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Parade Visor Cap of a Marshal of the Soviet Union

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Military Hats and Caps38 of 105Service Dress Visor Cap of a Marshal of the Soviet UnionWWII German Infantry Officer's Peaked Cap
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Posted 8 months ago

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bluemax1914
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Parade visor cap of a Marshal of the Soviet Union. The cap is dated 1985, and is marked as a size "61", so the fellow had a large head. The interior of the cap shows some wear, the exterior "Czarist Green" (sea-green or teal) body is near-perfect. The cap manufacturer (which translates as "43rd Central Experimental Manufacturing Combine") was the most common manufacturer of general and admiral caps in these later years. The heavy gold-bullion oak leaves are hand-embroidered directly into the red cap band. The chinstrap is constructed of white kid skin, which also has gold bullion hand-embroidered embellishment. The gold Soviet cockade is of two-piece construction as are all cockades on genuine general's and marshal's visor caps. The quality of the piece is difficult to describe, but just picking it up, one can immediately determine that this visor is of exceptional construction. I will post the complete uniform eventually, but time is money.

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  1. LanceG LanceG, 7 months ago
    This is a wonderful example of the spectacular designs of the Soviet era. Current military hats from the former CCP countries still have a similar look, but not the same quality. Thanks for sharing- this is a lovely find.

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