PRUSSIA – SCHIRMÜTZE – OFFICER’S -REGIMENT der GARDE du CORPS
This is a consignment item. It is a Regiment der Garde du Corps officer’s schirmütze. It is the tall elegant prewar style (NOT feldgrau). Its body is made of a superior-quality white wool. A wide red trim band measuring 1 ¾” sits above the black visor. The latter shows some signs of wear and some breaks in the black lining material. The cap front’s center features the correct Reich and State officer’s kokarden. A single narrow red trim band encircles the cap’s top. The exterior shows some signs of minor soiling and age, with some very small moth tracks. They have not bloomed into full-blown moth nips. One must look carefully to see them.
The interior reveals a well-used brown leather sweatband that shows some cracks. The interior visor is brown. The cap’s golden/wheat-colored liner is a treated fabric (oilcloth) that repels moisture and lessens hair oil stains.
This is a decent visor cap, although not a great one. It is still quite attractive and desirable coming from such an elite regiment.