1st type coat, man's combat, tropical

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    1st type coat, man's combat, tropical

    Post by ripcord on Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:23 pm







     Have wanted one of these for a looooong time.   It is NOT a replica
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:01 pm

    These things can go for some STUPIDLY huge amounts of money.  Even the ones in poor condition.  Congrats!

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    Post by ripcord on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:17 pm

    Steve,

    Thank you.

    Believe me, I know.  I have been stalking these for years.  The incredible thing is that I found it in my size, an improbable size XL Reg.

    Have seen a few small sized examples, and invariably, they are mostly pretty ragged.  Had a set  (again, small sized) years ago, but gave it to a friend.

    I stole this thing...... almost wanted to pay the seller  more for it.    It is in near mint condition, with all the original buttons.
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    Post by filupe on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:09 am

    Congrats! That is a good piece for sure. Now to hunt for the pants ...
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    Post by ripcord on Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:11 pm

    Yup,
     
    Did locate  1st pattern trousers; they are not nearly in as good a condition as the coat.

    Also, the price is insane.   I have made a reasonable offer, and would not mind grabbing them,
    but can be totally happy with only the coat, if the seller declines said offer.

    Can not  always have it all, and common sense has to prevail, on occasion...bounce
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    Post by Philip on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:42 pm

    Very nice find. How much was it?

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    Post by ripcord on Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:53 pm

    Thanks for your comments.

    The seller started the bid at $ 250.  I  made an offer of  $200, if it  did not sell.

    It did not, and I was extremely happy when he accepted my offer, especially considering how long I have been looking for one of these.  The condition and size is a big bonus.

    There is a  small sized  faded example on e bay at $325.

    While certainly not cheap at $ 200, it is really in like new conditions for a 40 + year old garment.        
    I consider it a piece of history.
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