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Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 258)
U.S. Navy MK I Knife, by Camillus, 5'' blade, 9-3/8'' overall, with aluminum cap, leather washer handle, aluminum half guard, and bright blade. All in slightly later Western marked leather scabbard. Condition is excellent. A beautiful knife, as new. Est.: $75-$125.
Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 258)
Post-WWII Ka-Bar Fighting Knife, marked on blade ''Ka-Bar, Orlean, NY'', opposite side marked ''USMC'', 12'' overall with 7'' blade. Brown leather scabbard is both stapled and stitched and embossed ''Ka-Bar/EGA/USMC''. Condition is about fine with light toning. Original factory edge remains sharp and true. Light stains and discoloration to scabbard with previous owner's name marked on back. Est.: $50-$125.
Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 258)
Old Unmarked Socket Bayonet, in Scabbard. Condition is good with light to moderate toning and minor pitting to edges. Scabbard remains in slightly better condition. Est.: $25-$50.
Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 258)
French 2nd Pattern M.1892 Bayonet, for Mannlicher Berthier, 15-3/4'' blade, 20-1/4'' overall, 1st Pattern smooth wood grip with 2nd Pattern muzzle ring. Steel scabbard is marked ''E66755''. Condition overall is very good. Bayonet retains approx. 30-40% original blue mostly in groove with minor carbon spotting and toning to guard and cap. Wood panels with light scuffs. Scabbard shows thinning and toning but still retains approx. 75% finish. Est.: $50-$100.
Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 258)
WWII Era USMC Dress Blues, Corporal rank, early WWII 1st Div. Guadalcanal patch, with two brass EGAs at collar. Named to L.J. Thompson. Condition is fine to near excellent, appearing to approx. size 39R. Some buttons have tarnished at different rates. Est.: $100-$200.
Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 258)
Lot of Two (2) Enlistedman's Ike Type Jackets, one with Medical ratings, Corporal stripes, three-ribbon bar featuring liberation of the Philippines with one battle star, and theater-made CBI patch; the other with three-ribbon bar, Good Conduct ribbon, pinned-back sterling silver WWII CIB badge, but without division patch or rank insignia. custom-installed large-size zipper beneath button. Condition to both is fine to near excellent showing minor moth nips and some fading to CBI patch. Est.: $100-$200/lot.
Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 258)
Lot of Two (2) WWII U.S. GI Uniform Tunics: (1) High quality gabardine wool Class A tunic with ''J.L. Taylor &. Co., New York-Chicago'', approx. size 42, with 1945 dated and named label insider breast pocket. (2) Tech Sgt.'s uniform, with two rows of ribbons, sterling combat infantryman's badge, 1st Cavalry patch, and Phila. QM tag dated 1942, listing size as 40L. Condition to both is fine to near excellent, with only the slightest mothing to both tunics. Officer's tunic is missing belt, with extra buttons in pocket. Est.: $100-$200/lot.
Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 258)
Lot Consisting of WWII (or just Post-) U.S. Navy Dress Whites, two named sets, with white peaked visor cap, additional blue and additional white cover, all in excellent condition. Est.: $150-$250/lot.
Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 258)
Lot of Three (3) WWII Era Patches, consisting of large 1st Cavalry patch, standard CBI patch with olive border, and bullion CBI patch. Condition to all is very good. Est.: $40-$60/lot.
Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 258)
Lot of Five (5) Embroidered Wings, dating from approx. WWII. Consisting of gold Flight Surgeon's wings (2 pair), Command Pilot wings, all on olive gabardine material; as well as two additional pairs of wings embroidered onto khaki swill material. Condition to all is fine to excellent. Est.: $50-$100/lot.
Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 258)
WWII Era Merchant Marine Officer's Cap, khaki upper, black intermediate band, lightly tarred brim, with large Merchant Marine emblem. Chinstrap buttons marked ''USMS'', New York maker's label, with extra white top cover. Size 6-3/4. Condition is fair with overall ''salty'' appearance. Est.: $40-$80.
Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 258)
WWII Naval Officer's Peaked Visor, named to L.A. Giovi, ship is the USSAPL4, by Dobbs of 5th Ave. Gray upper, black band, gold chinstrap, with sterling and gold-plated hat device. Approx. size 7-1/8. Condition is good with nice salty general overall look. Chinstrap is missing one tab; small tear in upper behind eagle/anchor hat device. Est.: $50-$100.
Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 258)
WWII Era Peaked Visor Cap, green wool upper, brown leather brim and chinstrap, gold chinstrap buttons. Approx. size 6-3/4, with millspec stamp inside leather sweatband, dating from 1947. Condition is excellent. Est.: $50-$100.
Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 258)
Bonanza Lot of WWII and Post patches, Pins and Buttons (but mostly patches). Condition to all is fine to excellent. Est.: $100-$200/lot.
Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 258)
Lot of Three (3) WWII Era Acetate Pillow Covers: One Army for Sweetheart, one generic Marine, and one Camp Pendleton for Mother. Condition: Both USMC are virtually new; Army Sweetheart with light to moderate fading and discoloration. Est.: $40-$60/lot.
Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 258)
WWII U.S. Army Air Corps C-1 Emergency Sustenance Vest, by Sears, Roebuck, of green twill construction, with multiple pockets, leather and canvas .45 holster, and WWII AAF stencil, with additional paper label, mfg'd for Sears by Reliance Mfg. Co., Chicago, ILL. Condition is fine. Vest shows little use. One snap has pulled up from vest but covers nicely when pocket is closed. Shows light discoloration from storage, with all pocket neatly labeled for contents. Est.: $75-$150.
Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 258)
WWII Era Marine Corps Aviator's Tropical Class A Tunic, with Marine Corps AGE, Major's oakleaves, clasp-back Aviator's wings, and two rows of ribbons. Inside flap marked ''Uniform Shop/ Camp Lejeune''. Appears to be approx. size 38. Condition is fine to near excellent, missing waist belt. Est.: $75-$125.
Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 258)
Lot of Two (2) WWII Era Flight Gear: (1) AN 655-M-36 gabardine summer flying suit, S.J. Zulli mfg., size 36M, of lightweight green gabardine wool. (2) Pair of high altitude A-11 alpaca lined flight pants, mfg'd by Arrow Leather, size 30R, with suspenders and Army-Air Force stencils, with multiple pockets and full-length zipper. Condition is fine to excellent for both. Est.: $100-$200/lot.
Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 258)
West German Reproduction of a 4-Pocket Tropical Waffen-SS Tunic, with Hitlerjugend cuffband. A very high quality reproduction, with correct tan painted pebblegrain aluminum buttons. Marked on interior ''Made in W. Germany''. Condition is excellent, missing one epaulet button. Metric size marked 20. Est.: $75-$150.
Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 258)
High quality Post-War German Copy of a Police Officer's Peaked Visor, with silver cord chinstrap, pewter cap devices, light grey serg outer with yellow piping, gray leather sweatband, and rayon interior lining. Maker's label missing; paper label present. Approx. size 7-1/4. Condition is near excellent showing just light wear from use, minor soiling from age, minor crazing to brim. Est.: $50-$100.
Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 258)
High quality Post-War German Copy of a Luftwaffe Officer's Peaked Visor, with silver cord chinstrap, pewter cap devices, blue serg outer with yellow piping, gray leather sweatband, and rayon interior lining. Maker's label missing; post-war paper label present. Great large size, approx. 7-3/4. Condition is near excellent showing just light wear from use, minor knackering to edge of brim. Lower hat device with roundel may be WWII stock. Est.: $75-$150.
Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 258)
High quality Post-War German Copy of a SS Officer's Peaked Visor, with silver cord chinstrap, pewter cap devices, light grey serg outer with white piping, gray leather sweatband, and light wool interior lining. Maker's label missing. Approx. size 7. Condition is near excellent showing just light wear from use, minor knackering to edge of brim. Small pinpricks to either side of death's head device are hard to see and detract little. Est.: $75-$150.
Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 258)
Riker Mount, consisting of WWII German ribbons, Luftwaffe hat badges, old hat brim, and War Cross lapel ribbon. Great stuff for the next Octoberfest. Condition is very good to fine. Most items appear to be original. Est.: $75-$150/lot.
Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 258)
Glenfield Model 60 Semi-Automatic Rifle, by Marlin Firearms, #27184945, .22 LR cal., 22'' barrel, blue finish, pressed grip birch stock with squirrel and acorn motif. Condition is good to very good with high edgewear to aluminum receiver, minor scuffs and dings from field use, but with crisp action and a fine bore. Est.: $80-$150.
Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 258)
Remington Model 512 ''The Sportmaster'' Bolt Action Rifle, NVSN, .22 cal., 25'' barrel with tube feed, blue finish, smooth walnut stock. Condition is good retaining little original finish having been painted black, and most of the black paint has flaked away. Stock shows light nicks and scuffs but no cracks. Action is crisp, bore is bright. An excellent project gun with many years of fun left. Est.: $125-$250.