Item:
ONSV7041

Original British WWII Royal Navy Officers Visor Cap by William Forsythe with Oak Leaves & White Cover

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Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice British WWII Royal Navy Officer's Visor Cap, usually referred to as a "Peaked" cap in the U.K. It features the standard navy wool body, with some nice padding inside the crown to maintain the shape. It comes with i's correct with white cotton cover for use in the Tropics and the Summer months. The wool topped leather visor is heavily bullion wire embroidered with a single row of oak leaves around the edge, indicating a rank of Commodore 2nd Class, Captain or Commander. The black mohair hat band features bullion embroidered Kings Crown and brass anchor inside a lovely embroidered wreath.

The interior crown of the cap has a faded gold makers mark that reads:

JAMES FORSYTHE (ST. ALBANS)
BEST ENGLISH MAKE

Overall condition of the hat is very good with typical signs of use and age. The cap cover has some age toning, and has been on the cap for a very long time, as the area behind the badge is still white. There is no size marked, but it seems to be around a size 7 1/4 - 7 3/8. We have had very few Royal Navy caps in the past, and they are very scarce on the market.

A very nice example, ready to display!

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