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A difficult hat to find on the collectors market is the Royal Naval officers cap of WWI, this example with its fully removable white top over its dark blue body. Some light age foxing to the crown, complete with its George V officers heavy bullion gold wire badge with George V crown above. The classic narrow chinstrap of WWI, mohair centre band, a wide row of Captain’s oak leaves in bullion wire to the peak. To the interior centre of the circular stitched inner lining is the faint traces of a Portsmouth maker with the sweatband impressed with an Indian retailers markings of ‘Mamtora Brothers’. The leather sweatband with evidence of wear, upper inner crown with grease from hair cream. A nice piece of First World War naval headdress.

Code: 73964 Price: 295.00 GBP

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