This is a very rare example of a rural police shako. It is in exellent overall condition as you can see. The exterior has a few minor chips and a small crack on the left side of the lid with about 6 stitches missing on the top cover. The whole is a very tight unit. The green wool cover is in beautiful condition with no stains or tears. It does have a few very minor surface moth tracks , but nothing that has penatrated the material.All the aluminum hardware is in mint condition. That includes the cockade and the faceplate. The faceplate has been removed to comply with Ebay regulations regarding symbols or emblems that would be a violation policy. The interior is very clean and free of dirt and grease. The leather sweatband is clean with all 9 fingers present. The condition of the leather has no tears but is somewhat dry and flakey. The manufactures label is clear and present. The size is shown as a 56 1/2 Shipping quotes are for the continental 48 states ONLY. All others must Email me first for shipping charges to their areas prior to bidding. I reserve the right to refuse bids from buyers with negative feedback or bid retractions. Payment ONLY by Paypal and expected within 5 days auction close. Items will only be shipped only when the payment has cleared my account. SPECIAL NOTICE I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY INTERNATIONAL BIDS PRIOR TO ACCEPTANCE CONFERMATION BY THIS SELLER.