Uniforms / Hats

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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

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

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

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.

 

$220 / £170 / €200   email to secure this item

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

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

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

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 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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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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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