Uniforms / Hats

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WWII US Army or Army Air Corps Indian made unofficial pattern pith helmet.

 

Wonderful and well used example of an unofficial (privately purchased) pith helmet, made in india by Ranken & Co. Ltd, established in Calcutta in 1770. Named to a Lt. Col. M. Lewis, FA, this wonderful helmet has lots of honest use and wear, though no damage, although it is somewhat soft overall - it retains its shape well. The US officer's cap device is old and has been on there for a very long time. The cotton covering, pugaree  and leather chin strap are all in good shape, and the label clearly legible. A great hat, with loads of character.

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US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

US Army officer's Indian made pith helmet

WWII AAF WAC Medic tunic, named and ID'd to Selman Field, training field for WASPs.

Far less common than men's uniforms, women's uniforms are identical except for the cut and the fact that they button left-over-right. This is a lovely example of a WAC medic tunic, with medical collar devices, major's rank insignia and felt AAF patch with Training Command shoulder flash. Named inside to E.B. McBee with her service number and Selman Field Exchange. Also has a fabulous personal monogram with the initials E.M. Selman Field was a training field for navigators and also for WASP pilots so it would make perfect sense for a female medic to be posted there. This is well worth further research. Excellent condition and quite scarce.

 

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WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

WWII WAC Medic tunic

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher, officer's service dress cap.

Very nice summer weight, tan wool crusher cap, made in San Antonio, Texas by Ace Manufacturing Co. and branded "Flight Ace". High quality cap with front and rear chin strap, good gilt badge and soft leather sweatband. Sponge rubber padding had dried and is crumbling. There are a few very small pinhead sized moth holes, mainly out of sight. Overall a very nice cap. Service number C6799 written inside. Size 7.

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AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

AAF "Flight Ace" tan crusher

WWII era French Air Force Flight Medic/Nurse/Rescue Pilot uniform jacket.

 

Tunic from a Nurse/Medic Rescue Pilot (IPSA:  Infirmière Pilote Secours de l'Air). The IPSA were created in 1934, trained as both medics and pilots in order to treat, evacuate and transport wounded soldiers (as pilots and nurses). After WWII they were flew only as nurses and took part in both the Indochina and the Algerian War. Though identical to early examples, this tunic was most likely made between 1945 and 1950. Nonetheless a rare and interesting uniform jacket.

$350 / £265 / €295   email to secure this item

WWII era French Air Force Flight Nurse uniform jacket

WWII era French Air Force Flight Nurse uniform jacket

WWII era French Air Force Flight Nurse uniform jacket

WWII era French Air Force Flight Nurse uniform jacket

WWII era French Air Force Flight Nurse uniform jacket

WWII era French Air Force Flight Nurse uniform jacket

WWII era French Air Force Flight Nurse uniform jacket

WWII era French Air Force Flight Nurse uniform jacket

WWII US Army dress uniform jacket and trousers for a graduate of West Point.

Superb, high quality US Army dress uniform jacket and trousers for a graduating West Point cadet, purchased from the Cadet Store and named to R. J. Rogers. Dated 5.22.1939 that means he completed 

officer training before the war. The trousers have no markings that I can find. It would be very interesting to research his career and see where he finished up. Uniform is in excellent condition, and displays very well.

 

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WWII West Point Cadet uniform

WWII West Point Cadet uniform

WWII West Point Cadet uniform

WWII West Point Cadet uniform

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WWII West Point Cadet uniform8248

WWII West Point Cadet uniform

WWII West Point Cadet uniform

WWII West Point Cadet uniform

WWII West Point Cadet uniform

WWII West Point Cadet uniform

WWII West Point Cadet uniform

WWII West Point Cadet uniform

WWII West Point Cadet uniform

WWII US Army dress uniform trousers.

Superb, high quality US Army dress uniform  trousers named to Gibson USP 250. Trousers are seemingly always much more difficult to find than jackets, so for the collector who needs a pair to display with a dress tunic, this is as good a pair as you will find. All wool and correct for the WWII period.

 

$95 / £72 / €80  email to secure this item

WWII era US Army Dress trousers

WWII era US Army Dress trousers

WWII era US Army Dress trousers

WWII era US Army Dress trousers

WWII era US Army Dress trousers

WWII era US Army Dress trousers

WWII era US Army Dress trousers

WWII era US Army Dress trousers

WWII RAF / RAAF  bush shirt short-sleeved, with partial button front.

