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.)
Original DENISON SMOCK, British made in 1956 (Suez Invasion year.) Correct for the No. 4 (T) and L42A1 sniper rifles. Used, faded somewhat as expected. Cuffs replaced with stretchy socks to keep the wind and cold from blowing up sleeves. Has the tail (crotch strap). Used by Airborne Troops, Commandos and Snipers). All snap and zipper work. Label reads SMOCK DENISON / AIRBORNE TROOPS SIZE 4 / HEIGHT 5 FT 6 INS - 5 FT 8 INS / BREAST 39 INS - 41 INS / GEO. DAYS (?) & CO MCF (?) LTD. / 1956 / /|\
I have a couple of WWII Denison Smocks in my collection. The WWII Denison smocks are now very scarce and expensive with asking prices about $1,400. This 1956 one I am selling for $600.
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
British Columbia Provincial Police (BCPP) brown tunic with brass BCPP buttons. Very well worn. BCPP were formed in 1858, argued with the Texas Rangers as to which was the first to be found, disbanded in 1950 and most members were absorbed by the Royal Canadian Mounted police. CONDITION: FAIR only. Frayed, some moth damage. No collar badges. No shoulder brass. One front button is off but with the tunic. No name. No date but between 1927 and 1950 for sure. VERY RARE! My number CMS1812 $200
Winter windbreaker / 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 $85
2PPCLI battledress uniform, US Presidential Citation for the Battle of Kapyong in Korea. Ribbons for UNFICYP (Cyprus), CD. NOT Korea. Sergeant, Machine gunner. Canadian Parachute wings. All original, obtained from a veteran who was a neighbour of this man. $190
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
RARE Canadian Army PILOT battledress blouse. 1953 Cold War Rank of Major. Royal Canadian Artillery. 1st Canadian Division patches (red). Correct Queen's Crown ARMY PILOT WINGS (rare on a uniform) so he likely flew artillery spotter planes or observation helicopters. WWII and post-War ribbons. No name. No glow under UV light. $150
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) $700.00
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. Ribbons are loose. Missing belt. EXTREMELY RARE $2,000.
SET of 3 items:
1. Battledress blouse named to Captain ROBERTS, Seaforth of C. Served throughout WWII. Wounded twice. Famous for riding on motorcycle in Amsterdam during the Liberation with three (3!) Dutch women riding on the back. A photo was taken and later made into a Dutch postage stamp. I believe that this blouse is the one he was wearing in the photo.
2. Service Dress tunic, named to 2nd. Lt. ROBERTS 4-11-42. [NOTE: Collar badges and CANADA shoulder titles are NOT included)
3. Dutch Flag commemorating the Liberation. Obtained from a Dutch Rotary Club member in 2005.
SET $ 1,300.
WWII British anorak tan coloured "SMOCKS DRAB Size No. 2 Height 5'6" to 5' 8" Bre4ast 38" to 40" M. SHORN & SONS, LTD. 1942" As worn by mountain troops, ski troops possibly and possibly by snipers. Used, 1" repair on left shoulder backside. Scarce. As illustrated in THE WORLD WAR II TOMMY by Brayley & Ingram pp. 56-57, 62-63. $250
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
WWII U.S. Army tunic / coat named to "KING". Had FAINT outline indicating the Special Force (FS.) wing had been sewn on but I was unable to verify him as being with the Jedbughs. Therefore is it beng sold as a "parts assembled" jacket with a mix or original and reproduction insignia. Now has a replica SF. wing on right sleeve in that spot, Has an original STERLING SILVER Combat Infantryman's Badge (CIB), officer's rank bars (gold single bar) & original "US" officer collar badges. REPLICA FSSF officer collar badges, parachute oval, USA-CANADA spearhead patch (my number CMS1263). Original STERLING SILVER parachute badge. Cloth belt for coat.
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
FOR SALE – HEAD DRESS
PHOTO DESCRIPTION & PRICE IN CAD
Beret, brown, officer's private purchase, missing label. Fitted with what is thought to be a replica Long Range Desert Group Cap ( LRDG L.R.D.G. ) badge. No history known. Normally they would wear a black beret. Purchased at a gun show in British Columbia. Badge appears to have been on the beret for a long time. It is a mystery. Moth holes at back. My number CMS0973 $125
Beret, maroon (Airborne) Canadian. Size 7-1/2 marked but feels like size 7. Canadian maker markings but no date visible. Post-WWII as it has the slider clot for the badge. This beret obviously belonged to a WWII Canadian Airborne veteran as it was found with a WWII AIRBORNE CANADA shoulder title sewn on to the lPort side of the badge. Two holes and impression show that a brass Canadian Parachute Corps cap badge was worn on it for a long time (badge NOT included). No name. It was found in a second-hand store in Steveston, BC. $100
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