S031876 POLIZEI WINTER FUR CAP. (Pelzmützen)

BACKGROUND: On June 17TH 1936, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler was appointed to the newly created position of Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, (Chief of the German Police in the National Ministry of the Interior), effectively giving him full control of all police agencies within Germany. As a result of this appointment and the restructuring of all the separate German state police into a single national police force new regulations were instituted on June 25TH 1936 to bring about uniformity in dress for all police through-out the country although it wasn’t until April 1ST 1937 that it was fully implemented. As with other organizations Polizei personnel serving in colder climates were issued the standard winter fur cap.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Polizei grey/green wool construction cap with slightly mottled brown rabbit fur front, fold down side ear lugs and back panels. The side ear lugs and back panel of the cap are held in the upright position by dual off HBT, (Herring Bone Twill), rayon tie tapes. The tie tapes were also utilized for a secure closure when the side and back panels were worn in the lowered position to protect the nape of the neck and chin. The reverse of the fold down side ear lugs and back panel are lined in ribbed grey/green cotton twill. The central front fur panel can be folded downward to act as a visor if required. No insignia. The interior of the cap is fully lined in quilted, ribbed, grey cotton/rayon blend material with an internal padding. There are no longer any visible markings, they are most probably there but now obscured by age or wear. Roughly a size 55.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $299.00 (Or Best Offer)

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