 

Yet another variation of the popular Airtex bush shirt, worn in tropical regions by all branches of Commonwealth military. This shirt has a partial button front and short sleeves, with a long "tail" for tucking into shorts or trousers. Very good used condition, with some light wear but no damage, though missing the two pocket buttons (easily replaced). Has a service number inked in the neck which could be a RAAF post war number - which is not unusual since these remained as standard issue for many years.

$120 / £92 / €102    email to secure this item

RAF / army bush shirt short-sleeved

RAF / army bush shirt short-sleeved

RAF / army bush shirt short-sleeved

RAF / army bush shirt short-sleeved

RAF / army bush shirt short-sleeved

RAF / army bush shirt short-sleeved

RAF / army bush shirt short-sleeved

RAF / army bush shirt short-sleeved

RAF / army bush shirt short-sleeved

RAF / army bush shirt short-sleeved

RCAF Khaki Dress  other ranks jacket for a flight sergeant.

 

RCAF Khaki Dress jacket, dated 1943 with faint but legible maker markings printed inside, with correct red/green tropical shoulder eagles and sergeant's stripes with large embroidered crowns as used uniquely by the RCAF. A good displayable example of the tropical issue uniform.

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RCAF Khaki Dress jacket for Flight Sergeant

RCAF Khaki Dress jacket for Flight Sergeant

RCAF Khaki Dress jacket for Flight Sergeant

RCAF Khaki Dress jacket for Flight Sergeant

RCAF Khaki Dress jacket for Flight Sergeant

RCAF Khaki Dress jacket for Flight Sergeant

RCAF Khaki Dress jacket for Flight Sergeant

RCAF Khaki Dress jacket for Flight Sergeant

RCAF Khaki Dress jacket for Flight Sergeant

RCAF Khaki Dress jacket for Flight Sergeant

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic, named with fantastic bullion Glider Pilot wing.

 

USAAF officer's style 4-pocket tunic, made in Sa Antonio and named to James B. Reed who must have bought the uniform while training at Hondo, Texas, Class 44-8. Lovely bullion glider pilot wing and felt AAF shoulder patch, plus 1st Troop Carrier DIs on both epaulettes together with enamel Flight Officer "blue pickle" insignia. Once he completed his training and graduated as a Glider pilot he will have received a commission so to find a tunic still with the "blue pickles" and the wing attached is quite unusual.  Some moth damage to left lower sleeve and skirt of tunic which does not detract too much. Definitely worth researching.

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AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF Glider Pilot / Troop Carrier 4-pocket tunic

AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant with theatre made CBI patch and Army Airways Communication System DIs.

 

USAAF enlisted man's 4-pocket tunic with beautiful theatre made CBI patch to left sleeve and Army Airways Communication System DIs worn on the lapels. Also retains his medal ribbons and "Ruptured Duck" badge. No trace of a name or label or any other identifying information inside the tunic, which has a few small moth holes here and there, but nothing too serious. A nice, untouched jacket.

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AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant CBI

AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant CBI

AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant CBI

AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant CBI

AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant CBI

AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant CBI

AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant CBI

AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant CBI

AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant CBI

AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant CBI

AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant CBI

AAF enlisted tunic to sergeant CBI

RAF officer's service dress shirt, super high quality, with detached collar, 1943 dated, in excellent condition.

 

The best heavy quality RAF shirt I have ever come across. This shirt appears to be Indian made and is a superior quality cotton, large size and in excellent condition. Well marked and dated  April 1943 with broad arrow. Partial button front  it has one cuff button missing and one of the front buttons is non-matching (probably from the owner's housewife). Collar of course is not a perfect match and is marked "Tuberized" and size 15-1/2 which does correspond to the shirt.  These are getting so hard to find nowadays and this is a beauty.

