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World War II: 1939 ~ 1945
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ARMY - GROUND UNITS
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A0272
Selling Price: $1385 - Postage in the U.S.A. is: $9
2ND FSSF SPECIAL SERVICES REGIMENT SKI CAP HAT XL SZ 7 3/4
THEATRE MADE BADGE IS TOP OF THE LINE.
The badge IS SHEER trench art and 100% Theater-made - Crossed skies with U.S device and the bold number "2" atop. What beauty, not possible to be 10thMountain (which is the only other unit to be known to be ski based), as no high-level "2" numbers in the 10th existed. No hallmark. U.S.device is a pin welded from a Greens Tunic issue specimen. The welds are solid and strong. Nothing loose pin swings nice and roller locks turns nice.

The cap is a rare variant and early design with a tag that is intact but parts are illegible. What is clear on the cap tag is the following. "CAP SKI" THEN "Premium Cap Co.", then "Pattern Date June 14, 1942", with a very early, just 3 weeks later, "July 6, 1942" production date. NO rips, NO tear and NO repairs. No soiling and NO odors and MINT! There is a mild waffle on the bill, which is all cloth so it can be formed as you like. Truly rare-animals.

One of my favorite slouch hats, with pin and hat acquired separately.

A real keeper.



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