Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
I've just picked up an unissued, unworn and completely mint ABL smock in brushstroke dated 1955, at a local second-hand store, and paid a measly 29 USD!
Only the beaver tail-flap was missing, unfortunaltly, but I still feel almost ashamed for such a strike of luck.
But rather than completeting my Belgian collection, it made me raise new questions, because I've got a M&B smock and a brushstroke one already, this was neither.
Are there more than one brushstroke pattern around?
Was there an intermediate pattern between M&B-pattern and the fully fledged brushstroke?
Because the one has thin and very brushstroke-like brushstrokes, whereas the other has broader, more stylized and frilly brushstrokes and very differantly positioned colour splotches.
Would love to regale with pictures, but I am simply too dumb to figure out how to post them here.