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RAF officer's shirt with detached collar 1943 dated

RAF officer's shirt with detached collar 1943 dated

RAF officer's shirt with detached collar 1943 dated

RAF officer's shirt with detached collar 1943 dated

RAF officer's shirt with detached collar 1943 dated

RAF officer's shirt with detached collar 1943 dated

RAF officer's shirt with detached collar 1943 dated

RAF officer's shirt with detached collar 1943 dated

RAF officer's shirt with detached collar 1943 dated

RAF officer's shirt with detached collar 1943 dated

RAF officer's shirt with detached collar 1943 dated

RAF officer's shirt with detached collar 1943 dated

RAF sergeant Air Gunner War Service Dress blouse, large size 1945 date.

 

Lovely RAF War Service Dress blouse (battledress) in large size and great condition, dated 1945, with good wartime Air Gunner brevet and postwar sergeant stripes (blue backing instead of black used in wartime). This would be quite correct for anyone who joined and served in wartime but received promotion later - or possibly even upgraded their insignia. Blouse is in great condition with almost no wear.

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RAF war service dress sergeant Air Gunner

RAF war service dress sergeant Air Gunner

RAF war service dress sergeant Air Gunner

RAF war service dress sergeant Air Gunner

RAF war service dress sergeant Air Gunner

RAF war service dress sergeant Air Gunner

RAF war service dress sergeant Air Gunner

RAF war service dress sergeant Air Gunner

RAF war service dress sergeant Air Gunner

RAF war service dress sergeant Air Gunner

Pre-WWII French Air Force officer's cap with detachable white cover.

 

Pre-war, 1929 pattern officer's cap for a junior officer in L'Armee de L'Air for a pilot or flight crew member. Hat is in very good condition overall. Good composite peak/visor, black silk lining with cellophane sweat diamond and leatherette sweatband, both of which have some slight damage from drying out but this does not detract. No damage or wear to wool cap, which is covered with a white cotton top for summer wear to which the winged cap badge is attached by small snaps/poppers. 

Some staining to the white cotton at the edges. A lovely example of an early French Air Force officer's cap of the type worn during the fall of France and the Battle of Britain.

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WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

WWII French Air Force officer's cap with white cover

Scarce RCAF named and 1938 dated 1924 pattern Full Dress (ceremonial) tunic.

 

Absolutely superb 1924 pattern RAF full dress tunic, made in Canada with RCAF uniform buttons and named to Flt. Lieutenant  J. Boyd with a date of July 6, 1938. Highest quality wool with gold bullion lace decorations, including fixed epaulettes, quilted lining and tailor's label (W.R. Johnston & Co of Toronto). Superb example of service regalia. RCAF tunics are considerably more scarce than RAF. 

$650 / £500 / €550  

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1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic

1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic

1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic

1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic

1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic

1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic

1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic

1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic

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1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic908

1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic

1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic

1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic

1938 dated and named RCAF full dress uniform tunic

Scarce Pre WWII French Air Force tunic, named to a 1st Lieutenant (sous-lieutenant) of the 52nd reconnaissance group, L'Armée de L'Air.

 

1935-1940 period tunic with the rank of 1st Lieutenant (sous-lieutenant ) and badge indicating 52nd reconnaissance group. jacket is in excellent condition, with good tailor's label with name of owner hand written in ink.  This is the typical uniform of French pilots who escaped before the fall of France to England and flew with the RAF during the Battle of Britain. A great find.

$415 / £315 / €350

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Pre-WWII tunic to French Air Force Lieutenant 52nd Recon. Gp.

Pre-WWII tunic to French Air Force Lieutenant 52nd Recon. Gp.

Pre-WWII tunic to French Air Force Lieutenant 52nd Recon. Gp.

Pre-WWII tunic to French Air Force Lieutenant 52nd Recon. Gp.

Pre-WWII tunic to French Air Force Lieutenant 52nd Recon. Gp.

Pre-WWII tunic to French Air Force Lieutenant 52nd Recon. Gp.

Pre-WWII tunic to French Air Force Lieutenant 52nd Recon. Gp.

Pre-WWII tunic to French Air Force Lieutenant 52nd Recon. Gp.

Pre-WWII tunic to French Air Force Lieutenant 52nd Recon. Gp.

Pre-WWII tunic to French Air Force Lieutenant 52nd Recon. Gp.

Pre-WWII tunic to French Air Force Lieutenant 52nd Recon. Gp.

