2017 Spring Military Collectibles Auction

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OUR NEXT AUCTION WILL BE SATURDAY MAY 20, 2017 BEGINNING @11AM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

OUR NEXT AUCTION WILL BE SATURDAY MAY 20, 2017 BEGINNING @11AM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 221)

THE FOLLOWING CATALOG IS NOW ACTIVATED FOR REGISTRATION AND PRE BIDDING-- ALL LOTS AS ADDED, WILL SHOW DETAILED PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS AS NEEDED -- WE MAKE EVERY ATTE...moreMPT TO QUALIFY AND DESCRIBE EACH ITEM AS THOROUGHLY AS POSSIBLE, AND WILL NOTE IN THE DESCRIPTIONS, AND SHOW IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, ANY VARIATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS OF ITEMS OFFERED FOR AUCTION. PLEASE BID BASED ON YOUR OWN KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY SUCCESSFUL BIDDING! PLEASE CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO CONSIGN YOUR MILITARY COLLECTIBLES FOR FUTURE AUCTIONS!

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Rare WW2 US Army ALAMO SCOUTS Shoulder Patch With Original Photo

Rare WW2 US Army ALAMO SCOUTS Shoulder Patch With Original Photo

Lot # 1a (Sale Order: 2 of 221)

One of the scarcest WW2 US patches! There were only 138 Alamo Scouts. Original period photograph is just as scarce…if not scarcer! Textbook cut edge example!...more

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WWII USMC Commanding Officer of VMSB-245 Flight Jacket/DFC/Log Books/Photos-Major Julian Acers

WWII USMC Commanding Officer of VMSB-245 Flight Jacket/DFC/Log Books/Photos-Major Julian Acers

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 3 of 221)

Amazing original grouping! Distinguished Flying Cross with typical USMC frosted finish and USMC short case. Jacket is still supple. Both original WW2 period photos show M...moreajor Acers wearing this same jacket, one riding in a jeep and the other showing him in front of his dive bomber with his dog Blackie staring up at him. Also included are his period flight log books. One of a kind grouping here! If you google Major Acers there is a lot of information about him.

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Rare WW2 US Airborne/Paratrooper M1 D-Bale Helmet With Westinghouse Jump Liner

Rare WW2 US Airborne/Paratrooper M1 D-Bale Helmet With Westinghouse Jump Liner

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 4 of 221)

These original D-Bale helmets seldom come onto the market. 100% original. The heat stamp number of 231C is a known heat stamp number that produced these rare early US Air...moreborne helmets. Both bales are intact. One of the bales has a break. The exterior has rusting on one side due to poor storage. Original chin straps are present. Original WW2 period Westinghouse Jump liner. Rare example in any condition!

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97th Infantry Division/386th Regiment Soldier KIA Engraved Purple Heart

97th Infantry Division/386th Regiment Soldier KIA Engraved Purple Heart

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 5 of 221)

Official WW2 government engraving and named to Edward V. Ponichtera. He was KIA just before VE day on April 7, 1945. He served in the 386th Infantry Regiment of the 97th ...moreDivision. The family was not interested in keeping this medal. We are pleased to offer this Fallen Hero's Purple Heart to a collector who will keep his sacrifice for freedom alive!

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WWII M41 Field Jacket-17th Airborne/513th PIR With Officer's 513th Collar Insignia

WWII M41 Field Jacket-17th Airborne/513th PIR With Officer's 513th Collar Insignia

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 6 of 221)

Very nice example having the right amount of "been there" combat. Scarce insignia. Size 38R...more

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WW2 US Airborne/Paratrooper Jump Pants

WW2 US Airborne/Paratrooper Jump Pants

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 7 of 221)

Moderately worn example. Contract tag has washed out. No size stampings but measures out approx. 30" waist X 28"....more

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Scarce Large Size WWII US Paratrooper Jump Boots-Corcoran-Size 11B

Scarce Large Size WWII US Paratrooper Jump Boots-Corcoran-Size 11B

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 8 of 221)

All the bells and whistles here! These scarce larger size boots show very light wear if any at all!...more

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101st Airborne Jump Jacket-Field Worn With Serial Number Stampings.

101st Airborne Jump Jacket-Field Worn With Serial Number Stampings.

