HG-10c Army Administration Officer’s Private Purchase Visor Cap by Wilhelm Welhausen An interesting cap with a few signs that tell us that it is of late-war production. The body of the cap is produced in a very soft doeskin wool that is near excellent with only minor wear and a tiny nip on the wearer’s right side. The peak is dramatically swept back and quite high, giving a classic saddle shape to the cap. The forest green piping, for Administrative personnel, is excellent. A dark green badge cloth centerband is seen, this checks out just fine. The insignia features a leichtmetall (aluminum) Army eagle that is excellent with all of its silver finish intact. Also seen is a bullion wreath (minor wear) and a nickel/silver finished metal cockade with a red felt bull’s eye. The Officer style, bullion chincord is original but possibly a replacement to this cap. The diameter of the cord is a bit large and doesn’t quite fit properly over the silver finished pebbled aluminum buttons. It stays put just fine and is not in any danger of coming loose. The late-war visor has a matte black finish that has a few minor surface scratches. The underside of the visor is black as well. The top lining of the interior is lined in an off white silk material. The sides are lined in a like color ribbed cloth. There is a clear, diamond shaped moisture shield which contains the maker’s motto and information. This was produced by Wilhelm Welhausen of Hannover-Kassel. The maker’s name is also embossed onto the grey leather sweatband. This shows some minor wear and is loose at the front, by the visor. There are a few very small rips as well. The cap is a size 56. An above average example overall and priced to sell!
- Item #: HG-10c