Stunning, WH (Heeres), 'M41' tropical-issue cap (ie.: 'Tropen-Einheitsfeldmütze') being a maker- (ie. 'M/43' & '0/1156/0016'-) marked and/or 56 cms.-sized example that comes in a wonderful- (ie. 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'-), condition
This is a truly very attractive - and with certainty never used- nor worn! - example of a WH (Heeres), 'M41-pattern' (but most certainly mid-war-produced!) tropical-issued field-cap (ie.: 'Tropen-Einheitsfeldmütze') being a cleary maker- (ie. 'M/43' and: '0/1156/0016'-) marked and/or 56 cms.-sized example that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'), condition. The field-cap - which is executed in 'regular'-type, greenish-tan-coloured linnen - has no damages whatsoever and is nicely maker-marked (with the clearly readable, bluish-black-coloured ink-stamp that reads: (ie. 'M/43' - '0/1160/0016' - 56) marked and thus 56 cms.-sized example (as can be seen on the pictures). The mid-war-period field-cap is medium-sized and measures approximately 56 cms. (which is a size that would fit any mannequins'-head) and shows a ('BeVo'-pattern) tan-coloured- ie. tropical-issued cap-eagle and dito cocarde, period-attached. Both insignia-pieces are executed in the 'BeVo'-weave pattern as to be expected. The cap-eagle has been (period!) attached by hand whereas the cocarde is affixed by means of a machine (something that is more often observed). The cap - which has its four undamaged and zinc-coloured- (ie. zinc-based) rivets in place - shows a neat bright-red-coloured- and/or linnen-based lining (which is standard for these caps). Moreover, does it show the articfical-leather (ie. also linnen-based-) sweatband installed (which is more often seen on these caps). The cap shows some minimal storage-age only (I deem just caused by years of storage and/or handling). Simply a very attractive - and naturally genuine! - example of a - truly scarcely encountered! - tropical-issue 'M41-pattern' field-cap that will be impossible to be upgraded and that is I deem accordingly priced!