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Heer General's visor cap - Erel "Frischluft"

Heer General's visor cap - Erel "Frischluft"

LOT 45-0129
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Online bidding open from        29th February – 8th March 2020
STARTING PRICE
2.500,00
GBP 2.087,75
USD 2.700,25
2500
BUYER’S PREMIUM: 22,5 %
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
LOT 45-0129
EAN 2000000435794
LOT 45-0129
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000435794
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 45-0129
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000435794
Heer General's visor cap - Erel "Frischluft"

Description

An excellent Heer General's visor cap made by Robert Lubstein. It is "EREL SONDERKLASSE EXTRA" marked to the intact celluloid diamond. Finest gold color silk lining. Intact sweat-band with minor patina and signs of wear. Again, "EREL" maker marked. 

The cap is a rare "Frischluft" example sold by EREL. It comes with a ventilation hole to both, the cap band and the cockade. Both insignia, the eagle and the wreath badge are perfectly matching in patina and finish and are certainly period time attached. The silver finish comes with a lovely patina.
Please note that earlier General's visor caps were indeed worn with silver insignia. Erwin Rommel had worn a cap like this for example.

Lovely gold color bullion piping nicely matching with the cap's chin cord.

No moth damage. A few tiny bites if you check closely.

Excellent shape. Extremely rare. Size 56.


Condition
2+