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USAAF tropical Bancroft visor cap

Code: U22899


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Bancroft 'Flighter'.  Medium size measuring approximately 56cm (67/8).  Pale tan cotton lightweight cap with a single thickness mid brown peak - the sign of a genuine crusher (folding) cap.  Matching satin lining with greasecloth crown.  The cap does have some moth damage and the crown is peppered with small holes.  A few more can be seen on the side panel.  There are other minor nicks but nothing serious (see photographs).  Excellent flexible peak with a very clean underside.   One-piece badge with screw post fixing.  The greasepaper liner is discoloured, wrinkled and partly torn as usual but the Bancroft logo is visible beneath.  The perforated inner leather band is good and quite clean with clear 'Curve Controlled Flighter' logo.  Good to good '+' used overall.  Bancroft caps are considered by most collectors to be the finest available and the 'Flighter' is always highly sought after.   Stock code U22899.

USAAF tropical Bancroft visor cap