Hello. Up for bid is a really fantastic find! This is a West Point Military Academy (USMA) Full Dress Parade Shako hat. It is in excellent condition with very few signs of wear. It is dated 2004 as you can see in the pic which shows the Cadet Store Logo. All the parts and pieces are Shako hat has the metal chain, chin strap, cadet buttons, vent holes, string for headliner, USMA parade hat crest, and all stamps and labels. T is also a small hook on the back of the hat at the base on the outside...I'm not sure what this was for, but if anyone knows I'd love to find out! T is minor wear which can be seen on the brim, but it is barely noticable, and the crest is missing one of the posts that hold it on, but it is still attached firmly to the hat. (These crests do come up often on ebay, and it should not be hard to find a replacement if you decide to do that...it is in otherwise great condition). This shako hat comes from an officer who is stationed at West Point (he was not the cadet who owned this hat as far as I know, it was just part of his collection). This Shako Parade hat will make an outstanding addition to your collection. This auction has NO RESERVE...starting price does not reflect the condition of the item, just my desire to keep costs down on fees.This is printed on the liner (above pic) This is attached to liner (above pic) This is also printed on the liner (above pic) This is on the inside of the brim (above pic) This is deep inside the hat (above and below pic) Inside liner (above pic) Please email us with any questions. Good Luck, thanks for looking and Happy Bidding!! PLEASE NOTE: WINNING BIDDER MUST WAIT FOR INVOICE TO BE SENT IN ORDER FOR PROPER AMOUNT TO BE PAID. INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS MUST NO INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDERS OR CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS PAYMENT. INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS MUST WAIT FOR INVOICE FOR PROPER AMOUNT DUE. NO EXCEPTIONS. ANY WINNER WHO DOES NOT WAIT FOR INVOICE WILL BE SENT NOTIFICATION OF REMAINING AMOUNT TO BE PAID BEFORE THE ITEM SHIPS. The shipping fee includes the actual shipping cost via the USPS and a handling fee which covers supplies such as bubble envelope, tape, paper for labels etc. T are no hidden fees. If the final cost of the item is over $50.00, the insurance cost (if you choose insurance) will go up according to what the USPS charges and that will be noted on the invoice you receive. If you are not sure about the item as I have described it, or have any questions at all about the shipping charges, handling charges or anything else about the listing, contact me first. If you don't plan to buy it, please don't bid. Good communication goes a long way. NY Residents add 8.125% sales tax. Check out our new items weekly. Be sure to add me to your favorites list ! We will combine shipping if you have won more than one item from us. If this is the case, we will notify the winning bidder of the total shipping cost. We purchase the majority of our items at estate sales, tfore all of our items are considered used and sold as is. The condition of these items will be described as detailed as possible. Any noteable damage or wear will be mentioned and if possible, photographed. Signs of normal weare are to be expected. If you have questions, please ask before bidding. -Don't forget to check out our other items listed. -Like what you see? Then add us to your favorites. We will be adding new stuff weekly. -Payments must be received within 7 days of the end of the auction or the item will not be shipped and will be relisted and a 'payment not received' dispute will be filed with ebay. Thank you for visiting and Happy Bidding. PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT ACCEPT ANY FORMS OF PAYMENT THAT ARE NOT ACCEPTED METHODS OF PAYMENT THAT ARE OUTLINED BY EBAY. MONEYGRAMS ARE NOT AN ACCEPTED FORM OF PAYMENT.