40th Contemporary History Auction

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Lt. Sammet - Heer Panzer "crusher" visor cap

Lt. Sammet - Heer Panzer "crusher" visor cap

LOT 50-0004
SOLD
Auction ended        14th November 2020  |  02:02 pm CET
RESULT
STARTING PRICE: EUR 1.000,00
EXCL. BUYER’S PREMIUM: 22,50 %
DESCRIPTion, DETaILS & Photos
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
LOT 50-0004
EAN 2000000501369
LOT 50-0004
PERIOD 4
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000501369
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 50-0004
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000501369
Lt. Sammet - Heer Panzer "crusher" visor cap

Description

Three caps of Leutnant Willi Karl Hans Sammet were rescued by our consignor when the family were about to dump them during a house clearance about 25 years ago. His tunics were already lost at this time.

Sammet, born on 18.5.1914, served as a Zugführer (platoon leader) 5./Panzer-Regiment 36 (14. Panzer-Division) when he was killed in action on 5.7.1941 near Piszczow. He is buried at Nowograd, Ukraine today. 

All three caps are available on the market for the first time.

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A "Feldmütze alter Art" known as a "crusher cap" worn by Leutnant Sammet. Originally attached machine-woven officer's wreath badge and eagle. Attached by hand. These are the correct insignia for a "crusher cap" like that.

Constructed with a vulcanised fibre visor. Pink piping for Panzer troops. Dark green cap band.

UNCLEANED, DUSTY & WITH COBWEBS. EXACTLY AS IT WAS FOUND!

Part of a 1941 dated "Bayerische Ostmark" newspaper inside to adjust the size of the cap. "Ausgabe Hof". "Hof" is actually a city in Bavaria very close to where his caps were found.

Celluloid diamond with maker's tag of "Otto Zillmann". Out of shape and damaged. 

Size 56. Moth damage.


Condition
3