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 9 of 221)

Nice original example having period "been there" combat wear. Conmar and Serval zippers. Serial number stamped for research!...more

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Scarce WW2 USN VB/VPB-128 Patrol Bomber Squadron Patch-Captain Marvel

Scarce WW2 USN VB/VPB-128 Patrol Bomber Squadron Patch-Captain Marvel

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 10 of 221)

Believed to be a period original-Coarse canvas base with printed graphics. From a WWII veteran estate. Has not been examined outside of frame....more

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Scarce Large Size WWII US Tanker Jacket-Tank Destroyer/Rangers Shoulder Patches

Scarce Large Size WWII US Tanker Jacket-Tank Destroyer/Rangers Shoulder Patches

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 11 of 221)

Approximate 44 - 46 size. Contract tag is missing. Original Crown zipper functions smoothly. Waist and sleeve cuff bands show only minor wear. Has 8 wheel tank destro...moreyer patch on left shoulder and Rangers diamond on right. In overall very fine condition.

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3 Pieces-WW2 US Airborne Para-Glider Troops Wings/Enamel Glider Badge-English Made

3 Pieces-WW2 US Airborne Para-Glider Troops Wings/Enamel Glider Badge-English Made

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 12 of 221)

Raised relief sterling hallmarked jump wings. Scarce English made combined glider/paratroops badge. Large enameled glider troop cap badge with English style hinge/pin a...moressembly.

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3pcs-WW2 US Airborne Glider Troops 325th Officer's Collar Insignia/Bullion 82nd Patch

3pcs-WW2 US Airborne Glider Troops 325th Officer's Collar Insignia/Bullion 82nd Patch

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 13 of 221)

Theater made ribbed silk 82nd Airborne patch with bullion lettering. Pair of 325th glider infantry regiment officer's crossed rifle lapel insignia with smooth face clutc...morehes.

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Allied Airborne/82nd Airborne LT. Colonel's Ike Jacket-Bullion Insignia-Attributed

Allied Airborne/82nd Airborne LT. Colonel's Ike Jacket-Bullion Insignia-Attributed

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 14 of 221)

Theater made Allied Airborne patch on left shoulder. 2 piece 82nd Airborne patch on right shoulder. Bullion collar insignia and bullion LTC rank insignia. Lower interi...moreor right has what appears to be hand stitched initials. Note found in pocket dated 15 Sept. 1982 says, "Dear Bill, Here is the IKE Jacket I was talking to you on the phone about. Col. Alessio was a friend of Lt. Col. Vinc Richey, from whom I retrieved it before it hit the flames. I am still trying to figure out if the Constabulary had an OB? Give me a call when you can and thanks for the IV Corps armored. Jack".

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WWII 82nd Airborne/505th PIR Named Medal Grouping-Purple Heart-Bronze Star-Jump Wings W/Oval Etc.

WWII 82nd Airborne/505th PIR Named Medal Grouping-Purple Heart-Bronze Star-Jump Wings W/Oval Etc.

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 15 of 221)

Grouping includes 82nd and Allied Airborne patches and 505th oval with sterling Jump Wings. Medals include: Bronze Star named to Burnes L Garvin Jr., Purple Heart (not n...moreamed), American and European campaign medals. American Defense, Good Conduct and WW2 Victory medals. Pin back PUC ribbon. The ETO campaign medal has invasion arrow and 4 battle star devices.

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WW2 Normandy Period M1C Airborne Helmet With Jump Liner

WW2 Normandy Period M1C Airborne Helmet With Jump Liner

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 16 of 221)

Front seamed swivel bale shell with paratrooper chin straps. Darker OD cork finish. WW2 period Westinghouse jump liner having the steel webbing washers and cast "A" str...moreaps. Liner has Sgt rank. There is a 3 inch crack in the liner.

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B-24 Pilot KIA Engraved Purple Heart/Air Medal-724th Bomb Sq./451st Bomb Grp.

B-24 Pilot KIA Engraved Purple Heart/Air Medal-724th Bomb Sq./451st Bomb Grp.

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 17 of 221)

Period WW2 United States officially Government engraved Purple Heart with case and un-named cased Air Medal. Both medals have WWII period sewn slot brooch ribbons. Named...more to Earl L. Geisel. 2nd Lt. Geisel was a B-24 pilot with the 15th AAF 724th Bomb Squadron/451st Bomb Group. His plane was lost on March 23, 1944 during the Sicily-Rome Campaign. 2nd Lt. Geisel's body is still interred in the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery . The family was not interested in keeping this medal. We are pleased to offer this Fallen Hero's Purple Heart to a collector who will keep his sacrifice for freedom alive!

