Mini visor cap ashtrays

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Mini visor cap ashtrays

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:25 pm

I showed a couple of these years ago, and just got a new one from a collector in Canada, the Red Cross Visor cap is new.

these I believe are ashtrays? The two I already ahd have patriotic stuff inside. The Red Cross one is blank.

About the size of the palm of my hand.

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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:15 am

Brilliant!!
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Post by SkipperJohn » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:29 am

Wonderfully rare additions to any collection!

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Post by Sandmann » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:10 am

Very nice :bravo:
Do you find a makers stamp on these caps?
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:15 am

Sandmann wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:10 am
Very nice :bravo:
Do you find a makers stamp on these caps?
Sorry, no makers marks at all.

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Post by b.loree » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:48 am

Those are so cool, I have never seen anything like that. Congrats James :thumb up:
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Post by aicusv » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:18 pm

Darn it, some thing else to be on the lookout for. They're great
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Re: Mini visor cap ashtrays

Post by SkipperJohn » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:58 pm

James,
I keep looking at these and I find them fantastic, but I question whether or not they are ashtrays.
They seem awfully small to be an ashtray.
Also they are decorated where a cigar/cigarette would be snuffed out --- seems a waste.
Perhaps they have something to do with liquor? A shot glass maybe?

Just wondering????

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Re: Mini visor cap ashtrays

Post by Steve Nick » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:49 pm

I've never seen one of those. Very cool addition to an Imperial collection.

They seem to have all come out the same mould, just decorated differently.

Thanks for sharing them.

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:03 pm

Thanks guy's I do love them. back about 15 years ago or so at the Max show, I saw a dealer that had a whole table full of them all different, did knot have the funds then to buy them as I ahd to save every dime for helmets.

John- you maybe right that they are not ashtrays, but that is all I could come up with and that is how I have seen them advertised in the past?

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Re: Mini visor cap ashtrays

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:43 pm

Just got another one, I love these things!

Straight from Germany.

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Re: Mini visor cap ashtrays

Post by JzPf » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:30 pm

James,

Great stuff! I'm with you, I think these were ashtrays, and I also have seen them advertised as such. I'm guessing there's no indication/smell that a cigarette has been snuffed out in them? Of course, it's only been 100 since they were used, right?

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