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Navy Officer Sword Belt, Cocked Hat, and Epaulettes Set
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A set of circa 1930's fore and aft hat, sword belt, and heavy gold bullion epaulettes worn with the frock coat as the dress uniform of a U.S. Navy officer in the years just before the Second World War. The epaulettes were made in France, as were a number of such insignia in that period. They display the single gold bullion bar of an Ensign. The sword belt is the style of a striped fabric exterior over a leather interior, approximately 34 inches long, with gilt Navy officer buckle. The fore and aft cap is a fur covered body with gold bullion side tape and bullion tassels. It bears the "Conqueror" trade mark on the sweat band and is distributor marked in the crown by the noted military clothier Jacob Reeds of Philadelphia. The cap is dusty from storage and the top edges of the cap are worn, revealing the inner edges of the interior form. Overall the set is in very good condition.