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Totally mint un-issued manufactured in 1937, this is the one that trumps all other hand embroidered skull bands, this is what they truly look like, with the most immaculate tight embroidery you ever saw, no oxidisation whatsoever, band is full length with both ends sewn over one end retaining its original silk RZM control tag maker 38 and year '37 SS. Magnificent piece!
A very handsome and rare visor in near perfect condition, white top is very clean showing only very minor discoloration, brown velvet cap band is perfect, black pipinghas no damage, visor shows minor oxsidisation under the cap cords which are dulled, insignia is near perfect with just very minor loss of gilding to the eagle, white leather liner and sweat band are in excellent supple condition with minor marking to both, RZM label behind sweat band, full center celluloid diamond,beautiful cap!
Near perfect condition approx 41cm in length, just the very high points of the superb hand embroidery show any wear at all, removed from tunic, still retains it RZM SS 23/35 silk control tag.
Cap is in rather poor condition with several issues, the photos show its shortcomings,foreign made probably Czech, many photos of the former owner some wearing this cap!! Others show the subject in black uniforms, TK pics, Thuringen cuff band in one pic, great research project some info on the possible former owner.
Awesome example of these rare caps, very desirable with field applied infantry soutache and also retaining its original RZM-SS 63 nickle TK button period field painted green most of which has worn off, to the side panel remains a factory applied eagle with backing, overall the cap is in fine condition, some moth tracking and nap loss mainly to the side flaps and a tiny nick to the front fold, inside cotton twill liner is in an almost earth brown colour really quite striking,shows only minimal wear, roof of the cap is stamped with the Clemens Wagner logo and a size stamp 56, a period safety pin remains in place to give the cap a pinched top.
M1/167 maker, not a particularly elusive maker to find,
however this one has 99.9 % of its original factory finish which is very unusual, one pin minus
Superb perfectly matching pair of tabs for sure taken from the same tunic, runes are, typically for early LAH tabs sewn with a backing cloth in blue, black and silver twist piping and runes show small loss of bullion due to oxidisation, rank pips are of the political RZM type, extermely attractive pieces of LAH history!
Very good condition some slight restoration to some of the letters and figures, original!!
Interesting cap featuring single metal button which is sewn completely through the closing flaps and liner, with no button holes in flaps.
Cap is made from several materials used and new.
BeVo cap insignia is in excellent shape.
Cotton liner shows minimal wear, having the size mark hand written in.
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