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4 Antique Authentic 19thC American Military Kepi Hats & Buttons, NR. As you can see in our photographs they are in poor condition, but salvageable. The first hat is probably from the Spanish American War.The on the side measure 1 ½ in diameter and depict a ships anchor and Rhode Island around the rim. On the front are crossed rifles and the letter B. It visor and strap are in very good condition but the felt especially on the top is badly damaged by moths.
This Spanish American War Army Hat does retain its original leather liner and was made in Philadelphia. This hat also has extensive moth damage and the inside oil cloth liner has separated. The strap is in good condition but the bill is cracked. On either end is a ½ diameter American Eagle button.
Century Kepi has ½ diameter buttons on either side that read BSR. This stands for the Boston School Regiment. This Kepi has extensive moth damage and the surface of the bill is textured. The leather strap is still in good condition and the under framing to the wool is still strong.The top of the hat and the bill are made from a pressed cardboard material and the hat is made from red cotton and a fine canvas like material. On either end is a ½ diameter American Eagle button with an old tin button. The cloth is actually in very good condition including the inner cloth band. However, the bill has split in two. The only kepis I could find on the internet that were similar to this kepi were confederate artillery kepis.
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This dispute will be closed within 4 days after being opened and the item will be re-listed. Thank you for your interest in our auctions!The item "4 Antique Authentic 19thC American Military Kepi Hats & Buttons, NR" is in sale since Tuesday, December 29, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Uniforms". The seller is "wwolst12" and is located in Cumberland, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.