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Title Officer's Schutzpolizei shako with cover
Nationality German
Period c 1936-39
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This is the standard Schupohelm for urban police and also Ordnungspolizei. Photographs of the first year in Russia show German police units wearing this with the cover on. Normally it was only worn for home service. The owner's name 'Maischak U.' is on a name tape glued onto the rear peak of the cover, which also has 'Res.-Pol./Bremen' stamped on.

The cockade is black velvet with a white silk surround (probably from a Prussian Jager NCO's/officer's shako), rather than black, white and red bullion, the black and white being the Prussian colours. The eagle is a magnificent silver-plated example, a one-piece striking in deep relief, not to be confused with the rather ordinary looking other ranks' eagle.

The lining is in excellent shape, with the odd small tear. There is some moth tracking to the rear skull of the helmet. The third photograph down shows the truest colour of the hat. The cover fabric is green shot through with brown, typical of police summer tunic material.

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[Militaria : Headdress : Third Reich : SS Police Fire]


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