BACKGROUND: As with most nations, the German national postal service was a uniformed organization, whose uniform regulations were altered shortly after the NSDAP achieved political power in January of 1933.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Dark navy blue wool construction visor cap, featuring a one-piece circular crown, piped in orange and whose internal stiffening wire is still intact, a body with seams to each of its cardinal points, a one-piece center band, also piped in orange along its edges and whose vertical seam is to the reverse, and a blackened visor. Fixed to the forward seam line of the body is a stamped political-style national eagle, whose out-stretched wings have a 37mm span, and which clutches a wreathed, mobile swastika in its talons. An internal, vertical shape retainer is behind this forward seam line, giving the cap a high peak to the front. Fixed to the front of the black velvet center band is a 35mm diameter, silver-washed, stamped alloy oak leaf wreath, encircling the black painted, fluted base to a raised, polished aluminum korkarden, to whose center is a red felt "dot."Fixed by a convex metal button over each ear is a blackened, patent leather chin strap, wrapped and riveted around rectangular alloy "rings," through which then loop the main body of the strap, with two metal sliding adjustment buckles along its length. All of its metal and alloy components are also blackened. The vulcanfibre visor, with a raised lip along its forward edge, is blackened to its upper surface, and tan colored to its underside. The interior of the cap is fully lined in tan-colored oilcloth, and features an alkor sweatband. Very nice makers label to "Clemens Wagner". The cap is a size 54. Nice untouched original example.      (Ex Philippe Gillain Collection)

GRADE ****1/4                                                 PRICE $399.00  (Or Best Offer)

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