Under the sweatband there is some writing in Russian which translates as "Bros Karamaz" or similar which denotes the name of the play Brothers Karamazov showing that this cap was used in the theatre. However reseach shows that Russian caps were so plentiful after WW1 that they did not make stage props and instead used real caps during performances. This adds to the authenticity of the item rather than detracting.Size is quite large - approx 58. Extremely rare to find pre-revolution Imperial Russian army uniform items.
The item "Very rare Original WW1 Imperial Russian army pre-revolution officers visor cap" is in sale since Friday, August 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Helmets/ Hats".patri" and is located in sheffield, South Yorkshi. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.