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). My number CMS1260 $100
FSSF blouse. First Special Service Force. This is a coming home blouse made by cutting down a four pocket jacket into an Ike style blouse. Original FSSF patch with bold white outline as made in Southern France in late 1944. Ruptured Duck patch on right breast (discharged mark). Replica collar badges and likely replica red-white-blue shoulder cord. Name not known but it came out of Rome, NY and might have belonged to a veteran from there. A budget way to get one of these uniforms. I have a senior Canadian officer's FSSF uniform now so this is now spare. $250
>>> SOLD <<< Original 1943 WWII British No. 3 Commando battledress. Named "J.R.BRUCE" at back of neck. and "J,R, BRUCE, JR." on label. Size 15. U.S. aid, made by Phoenix Clothes Inc. on contract dated January 6, 1943. Has the Commando Brigade triangular patches with the vertical red F-S Fighting Knife on each sleeve (late WWII). Wear at collar right cuff and waist belt. End on waist belt frayed and worn, NOT a coming home uniform. A combat worn uniform would not need all of the other insignia that one would expect to find on a parade uniform. No moth damage seen. No glow under UV light. Named but no provenance. A Trooper BRUCE was found listed as being wounded with No. 3 Commando HQ. (cannot find the reference at this time). The name BRUCE was NOT found in Commando Veterans Archive http://www.commandoveterans.org/site Nominal Roll which has been pieced together form various sources and is likely not complete. (My number CMS1676) >>> SOLD <<<
Very rare (1 of 500) U.S. Paratrooper Jacket issued to Canadians. This one belonged to an unnamed instructor at A-35 Parachute Training Centre in Shilo, Manitoba. Ribbon is loose. Missing belt but photos show Canadians wore a Pattern 1937 web belt with this jacket. EXTREMELY RARE AND A battledress blouse, whichw as found with it, also with AIRBORNE CANADA titles but Staff Sergeant rank so likely same man after promotion. BD blouse has moth damage to front. Oriinal printed Pegsaus patches. Two medals showing he was overseas, almost certainly with 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion . I spoke with others who were instructors at Shilo A-35 but we could not figure out who he was. VERY RARE GROUPING $______
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
U.S> Army Parka. WWII. Reverses to white. NO fur lining around face on this version. $50
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
Tunic, Canadian WWII summer. No markings. Brass buttons (top one missing) but these are generic WWII Canadian Army buttons. $50
U.S. Tiger Stripe camouflage suit. Shirt. Trousers. Cap. From a Special Forces veteran but no history. Cap is not an issue one. $75
Rare 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion grouping with provenance from Ken Joyner, author of Into The Maelstom (insignia of 1CPB) Dillon parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and was captured. He was a Prisoner of War. Battledress blouse, with 1 CANADIAN PARACHUTE BATTALION titles, Pegasus formation patches 1944 Kangol made maroon beret, his German issued ration ticket wallet, his New Testament inscribed "Pte. J.R. Dillon P.O.W. Dulag Luft Wetzlar Germany" and stamped by the Germans "Gepruft", his 5 WWII medals, his father's two WWI medals. A photo of him taken after repatriation shows him wearing a British Parachute Regiment cap badge. The beret has holes for this. Also an original small framed photo of Canadian paratroops jumping from a C-47 at "Fort Benning GA, 1942" Price to be determined.
I have added an original British PARACHUTE REGIMENT cap badge which is identical to the one he was wearing in the photo. I bel;ieve that when he was liberated and returned to the UK, 1CPB had already left for Canada along with their supply of Canadian cap badges. I believe Dillon obtained a British airborne badge as his Canadian one was likely taken by a German captor.
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 ? $5
FOR SALE – HEAD DRESS
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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
HELMET, steel M42 German relic dug up on the battlefield at Kurland Bridgehead in Latvia. Multiple srapnel holes, likely as it was lying on the battlefield during heavy artillery fire. A great conversation piece as it was there in the middle of a big battle. No liner. $250
RARE Beret, maroon CANADIAN AIRBORNE. Dated 1954 with stick on "5" to change date to 1955 (removed but still present). Leather sweatband. Mobile Strike Force period before Canadian Airborne Regiment was formed in 1968. Type also worn later by CAR. Excellent UNUSED condition. Not punctured for cap badge. $350
Cap Comforter - Commando head gear for WWII. 1942 dated, correct for Dieppe Raid August 1942. $75