USMC sateen shirt ??

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    Bury_Dave
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    USMC sateen shirt ??

    Post by Bury_Dave on Tue May 29, 2012 3:43 pm

    Can anyone tell me if this is a genuine USMC sateen shirt ? It has the USMC emblem on the chest pocket but anyone could have done that at any time. It's sateen so i'm assuming the 1960's. I've never seen one like this before. 4 button front with hidden buttons. Has 2 chest pockets and under the left breast it has a huge hidden access pocket. It is sized as a 42 but fits my 46" chest which is unusual for a shirt - even a fatigue one.

    Any ideas as to period, authenticity etc would be gratefully received. I want to put it on ebay but want to describe it accurately. A ballpark value would be handy too if possible. I'm not expecting megabucks !





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    Re: USMC sateen shirt ??

    Post by 1stDivVet on Tue May 29, 2012 7:11 pm

    It's from the late 50's/early 60's. It's a good one.. These were nicknamed "Gomer Pyles" aftdr the tv show. It's the type he wears in it. I have one in hbt and another with an in-country made nameplate. they aren't overly valuable, but they don't show up often. Maybe $20 tops.

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    Re: USMC sateen shirt ??

    Post by Bury_Dave on Wed May 30, 2012 1:00 am

    Thanks for that Finns.

    Did the big hidden pocket have a specific purpose ?

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    Re: USMC sateen shirt ??

    Post by Bury_Dave on Wed May 30, 2012 7:20 am

    I saw on one ebay going for £79 ! If it's only $20 then i may as well use it myself for painting the house Smile

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    Re: USMC sateen shirt ??

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed May 30, 2012 1:42 pm

    Gomer Pyle M1956 or M1958 from memory.

    Shirts cheap enough,trs expensive.

    If it goes on Ebay please let me know and ill keep an eye on it.

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    Re: USMC sateen shirt ??

    Post by Bury_Dave on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:16 am

    $95 !! Shocked

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Viet-Nam-USMC-Sateen-Shirt-Jungle-Fatigue-Tropical-Army-Combat-BDU-16-5-X-34-/251081422102?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a759e7516

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