An original Canadian made Tam O'Shanter cap dating from the Second World War and in a size 6 1/2.
This pattern of cap was worn by a variety of Canadian regiments during the Second World War in a variety of theatres of war. It is of the same design as the Tam O'Shanters worn by Scottish units during the same period but is made of a greener khaki serge than British made examples. The cap features a woolen ball, or 'Toorie' to the top of the crown and there are eyelets at the rear which can be fitted with a lace to tighten the headband.
Inside the cap the original markings are present and are still bright and legible. The maker's name of 'Buffalo cap and neckwear ltd, Winnipeg, Canada' is present as is the 1942 date and the size of 6 1/2. There is also a white Canadian War Department broad arrow stamp which is surrounded by the letter 'C' and the original owner has marked their serial number in blue ink which reads 22348780.
The cap is in good condition with only limited signs of age and wear. It has clearly been issued and seen some use but displays well as can be seen in the pictures. Please take time to study these before purchasing as this is a vintage item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
Avery nice early war dated example which would be hard to better in many ways.
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