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#1 Big Bill

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:10 AM

Hi all seen this at a garage sale this weekend go $10.00 and I'm a knife man so any info would be appreciated thanksimage.jpg image.jpg

#2 hink441

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:12 AM

Looks like a modern Naval Officer's combination cover.

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:13 AM

For $10 you're good. Chances are that badge is sterling silver, and they bring more than that. If there's a wicker headband, it's WWII era.

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:18 AM

That's not true about the wicker headband.. there are much more modern Naval covers that use wicker.

I used to think that until I saw some modern branded caps with a wicker frame.

 

honestly the best way to tell is by the maker markings, and a few other tells like plastic screwbuttons on the inside of the chinstrap buttons... vinyl sweat bands etc.

 

This one I can tell because of the cap brim.. but without that we would need to see inside the cap IMO.

-Brian


Edited by BROBS, 24 May 2015 - 07:19 AM.


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Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:38 AM

Good info, Brian. I should clarify that WWII wicker ones definitely have a specific look to them. Obviously new wicker looks new, but 70 years of age adds a certain patina to natural materials. I was basing the WWII guess based on the tarnishing on the badge, which is how those silver ones usually seem to age if not kept in a perfectly conditioned environment.

#6 BROBS

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:46 AM

Right.. just something to watch out for!  

A newer cap stored in bad conditions could look older than a WW2 era cap that was kept pristine.

 

These USN caps can be a real pain sometimes especially if someone has removed the "tells" from the cap like the label, sweatband, etc.

I've seen a TON on ebay being misrepresented as WW2.  

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 08:10 AM

It would be nice to see the inside of the hat...



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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:41 AM

Great find!

 

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 07:02 AM

Inside of hatimage.jpg image.jpg

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 07:58 AM

He was at the Naval Training Station, Great Lakes during the Korean War. Born in 1922. Cap looks 50s or 60s.

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 08:07 AM

Thanks everyone for all the info


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