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    Post by CBLA on Sat May 11, 2013 9:44 pm

    As I still can't get photo's to post , i have a couple questions on a tiger set I picked up . The tag is green and difficult to read , can make out "Jacket Combat tiger stripe" at the bottom "made in USA" on the back inside collar "US M" the jacket has two pockets on the chest , two buttons each and a small arm pocket . Pants tag faded to light green unreadable , two front pockets , two rear pockets , two cargo pockets , one small pocket under cargo pocket , small buckle sizers and a silver zipper "Talon" marked . They are medium weight cotton , not ripstop .
    Any information would be a great help . Thanks
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    Post by ripcord on Sun May 12, 2013 12:00 am

    Hey CBLA,

    The tigers you describe could be Tigerstripe Products made items

    I do not believe any VN era tigers were ever made in the US.

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    Post by CBLA on Sun May 12, 2013 11:10 am

    I thought the US M might have been a good sign , but VN isn't really my area .
    Where were era TS produced ?
    Thanks for the reply
    Cheers Chris
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    Post by ripcord on Sun May 12, 2013 12:11 pm

    Most were made in VN, but also made in Japan, Thailand,the Philippines ...

    I think the fact that your set was US made is a giveaway that they are commercially made.

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    Post by CBLA on Sun May 12, 2013 12:33 pm

    Thanks for the information , I got them cheap so no real loss .
    Cheers
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    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun May 12, 2013 4:43 pm

    CBLA wrote:Thanks for the information , I got them cheap so no real loss .
    Cheers

    Don't write these sets off as cheap copies, the early sets like you describe marked US-M ( this mark was discontinued before 1987 ). These can fetch very good money 2nd hand because they are a collectors item in their own right.

    I've seen these go on eBay plus $50 per item for early examples before they were produced by TRUSPEC.
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    Post by CBLA on Sun May 12, 2013 5:01 pm

    Thanks bravo 2 zero , they might end up on e-bay . But I'll hold on to them for now . Anyone have a link the break down of how to date US clothing tags , what numbers are date etc . Thanks
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    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun May 12, 2013 5:03 pm

    CBLA wrote:Thanks bravo 2 zero , they might end up on e-bay . But I'll hold on to them for now . Anyone have a link the break down of how to date US clothing tags , what numbers are date etc . Thanks


    Military procurement was done through the Defense Supply Agency 1962-1977 and all contracts had a DSA prefix. The dates were by fiscal year...July 1 through June 30. Fiscal year 1962 had a DSA 1 prefix and E-62 suffix. 1963 and 1964 were the same but substitute "63" or "64" in the suffix. Fiscal year 1965 will just have the DSA 1 prefix and no date code. Fiscal year 1966 will have a DSA 100 prefix and no date code. Starting in 1967 there will be a DSA 100 prefix plus a two digit date code. So, for example, fiscal year 1968 contracts will have a DSA 100-68 prefix.

    Contract numbers
    WW2 - 195? no prefix - Contract for U.S Marine Corps (BuSandA symbol, stamped in sleeve)
    1946 - 195? "Supply Department of the United States Marine Corps" and date (stamped in sleeve)
    1953 – 1961 DA (Defense Agency)
    confirmed examples of contract numbers: 1957 – 1961 DA prefix on the tag
    1962 – 1977 DSA (Defense Supply Agency)
    confirmed examples of contract numbers: 1962 – 1977 DSA prefix on the tag
    1978 – 1993 DLA (Defense Logistic Agency)
    confirmed examples of contract numbers: 1978 – 1993 DLA prefix on the tag
    1994 – 2003 SPO (System Program Offices)
    confirmed examples of contract numbers: 1994 – present SPO prefix on the tag

    Stock numbers
    195? - 1956 example of stock number "72-R-307-112" ????
    1957 – 1975 FSN (Federal stock number), 11-digit number
    1975 – present NSN (National stock number), 13-digit number
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    Post by CBLA on Sun May 12, 2013 5:46 pm

    Thanks again , bravo 2 zero .It will help me date some other items I have .
    I wet the label and could make out xxxxx stripe products , St. Louis MO and the number I thought was a stock number proved to be an address and phone number . So post VN I guess but still not bad for what I payed . Thanks everyone for the help .
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun May 12, 2013 6:27 pm

    There was a guy selling 3 Tiger Stripe Industries items on Ebay UK(ended today)-shirt,trs and hat.

    Not sure if I still have them on my watch list but think both the shirt+trs were starting at £40 each and the hat at £20.

    Mr brokenarrrow won 1 of the items Im sure.
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    Post by ripcord on Sun May 12, 2013 6:42 pm

    Hey CBLA,

    I echo what bravo_2_zero said about Tigerstripe Products being collectible, especially the early version.

    BTW. that was alot of good info, thanks bravo_2_zero.

    I sold a few back in the day, and left myself without one. Actively trying to persuade my brother in law to relinquish his, one of the sets I sold.

    Hold on to those puppies.....

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    Post by CBLA on Mon May 13, 2013 9:34 am

    Thanks for all the everyone replies . Still up in the air as what to do with this set , I might look for a trade , as I try to collect larger sizes that fit me and these were mediums . Thanks again
    Chris
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    Post by ripcord on Fri May 17, 2013 5:35 pm

    Hey CBLA

    A later version of your Tiger suit just sold on ebay for $138.41. It did not have the flat buttons that are correct with the early version; it had the same type of buttons that are currently in use with modern US made uniform items.

    Based on that alone, your set is potentially worth a bit north of that..

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    Post by CBLA on Sat May 25, 2013 10:40 pm

    ripcord wrote:Hey CBLA

    A later version of your Tiger suit just sold on ebay for $138.41. It did not have the flat buttons that are correct with the early version; it had the same type of buttons that are currently in use with modern US made uniform items.

    Based on that alone, your set is potentially worth a bit north of that..

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    Thanks for the up-date Ripcord
    My set is worn , has a repair to the pants etc . That is why I thought it might have been original .
    Still up in the air as to what to do with it . But for that kind of money maybe e-bay would be the thing to do .
    Thanks again for all the information .
    cheers Chris
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    Post by loski on Sat May 25, 2013 11:45 pm

    hi CBLA
    to post photos you need to have a image hosting account I use photobucket
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    Post by ripcord on Sun May 26, 2013 2:59 am

    Hey CBLA

    No sweat, my pleasure.

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    Post by CBLA on Sun May 26, 2013 12:20 pm

    loski wrote:hi CBLA
    to post photos you need to have a image hosting account I use photobucket

    I've tried , I have an account with photobucket . But it still won't work ! I use a MAC , would that change things ?
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    Post by loski on Sun May 26, 2013 1:03 pm

    CBLA wrote:
    loski wrote:hi CBLA
    to post photos you need to have a image hosting account I use photobucket

    I've tried , I have an account with photobucket . But it still won't work ! I use a MAC , would that change things ?
    I use a pc so I don't know if using a mac makes a difference but there may be someone on here that can help you
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    Post by CBLA on Sun May 26, 2013 9:37 pm

    I have tried several times , it's stating to drive me crazy ! I'm on WRF and it is very simple to post there . I'll keep trying , i would have move on to another forum , but you have all been very helpful . Even without the help of photos . So i do thank you all .
    Cheers Chris

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