The cap was reputedly found in a thrift store for a 1955 price. Or not even a 1955 price.
Those were the days...
Superb! I believe these were also made, perhaps earlier, with the cream silk lining as seen in "sonderanfertigung" caps. I'd love to see more pics...
Thanks. These images come from a well known mutual acquaintance. These are all the images I have.
I have always been intrigued by these style larger winged cap eagles ..and how they may have been relevant to the SS cap. Thankyou Friedrich for posting a photo of this example. Regards Larry
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in late 1935, which was then introduced in 1936 into wear. I found the documents to this effect and posted them years ago.
This cap was found by perhaps the leading peaked cap collector in the USA, who has a very discerning eye.
If he will furnish more images, I shall let you know in turn.
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That's also a super cap also! I think someone we know is cornering the market on these. The one above appears to have the "Vom Reichsfuhrer SS" label and the runes as usually seen beneath a celluloid diamond...