FOR SALE – Uniforms

Canadian Airborne used U.S. Jacket Parachutist. 500 sets were obtained by Canada for use at Shilo, Manitoba in WWII.
Canadian Airborne used U.S. Jacket Parachutist. 500 sets were obtained by Canada for use at Shilo, Manitoba in WWII. Original AIRBORNE CANADA and instructor insignia except for the parachute badge which is possibly a later production one. The insignia is all original to this jacket though the wings had been removed presumably by the family. Found in New Westminster, BC, but even though I showed it to a couple of veterans who were instructing at Shilo

These are uniforms not required for my collection.

Note that Canadian postage is more expensive than U.S. postage.

PHOTODESCRIPTION & PRICE in CAD (Postage is extra.)
WWII U.S. Army uniform "OFFICIAL WAR PHOTOGRAPHER" worn in the Pacific. This man went to Pearl Harbor after the Dec 1941 attack. Identification known.
WWII U.S. Army uniform "OFFICIAL WAR PHOTOGRAPHER" worn in the Pacific. This man went to Pearl Harbor after the Dec 1941 attack. Identification known.

WWII U.S. Army uniform "OFFICIAL WAR PHOTOGRAPHER" worn in the Pacific. This man went to Pearl Harbor after the Dec 1941 attack. Identification known.
WWII U.S. Army uniform "OFFICIAL WAR PHOTOGRAPHER" worn in the Pacific. This man went to Pearl Harbor after the Dec 1941 attack. Identification known.

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
WWII US white ski jacket V ribbons 10 Mtn Div
WWII US white ski jacket V ribbons 10 Mtn Div
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 Apparently originally made as a USN jacket.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
Canadian Airborne used U.S. Jacket Parachutist. 500 sets were obtained by Canada for use at Shilo, Manitoba in WWII. Original AIRBORNE CANADA and instructor insignia except for the parachute badge which is possibly a later production one. The insignia is all original to this jacket though the wings had been removed presumably by the family. Found in New Westminster, BC, but even though I showed it to a couple of veterans who were instructing at Shilo we could not determine whose uniforms they were.
Canadian Airborne used U.S. Jacket Parachutist. 500 sets were obtained by Canada for use at Shilo, Manitoba in WWII. Original AIRBORNE CANADA and instructor insignia except for the parachute badge which is possibly a later production one. The insignia is all original to this jacket though the wings had been removed presumably by the family. Found in New Westminster, BC, but even though I showed it to a couple of veterans who were instructing at Shilo we could not determine whose uniforms they were.

U.S. Jackaet Parachutist with Canadian insignia as found along with the b=Battledress blouse for S/Sgt. AIRBORNE CANADA. Instructor badge on right sleeve above Sergeant's rank.
U.S. Jackaet Parachutist with Canadian insignia as found along with the b=Battledress blouse for S/Sgt. AIRBORNE CANADA. Instructor badge on right sleeve above Sergeant's rank.

Battledress blouse Staff Sergeant, Airborne Canada. Found with the U.S. Parachutist Jacket and presumably from the same man. As found. Parachute badge had been removed. A replacement (age not guaranteed). MOTH DAMAGE to front of blouse.
Battledress blouse Staff Sergeant, Airborne Canada. Found with the U.S. Parachutist Jacket and presumably from the same man. As found. Parachute badge had been removed. A replacement (age not guaranteed). MOTH DAMAGE to front of blouse.

Insignia on sleeve of a battledress blouse believed to have been worn by an instructor at Shilo, Manitoba in WWII - Colin M. Stevens Collection
Insignia on sleeve of a battledress blouse believed to have been worn by an instructor at Shilo, Manitoba in WWII. Found with the AIRBORNE CANADA US Jacket Parachutist - Colin M. Stevens Collection
GROUPING OF TWO RARE TUNICS THAT WERE FOUND TOGETHER. - 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, which as found with it at a New Westminster antique show. Battledress also with AIRBORNE CANADA titles but Staff Sergeant rank so likely same man after promotion. BD blouse has serious moth damage to front but the rarity with the rare insignia makes it special. Original printed Pegasus patches. 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 Taining School (Pte. Monty Marsden and another) but we could not figure out who this soldier was. VERY RARE GROUPING $4,000
SMOCKS DRAB windproof anorak and winter mitts worn by Ontario Regiment troops in Italy in 1943-45. Not 1928 Thompson behind without butt.
SMOCKS DRAB windproof anorak and winter mitts worn by Ontario Regiment troops in Italy in 1943-45. Not 1928 Thompson behind without butt.

Ski Mitts
Ski Mitts



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
BECKET Mess Jacket
BECKET Mess Jacket

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)
BECKET wearing British Warm while with FSSF in Montana
BECKET wearing British Warm while with FSSF in Montana
"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
US Army WWII EM shirt with rank and discharge badge
US Army WWII EM shirt with rank and discharge badge

U.S. Army WWII Sergeant's shirt. Has rank and coming home discharge badge ("Ruptured Dick" was its nickname). 1945 $15
US Army officer's shirt, WWII?
US Army officer's shirt, WWII?

U.S. Army officer's shirt. World War II ? $5

 

FOR SALE – HEAD DRESS

PHOTODESCRIPTION & PRICE IN CAD
British Airborne Helmet MK II 1944 found in Scotland (1) left side
British Airborne Helmet MK II 1944 found in Scotland (1) left side - named

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 1942 Commandos (3) side
Cap Comforter 1942 Commandos (3) side

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. $___

 

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