Soviet cap stars

Model 1935


Introduced in 1936 this variant was constructed from 2 parts, followed in 1939 by a single piece model (stamped metallic stars appeared in 1941, painted red or green).
Taken as a war trophy during the campaign on the eastern front by a German soldier, such items also proved popular souvenirs with US troops after the war.



The smaller of the two measures approx. 30mm, a 24mm (single piece) version also excisted for the pilotka (sidecap) although varied application was common.



The larger one, also from (magnetic) steel with brass plating and enamel, measures some 35mm.