The orange star (as I believe) means that the hat belonged to somebody enlisted in the artillery regiment of the Red Army. Although there is no date on the budenovka, the year can be determined by the symbol on the hat, which is that of a hammer and plow. This was the symbol of Soviet Russia prior to 1922, when the classic hammer and sickle symbol became their new official emblem.Trotsky once complained about Red Army soldiers, saying they "They would rather give their life than clean their rifle". To the Red Army's credit, they overcame near impossible odds to defeat the Whites in the Russian Civil War. You can tell by the feel of the hat this it is 100% original. The cloth that made this hat is no longer able to be produced anywhere in the world. The hat is in outstanding condition for its age, definitely museum quality.
This has been a part of my son's collection for many years. Please see pictures for the condition of the hat. If you have any questions or would like to see more pictures, please ask.
This comes from a smoke free home. Please keep in mind that it will be fully insured and also require an adult signature when being delivered.
The item "ORIGINAL SOVIET RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR BUDENOVKA HAT CAP 1918-1922 HAMMER AND PLOW" is in sale since Saturday, June 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items". The seller is "cretak" and is located in Arvada, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.