Original German WWII Luftwaffe Officer Visor Cap by Extraklasse
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good condition mid-war Luftwaffe Officer's Schirmmütze Visor Cap. This is a very high quality manufactured visor. Fabricated in Luftwaffe blue gray Fliegerblau (Flier's Blue) wool, with wide black ribbed rayon cap band, plus three rows of fine silver bullion piping around the circumference. Fronted by a Luftwaffe insignia pair that includes a silver bullion national eagle on a wool backer above a high relief silver bullion oak leaf wreath with stylized wings and cockade.
Front of visor is patent leather, finely stitched at the brim. The underside of the visor in green. Supple butterscotch-coloured leather headband. Liner is beautifully stamped under complete diamond shaped celluloid moisture barrier:
Berlin SW 68
Translates to: Luftwaffe Sales Department, Berlin with Puttkamer 16/18 street address, and "Erstklassig" (First Class). In regard to manufacturer, Verkaufsabteilung der Luftwaffe was a retail store in Berlin that sold a number of high quality manufacturer hats such as EREL and Clemens Wagner. This visor is unmarked meaning it was a private label manufacture for the store, typically they used Extraklasse for their private label hats.
Overall very good condition with some minor wear and tiny pinprick moth holes in scattered locations. A truly exceptional quality cap offered in a very nice large size, with an incredibly legible dome stamp.
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