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A good condition possibly size 57 British General’s visor cap. Minor staining to the crown, no moth damage at any point, complete with its central red band, bullion wire woven General’s badge with standard leather strap and General’s side buttons. To the interior the leather liner is all complete with the faint remains of a ‘Hector Powe’ retailor’s label to the upper inner crown.
A good '1943' dated U.S. naval officers tunic in the standard double breasted style. No moth or damage to the exterior, one U.S. Navy button missing, beautiful quality gilt to the buttons. Gilt rank lace to each sleeve for Commander. To the interior silk label for the 'Raleigh Haberdashers, Washington? with a further label stating ?Regulation U.S.Navy uniform? with the interior label identifying the owner as 'Walter R.Amesbury' with date '2.1.1943', with accompanying naval officers visor cap, wool crown totally moth free, central mohair band, wire woven American eagle naval badge, which is slightly dull, gilt front strap with excellent gilt to the US eagle side buttons. The interior sweatband is excellent with a San Francisco maker or retailer's name to the upper inner crown.
An interesting manual that was originally a Russian document, it is well known the Russians were some of the pioneers of parachuting. The document itself is a translation carried out by Yarborough's father Major Leroy W. Yarborough, he was an intelligence officer for the U.S.Army. The document relates to aero station, balloons, airships, aeroplanes and parachutes and interestingly the document itself was held by his son Captain Yarborough of the Provincial Parachute Group. Yarborough was known as the father of the U.S. airborne and it is clear that enthusiasm for airborne operations must have run within the family. The document also contains a letter signed by Yarborough Senior, then a Major in the Infantry Executive dated '1941' detailing the contents etc., of the document. There is a secondary transcript also of this same letter. The item is in good condition with foxing and yellowing to the pages and a little fragility to edges etc., with some of the binding now shredded however there is an excellent graphic image to the front of a small airship and to the upper corner written in Yarborough Junior's hand 'Captain Yarborough Provincial Para Group'. A most interesting item and almost definitely emanating from the estate of Captain Yarborough, which was broken up and sold decades previously.
A very early 1953 period British Air Rank officers overseas cap. Standard RAF blue with light blue piping, heavily gold embroidered Air Rank badge with gilded metallic albatross, Queen's crown buttons to the front. The makers Moss Brothers label to the interior with its velvet sweatband.
Good leather, the item has seen much service wear, the rubber earpieces have solidified. Complete with strapping arrangement. Good strong stitching, supple leather.
A worn and used WWII Model 1943 jacket, undated but has R36 label in neck, seems to have a full compliment of buttons, overall battle wear with a few Knicks and frays on the cuffs. oil type stain to top left breast pocket. arm pit to cuff 49cm, back of neck to hem at rear 74cm, Arm pit to arm pit at rear 56cm.
A rare ladies 1943 field jacket. full compliment of buttons, field wear, insignia on breast and arm, original label in lower right pocket. armpit to cuff 50cm, back of neck to hem at rear 72cm, arm pit to arm pit at rear 53cm, A hard to find garment with artwork to the left chest area and the name Baird to the inner lower left side.
A field worn 1943 field jacket with signs of battle wear, missing one of the 2 cuff bttons to the left sleeve. buttons, no rips or tears. arm pit to cuff 45cm, back of neck to hem at rear 72cm, arm pit to arm pit at rear 56cm.
an almost mint condition M43 field jacket, full compliment of buttons marked 34L along with factory label.
arm pit to cuff 51cm
back of neck to hem at rear 80cm
armpit to arm pit at rear 55cm.
A USN deck jacket size 38 label.
arm pit to cuff 54cm
back of neck to hem at rear 69cm
arm pit to arm pit at rear 51cm
fraying to cuffs talon Zipper working, all buttons present.
Original slightly faded stencil to the back, USN stencil to front has some bleaching on the S. Fur loss to part of collar.
A really goods large size wearable jacket. Ideal for bikers
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