Hi Guys, one of the few US items I still have.
I find it interesting that within months of being so utterly defeated that German industry could start to produce souvenir items for Allied troops in Germany. As you can see the quality of this item is really good, and might even be gold plated? Inside is all gilt.
The US XXIII Corps shoulder flash is at top left of the map.
I used to own a very similar case by the same unknown (to me) maker which had the US occupation zone and the SHAFE flash on on. I have also seen British Zone cases again from the same maker. All feature a map design to the front and usually a date.