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Private purchased black officer sidecap
worn by Lt Rolf O. G. Stoves (1920–2007)
PzRgt 11, PzRgt 1 and PzRgt 5

Picture taken in 1941 in Danzig, short before Operation «BARBAROSSA».

Nice quality, M38 pattern, black garbadine wool construction cap. The crown edge and the forward scalloped side panels are both piped in bright, interwoven, silver/aluminum braiding. Machine embroidered, flatwire, officer’s eagle. The front center of the fold down panels has a Luftwaffen cocade. Both the eagle and the cockade are original handstitched to the cap. The cockade is flanked by a pink rayon waffenfarbe soutache in an inverted «V» pattern. The interior of the cap is fully lined in black rayon. Leather sweatband shows lots of use. 

In the picture Lt. Stoves wears the same hat. This picture was taken in june 1941 in Danzig shortly before the beginning of the russian campaign. Lt. Stoves survived the war and joined the new German Bundeswehr in 1955. The owner got that cap straight from Mr. Stoves in 2006. All the insignia are original applied.

 

More informations about the disposition of the rest of his military estate would be much appreciated. Please click here.

 

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Panzer overseas by Robert Lubstein 1940

Nice quality, 1940 pattern, black wool/rayon blend construction cap with fold down side and back panels with gently sloping, downward scallops to the front and forward sides. As is typical, the fold down panels are handstitched in the upright position at the front center of the cap. The cap has a black painted, alloy, ventilation grommet positioned to either side, positioned just below the crown edge. The grommets retain all of their black paint. The front center of the cap has a machine woven national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in it’s talons, in white rayon threads, mounted on a cut-out, woven, black rayon base. The front center of the fold down panels has a machine woven national tri-color cockade, in black, white and red rayon threads, mounted on a woven, blue/green rayon, diamond shaped base. Both, the eagle and the cockade are neatly handstitched to the cap. The pink Soutache is removed, remains are still visible inside the scallops.

The interior of the cap is fully lined in ribbed, grey cotton/rayon blend material. The lining is profusely marked with the black inkstamped «Robert Lubstein», the size, «56», and the date, «1940» are still visible. The lining also has a blue  handwritten name inside, most likely the wearer «W. Butz». The cap is in well worn. Very nice, original cap with just the right «have been there»-look.

Panzer overseas by LAGO-Berlin

 

Nice quality, October 1935 pattern, black wool/rayon blend construction cap with fold down side and back panels with gently sloping, downward scallops to the front and forward sides. As is typical, the fold down panels are handstitched in the upright position at the front center of the cap. The cap has a black painted, alloy, ventilation grommet positioned to either side, positioned just below the crown edge. The grommets retain all of their black paint. The front center of the cap has a machine woven national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in it’s talons, in white rayon threads, mounted on a cut-out, woven, black rayon base. The front center of the fold down panels has a machine woven national tri-color cockade, in black, white and red rayon threads, mounted on a woven, blue/green rayon, diamond shaped base. Both, the eagle and the cockade are neatly handstitched to the cap. The cap also has inverted «V», pink rayon soutache flanking the cockade indicating service with the Armored troops. The soutache has been applied in the correct manner, being machine stitched in place and inserted through two small puncture holes near the bottom edge of the cap.

The interior of the cap is fully lined in ribbed, grey cotton/rayon blend material. The lining is profusely marked with the black inkstamped manufacturer’s acronym and location, «Lago-Berlin», indicating, Landes Lieferungs Genossenschaft-Berlin, (State Supply Cooperative/Association-Berlin), the size, «Größe 55», and the date, «Jahr 1941» and, «B.II. 40», within a rectangular border indicating the cap passed through the army’s clothing depot in Berlin in February 1940. The inkstamps would seem to indicate that the cap was manufactured in 1940 and issued in 1941. The lining also has, purple, blue and black handwritten and inkstamped markings. The additional markings appear to be post-war applied, museum and/or film works control markings. The cap is in overall very good condition with minor age and usage toning, and the original nap is fully retained. Very nice, original cap that comes out of the famous Hort-found from G. Peterson.

