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ON8597

Original WWI U.S. Army Air Service Sergeant Eddie Rickenbacker Named Visor Cap with 1955 Auction Invoice

Regular price $4,495.00

Item Description

Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a truly exception find. Recently acquired from a deceased collector’s estate this is the genuine Visor cap named to the famous WWI Fighter Ace Eddie Rickenbacker.

The cap bear his initials correctly stamped into the leather hatband lining that reads:

EVR

Inside the leather band stamped in ink is the following:

PHIL DEPOT

A GILSON

EDDIE V. RICKENBACKER

US Army Quartermaster was based at the Philadelphia Depot and the inspector was A Gilson, the hat was then issued to EDDIE V. RICKENBACKER.

In addition to this amazing peaked visor hat is a type written invoice from ROYAL AUCTIONS dated JANUARY 22nd 1955 addressed to a John Robinson residing in Cincinnati, Ohio concerning this visor hat, named to Eddie Rickenbacker, an Albatross Control Panel and an Albatross Control Stick all sold in Auction to Mr. Robinson for the sum of $ 275.00 (a considerable sum in 1955).

There are detailed color photographs of the hat's markings, two photographs of Rickenbacker himself, one where he is wearing a visor cap and further research on this great American hero.

The package ready to display with wood and velvet display stand included.

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