Nice caps Tony !.....great finds, did they cost much ?
Prost 1 Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
Nice Imperial caps. I like them.
The sticky issue of value and price..... I would say they represented good value as both were examples I needed for my collection.
Both caps have that 1880s look. Certainly pre-1897.