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A Schirmmütze Heeres General by Erel. It is constructed out of the highest quality field grey doe skin wool, with a dark green center band and gold bullion piping. Attached to the obverse is a die stamped, aluminum based, gold gilded army generals cap eagle and multi piece vented cockade and wreath. To the sides are two peened on multi piece aluminum/steel gold gilded pebbled side buttons that hold the golden bullion chin cord in place. The front also features a black lacquered visor peak with a cross hatched cream underside. The interior features a tan sweatband that is marked in silver “EREL Patent Stirnschutz” along with a golden silk lining. The eagles prongs are visible. The base of the lining has a clear moisture shield over the manufacturers logo which reads, in silver: “Offizier Kleiderkasse Berlin Ges. Gesch. Erel Berlin Sonderklasse”. The sweat band shows has minor wear to the outermost leather piece along with minor age wear/staining throughout. There is one hole and one thinning spot to the doe skin wool. Minor marks to the peak. I am being anal so you don’t have to be. You will not find a better textbook example in this kind of condition!
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