These are uniforms not required for my collection.
Note that Canadian postage is more expensive than U.S. postage.
PHOTO DESCRIPTION & PRICE in CAD (Postage is extra.)
RARE 1942 U.S. Army uniform for OFFICIAL WAR PHOTOGRAPHER. NAMED & RESEARCHED. He served in 1942-1945 and ended up as a Technical Sergeant. He was posted to Pearl Harbor the Pacific (after the attack). A few minor moth holes. Tunic is complete and much of his history is known. Har RARE photographer badge. 3 Garrison caps and shirt that were his. Trousers and tie have been added. My numbers CMS2099 - 2103 & 2105- 2106 $350 CAD
Winter windbreaker / anorak / ski jacket. Has U.S. Bronze Star ribbons sewn on in "V" shapes, presumably "V" for victory. The ribbon is also the colours of the Norwegian flag. It is likely that the wearer was a Norwegian or of Norwegian descent, NAMED to Cpl. S. L. Coglwell (aka Cagsell) of the Kiska Task Force, Eighth Service Command, 10th Mountain Division. Technician. His dress tunic with insignia sold on eBay Nov. 17 2011. That tunic has an embroidered Kiska patch on it. The ribbon on the back of this ski jacket is silk and is laddering (disintegrating). Apparently originally made as a USN jacket. My number CMS1260 $100
RARE battledress blouse AIRBORNE CANADA Staff Sergeant. This one belonged to an unnamed instructor at A-35 Parachute Training Centre in Shilo, Manitoba. Found by fellow collector at a New Westminster antique show along with a WWII U.S> Paratrooper Jacket also with AIRBORNE CANADA titles, an instructor badge and Sergeant rank. I believe that they belonged to the same man. Original Printed Pegasus patches on both sleeves which is really rare. BD blouse has serious moth damage to front but the rarity with the rare insignia makes it special. Two medal ribbons showing he was overseas, almost certainly with 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion. I spoke with others who were instructors at Shilo A-35 Parachute Training School (late Pte. Monty Marsden and Knobby Clark) but we could not figure out who this soldier was. VERY RARE $2,000
Ski mitts, British 1941 Army Issue. Joined by cloth trip which goes through sleeves to join the mitts to prevent a catastrophic loss in winter. New Old Stock. Storage wear. Markings "M.B. LD. 1941 /|\" stamped on leather INSIDE. $30
Scarlet Mess Jacket, PEI Highlanders. Named to BECKET who went on to be a Lieutenant Colonel in the First Special Service Force and after their disbandment, commanded the trraining unit in the UK for 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion. Has Black Watch buttons as they wore mainly Black Watch insignia. 2/Lt wire embroidered pips on gold sholder cords. Condition - Excellent. Tailor's label reads "Mr. R. BECKET CHARLOTTETOWN Branch No 168 JUNE 1 38 TIP TOP TAILORS. This British Warm, PEI Regt. Mess Kit jacket and PEI Regt/FSSF Service Dress tunic and kilt (named to Becket) all came out of the Victor Taboika Collection in Calgary, Alberta. $500 (CMS2445)
"British Warm" - Heavy coat similar to the Greatcoat. This one belonged to LtCol Becket of the PEI Highlanders, First Special Service Force and 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion. I believe it is shown being worn in the book SUPERCOMMANDOS p. 88 upper right photo. He is identified as Lt. Col. Williamson but I believe it is Becket. Condition good - minor moth nipping. Missing 1 of 2 small leather buttons on the right cuff. Tailor's label SCOTT ADIE LTD. 40, Conduit St., LONDON, W1, No name of customer. This British Warm, PEI Regt. Mess Kit jacket and PEI Regt/FSSF Service Dress tunic and kilt (named to Becket) all came out of the Victor Taboika Collection in Calgary, Alberta. $500
U.S. Tiger Stripe camouflage suit. Shirt. Trousers. Cap. From a Special Forces veteran but no history. Cap is not an issue one. $75
U.S. Army WWII Sergeant's shirt. Has rank and coming home discharge badge ("Ruptured Dick" was its nickname). 1945 $15
U.S. Army officer's shirt. World War II ? $15
FOR SALE – HEAD DRESS
PHOTO DESCRIPTION & PRICE IN CAD
Helmet, AIRBORNE, British 1944. ORIGINAL. Web chin straps. Made by BMB (Briggs Motor Bodies) in UK. I purchased this one in Scotland in an antique shop. Multiple names. ARON W ; TRCC D SOLL (?) MOTTS BENTLEY 1177 6399479 (?). Faintly in red paint on left side are the numbers "63". I replaced the chin-strap with another original as the bugs had damaged the chin cup. That one is for sale separately below. The helmet appears to have been a barn find. Bugs have eaten away at the lining but it is still there and displayable. Has it been anywhere? I carried on the rest of my trip through Scotland, France (Pegasus Bridge, Gold, Sword, Juno, Ohmaha beaches, Dieppe, Vimy, Arras, Albert, Beaumont Hamel, Etaples & Paris) and Italy (Rome). $1,500
Web chin strap assembly for British AIRBORNE HELMET. Chin sup lining is badgly damaged by bugs but webbing is complete and fine. A chamois replacement would restore it. For an airborne helmet 1944 and later with 3 point attachment. $50
Cap Comforter - Commando head gear for WWII. WWII dated, correct for Dieppe Raid etc.. $75
Beret, khaki, Canadian WWII. RCAMC (Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps) cap badge apparently original to this beret.
Beret SAS REPLICA with cap badge.
Green beret, Canadian recent issue. $___
Officer's Balmoral, new, unused. Fawn colour. No date or maker's marking. Style worn in field WWII to at least 1970s. $___