These are uniforms not required for my collection. Head dress, including helmets, are listed at the bottom.
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 Apparently originally made as a USN jacket.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 $85
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 which also has 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. $400 (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. Army WWII Sergeant's shirt. Has rank and coming home discharge badge ("Ruptured Duck" was its nickname). 1945 $30
U.S. Army officer's shirt. World War II ? $25
Canadian 1986 COAT, MAN'S S.D.. A.F. BLUE,, LT./WT. AIR Size 7642 CAPTAIN rank in GOLD not the later silver of the 2000's. Named. $10
Canadian 1997 Trousers, Air Force blue, Lightweight size 7834. Named. NSN 8405-21-909-2419 $2
CANADIAN Armed Forces COAT, MAN'S, SERVICE DRESS, DARK GREEN NATO NSN 8405-21-886-9883. Captain rank. Named. October 1985. No unit insignia left on it. $10
CANADIAN 1989 OVERCOAT MENS TOPCOAT C.F. 100% wool. $10
Canadian "Combat" shirt (called coat) and trousers, GULF WAR period. Subdued CANADA flag on left shoulder. CPL rank badges had been sewn on and were neatly removed. No trace of name tag. Green, LARGE sizes. Ex-movie costume use. COAT, COMBAT, LIGHTWEIGHT MK II Six 9 (75346) NATO Sise 8090-0515 February 1989. TROUSERS, COMBAT, L/W MK> III (has Velcro in places) Stock No. 8415-21-899-2527 Size Tall X-Large Height 70.0 to 72-1/2 Waist 39.6 - 543.5
NATO SIZE 8590-0010 January 1989
$55 for the set.
Canadian Forces neck and face covering, cold weather. Made 12/03 (2003). Green. NATO stock number 8440-21-921-0905 Nose vent. $3
Denison Smock, REPLICA, very large size "3X". Excellent condition. I would keep it and wear it except that it has replica Canadian Parachute Badge (wings) glued to the left breast. Intended for re-enactors. $200
U.S. Army dress, not combat, trousers WWII Waist 30" leg 31" Dry cleaner or tailor's tag "Purcell" and same name written inside, presumably the name of the soldier. $20
Shirt, army , British marked /|\ Label faded. Collar attached, Wool, with fixed epaulettes. Date possibly WWII. $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
Cap Comforter - Commando head gear for WWII. WWII dated, correct for Dieppe Raid etc..
Two are available at $75 each
Beret Special Air Service (SAS ) REPLICA with replica cloth cap badge. Great for re-enacting or even colelctgion filler as originals are EXTREMELY rare and expensive. Size 7-1/2 $35
Green beret, Canadian recent issue. Size ABOUT 6-3/4? No maker information on liner. $8
Officer's Balmoral, new, unused. Fawn colour. No date or maker's marking. Style worn in field WWII to at least 1970s. MO marker information. MINT, never pierced for a badge. $75
Balmoral, Other Ranks. This one is named to Terry J. Herrett and he dated it 21 FEB 69. He was with the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) Regiment on Vancouver Island, British COlumbia. Used, tartan backing removed. Classic design. WWI types were much larger . $30
U.S. "HAT, SUN, HOT WEATHER TYPE II " Milspec. Size 7-1/2. Made in USA R&B Inc. $15
"B C POLICE" 1941 helmet for British Columbia Provincial Police. Some rust. VERY RARE. $350