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    Superb French Pre-WWI Kepi For Division General Rank. A handsome kepi worn by army corps commanders or higher, including the rank of division general. The top is adorned with a Hungarian knot, unique in that it has four ventilation grommets, this being a manufacturer's upgrade option. The red wool top is further adorned with gilt cord and piping. The black band is ornately and profusely decorated with gilt wire oak leaves and acorn patterns. An additional layer of silver braid above the band indicates a superior general rank. The hat is lined in silk and retains the leather sweatband. No maker's marks or identification marks are present. The elongated fiber visor has a few surface cracks but the hat is in overall excellent condition. This hat was featured on page 28 and 29 of Exotische: French Kepis of the Twentieth Century printed by the Wilson History & Research Center, 2012.

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    December, 2013
    7th Saturday
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