Original German WWII Naval Kriegsmarine Donald Duck Cap Tellermütze with Faded Maker Mark

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a nice service worn Genuine WWII German Kriegsmarine sailor's Tellermütze (Flat Cap), usually referred to as a Donald Duck hat. This basic design was popular worldwide, and used by many countries. These caps were worn by all Junior NCO's and enlisted men. It is made of Dark navy blue wool, and is fitted with a black silk cap tally machine embroidered with the title Kriegsmarine in yellow thread. The tally is affixed by braided thread in two places, as is standard. The front of the cap bears a stickpin-style national eagle composed of faded brass over a metal tri-color cockade with a felt insert over the ribbon.

The interior is complete with the original brown leather sweatband that is in very good shape with no cracking and only some moderate wear. The inside is lined with dark purple rayon, which has a faded maker mark in the center, which is unfortunately no longer legible. No size present on this cap, but it is believed to be 56cm ( 7 U.S. ).

Overall the cap is in very good condition, with little sign of moth or other issues. There have been some stitch repairs on the interior to help secure the sweatband in place as the original stitching rotted away. The side stiffener is present, but somewhat cracked and also deformed from decades of storage, which has given it a pronounced "football" shape. This could probably be corrected by long term storage on a mannequin head.

Quite the high quality bit of World War 2 Kriegsmarine gear. Ready to display!

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