German Land Customs Official's T-shaped M42-Model Cap Eagle/Cocarde (Landzollbeamten/Zollgrenzschutz Mützenadler), woven according to the 'BeVo'-weave technique in flat-wire silver thread on a dark green cotton background. 

At the outbreak of WWII, the German customs officials became more like border police, greater emphasis being placed upon border security. The responsibility of the Zolldienst was expanded to include border control of escaped prisoners of war, saboteurs, defectors, refugees, spies, etc.

Fantastic example of the T-shaped cap insignia worn by the German Customs Service (Zollassistent) Officials on their M43 caps. Great piece of insignia!

Appears to have been prepared for mounting but without any stitch holes and so most likely in unused condition. Very rare mid-war cap insignia rare because only a very small number of soldiers were ever assigned to this specialization.


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(Every original German helmet produced from 1935 to 45 had two factory stampings punched into the side and rear or both in the rear.  The alpha numeric number refers to the factory location and the inside metric circumference in centimeters.  The rear lot number refers to the production run and was used as a quality control measure. The font styles used at each factory were slightly different but highly consistent throughout the war and so fakes or reproductions will either not have these numbers at all or they will use the wrong font style or letter spacing and so are easily identified as post war made.)

(FS or EF)-Emaillierwerke AG, Fulda, Germany
(ET or ckl)-Eisenhuttenwerke, Thale, Germany
(Q)-Quist, Esslingen, Germany
(NS)-Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke, Schwerte, Germany
(SE or hkp)-Sachsische Emaillier u. Stanzwerke, Lauter, Germany

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