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    Post by Gulf91 Sat May 14, 2011 3:29 pm

    What i believe to be(or what ive been told Very Happy )a Rhodesian Denison Smock.

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    Post by Bury_Dave Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:22 am

    Difficult to tell for sure from the photos but if it's a sand colour, then yes, it is a Rhodesian para smock. It is is green, then it's an aussie one.

    I have seen colour photos if this in use in the bush. But bearing in mind that there were plenty of combat jumps made in shorts and shirts, I wonder why this would have gotten much use in the heat. Unless used for sleeping in.
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    Post by filupe Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:59 am

    It ain't an Aussie one. Apart from the colour, Australian Denisons are full-length zipped, no knitted cuffs and usually with the CGCF tag.

    If you don't get a suitable answer here, try www.newrhodesian.net ('tools of the trade' section)
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    Post by Bury_Dave Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:10 pm

    filupe wrote:It ain't an Aussie one. Apart from the colour, Australian Denisons are full-length zipped, no knitted cuffs and usually with the CGCF tag.

    If you don't get a suitable answer here, try www.newrhodesian.net ('tools of the trade' section)

    I've had two Aussie smocks, both were near mint with clear labels. Both were half zip ........... I'm not saying that later ones weren't full zippered or that mods weren't done but I'd be suprised if both the ones i had had been modified to have half zips.

    Just saying ...... Smile Dave
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    Post by filupe Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:17 pm

    What year were they manufactured?
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    Post by Bury_Dave Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:19 pm

    Now you're asking. T'was a long time ago. Pretty sure it was the 60's. I think one was my birth year of 1963 and other '65. I probably have photos but it was back in the days of film rather than digital so they could be anywhere in my attic ....... Very Happy
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    Post by filupe Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:23 pm

    The ones I have seen are similarly dated ... I can't remember which tub mine is in ... must get around to archiving stuff again grrrrrrr
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    Post by Gulf91 Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:34 pm

    Aparantely it has been authenticated as a Rhodesian Denison by a collector of Rhodie stuff and was offered a decent price for it a while back as rarer than WW2 Denisons so for now will keep it even though it(like a lot of stuff)doesnt fit into any particular part of my collection other tha its a Denison Cool

    Shame the label is faded though.
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    Post by Bury_Dave Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:36 pm

    If only rarity was the sole determiner of price, eh ? I have many rare things but they are either so rare that few know what they are or they carry less kudos than common items like camo Denisons. Very Happy
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    Post by Gulf91 Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:43 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:If only rarity was the sole determiner of price, eh ? I have many rare things but they are either so rare that few know what they are or they carry less kudos than common items like camo Denisons. Very Happy

    Like that green 63 Patt windproof you got for a steal Wink Wink Wink

    Some items i have if i were to sell are worth nothing or peanuts cash wise but are worth more to me personally so i guess what is anything worth these days,what somebody is prepared to pay which these days especially on Ebay can be stupid money for mondane,non rare items.
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    Post by Bury_Dave Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:50 pm

    Gulf91 wrote: Like that green 63 Patt windproof you got for a steal Wink Wink Wink
    Indeed ! Laughing and remember, that could be yours if you have a '63 patt DPM smock to trade for it ....... Wink

    Gulf91 wrote: Some items i have if i were to sell are worth nothing or peanuts cash wise but are worth more to me personally so i guess what is anything worth these days,what somebody is prepared to pay which these days especially on Ebay can be stupid money for mondane,non rare items.

    Very true. I don;t have much of what I was issued with but what I do still have has now got a sentimental value beyond its' real worth. Just wish I'd felt that all along rather than after getting rid of some very nice kit I had from my days as a youf .....
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    Post by Gulf91 Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:52 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote: Like that green 63 Patt windproof you got for a steal Wink Wink Wink
    Indeed ! Laughing and remember, that could be yours if you have a '63 patt DPM smock to trade for it ....... Wink

    Gulf91 wrote: Some items i have if i were to sell are worth nothing or peanuts cash wise but are worth more to me personally so i guess what is anything worth these days,what somebody is prepared to pay which these days especially on Ebay can be stupid money for mondane,non rare items.

    Very true. I don;t have much of what I was issued with but what I do still have has now got a sentimental value beyond its' real worth. Just wish I'd felt that all along rather than after getting rid of some very nice kit I had from my days as a youf .....

    Aha,but i know what you paid for the 63 Patt Green Smock Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Yep,like beauty,value is in the eye of the beholder i guess Cool Cool
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    Post by kammo-man Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:51 pm

    Very nice smock !!!!
    and 100% Rhodie.


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    Post by loski Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:25 pm


    Here some pictures I saw on the net of a Rhodesian Denison smock I hope they help you out

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    Post by koalorka Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:47 pm

    Similar in layout to the P59 smock in layout I noticed, minus the zipper of course.
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    Post by Gulf91 Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:39 am

    Copied from a 46 Patt smock i believe.

    Great pics,thanks for showing what mine used to look like.
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    Post by loski Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:30 am

    nice smock you have there
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    Post by L1A1 Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:39 am

    Thats a lovely smock - what size ?

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