Army Panzer Officer's Visor Cap by Erel
Army Panzer Officer's Visor Cap - This fine quality private purchase cap has three rows of pink piping, with the body of the cap fabricated from a greenish-gray wool, featuring the classic high peak and rounded saddle-shaped sides. It has a forest green wool band around its circumference, fronted by a silvered aluminum wreath surrounding a cockade, the cockade with a painted black base incorporating a silvered ring and red felt centre. Immediately above on the crown is a 2nd Pattern Eagle. The visor is black vulcanfibre with a silver bullion cord above, in two rows, knotted in the appropriate-style on the sides and held in position via pebbled gilt posts on both sides. The underside of the visor is synthetic and finished in a dark shade of tan. The light tan sweatband is leather, stamped in silver ink on the left side with the "EREL Stirnschutz Patent" maker's mark, the two ends sewn together with brown thread. The dome itself has a light green rayon liner, with a clear celluloid moisture shield, stamped in silver ink on the rayon liner with a diamond-shaped insignia inscribed "GES GESCH EREL BERLIN SONDERKLASSE" in the centre, with "OFFIZIER KLEIDERKASSE BERLIN" above and "Extra" below and no owner's tag present. Overall, it measures 245 mm x 282 mm x 160 mm in height. The cap exhibits two fabric interruptions in the top row of pink piping, a 3 mm one above the crown and a 9mm one on the left side. In addition, the leather sweatband along with the green rayon underside and dome shows staining from active use. However, it continues to exhibit smooth quality in the wool, plus quality workmanship, very clean exterior, maintaining its original period look, better than extremely fine.