LanceG

St. Louis

I have an enduring interest in military history and militaria. I collect various items, but focus mostly on vintage military officer dress caps or covers.

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USMS American President Lines officer hat, WWII - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Phtoto of Alden K Sibley - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
1920s or 30s University of South Carolina ROTC dress cap - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
PHSCC Combination cover with stitched emblem. - Hatsin Hats
"Service dress gray"  US naval officer's combination cover. - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
m1895 federal service forage cap - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Military hat collection display - Hatsin Hats
Great Uncle in German Uniform, 1915 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Pre WWII US Army officer's hat - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWII US Army enlisted man's hat. - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…

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  1. Thanks for the comment! I agree, these were amazing men whose sacrifice is under appreciated.
  2. Thank you antiqueage! The collection continues to grow.
  3. Meyer11706 I use hat display racks. They are made for hat stores, and usually available on EBay for about $10 each. They install easily with just a couple of screws. There are a couple of kinds- I'...
  4. Your WWI collection is truly amazing!
  5. Looks to be in great condition- nice find!
  6. Condition is amazing for the age!
  7. Lovely hat! Amazing condition for WWI vintage. How did you attribute it? Is there a name inside? Feel free to post more pics!
  8. Chrisnp thanks for posting yours!
  9. Lovely example! Yes, correct number of vent holes in the side.. :) I will have to keep looking, but it will be hard to find anything in this condition, and named to boot. Thanks for sharing!
  10. LOL civilian is so much more difficult- Odd Fellows, Templars, Train conductor- without tags or an original device I don't know that it can be positively identified. I am going to leave the infantry...
  11. It is certainly not felt, and the device is a pin, not a screwback, which suggests to me that it may be a collar pin and not a hat badge. @Chrisnp, two vents per side is correct, the army specificat...
  12. This is a very unique cap. Sometimes all that you can do is guess on the history.
  13. Thanks for the love, valentino97. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get German information on the Great War, so many records were destroyed in the Second World War. I do find it sad that my Great Gr...
  14. Thanks very much! That is the first information I have heard about his regiment.
  15. This is a very neat hat. I love that he chose to write his identifying information on the back of a card for a Jamaican cab driver - that just adds to the story. The Myrtle bank hotel is lovely- ma...
  16. Yes, I have seen a couple, but they bid up quickly. I have found my best deals where someone has mis-listed a hat, not knowing what they have. Still, there are lots of collectors out there on EBay n...
  17. Looking at the construction- the band is not wool like the top. I agree this is most like a Korean war era hat. It is too bad that it is missing the strap and maker's label. I would really suggest ...
  18. $3... Deals like that are no longer possible on Ebay. I have a dress blue cover and EGA from this era in unissued condition, but have not been able to find an appropriate frame. Lovely hat- ...
  19. This hat is very interesting to me -I have never seen an eagle badge that small on an officer hat. My guess is that is an enlisted hat from the Korean war era that has had the badge replaced. Y...
  20. The emblem would be referring to when the Citadel military college was founded, not the age of the hat. This is a current design that cadets still wear today.
  21. If he was mostly serving in combat theaters, he most likely rarely had need of his class A uniform. It might have gotten little use. Berkshire hats are very good quality- lovely piece in great cond...
  22. It is difficult to tell the exact era, since the class "A" green's have been in use for almost sixty years, and officer hat designs have been essentially the same during that period. If you unscrew a...
  23. Those would be awesome cufflinks...
  24. This is a Shriner fez (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.) Shriners are an auxiliary to the Freemasons focused on "fun and fellowship" as well as charitable giving. All Shriner ...
  25. Wonderful hat- lots of character.
  26. The current Chicago police hat badge has a ship on the left. The only ones I have seen that match yours are from the the 1930s to 1950s. http://www.ebay.com/itm/antique-1930s-stock-chicago-area-chief-...
  27. The badge looks like it may not be original to the hat. What is on the buttons?
  28. Sure you an find them everywhere now, but these Soviet hats are still quite beautiful, and represent an import era in history. Yours has a great story behind it, and the color is still very vibrant. ...
  29. In agree, this is a Scottish Rite hat.
  30. This is a masonic hat. The double eagle is a Scottish Rite design and the 32 represents a 32 degree Freemason- a"32nd degree Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret." The Fez design is common for the Scot...
  31. I don't think I have ever seen a military pickelhaube with a decorative metal shell. I am assuming the metal would be to thin to count as protection? I have seen some steel cavalry versions, and have...
  32. This has a great patina. These slouch hat pins are enjoyable collector's items, since there were so many versions, though you do have to be careful of reproductions.
  33. 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- ...
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