A rare cap - yellow Reich Level piping is quite scarce on Political Leader visors. This cap is in very fine condition other than for two holes, both of which are on the top panel (one along the front crown edge just above the eagle) that go through the outer layer of fabric and leave the underlying fabric layer visible (slightly lighter color than the cap exterior). The piping is bright lemon yellow, indicating a Political Leader at the Reich (National) Level, the highest of Political Administration. The cap has a nice weight and is very solidly constructed. The cover is a very fine quality light brown Trikot (twill) wool, the cap band is a medium brown very fine velvet, and the visor is dark reddish-brown. The cap has a nice shape, with well-rounded, high front crown. The piping is in very good condition with only a few minor moth nips to the crown piping at the rear, and to the top ring of the cap band piping, though this on the sides where it is not very noticeable. The cap band velvet is excellent. The top panel still has its form-giving, galvanized steel internal cap spring in place and thus retains a nice, crisp front upper edge. The cap has a handsome political eagle with the gilt finish at 100%, while the wreath is zinc with a gilt wash, the shade of gold therefore is darker on the eagle. The cockade has a nickel/silver finish, which has some toning, but the enameled swastika is excellent. The chin cords on this cap are gold celleon - nice and bright. The dark reddish-brown lacquered visor has super fine crazing has some minor marks and nicks. On a head form, this cap would make an excellent display at eye level! The cap has an approximate size 58 thin, tan colored leather sweatband, which is in fragile condition. A narrow, vertical section is missing from the right side. The light gold rayon lining is nice and tight and quite clean, with an excellent diamond shaped moisture shield. Behind the sweatband on the right rear side there is a brown RZM tag, with the Hersteller (manufacturer) listed as 4. A very sexy and quite scarce cap, which was also used by staff members at the Ordensburg schools.
- Item #: HG-117