WW1 era British & Commonwealth general officer’s uniform peaked cap Ranken & Co.
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Offered is an original WW1 era General’s uniform service epaked cap, with tropical cap cover by Rankin & Co. Ltd.
Black wool body cap, with beige cotton outer cover, showing light wear and a couple of age spots, generally very good overall. Red felt centre band, with one small moth hole, with bullion general officer’s cap badge to centre. Retains gilt finished G.O. buttons, with thin leather chinstrap and flat type leather peak, showing light wear/use & two rows of gilt bullion oakleaves. Interior shows cream sweatband, with red drawstring ties and worn maker stamp to centre crown. Light wear and crazing to underside of peak, approx. size 56. The previous owner claims this was worn by an Australian senior officer and Gallipoli veteran, however there is no provenance to support this other that the vendors assertion from when he purchased the item in the 1960’s. A scarce piece and perfect for your WW1 Anzac displpay.
The photo of the Anzac commander General Birdwood is shown for comparison only.
||50 × 45 × 40 cm