Italy - Police Corps - Hat

Italy - Police Corps - Hat
Original - Cotton

Beautiful rigid cap of an Italian African Police colonel in excellent condition. As you can see below, there were only 14 Italian African Police colonels (questors) in Africa, which makes this cap one of the rarest among Italian uniforms.
This cap, exclusively used by the Italian African Police, is clearly inspired by English models. Note the particular size of the eagle that does not go over the body, unlike the insignia of other Armed Forces. It was strictly forbidden to change the shape of the hat; the upper diameter of the body had to be greater than the lower diameter by seven to ten centimetres. The Italian African Police eagle for officer caps measures 65 x 45 mm. The royal crown, Savoy shield and Savoy knot openly declare the monarchical nature of the Italian African Police. Among the many eagles of Italian uniformology, this one, with lowered wings, is one of the most compact and harmonious, especially when compared to other eagles of the time. The cap is medium/small size, about 56 cm, but it's very impressive.

Lot details
Country of Origin
Army Unit
Police Corps
Original/ Replica
Size (Clothing/ Helmet Shell)
EU 52
Comes with certificate of authenticity
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