Extremely Rare, Duty worn, Captain & Higher Officer Visor Hat, New Hampshire Highway Patrol
ARTIFACT: Extremely Rare, Duty worn, Captain & Higher Officer Visor Hat of the New Hampshire Highway Patrol. This short-lived agency from the early 2000's took over Vehicle Enforcement Laws (trucking) for the state of NH for a short period, and never was manned by more than 25 or so Troopers and Officers. The cap features a Blackinton hat badge with an enamel center that depicts the NH State Seal and reads: "STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE" in nice detail. Above a gilt brass eagle stands, wings spread and the bottom of the badge reads: "HIGHWAY PATROL". The inside of the hat features a vinyl pocket holding a paper tag that reads: "NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAY PATROL" and above the symbol for the Dept. of Safety and reads: "HIGHWAY PATROL DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY NEW HAMPSHIRE DMV'. The maker's tag reads: "MADE BY KEYSTONE UNIFORM CAP CORP. PHILADELPHIA, PA 6 7/8". The patrol hat is wool with black vinyl and gilt brass strap details around the crown, with a vinyl visor and the inside of the cap features a leather headband and silk lining.
VINTAGE: Circa early 2000's
SIZE: Tag: 6 7/8"; Measures approximately: 6 ½" ear to ear; 8" front to back; 6" front height; 9 ½"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Wool, vinyl, paper, silk, gilt brass
ATTACHMENT: Badge: Single post with screwback and stabilizer pin.
MARKINGS: "BLACKINTON GLO-D4 B629" on badge, "MADE BY KEYSTONE UNIFORM CAP CORP. PHILADELPHIA, PA 6 7/8" inside paper tag.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a police and law enforcement collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBEJX14 LFGEX3/16 STVFGEX4/17 RPAJJX17 NLEGEX6/17
CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The highway patrol cap shows minor to moderate wear, the badge shows minor wear and much of the gilt and enamel details remain intact.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.