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Posted 4 years ago


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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.


  1. LanceG LanceG, 4 years 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.
  2. peakedcap peakedcap, 2 years ago
    Why are you sure that this cap is a original soviet one? In my optinion it is a post-soviet-cap for collectors.

    The embroidery of every marshal cap should have the same metal embroidery quality as the WWII marshal caps.

    I also have a marshal cap, but with the high quality gold embroidery like the former ones. This embroidery is much thicker. It is manually embroidered.

    look here:

    The embroidery of your cap is definitely machine-made because of the other structure.

    Greetings from Germany
  3. peakedcap peakedcap, 2 years ago
    correction: the cap could be hand-embroidered....but it has not exactly the same structure, material and thickness like the soviet era embroidery.
  4. Rattletrap Rattletrap, 2 years ago
    NO matter the age, it is beautiful!
  5. bluemax1914 bluemax1914, 2 years ago
    @ peakedcap, Thank you for your information regarding the Marshal of the SU's cap. In Texas, we have an old saying "never look a gift horse in the mouth". This and another marhsal's cap were given to me in the mid-1990's by a long-time friend. I had no reason to question the provenance since I never intend to sell either cap. Since it was free, and quite nice in appearance, I will keep it on the shelf, and thank you again for your enlightening comments.

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