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Hessian infantry peaked field cap

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Field grey infantry peaked cap with patent leather strap. Cap could be either for Hessen, I.R. 115, 116, 117, 118 or 168 or Bremen, I.R.75
In very clean, fresh condition, fine doeskin cloth, brown waxcloth sweatband, slight traces of wear to inside, only very slight traces of mothing, ca. 1914-16 - over 100 years old.
Purchased in early 1968 in Londons Portobello Road for only 5 pounds!

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superb example - the Hess. Landeskokarde is not stiched-on, as is sometimes found, this was also the case with later Bavarian examples, as in one of your photos.

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