Navy hat found need info
Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:10 AM
Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:12 AM
Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:13 AM
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.
Edited by BROBS, 24 May 2015 - 07:19 AM.
Posted 24 May 2015 - 07:38 AM
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.
Posted 25 May 2015 - 07:58 AM
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