CAP BADGE – KAISERLICHER YACHT CLUB AND TWO SMALL CHIN STRAP BUTTONS.
This is a cap badge worn by Kaiserlicher Yacht Club members on their visor caps. Kaiser Wilhelm II was the club’s head, and participated in many club activities. The oval-shaped, embroidered bullion badge measures 1 ½ x 2.” It is a much higher-quality badge than the example that we currently have on our site. The gold bullion is crisp and displays a lovely patina. The black eagle is a different type and appears on a very high-quality, multicolored, enamel shield.
Based on this cap badge’s quality, and that of the one or two we have offered in the past, it was NOT from an ordinary member’s cap. The owner was a man of taste, very likely a member of German royalty or, at the very least, the upper nobility.
Two small black buttons that measure ½” in diameter are included. They would have attached the chin strap to the cap’s front. Each button features a fouled anchor. They make a lovely addition to the cap badge. Together, they will provide a fine addition to any maritime collection.