WWII Issued US Navy Naval Cap Hat in Original Box NR

Rare Vintage WWII Issued Wool Naval Cap Navy Hat in Original Issue Box, NO RESERVE!

One of a number of interesting issued WWII Navy items from a local area estate. These items were kept in a trunk and have been well protected. Check my other listings as I will be happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases. I am listing uniforms, personal gear, etc from this same estate and they have each been issued during WWII and have original owner's name or initials inside unless noted.

Over all size of box is 11" x 11-1/2". Condition is vintage, very good +! This original box (side reads CAP, B.C. Size 7-1/4 Contractor Ed-Mar Hat Coo., Inc. Contract No. N140s-89737 and top says Keep This Box For Stowing Cap in Bag or Locker. Back reads Contained Manufactered by Kieckhefer Container Co. Delair, N.J. Obviously, this sailor followed orders! He kept the box! This is the first time I have ever seen an original issue box. I always hesitate to use the term rare but I think in this case it is justified!

Cap has obviously been worn and has some minor blurring of letters (see photos) but t are no visible moth holes or damage. Cap even has some of the original "stuffing" material inside to protect shape. Box is very heavy and actually has three layers of cardboard. Tray for storing cap is a tight fit and I only opened it slightly
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