Hitler Youth Lufwaffe Flak Helpers M43 cap. HJ field cap worn by youths manning Flak guns and Search Lights. The cap is the M43 style, and is a Luftwaffe Blue/gray wool. Single darkgray painted pebbled button to the front retains about 65% of its original paint. Cap has the fold down ear flaps. On the front is the enameled HJ pin. Pin is RZM marked on the reverse and also marked M1/9. Some caps came with the BeVo HJ version, some used the pin. Cap shows its use and inside the liner shows sweat stains, but no mothing. Padded gray rayon liner has the RbNr stamp inside, with the size 58 and year 44. Its harder to find the bigger caps in HJ.
A hard to find visor, Hunting or "DJ" officers visor. A rare visor this ones very nice. Stone gray twill wool top, wih darkgreen piping and a darkgreen capband. Has the Silver Political eagle on front, and a cockade in 3-D. The cap chincord is a silver and green wire twist. There is slight moth nipping to the piping at the peak, but thats it. Liner is a yellow cotton and features the sweatdiamond intact. The sweatband is brown leather with the makers name imbossed "AUSTRIA". Behind the sweatband is the original orange sponge still intact! This is a rare visor and I have only seen a few over the years.
RAD officers overseas cap. A nice used example of the Labor Corps Sidecap. Brown twill wool, the cap features silver wire piping to the crown and the scallops. It has the enlisted version of the RAD spade handsewn to the front, these caps could have either the officers version or the enlisted version, its common to see both used. The cap does show use and some sweat staining, but its a rare cap to find. The lining is faded and is of a light pale green color, no markings inside. Its well used, but a nice example.
A hard to find Kepi. NSFK other ranks kepi. These are really tough to find and most are fakes. This one nice, original and a tailor made kepi, special order. NSFK blue wool, its piped in yellow in the crown and the scallops. Single pebbled button to the front with the NSFK winged eagle as well, one prong is mising off the eagle. Black leather chinstrap is a bit dry, but complete. Two vent holes on either side. Liner is tailor made, an off white silk with the makers name in gilt on the sweatdiamond, You canot read it clearly anymore. Has a full brown sweatband all the way around. No RZM tag never had one but inside the liner band is a faint name written in pencil! It show use, but not much, normal use, one of two small moth nips to the rear piping, thats it.
A unique M43 cap for the German Customs services. Very nice condition, green doeskin wool, in the color for Customs, has a BeVo weave Eagle "T" form to the front with the Customs eagle with the tall wing tips. Cap has the winter fold down flaps and is a single green button front. Liner is a soft orange/brown cotton material with a leather sweatband all around the inside. Nice cap.
A Red Cross Generals rank visor cap. Made of the normal Red cross gray wool, has gold bullion piping to crown only. This cap is slightly different from the issue visors, and was most likely made private this way for this man. Cap band is same material as cap, which is a slight variation of others seen. Has agetoned gold bullion chincord. Insignia consists of a thin Non-Red cross style metal Gilted wreath and the Red Cross pin. Liner is a gray silk, which shows staining, It also has a wide gray leather sweatband inside, the diamond is missing. Except for the liner, the cap is in very good shape with no mothing. A rare cap to find as there were few with this ranking!
German Postal visor cap. All Darkblue wool, has Black leather cap bill, shows some use, but still good, black chincord. Has Alum Eagle and Postal wreath on front. Cap is piped in same color blue wool. Brown leather sweatband, nice liner is oilcloth with intact sweatdiamond with size stamp 56. Has owners initials inside "E.W."
Heres not only a very rare LARGE size cap, size is 62-63. but is a private maker and of the top materials as well.
Private Forestry officials visor cap, lower ranks visor, with the black leather chin strap across the front. Made of very nice materials, has green velvet capband with a twill wool top and a lighter green piping. Cap is excellent minus one moth nip, on the top. Thats it! Matching Alum eagle and cap wreath with center mounted cockade.
Liner is really nice! Cream liner, with full sweatshield, but shield is coming loose, but its all there, also marked on the shield Stirndruckfrei Deutsches Reichpatent. Large tan leather sweatband, still has the original orange cork behind it! Private maker, cap is really nice and a rare large size!