Pre-WWII tunic to French Air Force Lieutenant 52nd Recon. Gp.

WWI US Army Air Service issue tunic for an enlisted man.

 

Wool tunic for an enlisted private. 105th Aero Squadron patch on right sleeve and 1st Aero Squadron patch on left sleeve with overseas chevron. Enlisted bronze collar devices in place. Issue type tunic in very good condition. One button missing from top pocket - main button detached but inside pocket.

$400 / £315 / €345  

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WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

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WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic708

Lovely example of a transitional AAF to USAF green uniform for an officer who flew in WWII with the 12th Reconnaissance Squadron.

 

OD gabardine wool 4 pocket tunic, tailored in 1949 (2 years after the AAF became the USAF and were supposed to change to wearing blue!). Has a superb WWII bullion embroidered bombardier wing, 20th AF shoulder patch and matched pair of 12 Recon. Sqdn. DIs (pinback, by Dondero of Washington DC). Has USAF buttons but in gold instead of silver. Very large size, named inside to Lt. Applebaum. All WWII insignia (except the buttons). Rare to find examples of good uniforms from this period of transition. 

$185 / £145 / €160

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USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

USAF transitional officer green tunic 12 Recon Squad

Pre-WWII RAF officer's full dress belt with sword hanger.

 

Excellent example of the pre-WWII full dress belt and sword hanger, worn with the full dress uniform for ceremonial occasions - a practice which stopped immediately prior to war breaking out. Black patent leather with gold bullion and brocade with all hangers, straps and clips present. Gilded belt buckle featuring the eagle and King's crown. Maker marked to Hobson and Sons of London.

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WWII RAF full dress ceremonial sword belt

WWII RAF full dress ceremonial sword belt

WWII RAF full dress ceremonial sword belt

WWII RAF full dress ceremonial sword belt

WWII RAF full dress ceremonial sword belt

WWII RAF full dress ceremonial sword belt

WWII RAF full dress ceremonial sword belt

WWII RAF full dress ceremonial sword belt

WWII RAF full dress ceremonial sword belt

WWII RAF full dress ceremonial sword belt

Pre-WWII RAF George VI full dress ceremonial sword with scabbard.

 

Pre-WWII RAF ceremonial sword - the perfect display accompaniment for the full dress belt and hanger (both on consignment the same week from different sources!). Note: this is a later production sword with the grip made from celluloid rather than covered with fish-skin. Blade is marked "London made" on the edge, near the hilt. Sword is clean and in very good condition, with perhaps 1-2mm of the tip broken off, which is barely noticeable. Leather scabbard also in great condition with one small ding to the brass tip. Please ask questions and feel free to request specific additional photographs if required.

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WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

WWII George VI RAF dress sword

RAAF Battledress blouse, ID'd to WWII pilot with a long and successful RAAF career.

 

RAAF officer’s battledress,  probably just postwar, with wing commander rank, superb WW2 RAAF wing, AFC and other ribbons. Named simply to Ingate. Wing Commander (later AV Marshal) J.L. “Jack” Ingate, DFC, AFC, flew with 600 Sqdn RAF, (Beaufighters and Mosquitoes) early in WWII. After the war, he stayed in RAAF and rose to the rank of Air Vice Marshal. BD jacket is in great condition and was evidently obtained prior to his award of the DFC. A nice named/attributed uniform item.

$250 / £190 / €212  

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RAAF ID'd battledress blouse

RAAF ID'd battledress blouse

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RCAF Khaki Drill service dress jacket with flight sergeant stripes.

 

Nice RCAF khaki drill tunic with RCAF buttons, embroidered tropical green/red sleeve eagles and Canadian sergeant's stripes with uniquely Canadian large embroidered crowns. Includes belt and belt hooks but lacks buckle (easily replaced). Ink stamp inside is faint but legible with date of 1942. Perfect display for RCAF desert ground crew. Jacket is in very good condition, with minor stains here and there but no damage and displays well.

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RCAF Khaki Drill SD jacket Flt. Sgt.

RCAF Khaki Drill SD jacket Flt. Sgt.

RCAF Khaki Drill SD jacket Flt. Sgt.

RCAF Khaki Drill SD jacket Flt. Sgt.

