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Ref #: R-HAD-HAT-1
A tropical field visor cap, so called "Hermann Meyer" for members of the Luftwaffe.
Light tan cotton construction with BeVo Insignia- eagle, wreath, and cockade.
Complete with neck flap and leather chinstrap.
The interior crown of the cap is lined in bright red cotton, and marked with a black ink stamp 155 number and size 55.
The cap is in overall good condition with moderate age and usage,exhibiting some minor staining and one period repaired rip.
Condition: 7
$ 2,500

Ref #: R-HAD-HAT-2
Officer's "crusher" look visor cap, in a light weight sudfront material.
The visor is the standard vulcanfiber and there is a sweat diamond intact which consists of an attractive machine woven "Deutsche Wertarbeit" label.
The material of the cap's body is cotton or linen, and even in the areas protected from the sun it has a light tropical appearance.
The metallic woven wreath/cockade was machine installed in place during the cap's construction, whereas the metallic woven eagle is originally hand sewn in place.
Overall, the cap shows its age and some wear and soiling.
The ersatz leather sweatband is intact but shows flaking and numerous small blemishes.
This is a really cool looking cap from a desirable branch and a fascinating theatre of war.
Condition: 6
$ 4,520

Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-3
Scarce Allgemeine SS officer's visor cap in used but excellent condition.
This visor cap is a classic, "textbook" piece if ever there was one.
Fine quality wool cloth with a Lindner velvet sweatband, the piping is also wool and has a few minor moth nips.
The underside of the visor bears the correct RZM SS stamp, while the black silk/rayon lining is unmarked, as it should be.
The celluloid sweat diamond is missing, but the sweatband is fully intact, perforated at the front and with the remains of orange foam padding at the forehead. RZM tag is the 1935-36 variety, as are the nicely toned and matching cupal insignia (both original to the cap).
The aluminum chin cords are held in place by two silvered, textured RZM marked buttons, originally sewn. The size is approx. a 55-56.
Condition: 8-9
Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-4
Black officer quality wool construction cap with originally applied aluminum officer piping.
BeVo type em/nco machine woven insignia Totenkopf, (Death’s Head) and SS style eagle in silver/grey threads on black rayon base.
The eagle and skull are neatly handstitched to the cap.
The interior in a typical grey/black cotton material with initial patch "UK".
Partial leather liner for the forehead.
The cap is roughly size 56-57.
The cap is in overall very good condition.
Condition: 8
$ 3,600


Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-5
Offered is a cavalry branch-piped Waffen SS officer's visor cap; an extremely rare cap in used but excellent condition!
Although branch piping on visor caps was authorized for only a brief period in 1940, photographic evidence suggests that they were procured and worn right up until 1945.
This is a privately-purchased cap by an as of yet unidentified firm which used a logo consisting of the letters CG below a bear, above Deutsche Wertarbeit. The sweatdiamond is missing, and very little of the silver foil of the logo remains, although it can clearly be seen where it was. Apart from the logo, the interior is identical to an issue "Kleiderkasse" piece.
There are several small holes in the lining, as well as a few scattered pinholes in the fieldgrey top. The piping is very slightly faded on the crown, but is otherwise quite bright, especially under the overhang.
The cords are the wartime celeon type and the insignia consists of a zinc political eagle above a zinc Overhoff skull. Both retain most of their original silver wash, and their pins do pierce the lining (there is no evidence of any other insignia having been on this cap).
It was not unusual to see SS personnel wearing the eagles of other TR organizations.
The size is about a 55-56.
Condition: 7.5 - 8
$ 14,000

Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-6
Nice quality, issued, black wool construction visor cap with a whipcord weave a black, whipcord weave centerband and white wool waffenfarbe piping to the top crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband.
The internal crown stiffening wire has been removed but internal padding and a vertical stiffener to the front center are still intact and give the cap a nice, relaxed, saddle form shape with overlapping side panels.
The cap has a blackened, leather, chinstrap with two, black painted, sliding, rectangular, sheet metal, length adjustment buckles and a central, rectangular, sheet metal, joining clip.
The chinstrap is secured to the cap by two, small, black painted, smooth finish, sheet metal buttons. Could not see any markings on the reverse of the chinstrap. The cap has a forward, extended, black lacquered, vulcanfibre visor with a raised lip near the forward edge. The orangish/tan bottom edge of the visor has a subtle, repeating diamond patterned and is well marked with black inkstamped SS runes encompassed by the initials, "RZM".
The interior of the cap is fully lined with orangish/tan oil cloth to the crown and orangish/tan cheesecloth to the body.
The crown lining has the original, clear celluloid, sweat diamond fully intact.
The crown lining beneath the sweat diamond is well marked with the gilt printed, circular bordered, outline of the SS runes encompassed by a second circular border. The interior of the cap also has a wide, tan ersatz pressed paper sweatband with ventilation perforations to the front forehead section. The sweatband is complete but has numerous tears.
Original owners name and the number "525" are hand written to one side, of the sweatband. Oilcloth RZM/SS tag is missing.
Nice inkstamped date and location to the top inside liner "Koblenz 4. 38".
The cap is in overall good condition with minimal age and usage toning.
Cap has replaced insignia which is original but does not quite match the age and condition of the cap.
Still looks great for display purposes.
Condition: 7-8
$ 4,000
Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-7
Green/grey, wool/rayon, body with a dark green velvet center band.
Insignia: stamped zinc Army eagle, wreath with three piece national tri-color cockade and two pieces construction edelweiss.
Great example of a cap that has never had the insignia moved on it.
Edelweiss mountain badge is correctly placed and has always been there.
Officer silver bullion chinstrap is affixed to the cap via two small silver finished, pebbled metal buttons.
The cap has a black vulcanfibre visor.
Interior crown of the cap is lined in oilcloth and brown leather sweatband.
The interior displays fully intact rhomboid shaped moisture shield, which has the nomenclature of the maker OFFIZIER KLEIDERKASSE BERLIN GES GESCH FRELL SONDERKLASSE.
Roughly a size 57-58.
Shows the expected age and use.
Condition: 7-8
$ 1,600
Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-8
Nice quality, private purchase, Luftwaffe blue/grey, wool/rayon visor cap.
Silver/aluminum piping to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the center band.
Front center of the cap has a hand embroidered insignia second pattern Luftwaffe eagle and Luftwaffe Adler and the winged wreath/cockade combination.
Officer silver bullion chinstrap is affixed to the cap via two small silver finished, pebbled metal buttons.
The interior of the cap is fully lined in black rayon and dark green leather sweatband.
The interior displays fully intact rhomboid shaped moisture shield, which has the nomenclature of the maker Friedrich Schweitzer Koblenz.
Cap is a very nice large size 59.
Good condition!
Condition: 7-8
$ 1,850
Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-9
Army Panzer officer’s visor cap as worn by officers of the Panzertruppen.
Field-grey wool construction body and crown.
Dark green wool centerband with pink wool waffenfarbe piping to the top crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband.
The matching eagle and kokarde are aluminum. The kokarde is early nickel silver.
The cap has a twisted, silver/aluminum chin cord secured in place by two small silver pebbled metal buttons.
The vulcanfiber visor is in good condition.
The interior of the cap is fully lined of golden/tan rayon with tan leather sweatband.
Cap shows some scattered mothing on left side of eagle and two very small holes on top of crow.
The size is approximately 56-57.
Condition: 7
$ 1,700

Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-10
SS NCO'S visor cap futures field-grey wool/tricot blend construction a wide, black wool centerband and white wool piping to the top of the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband.
Front center of the cap has a silver washed, stamped alloy, SS pattern national eagle and SS style Totenkopf, (Death’s Head).
Both the eagle and the skull retain about 70% of their silver washed finishes with small spots of moderate oxidization.
The cap has a glossy, blackened, patent leather, chinstrap with two black painted metal buttons.
The reverse of the chinstrap is well marked with the black inkstamped RZM l 34/89 (hard to read numbers) and SS runes.
The cap has a vulcanfibre visor and an orangish/ tan bottom.
The interior of the cap is fully lined with an orangish/tan cheesecloth lining to the body and an orangish/tan oil cloth lining to the crown.
The crown lining has the original, clear celluloid, sweat diamond.
Sweat diamond also has paper in Gothic Chr. Heinzmamm zabern and black ink stamped size 54 1/2
The cap is in very good condition.
Condition: 8
$ 6,000

Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-11
The German Army Group "South" had just completed its conquest of Ukraine by the end of 1941, and was in a striking distance from the home territory of the Don Cossacks. By 22/07/1942, the Axis captured all of the northern banks of the lower Don River; in the coming days they drove deep to the south, in the direction of Caucasus. By the end of that year the front-line extended along the Caucasus range in the south, where it almost reached the borders of Georgia and the outskirts of the city of Ordzonikidze; the Germans managed to occupy almost the entire homeland of Don Cossacks as well as of Kuban Cossacks. Soon the very first local Cossack volunteers began to offer their services to the Germans, with the obvious hope of restoring the past freedoms and honours assigned to Cossacks during Czardom but unceremoniously abolished by the Bolsheviks. Lieutenant Colonel von Freitag-Loringhoven (the Intelligence Officer of Army Group "South") initiated the recruitment of the first Cossacks in the Cossack homelands, to serve in Cossack units subordinated to the Germans.
One of the first such units was formed from willing Don and Kuban Cossack renegades taken prisoner near Millerovo in southern Russia (in the summer of 1942), when a Wehrmacht Captain named Kandutsch (the Intelligence Officer of the 40-th Panzer Corps) suggested that Cossack collaborators might be useful in guarding of Soviet prisoners-of-war whose large volumes made them difficult to handle while the German combat units were more urgently required for combat duties rather than guarding of prisoners. The Cossacks who enlisted were formed into the Cossack Cavalry Squadron 1/82 of the 40-th Panzer Corps, under the leadership of a Cossack Captain named Zagorodnyy (later a recipient of the prestigious Iron Cross First Class).
HAT DESCRIPTION:                         
This is a former German / Russian Cavalry Officer’s hat.
Black wool exterior band and red wool crown with silvered aluminum crossing straps and few small holes on top of crown.
The insignia is a combination of silvered aluminum eagle and silver oak-leaf wreath and cockade in silver/aluminum wire threads and hand embroidered.
The interior is fully lined in black rayon.
Brown leather sweatband is poor condition shows heavy ware.
Larhe size is roughly size 57-58.
Hard to find original Cossack chat.
Condition: 7
$ 3,000
Ref #: C-HAD-HAT-12
Army Administration Officer’s Private Purchase Visor Cap
by Max Lindner
Very fine high quality example is made of a fine quality doeskin wool.
The cap has the classic high peak and rounded saddle shaped sides.
The cap has green piping, for Mountain Troop personnel.
The center band is in a dark green badge cloth with small hole on the back of hat.
The Officer's hand embroidered insignia of silver bullion with an early nickel/silver cockade with red felt bull’s eye.
The silver celleon Officer’s double chin cord is excellent, retained to the cap via two small silver finished pebbled aluminum buttons.
The black vulkanfibre visor.
The interior is fully lined in a light green-kaki rayon material.
Clear celleon rhomboid shaped shield indicates the maker was Max Lindner of Munich.
The original brown leather sweatband has been replace and hand stitch to the cap.
Sweatband stamped 1./n.a.45 I
Condition: 7
$ 650
Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-13
SS EM/NCO’S KEPI. (Mütze) Rare, early SS black wool Kepi
The front center of the kepi has a first pattern national eagle and Prussian "Danziger" style skull and crossbones.
Kepi has a black leather chinstrap with central metal clip.
Kepi has a short black wool covered visor.
Interior crown lined in rust/tan oilcloth and original clear celluloid sweat diamond.
Lining under sweat diamond has includes manufacturer, "Peküro-Mützen".
Size inkstamped, "59".
Condition: 8

Ref #: C-HAD-HAT-14
DLV Enlisted Man's visor cap by the well known manufacturer Clemens Wagner.
Worn from c.1933-1936, this cap was the predecessor of the Luftwaffe cap and is almost identical, save for the absence of coloured branch piping, and the unique DLV insignia.
Cap exhibits little wear overall and no damage apart from two tiny moth nips to the upper row of piping.
Size approx. 57-58. Scarce.
With this hat we also have available tunic.
(pictures of the tunic in UNIFORM section reference # D-U-11).
Condition: 8
Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-15
HJ Landjahr (HJ Farm Organization) field cap.
Light tan cotton twill construction visor cap with green piped crown.
Front center of the cap has a first pattern stamped silver national eagle and on the centerband is an enameled HJ membership badge.
Brown leather chin strap is affixed to the cap via two small brown painted buttons.
The interior of the cap is fully lined in copper colored rayon and brown leather sweatband.
Cap is a very nice large size 58.
Very Good condition!
Condition: 8
$ 1,300
Ref #: D-HAD-HAT-16
Nice quality, private purchase, visor cap with a field-grey doeskin wool body white wool to crown edge.
The dark green felt centerband is near excellent with white wool top and bottom edges of centerband.
The front center of the cap has a hand embroidered national eagle and oak-leaf wreath, both in silver/aluminum wire threads and attached three piece, national tri-color cockade.
Cap has a twisted silver/aluminum chin cord which is held in place by two silver pebbled buttons.
Glossy vulkanfibre visor.
The interior of the cap is fully lined in a golden yellow very clean rayon.
The interior crown lining has a clear celluloid sweat diamond and embossed black script. Maker marked Eugen Koch Ludwigsburg.
The interior also has a tan leather sweatband.
Cap is roughly size 55.
A great, quality made cap in near excellent condition!
Condition: 8.5-9
$ 1,100