Unissued SS M-43 One-Piece Panzer Field Cap Insigne (#24534)

Unissued SS M-43 One-Piece Panzer Field Cap Insigne (#24534)

Condition: MINT/Unissued

$425.00

As stated on page 458 of Cloth Insignia of the SS by LTC (Ret.) John R. Angolia, “Sometime in 1944 the last version of the M-1943 field cap insignia was introduced.   …These one-piece insignia were made in a machine-woven style in assorted shades of silver-grey or matte grey artificial sild or rayon.  …These one-piece insignia were produced on a black background for the black armored [panzer] forces headgear”.  This unissued/un-cut, machine woven insigne features an SS-style eagle and death’s head in flat silver-gray  thread on black artificial silk background measures 5.3cm X 4cm.  Examples of this pattern insignia are pictured on page 459 of the above reference. RARE, unissued SS insigne obtained from the estate of WWII, 28th Infantry Division veteran Ernest Horman.  MINT/Unissued (24534)