RCAF Khaki Drill SD jacket Flt. Sgt.

RCAF Khaki Drill SD jacket Flt. Sgt.

RCAF Khaki Drill SD jacket Flt. Sgt.

RCAF Khaki Drill SD jacket Flt. Sgt.

RCAF Khaki Drill SD jacket Flt. Sgt.

RCAF Khaki Drill SD jacket Flt. Sgt.

RCAF Khaki Drill SD jacket Flt. Sgt.

RCAF Khaki Drill SD jacket Flt. Sgt.

RAAF Tropical Issue Khaki Drill shorts.

 

Superb, unissued pair of RAAF Tropical Issue Khaki Drill shorts. Rich colour, never issued or worn and still retain their original paper tag, as well as their V324 maker's label dated 1943. Large size with all buttons and buckles in place. A great find, impossible to upgrade.

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RAAF tropical issue KD shorts

RAAF tropical issue KD shorts

RAAF tropical issue KD shorts

RAAF tropical issue KD shorts

RAAF tropical issue KD shorts

RAAF tropical issue KD shorts

RAAF tropical issue KD shorts

RAAF tropical issue KD shorts

RAAF tropical issue KD shorts

RAAF tropical issue KD shorts

US Army Air Force officer’s custom tailored “Ike” jacket by a private English tailor.

US Army Air Force officer’s “Ike” jacket, custom tailored by Chester Barrie in England. A lovely custom tailored jacket with no less than three separate labels inside: The standard tailor's label, plus the tailor's customer label (stamped but not filled out) plus  the addition of an “official” approved UK government label, complete with broad arrow mark, making it somewhat unusual. Excellent condition. No insignia and a slightly unusual pattern.

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AAF Officer's British made custom Ike jacket

AAF Officer's British made custom Ike jacket

AAF Officer's British made custom Ike jacket

AAF Officer's British made custom Ike jacket

AAF Officer's British made custom Ike jacket

AAF Officer's British made custom Ike jacket

AAF Officer's British made custom Ike jacket

AAF Officer's British made custom Ike jacket

AAF Officer's British made custom Ike jacket

AAF Officer's British made custom Ike jacket

1945 dated RAF War Service Dress blouse (battledress) in huge size 16. 

 

Perfect example of the post 1943 War Service Dress blouse, unissued, unworn and no insignia ever fitted, in a size 16 (6'2" / 38" chest / 34" waist). Manufactured 1945 and evidently checked again on October 27, 1953 when it was probably surplussed out being no longer the issue pattern. Outstanding condition.

$275 / £225 / €245  

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1945 dated RAF War Service Dress blouse (battledress)

1945 dated RAF War Service Dress blouse (battledress)

1945 dated RAF War Service Dress blouse (battledress)

1945 dated RAF War Service Dress blouse (battledress)

1945 dated RAF War Service Dress blouse (battledress)

1945 dated RAF War Service Dress blouse (battledress)

1945 dated RAF War Service Dress blouse (battledress)

1945 dated RAF War Service Dress blouse (battledress)

Scarce inter-War Air Corps Cadet Service Dress uniform and cap - possibly one of the first issued. 

 

Scarce Inter-War cadet blues uniform and cap in extremely good condition. Very similar wool barathea to the RAF uniform, but with gilt US Army buttons, shoulder straps, no lower pockets and without a belt. Beautiful silver and gold bullion embroidered winged prop and US insignia to lapels show tarnishing and a couple of small but not too significant moth nips below left hand insignia. QM Depot label inside pocket with date stamp that is slightly smeared but appears to be October 25, 1928, making it one of the first issued (the uniform was in use from 1924-1940). Cap is in similar excellent condition with gilt metal winged prop device, patent leather peak and chin strap. A lovely uniform.

$550 / £435 / €490  

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AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF Cadet service dress uniform and cap

AAF mess dress dated 1941 named to a captain airship pilot. 

 

Unusual AAF mess dress uniform comprising a white linen mess jacket with built-in cummerbund, gold braid epaulettes, deliberately mismatched winged prop devices on cuffs and superb miniature airship pilot wing, together with black trousers having satin side stripe. Both jacket and trousers are named to Captain G. S. Metcalf and dated 3-10-41. All in very good condition. 