Panzer overseas by LAGO-Berlin to a Soldier J.G. (please see also his wrapper)

 

Well worn, 1940 pattern, black wool/rayon blend construction cap with fold down side and back panels with gently sloping, downward scallops to the front and forward sides. As is typical, the fold down panels are handstitched in the upright position at the front center of the cap. The cap has a black painted, alloy, ventilation grommet positioned to either side, positioned just below the crown edge. The grommets retain all of their black paint but have corroded a little bit. The front center of the cap has a hand stiched national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in it’s talons, in white rayon threads, mounted on a cut-out, woven, green rayon base. The front center of the fold down panels has a machine woven national tri-color cockade, in black, white and red rayon threads, mounted on a woven, blue/green rayon, diamond shaped base. Both, the eagle and the cockade are neatly handstitched to the cap. The cap also has inverted «V», pink rayon soutache flanking the cockade indicating service with the Armored troops (here it looks a little bit red but in fact, it is dark pink). The soutache has been applied in the correct manner, being machine stitched in place and inserted through two small puncture holes near the bottom edge of the cap. The soutache is damaged on the top. Also the national cockades has some modifications by hand.

The interior of the cap is fully lined in ribbed, grey cotton/rayon blend material. The lining is profusely marked with the black inkstamped manufacturer’s acronym and location, «Lago-Berlin», indicating, Landes Lieferungs Genossenschaft-Berlin, (State Supply Cooperative/Association-Berlin), the size, «Größe 55», and the date, «Jahr 1940» and, «B.II. 40», within a rectangular border indicating the cap passed through the army’s clothing depot in Berlin in February 1940. The inkstamps would seem to indicate that the cap was manufactured in 1940.  The Soldier has sewn his Initials (J.G.) into the inside the cap for an easier identification. The cap is in overall good, well worn condition with some age and usage toning, and the original nap is fully retained. Very nice, original cap that belonges to the same Soldier that has possesed  early Panzer Wrapper also showed on our site.

Panzer overseas of a Soldier –
wartime converted to a Officer

 

Standard issue Overseas Cap for Panzer personell modified to a Officers Cap. The soutache was removed, some rests are still visible. Also the enlistet cocarde was removed and replaced with a Officers cocarde. Eagle is hand applied and original to the cap. Size 57, worn piece. Stamp is no more readable. A very nice example of a War modified Cap that was quit common to do so.

Textbook Panzer M43 Officer cap

Textbook M 43 Officers Cap arround 1943/44. Black cloth, complete with machine stitched Bevo woven emblem, front 2 grained knobs. Top round silver piping for officers. Inside the front with leather sweatband, gray silk lining. Size approx 57th, worn piece. The typical «Einheitsfelmütze» for tank officers, Very rare.

 

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Seldom photo of a period inside-view

of a Panzer Beret. The «EREL»-Tag

can be clearly seen in the middle of the protection helmet. The shoulder-boards indicate, that this soldier belongs to the Panzer-Lehrabteilung Wünsdorf in 1937.

Panzer Beret «EREL»

Very nice and well preserved early Panzer Beret with white emblems, manufacturer Robert Lubstein (EREL). Black cloth, complete with hand stitched national eagle and emblem in the earlier white construction. The black Panzer beret/crash helmet consisted of a separate, removable beret fitted to an underlying, formed, protective crash helmet. A good point to detect an original is to look after the round beret-construction that looks like circles that are stinged together. The black Panzer beret proved impractical as wear of headphones was restricted and it was also considered unattractive, and uncomfortable which made it unpopular with the troops resulting in further production being halted as per regulations of January 15TH 1941. Due to this circumstances this berets are not often seen in such a nice condition and are seldom in general.

 

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Size examples...

Above 3 different overseas in comparison: Size 57,58, 59.