BACKGROUND: Forestry and hunting in Germany enjoys a long, illustrious history and tradition that continues to the present day. On July 8TH 1933 Hermann Göring was appointed as Reichsforst und Jägermeister, (National Forestry and Hunting Master), as head of the, Reichsforstamt, (National Forestry Department), in charge of administration of all aspects of forestry and hunting including the development, maintenance and conservation of all the forests and wild game within Germany. The Reichsforstamt was sub-divided into four main departments of; Gemeinde Forst Dienst, (General Forestry Service), Privat Forst Dienst, (Private Forestry Service), Heeres Forst Dienst, (Army Forestry Service), and the Luftwaffe Forst Dienst, (Air-force Forestry Service). Personnel serving in all four services were assigned a uniform which included a visor cap, with minor variations in insignia.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Nice quality, private purchase, grey/green wool construction cap with medium green wool centerband and piping to crown edge and top of centerband. Front center of cap has a stamped alloy national eagle. Front center of the centerband has a horizontal elongated, hand embroidered wreath in bright silver/aluminum wire threads with silver/aluminum bullion accents encompassing a hand embroidered national tri-color cockade in black and silver/aluminum wire with central red felt dot. Wreath and national cockade are both mounted on a cut-out green wool base. Cap has a twisted silver/aluminum chin cord attached by two, small, silver washed pebbled sheet metal buttons. Black vulcanfiber visor with raised lip to forward edge is also intact and untouched. Interior of the cap is fully lined in a combination of two grades of golden yellow rayon. Crown lining has clear celluloid sweat diamond which is fully intact . Cap has a tan leather sweatband with ventilation perforations to the front section. Cap is roughly size 56.    (Ex Philippe Gillain Collection)

GRADE ****1/4                                                 PRICE $595.00 (Or Best Offer)

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