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Saxony Visor Cap Pre 1897

Saxony Visor Cap Pre 1897

Regular price $575.00 USD
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Step into history with this remarkable pre-1897 artillery officer visor cap from the Kingdom of Saxony. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this cap showcases the distinctive features of its era, offering both aesthetic charm and historical significance. What sets it apart is its lower overall height, distinguishing it from later caps, making it a truly unique find for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Made from top-quality dark blue wool, this cap boasts a large velvet black band that symbolizes the artillery. Above and below the black band, two narrow red bands accentuate its elegance. At the top, you'll find a slightly larger red band, adding a touch of grandeur. The black visor, shorter than that of later caps, preserves its original condition, adding to its authentic appeal. Completing the exterior ensemble is the correct single kokarde for Saxony, a nod to the cap's pre-1897 era.

Delving into the interior, you'll discover a complete brown leather sweatband that has withstood the test of time, albeit with minor signs of pulling in one area. The silk liner, showing its age and the marks of perspiration, bears the stamped name of the manufacturer. Additionally, a small tag proudly displays the name "Gebhardt," identifying the original owner and providing a captivating link to the past.

While there is a noticeable area of mothing along the red trim band at the top, this cap remains a superb example of a pre-1897 design, offering the added bonus of being identified to its original owner. As a collector, this cap could serve as an intriguing research project, unveiling untold stories and historical connections.

Don't miss the opportunity to own this extraordinary piece of military history—a pre-1897 artillery officer schirmütze from Saxony, meticulously preserved and ready to become a prized addition to your collection of military memorabilia.

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