Unique WWII WWII Luftwaffe Side Cap, as worn with Romanian Observer Badge.
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Unique WWII WWII Luftwaffe Side Cap, as worn with Romanian Observer Badge.

Code: gmnu20024lro

$795.00


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ARTIFACT: This is a Unique WWII WWII Luftwaffe Side Cap, as worn with Romanian Observer Badge Affixed.

A very unique piece, recently acquired from an old collector, who had purchased it from a 101st Airborne Veteran 25+ years ago.
The 101st Vets name has sadly been lost to time, and there is no name inside the cap, or on the back of the badge, to let us know the ID of the Luftwaffe Foreign Volunteer who wore this hat 75+ years ago. 
What we have here is a typical Issue, nicely used, Luftwaffe Other Ranks Side Cap, in wool, with cotton lining, worn in a very a-typical way: with a Romanian Air Force Observer Badge pinned to the side. 
Interestingly, this is a somewhat unique variation of the Romanian Air Force Observer Badge. Usually these are found with an upside down T pin and tube catch. This set-up is very British in construction, with a V spring pin and C catch, though definitely NOT British made. There was a German firm, B.B.&Co. that put a pin similar to this on the back of the Gallipoli Star in WWI, quite possibly the same maker. But they could not have made many. 
An excellent addition to any WWII Aviation Collection

VINTAGE: Circa WWII.

SIZE: Approximate size 7 - 7 _ (no tag).

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Badge: Cap: Wool, cotton interior; wool with cotton/silk embroidery (insignia).

ATTACHMENT: Badge: Vertical safety-style pin.

MARKINGS: N/A

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Nazi Germany collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MBBEV20 GIEX04/15/20

CONDITION: 8(Excellent): The cap shows moderate wear, no moth hole, badge shows nice patina and all the enameled area is remain intact, overall excellnt condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.