$200 / £165 / €180  

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AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

AAF airship pilot mess dress

RAF/RCAF Other Ranks' Field Service Cap (sidecap) dated 1940.

 

Great Battle of Britain item. This Canadian made Field Service Cap (sidecap) was never even completed by having either buttons or a badge attached. Perhaps it was destined for England and RAF issue - it is dated 1940 and is in unworn, unissued perfect condition. 

$75 / £60 / €67  

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RAF/RCAF sidecap 1940 date

RAF/RCAF sidecap 1940 date

RAF/RCAF sidecap 1940 date

RAF/RCAF sidecap 1940 date

RAF/RCAF sidecap 1940 date

RAF/RCAF sidecap 1940 date

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb multi-piece badge.

Lovely example of a lightweight US Navy officer's white top cap, in excellent condition, though lacking the leather sweatband (easily replaced but not necessary for display). White cotton top, patent leather leather peak with green checkerboard backing and light basketwork frame. Its best feature however, is the stunning, heavy multi-piece badge with embroidered label to back indicating Hillborn & Hamburger, Inc. of New York. A lovely cap marked size 7-1/4.

$95 / £75 / €85   

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WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

WWII US Navy officer's cap with superb badge

1941 dated RNZAF officer's Khaki Dress jacket.

 

Excellent example of a British made, Air Ministry marked KD jacket with a full set of Royal New Zealand Air Force brass buttons and detachable epaulettes for an officer. Though the label is washed out somewhat, it is clearly marked a size 10, with a nice A-crown-M stamp, maker John Gordon & Co. and clear date of 1941. Overall very good condition, with light wear but no damage, there is also evidence of a pilot wing having been sewn on at some time. Includes the belt and buckle.

$185 / £150 / €175  email to secure this item

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

RNZAF Khaki Dress jacket 1941

US Army officer's  OD "crusher" service dress cap.

Extremely popular with Army Air Force pilots and crews, the crusher version of the officer's cap featured a soft, bendable visor and no stiffening in the crown (to enable it to be worn with headphones - hence the "crushed" look). While many well known brands were available commercially, this is an unlabeled example, presumably obtained from a PX or QM. The visor is very soft and pliable. Olive drab gabardine wool top with one small hole, the size of a pinhead, otherwise no sign of damage. Some stitching to the leather sweatband and edge of visor has come undone, but that could easily be repaired with care. Nice gilt badge and buttons. A very nice example.

$165 / £135 / €150   email to secure this item

US Army officer's "crusher"

US Army officer's "crusher"

US Army officer's "crusher"

US Army officer's "crusher"

US Army officer's "crusher"

US Army officer's "crusher"

US Army officer's "crusher"

US Army officer's "crusher"

US Army officer's "crusher"

US Army officer's "crusher"

WWII US Army enlisted man's sidecap large size 7-5/8 dated 1940.

 

Excellent and unissued example of a US Army enlisted man's sidecap, summer version in unlined tan cotton, with a superb QM label dated March 14, 1940 and in a huge size 7-5/8.  This is the exact type worn by all Army Air Corps enlisted personnel. Hard to find in this size and condition.

 

$45 / £35 / €40   email to secure this item

US Army enlisted sidecap

US Army enlisted sidecap

US Army enlisted sidecap

US Army enlisted sidecap

US Army enlisted sidecap5850

US Army enlisted sidecap5850

US Army enlisted sidecap

US Army enlisted sidecap

Absolutely mint condition, unissued RCAF Other Ranks service dress tunic dated 1942.

 

Quite literally the most perfect, unissued and unworn example of a WWII Other Ranks service dress tunic I have ever seen. The small white tacking stitches used by the tailor are still in place, as is the small white tacking cross-stitch on the rear vent. It has never had any insignia attached, except for the shoulder flashes/eagles which curiously enough have been applied the wrong way around (eagles facing front instead of rear) which may explain why this tunic was never issued! Includes correct RCAF buttons and matching detachable belt, and it has a crisp and clear stamp inside denoting manufacture and date of 1942. A fantastic find! Impossible to upgrade.

 

$150 / £115 / €128  email to secure this item

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

RCAF Other Ranks tunic dated 1942

Royal Navy VR (Aviation) uniform jacket and Warm named to a DSC winner with some historical significance.

