, as I don't display anything, period

    To the left is a decent quality officer's visor (might be an OKK-issue - it is unmarked) to an officer in the Army's medical branch, with nice cornflower blue piping. It has a tombak eagle which matches the cockade just perfectly - I find it a nice change from the standard silver ones. It is a bit out of shape, but I find that just charming - it was my first visor.

    In the middle is a somewhat more rare cap - it is a nice private purchase example of a Luftwaffe EM/NCO cap with white piping for the "Hermann Göring"-unit. It has matching aluminium insignia and a nice ribbed black rayon lining - the black cap band is also made of rayon which is typical for high-quality private purchase pieces. It is in near stonemint condition. (This cap is a little further away from the camera than the others, so it appears smaller than it is).

    To the right is my latest acquisition and my undisputed favorite of them all: A prewar Wilhelm Welhausen made pioneer officer cap of exceptional quality. The most impressive part of it in many ways is the black velvet piping (velvet piping is extremely rare). A nice touch is that the three rings of piping are all of different widths, thin at the bottom, medium in the middle and wide at the top. It has a soft leather visor and all-bullion insignia.



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    A small unimportant assembly I know, but it will grow hopefully


    Regards,

    Kenneth S-H.

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    So THAT is how you were playing! They look good, Kenneth

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    Quote by Stinschen View Post
    So THAT is how you were playing! They look good, Kenneth
    Thank you




    Some shots of the HG for all interested parties - it is in stunning condition - looks like it was made yesterday almost, smells and feels like it was made about 65 years ago, just lovely. The flash makes the piping appear a bit more white and vivid than it actually is in reality.

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    Regards,

    Kenneth S-H.
    Last edited by KSH; 02-15-2012 at 11:59 PM. Reason: Added more detailed exterior photos of HG cap

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    Hello Kenneth

    You have a fine collection ! Keep it up ...

    Kind regard
    Alex

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    Very nice indeed Kenneth, you have a good eye for quality

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Thank you guys!


    Regards,

    Kenneth S-H.

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    Very good collection of high quality headgear Kenneth, very nice and I expect it will increase over time.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    quality items.

    fab caps, I'm very jealous.

    cheers

    tony

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    Quote by Bond View Post
    Very good collection of high quality headgear Kenneth, very nice and I expect it will increase over time.





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    quality items.

    fab caps, I'm very jealous.

    cheers

    tony

    Thank you, we all have to start somewhere


    Regards,

    Kenneth S-H.

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    Some shots of the medical officer's cap:

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    Regards,

    Kenneth S-H.

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