Israeli Air Force hat, late 1940's - very early 1950's. Lovely gray-blue and black cap, with black leather sweat-band, black crown band, thick visor and plain, maker un-marked buttons (i.e. suggesting that hat is from period above, before the IDF emblem appeared on buttons). The hat bears the metal screw-on emblem of the Israel Air Force (some wear to surface), and has a tan-brown leather inside-liner and taupe colored fabric lining. The inside crown is covered with an extra layer of light translucent plastic which protects the stamp of the maker: "Makers of All Kinds of Hats - P. Birnzweig - Tel Aviv, Montefiore St. 26". The hat is in very good condition, though the crown has a several small tear marks and underneath, the crown liner is exposed in a few areas where the fabric has worn away. A lovely historical item from the beginning years of what is generally considered the world's best air force.
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