Original German WWII Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery M38 Overseas Wool Cap size 58 1/2
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice and hard to find example of a German WWII Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery overseas cap (Küstenartillerie Schiffchen). The overseas cap, nicknamed in German military slang as Schiffchen, or literally "little ship" as it resembled an up-turned row-boat, was standard issue for the Coastal Artillery.
This example is constructed of a a field gray (feldgrau) wool exterior, with a gray cotton lining. This is similar to the army colors, however it features a fine machine embroidered eagle, with yellow thread on a blue green base, the Kriegsmarine colors. There is also a very nice yellow V-shaped soutache, which was sewn in before the cap was finished, as the stitches of the bottom go over the soutache ends. Inside of this is a machine embroidered tri-color cockade, which is woven on the came blue material. The inside liner is marked with size 58 1/2.
Condition of this cap is very good, though it unfortunately has suffered moth damage to the wool outer portion, as shown. The color is retained quite well, and this is definitely a very attractive and colorful overseas cap. Ready to add to your collection!
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