Summer 2022 Militaria Auction

Medic Officer's Visor Cap (Schirmmutze)

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $1,200 - $1,500

Buyer's premium: 25%

Medic Officer’s Visor Cap (Schirmmutze)

Visor caps were a standard item for all personnel during the Third Reich period and regulations dictated the form of dress they were to be worn with based on the individuals rank. Officer and senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own caps and could choose to purchase them from the army clothing depots or to privately purchase visor caps of higher quality. Originally the insignia worn on the visor cap consisted the Weimar Reichsheer patterns which included a blackened leather chinstrap for all ranks. In February 1927 new chin cords for Officer ranks were introduced with silver cords for the ranks of Leutnant to Oberst and senior NCO Officer aspirants and gilt cords for the ranks of Generalmajor to Generalfeldmarschall. Both the first pattern Reichsheer era visor cap eagle and wreath were replaced with the second pattern in March 1935.

Private purchase, field-grey wool and rayon blend construction visor cap with a blue/green badge cloth centerband and dark blue wool waffenfarbe piping to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband.

The front center of the cap features a second pattern, natural aluminum national eagle.

The front center of the centerband has a nice quality, hand embroidered, oak-leaf wreath in silver/aluminum threads.

The national tri-color cockade consists of a fluted, black alloy base, a polished, natural aluminum roundel and an inserted, red mesh.

The cap has a twisted silver/aluminum chin cord which is secured in place by two, small, silver washed, pebbled, alloy buttons.

The cap has a black lacquered vulcanfibre visor with a subtly raised lip near the forward edge. The interior of the cap is fully lined an gold rayon.

Celluloid sweat diamond from the remainder of the manufacturer’s trademark:
Robert Lubstein (Erel) Sonderklasse and the name of the owner:

The interior of the cap also has a wide natural dark leather sweatband all complete and in good condition.

The cap is roughly size 54. Medic officer example are now quite hard to find. Nice cap.

Shiping from our office in Europe.