This is an assembled lot of insignia, that I was going to put away, but decided to offer the three pieces as a set. How nicely they match, hey?
1st Cavalry Officer’s Hardee / Slouch Hat Insignia Lot. This is an assembled set with each insignia matching in condition so nicely, that I am offering as a set only. I was going to keep these for a spell, but decided to let loose.
The hat cord show light wear only, with a few small pulls of bullion on one of the acorn tips.
The 1st Cavalry Hardee and or slouch hat insignia, is super with some age fading to the black velvet, and light toning to the gilt. This piece came recently from a collection, and was purchased from the John Ockerbloom Collection, sold at Amoskeag Auctions in 2004. it retains all three of the brass mounting loops. A super piece of insignia. 3 1/4 inches wide.
And the last item, is a most needed piece for use on the Hardee hat, the eagle insignia introduced in 1851, worn on the shako pattern of that year, used the sale eagle with the new regulation Hardee Hat, (stamped brass for enlisted, and finely embroidered for officers). The color of the black velvet still has that dark color, and the use of several types of gold bullion thread, and sequins set this insignia off. There is some light mothing in a few areas. Backed with a polished brown cotton, and retaining the brass mounting loops. 2 7/8 inches high
A gorgeous grouping.