Civilian style hats with military markings

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    Infanteer
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    Civilian style hats with military markings

    Post by Infanteer on Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:25 pm

    Typical civilian type hats from the 40's and earlier but in this case they have military markings. One is nicely dated 1940 and has both the C broad arrow and War Assets Corporation stamps while the other only has the C broad arrow stamp visible. Both are wool but appear to be from different manufacturers. One has a somewhat rough dark blue wool and the other is a smoother wool that is either black or a very dark blue. Can someone tell me who would have used these hats? I have never seen a uniform with this style of head wear before.






    Last edited by Infanteer on Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:19 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : use proper name of the WAC)

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    Re: Civilian style hats with military markings

    Post by servicepub on Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:30 am

    The C/Arrow was a Government property stamp and was not limited to the Military.
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    Re: Civilian style hats with military markings

    Post by Infanteer on Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:18 am

    I did not realize that. This would be the first time that I've encountered something with the C broad arrow and the War Assets Corporation stamp that wasn't military. My question still stands though.... I'm wondering who would have used these hats as a government employee?

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    Civilian Style Hat

    Post by edstorey on Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:13 am

    The work camps during the 1930s were supplied with government manufactured clothing, perhaps it originated from a government construction project. Or it could be some obscure piece of military clothing.

    Either way, a very nice item.

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    Re: Civilian style hats with military markings

    Post by Infanteer on Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:57 pm

    To be honest, I only picked these hats up because they were something I hadn't encountered before. I am willing to sell them if someone has an interest.

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    Civilian Style Hats

    Post by edstorey on Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:33 pm

    PM sent,

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