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.)
$350 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
$1,900 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
$30 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
$10 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
$2 Canadian 1997 Trousers, Air Force blue, Lightweight size 7834. Named. NSN 8405-21-909-2419 $2
$10 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
$10 CANADIAN 1989 OVERCOAT MENS TOPCOAT C.F. 100% wool. $10
$55 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
$15 Shirt, army , British marked /|\ Label faded. Collar attached, Wool, with fixed epaulettes. Date possibly WWII.
$150 U.S. WWII Mountain Troop and FSSF trousers with suspenders. Excellent condition. Original label almost all illegible from fading. Has elastic for under the feet to keep the pant legs from coming out of the boot. No other markings. I BELIEVE it is WWII. Zipper slant pockets at front and label on backside of right front pocket. Other pockets including cargo pockets on legs have buttons. (CMS 1324) Purchased out of Italy.
$390 JACKET, PARACHUTIST 1942 Pattern SIZE No. 2 Height 5'5" to 5'6" Breast 34" to 39" L. HARRIS LTD. 1945 /|\ " Excellent condition. This is the green sleeveless jacket worn over top of the Denison smock and webbing to avoid things snagging on parachute lines. Crotch strap. Zipper in excellent condition.
$1,300 Battledress Blouse and 1944 Canadian khaki beret with cap badge insignia. CANADIAN INTELLIGENCE CORPS (King's Crown) with S.E.A.C. titles and SIAM patches. Blouse dated March 1945 ? SIAM patches of Siamese dancer in black silhouetted on yellow rectangle. Sergeant rank. Excellent condition. With a khaki Canadian beret dated 1944 C/|\ with King's Crown Canadian Intelligence Corps cap badge. Cap badge and beret added by me. NO NAME sadly. Research indicates that this combination of insignia would only be worn by Canadians, probably of Japanese ancestry, acting as interpreters for the British in Siam (remember the movie British Over the River Kwai?) Siam was renamed Thailand later). The Interpreters were trained at S-20 school in Vancouver, BC. Includes reference book WE WENT TO WAR by Roy Ito. I consulted the Japanese Canadian National Museum's collection in Burnaby, B.C. where they have some insignia , photos and papers from one of the interpreters. NO PROVENANCE. No glow from threads under UV light.
$100 British Camouflage Jacket DPM Field. No date, circa 1990s? NATO Size 8090/9505 Size 190 / 104 Full frontal zipper and Velcro sections for closure. Only damage I can see is label has come from the stitching stitching at its top. Excellent condition, no damage. No anme or number so it appears to have never been issued. LARGE size! 4 large pockets outside, two zippered inside chest pockets, waist draw string.
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
$75 each Cap Comforter - Commando head gear for WWII. WWII dated, correct for Dieppe Raid etc..
Two are available at $75 each
$35 Beret Special Air Service (SAS ) REPLICA with replica
cloth cap badge. Size 7-1/2 Originals are EXTREMELY rare and expensive. Size 7-1/2 Great for re-enacting or even collection.
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
$200 Flying helmet, RARE Canadian Air Force (CAF) post-WWI but pre-1924 formation of the RCAF. Stamped into the chin strap "1922 C/|\" (arrow inside the C, the Canadian issue mark, but VERY hard to read.) Made by "WOLFE" in "MONTREAL PQ" (the PQ is indistinct) "7-1/2" (in black ink). Fur lined. Nice and supple, complete. Has two goggle strap retaining snap tab sets. Some fur missing from inside) Old moth damage? Now freeze fumigated. Stitching holding chinstrap at one end has given way. "1922" and "C/|\" marks very difficult to see and I could not see them 2021-04-13, though I had recorded seeing them previously. Great for display. $200
$200 Helmet, Brodie pattern. World War I British. No liner. Battle damage with large chunk missing from the rim on one side. Sadly, no known history. Relic. Surface rust but is solid. Excellent for interest piece or for Remembrance Day displays. Battle damaged enemy helmets are fairly common, but battle damaged Allied helmets less so.
$390. Helmet, British, World War I, 1917-1918. Brodie pattern (standard "Tommy helmet. Complete with liner, inside netting and rubber doughnut. Chinstrap is complete but broken in half, with the two sections each attached to the helmet. Rim edge piece all around. Helmet shell stamped "V/O 360" (or so it appears). Original paint, chipped. Outer paint layer is dark green with rough surface. Made in June 1917 or later. Mark I. CMS 3037