Patrick is also part of our small band of brothers and it's tremendous how much he now knows for one so young.
Happy Christmas to you Pat! keep up the good work.
Apropos Mollo and such, these images are what propelled me into this interest decades ago. Here was the first startling sight of the typology of SS caps in the categories of earliest, late and such. There was no internet then, nor were there hundreds of loud voices declaiming false "information," which was a blessing, really. I am glad that I became friends with Dave Delich, who wrote this article in 1969 with the examples of his tags.
This cap might be from 1935, but I am not wholly sure.