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Thoughts on this Imperial Visor
Old 09-14-2017, 04:36 PM   #1
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I was wondering what you guys opinion was on this visor listed at auction. It lists it as a German 1917 Officers Cap and that it is either a late war production or a theater made piece. Any thoughts?




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Old 09-14-2017, 04:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum with your first posting. The hat looks to be original war-time to me and the poor quality red band looks like what might be expected later in the war. More detailed images would be helpful but I like it as an original hat. Others will certainly chime in.
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Thanks for welcome and the the input pauke. I'm hoping you're right. I've been searching for other late war examples to try and compare it to as well.
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:51 AM   #4
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I get a good vibe from it but the style is not one I am well versed about. The cockades are standard m1916 Bavarian and Reichs for other ranks, and not the officer variety.
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Not a one looker for me. Looks quite different from what I would expect and not what I would buy but let us see what others say.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:24 PM   #6
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It appears to be a private purchase cap. It's missing it's chinstrap. I think it's a legitimate WWI piece.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:08 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input guys. I took a chance and got it for relatively cheap. I'll post a little better pictures once I get it in hand.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:28 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input guys. I took a chance and got it for relatively cheap. I'll post a little better pictures once I get it in hand.
Congrats. I find it rather wonderful on many levels.
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