S006381 EM/NCO'S M40 OVERSEAS CAP. (Feldmütze neuer Art)

BACKGROUND: The first pattern SS overseas cap was introduced in June 1934 for wear by EM/NCO’s serving with the Allgemeine-SS, (General-SS), the SS-Totenkopfverbände, (SS-Death’s Head Units), and the SS-Verfügungstruppe, (SS-Special Purpose Troops), which were to become the cadre of the Waffen-SS, (Armed-SS). In 1937 an earth grey version of the first pattern cap was introduced and worn until a second pattern overseas cap was introduced on November 1ST 1940. The M40 overseas cap was similar in cut to the Luftwaffe’s "schiffchenform", (boat-form), overseas cap and was worn for the duration of the war.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Field-grey wool/rayon blend construction M40 overseas cap with fold down side and back panels that slope gently downwards to the front center. The front center of the cap has a second pattern, (circa 1936), machine woven, SS eagle in silvery/grey threads on a cut-out, woven black rayon base. The front center of the fold down panels has a 1934 pattern, machine woven Totenkopf in silvery/grey threads with black accents threads on a cut-out woven black rayon base. Both the eagle and the Totenkopf are neatly, original, handstitched to the cap. The interior of the cap is fully lined in grey/green rayon material. The lining shows light to moderate age and usage toning. Maker marked Schmid & Menner. Size marked 60. Excellent untouched original Waffen SS cap in a nice large size.

GRADE ****1/2                             PRICE $3,589.00

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