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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 thankspost-157900-0-83895500-1432480145.jpgpost-157900-0-83895500-1432480145.jpg


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Looks like a modern Naval Officer's combination cover.

 

Chris


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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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Interested in uniforms / groupings from Massachusetts and New England veterans

(particularly 26th "Yankee" Division), and original propaganda leaflets from WWI and WWII.

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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


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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.


In memory of Dr. Leo P. Krall, USPHS
USS Uniontown (PF-65)

Interested in uniforms / groupings from Massachusetts and New England veterans

(particularly 26th "Yankee" Division), and original propaganda leaflets from WWI and WWII.

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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.

-Brian


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


Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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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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