 

Fleet Air Arm Uniform jacket and overcoat (Warm) both named to Peter Ernest Cumberland, a pilot with 825 squadron flying from HMS Vindex who received Mention in Despatches for 2 attacks on U-Boats in April 1944 and the DSC in December 1944. Jacket has Lieutenant rank lace with the "A" in the curl, pilot wing and medal ribbons for DSC , 39-45 Star and oak leaf for the MID. Sadly the jacket has some moth damage to the front (which shows up far worse in the pictures than in person). This jacket was worn on operations and being of historic significance it is well worth preserving; and with professional care, it could be restored. Gieves label inside pocket has Cumberland's information and date of July 1943. The overcoat (Warm) is in very good condition, with a couple of minor moth tracks but nothing serious. A beautiful and quite heavy wool coat with an embroidered name tag sewn inside. 

$350 / £280 / €315  email to secure this item

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

FAA uniform to DSC winner

Complete WWII US Navy Air Gunner's uniform: cap, jumper and trousers with all insignia. 

 

A superb example of a complete US Navy aircrew / air gunner's uniform, ready to display. Comprises blue "donald duck" style cap with US Navy ribbon. bell-bottom trousers with all buttons and ties, plus navy blue "jumper" with built in collar and all correct, wartime insignia. Includes Air Gunner's First Class badge to right sleeve, ratings badge to the rank of Petty Officer, Second Class indicating air branch to left sleeve, pinback sterling Meyer hallmarked combat aircrew wing with 2 "stars" and medal ribbon bar. The ruptured duck is also sewn to the jumper. All in excellent, used but not abused or damaged condition. No labels or ID that I can find, but 100% original.

 

$165 / £128 / €150  email to secure this item

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

US Navy complete aircrew uniform

WWII US Navy aircrew midshipman's visor cap plus a wonderful and extensive grouping of accessories all named with photos etc. 

 

Hard-to-find accessories for completing a uniform display. Comprises white cotton kit bag which contains the following: Nice midshipman's visor cap fitted with khaki cover plus a complete set of cap covers: 3 white, one blue, one green (aviation) plus the waterproof cover. Green cover has some nothing but not too bad. Also includes several pairs of socks, 2 ties, 2 belts, set of unused USN buttons still in the box, superb hand-tinted photo of him wearing the cap, ID bracelet, fabulous Art Deco style leather wallet, medal ribbons, several old badges. Also includes a beautiful sterling set of boxed aircrew wings which came with this set and were originally listed separately. All items are named to F.G. Buehler (or FGB), except kit bag which is named to Robert Buehler - perhaps a relative? This is how it arrived so I don;t want to break it up.

$100 / £78 / €90  email to secure this item

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

Buehler USN accessories grouping

RAF Kings Crown WWII uniform full-size brass buttons.

 

A quantity of WWII period RAF uniform buttons (all full-size for tunic or greatcoat). Various different makers, including Gaunt, Firmin, etc. and styles - all with King's Crown. Let me know your needs and I will try to find matching styles while stocks last.

Price each.

$2 / £1.50 / €1.75

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RAF KC buttons

RAF KC buttons

RAF Queen's Crown (postwar) uniform full-size brass buttons.

 

A quantity of postwar RAF uniform buttons (all full-size for tunic or greatcoat). Various different makers, and styles - including a few  "Sta-brite" - all with Queen's Crown. Let me know your needs and I will try to find matching styles while stocks last.

Price each.

$1.30 / £1 / €1.15

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RAF QC buttons

RAF QC buttons

WWII US Army (AAF) uniform buttons.

 

A small quantity of US Army uniform buttons, various sizes and styles. One full set for a uniform (4 large / 4 mall) plus a few odds including hat buttons)

Price for set of 8  $13 / £10 / €12

Price (each) loose  $1.30 / £1 / €1.15

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AAF buttons (various)

AAF buttons (various)

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Superb original WWI WRAF photograph

 

Excellent and large fornat original photograph showing three women of the WRAF in WWI. an outstanding example of the uniforms they wore c.1918-19.  Approx. 4" x 6" with slight creasing / cracking at bottom corners.

 

£28 / $35  / €30  email for more details