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SJH47 Named Erel made Luftwaffe General ranks visored cap

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Named Erel made Luftwaffe General ranks visored cap, with body constructed of blue grey colored ribbed trikot wool, having black mohair cap band, crown and borders of cap band are piped in thick non metallic gilt piping, the non metallic gilt chincord is affixed with two pebbled gilt buttons which are sewn into place, the later style composite visor with edge trimming has a crazed outer surface and a couple of minor cracks, and the hand embroidered General ranks national emblem and wreath/rosette are hand sewn into place, each piece is worked with gilt wire threads onto wool backings, the black attachment threads are visible internally, internally the pale green rayon lining has the Erel logo over which is positioned the celluloid sweat diamond and paper nametag with former owner's name, the sweat diamond is cracked and portions are missing while another crack is covered with a length of cellophane tape, the pliable brown colored leather sweatband has the embossed Erel logo, it has a tear at the left temple position, the internal pasteboard stiffener has cracking at the cap's left front and a postwar stiffener fashioned of cardboard has been placed between sweatband and the internal cap band, although service used and with light age patina, cap body is undamaged, cap size is estimated to be 57, the former owner Generalmajor Erwin Notti served with various flying units in the First World War and held various posts in the second war ending as Commander of Nahkampfschule Nellingen (Holland) from Oct.-Nov. 44 and, finally, Commander of Luftwaffenbrigade Oberrhein Nov.44-May 45, please paste the URL below for more information about this officer, wonderful cap example having great visual and historical appeal, USD $12,000

http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Personenregister/N/NottiErwin.htm

 
 

 
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