Very rare Imperial Russian sailor's cap from River steamship company
Very rare Imperial Russian sailor's cap from River steamship company. Sailor's cap from Steamship SVIATOSLAV. Black wool with teal piping, cotton lining and imitation leather sweatband. Insignia of the Ministry of Ways and Communication on crown. In gold letters with anchors on ends of ribbon. Condition of the cap overall is excellent, with a few minor flaws. The stiffener for the front is gone, so the appearance is more like photo 5 and 9 than like photos 1-3, which were made to show the badge on the crown. The imitation sweatband has lost some of it's finish, with areas of the cloth backing showing in places (photos 7-9) and one of the cords that holds the ribbon in place has broken and come loose on the rear of the cap.