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#1 Der Finn

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 06:15 PM

Can anyone ID this cap badge?  It's on a wool cap with a black visor. Thanks for any help!unknown cap badge.jpg



#2 Gil Sanow

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 06:26 PM

I think I saw a gilt one once that was ID'd as some sort of preWW2 Veteran's Administration (or it's predecessor) uniform insignia -- perhaps for a veteran's hospital.

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#3 green hell

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 06:30 PM

Howdy - I've never seen one, but might guess it was used by a crewman on an armed merchantman (like a gunner's mate, perhaps). 48 stars on the American flag, so it's probably WWII. Also a naval 'Jack' and a rifle crossed with an anchor behind the US shield, so there's some connection to the sea. Any maker's mark on the back? Can you post a photo of the whole cap? I'm sure somebody on here will be able to tell you everything you want to know about it, and then some. Good luck - Chris



#4 jweitkamp

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 07:10 PM

Veterans Bureau. VA predecessor.

#5 Garth Thompson

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 10:26 AM

Actually it is circa 1930's WW1 Veteran Association. The army version is gilt the naval version silver.




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