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Well, I finally got my hands on one. The postman delivered this stunning 1921 dated J.N. Susskind & Co. 1917 Dress Blue cap yesterday. No name that I can find, and it looks like it was never even worn. Definitely the "Holy Grail" of my collection thus far, and I'm proud to have it!

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Ski

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Captain (LDO), United States Marine Corps (Ret.)

1992-2014

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Always looking for WWII USMC and Corpsman items!

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Very nice!

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

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A beauty~ Congrats!

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Very nice, congrats, never found one in such nice condition myself, well done.

Always looking for uniquely marked helmets, WWI and WWII American Field Service items, WWII and earlier USMC items and named or numbered medals and medal groups.


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