1944 Dated Unissued Japanese Navy EM/NCO Green Cotton Field Cap
The green cotton Imperial Navy field cap shows no signs of ever having been worn or even issued. The interior of the cap bears the large Navy issue stamp, with a stated manufacturing date of August, 1944, and bearing the name of the Shanghai Naval Depot. Significantly, the sections of the issue stamp for recording an Imperial Navy personnel number, issue date, and name are all blank, indicating that the cap was never issued. It shows only some minor soiling that seem to be attributable to storage. The cap bears the embroidered anchor insignia on the front peak and it is in essentially near mint, unissued condition.