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PRUSSIA – MÜTZE AND STORAGE CARTON – ENLISTED MAN – II SEEFLIEGER=ABTEILUNG. II.

SKU: 13-981

$1,095.00

This is a top-quality mütze for an enlisted Kaiserliche Marine sailor assigned to .II Seeflieger=Abteilung II. The Kaiserliche Marine had two completely different aviation arms. The older of the two was for seaplanes sporting attached floats that enabled them to land in the water. These planes came in both single-seater and two-seater configurations. Later in the war, Marine Jastas were formed that primarily fought over land in Flanders alongside their Army Jasta counterparts. The latter group’s mützen sported fine, dark-blue wool exteriors, as can be seen on our offering today. I can only find one small moth nip on it.
A silver-embossed .II Seeflieger=Abteilung II. cap tally is tied in the correct manner, allowing its twin tails to extend down from the mütze’s reverse. Inside the mütze we see that it has a well used, brown, leather sweatband. The cap definitely was worn. The mütze’s front has been folded down, and some separation is apparent where it was attached to the cap. The cap’s silk liner is in very fine condition.
The mütze comes in the original cardboard carton produced by its military effects firm, Aug. (August) Geiger. The company was well known for producing all sorts of naval officers, NCO’s, and enlisted men’s items. They had locations in Kiel (two), Wilhelmshaven, and Kiel-Wik. The carton measures 11″ in diameter and is 3″ tall. The carton is complete, but in fragile condition. Although the carton is not in the best condition, it has done its job of protecting the mütze. You are paying for condition as well as rarity.

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This is a top-quality mütze for an enlisted Kaiserliche Marine sailor assigned to .II Seeflieger=Abteilung II. The Kaiserliche Marine had two completely different aviation arms. The older of the two was for seaplanes sporting attached floats that enabled them to land in the water. These planes came in both single-seater and two-seater configurations. Later in the war, Marine Jastas were formed that primarily fought over land in Flanders alongside their Army Jasta counterparts. The latter group’s mützen sported fine, dark-blue wool exteriors, as can be seen on our offering today. I can only find one small moth nip on it.
A silver-embossed .II Seeflieger=Abteilung II. cap tally is tied in the correct manner, allowing its twin tails to extend down from the mütze’s reverse. Inside the mütze we see that it has a well used, brown, leather sweatband. The cap definitely was worn. The mütze’s front has been folded down, and some separation is apparent where it was attached to the cap. The cap’s silk liner is in very fine condition.
The mütze comes in the original cardboard carton produced by its military effects firm, Aug. (August) Geiger. The company was well known for producing all sorts of naval officers, NCO’s, and enlisted men’s items. They had locations in Kiel (two), Wilhelmshaven, and Kiel-Wik. The carton measures 11″ in diameter and is 3″ tall. The carton is complete, but in fragile condition. Although the carton is not in the best condition, it has done its job of protecting the mütze. You are paying for condition as well as rarity.

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This is a top-quality mütze for an enlisted Kaiserliche Marine sailor assigned to .II Seeflieger=Abteilung II. The Kaiserliche Marine had two completely different aviation arms. The older of the two was for seaplanes sporting attached floats that enabled them to land in the water. These planes came in both single-seater and two-seater configurations. Later in the war, Marine Jastas were formed that primarily fought over land in Flanders alongside their Army Jasta counterparts. The latter group’s mützen sported fine, dark-blue wool exteriors, as can be seen on our offering today. I can only find one small moth nip on it.
A silver-embossed .II Seeflieger=Abteilung II. cap tally is tied in the correct manner, allowing its twin tails to extend down from the mütze’s reverse. Inside the mütze we see that it has a well used, brown, leather sweatband. The cap definitely was worn. The mütze’s front has been folded down, and some separation is apparent where it was attached to the cap. The cap’s silk liner is in very fine condition.
The mütze comes in the original cardboard carton produced by its military effects firm, Aug. (August) Geiger. The company was well known for producing all sorts of naval officers, NCO’s, and enlisted men’s items. They had locations in Kiel (two), Wilhelmshaven, and Kiel-Wik. The carton measures 11″ in diameter and is 3″ tall. The carton is complete, but in fragile condition. Although the carton is not in the best condition, it has done its job of protecting the mütze. You are paying for condition as well as rarity.