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.
Panzer Overseas Cap by LAGO-Berlin
- 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 hoart-found from G. Peterson.