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eMedals-Germany, Polizei. An Auxiliary Police (Polizei) NCO’s Shako by C. Pose, Berlin

Item: M0251-186

Germany, Polizei. An Auxiliary Police (Polizei) NCO’s Shako by C. Pose, Berlin

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Germany, Polizei. An Auxiliary Police (Polizei) NCO’s Shako by C. Pose, Berlin

(Polizei Tschako). Constructed of a moulded vulcanfibre body with a police green wool covering to the exterior. The body of the Shako has an extruding, humped curve reverse with a mid-brown lacquered, downward sloping front and rear vulcanfibre visors and a circular "coffee can" style top. Both the front and rear visors are secured to the Shako by a narrow horizontal strip of mid-brown lacquered leather which is machine stitched all along the bottom edge. The circular, mid-brown lacquered vulcanfibre, "coffee can", style top is also secured to the Shako by a row of horizontal stitching running through small, evenly spaced puncture holes. Each side of the Shako body has two small, screened ventilation holes situated just below the crown seam, with internal sliding vent closure panels permitting the forward vent to be closed. The front center of the Shako has a large, high relief, stamped, aluminum second pattern (circa June 1936-May 1945) police eagle emblem with outstretched wings, clutching a wreathed mobile swastika in its talons. The emblem is in turn surrounded by a richly-detailed wreath of oak leaves, and presents with an bright, clean appearance. The emblem is secured to the Shako by two small, screw-threaded retaining posts inserted through two holes in the body with retaining nuts and washers visible in the interior. The front centre of the Shako also has a small, stitch-reinforced, horizontal slash to accommodate the national tri-color cockade retaining wires. The Shako has an oval, stamped aluminum national tri-color cockade, with five silver-washed, simulated twisted ropes encompassing a single, black painted, simulated twisted rope inner edge, finishing in a single silver-washed, ribbed, inner trim with a red painted recessed centerpiece. The bottom edge of the cockade has an extended wire loop to secure it to the Shako. The Shako has a mid-brown leather chinstrap with sliding, dual, natural aluminum length adjustment buckles and natural aluminum retaining rings. The interior of the Shako has an eight-finger natural tan leather liner, with each finger presenting with six ventilation perforations. The interior crown of the Shako is stamped with a manufacturer’s mark of “C. Pose, Berlin” and the number “576”. The shako displays very minor evidence of wear from use, including some cracks to the vulcanfibre, fatigue to the leather elements, and scuffing of the police emblem, but is in an otherwise better than very fine condition.
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