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WW2 Period Lightweight Leather A-2 "Walking Out" Jacket-Named To Air Gunner With Bomber Art Patch

WW2 Period Lightweight Leather A-2 "Walking Out" Jacket-Named To Air Gunner With Bomber Art Patch

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 18 of 221)

Lightweight leather shell which appears to be private purchase. These jackets were often used by Airman as a lightweight "walking out" jacket. Incised leather air gunne...morer wings/name tag. Named to Frank Glas. Reverse of jacket has a thick textured leather bomber patch separately sewn. Waist and wrist cuff bands show some wear and are original to the jacket. In extremely fine overall condition.

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Rare WW2 US Officer's Theater Made Visor Cap-Sydney Australia Tailor

Rare WW2 US Officer's Theater Made Visor Cap-Sydney Australia Tailor

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 19 of 221)

Nice example of theater made US Army Officer's visor cap having interchangeable green and khaki tops. No mothing apparent....more

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101st Airborne WW2 Officer's Class A Jacket-White Tongue Patch

101st Airborne WW2 Officer's Class A Jacket-White Tongue Patch

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 20 of 221)

Fine Officer's quality tunic by Roos Bros of California. Rare two-piece white tongue 101st Airborne patch on left shoulder and Airborne Command patch on right shoulder. ...more Pin back sterling Captain rank. Clutch back Jump Wing. Ribbon bar awards are as follow: Silver Star, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, Good Conduct, American campaign, WW2 Victory, and ETO ribbon with 3 battle stars and invasion arrow. Sterling CIB on left breast pocket flap. No name or serial number stampings visible.

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Lt. Rex Combs 508th PIR/82nd Airborne Silver Star With Oak Leaf Citation- Movie Brochure

Lt. Rex Combs 508th PIR/82nd Airborne Silver Star With Oak Leaf Citation- Movie Brochure

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 21 of 221)

Lt. Rex Combs was from Asheville NC. These items were found in a scrapbook at a local Antique Mall. The scrapbook apparently was kept by a stateside "pen pal" as there wa...mores correspondence from many other US servicemen and other branches from overseas. The WW2 period Silver Star must have been given to the as a thank you to the pen pal as it has been post war engraved. The silver star case was not in the scrapbook but was included with other items that were in this Antique Mall find!

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17th Airborne WW2 Ike Jacket-Theater Made Bullion Patches-STUNNING!

17th Airborne WW2 Ike Jacket-Theater Made Bullion Patches-STUNNING!

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 22 of 221)

Theater made bullion 17th Airborne patch and bullion Jump Wings. English made ribbon bar with Good Conduct and ETO ribbon with 1 battle star. CIB on left pocket flap. ...moreGood Conduct medal (not named). Marksman badge with carbine and pistol bars. Has hand written serial number at neck of S-13654? Right interior breast pocket has a hand written name of Storey, J L-13. There also another serial number which has been ink stamped W-4871. In overall excellent collectible condition.

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WW2 Airborne/Paratrooper US M1c Helmet With Named Liner-Rear Seam W/Late 1944 Heat Stamp

WW2 Airborne/Paratrooper US M1c Helmet With Named Liner-Rear Seam W/Late 1944 Heat Stamp

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 23 of 221)

McCord heat stamp of 1163E dates this rear seam paratrooper shell to late 1944-early 1945. OD para chin straps properly sewn. Darker green heavy cork exterior finish. ...moreSgt rank of the front and serial number of 42174487 on interior. Scarce inland jump liner named to Robert H Jones sn#21716643. Liner is missing one side snap an both "A" frame straps.

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WW2  U.S. Airborne/Paratrooper Jump Jacket W/Pants/Duffle Bag-Named To 17th Airborne Officer

WW2 U.S. Airborne/Paratrooper Jump Jacket W/Pants/Duffle Bag-Named To 17th Airborne Officer

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 24 of 221)

All 3 items are named to Lt John L Norris. Jump jacket has 2 piece 17th Airborne patch on left shoulder and American Invasion Flag on right. Zippers are Conmar. Large ...moresize 34X34 jump pants with original jump suspenders. All shows very light period wear.

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Early WW2 Fixed Bale M1 Helmet/Liner-1st Pattern USMC HBT Camo Cover

Early WW2 Fixed Bale M1 Helmet/Liner-1st Pattern USMC HBT Camo Cover

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 25 of 221)

Firestone liner. Early style raised bar chin strap fastener....more

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