UNITED STATES WWI

#EC23 U.S. Army Cotton Khaki Breeches
Original WWI US Army ‘Breeches, Cotton, Khaki’ with an approximately 29-inch waist and 22-inch inseam. Intended to be worn with the cotton khaki service coat, they were made with a five-button fly (with the buttons marked ‘U.S. Army’ to the front), six belt loops, two front hip pockets, two rear pockets, a watch pocket in the waistband, an inside knee patch for wear, and laced knees. This style continued to be an issue item into WWII, but saw limited use. In issued but excellent condition. $100

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#EC46 U.S. Army Signal Corps Flag Kit Bag
Original WWI U.S. Army Signal Corps flag kit bag. Excellent example, likely unissued. $40

#US1018 Early USMC Shelter Tent
Original pre-WWI U.S. Marine Corps depot made shelter tent. The USMC first began using shelter tents in the Spanish American War and by 1900 the USMC depot began manufacturing their own. This shelter tent is a depot manufactured example, it’s undated but features a USMC surcharge in the centre that is original and aged with the rest of the shelter tent, it has the remnants of an old tag and is also marked to the USMC “New York Depot”. All depot made USMC shelter tents are extremely scarce and missing from even advanced USMC collections. We have had several over the years and believe this example is pre-WWI and may have possibly been in service until the early years of WWII. The condition of this example is field used, with some small holes from snags and staining as shown in the photos. Scarce. $650

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#US1020 USMC DQP Leggings
Original WWI U.S. Marine Corps leggings manufactured by the USMC Philadelphia Depot. Top example without any damage, lightly worn if at all. Nicely marked with manufacturers in stamps on the interior. Scarce. $225

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#US1016 M1911 Squad Cleaning Kit
Original WWI M1911 U.S. Army squad cleaning kit. Consists of blued steel case with wood and brass insert housing oiler, rag container, cleaning rods (10), brushes (10), and take down tools (9). Excellent example of a rare M1911 pistol squad level accessory. Perfect to compliment your M1911 or field gear collection. $850
 
#VW4 WWI YMCA Letters From the Front
Original WWI collection of YMCA letters from the front lines home. Interesting content that is easy to read. Nice lot. $200
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#US1015 USMC EGA Eagle Snap M1910 Canteen Set
Original WWI United States Marine Corps (USMC) eagle, globe, and anchor (EGA) button snap M1910 canteen set. The canteen cover is in excellent condition without damage, the snaps are working properly and the hanger is the original USMC style wire hanger. The Marine Corps began production of the M1910 canteen carrier in 1912, with the main noticeable difference being the EGA eagle button snaps as opposed to U.S. Army eagle snaps. These canteens served with the Marines pre-WWI and well into the war. This set includes early M1910 canteen with flat top that is original to the set. Some of these early canteens were acquired by the Marine Corps. There is a canteen cup inside the cover, we did not make any effort to remove it as it seems deeply settled in place. Overall, an excellent and very scarce USMC canteen set. $850
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#US1010 Mills 1918 Magazine Pouch
Original WWI Mills 1918 double magazine pouch for the 1911. Includes the original paper instructions tucked inside. Mint / unissued condition. $25
 
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#US1008 SONGS The Soldiers And Sailors SING
SONGS The Soldiers And Sailors SING. A small book of music and songs for soldiers to use in their down time and on the ships to and from Europe. Nice booklet, complete, good condition given the age. $20
 
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#US1007 United States Rifle Caliber .30 Model of 1917
Original WWI United States Rifle Caliber .30 Model of 1917 original manual. This manually is fairly thick and contains a lot of information as well as drawings of the rifle and accessories. Condition overall is used with serial numbers written on the back, the staples holding it together have rusted but are still doing their job. Printed by Washington Government Printing Officer in 1918. Nice uncommon manual. $50
 
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#US1006 Foot Powder, with contents
Original WWI U.S. military contract foot powder container still full with contents. $20
 

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#SB4 29th Infantry Division Camouflage and Flashed M1917 Helmet
Original 29th Infantry Division camouflage and flashed M1917 helmet.  Original period applied camouflaged textured paint with 29th Infantry Division 'blue and gray' flash.  Similar helmets are shown in Alexander F. Barnes book 'LET'S GO the history of the 29th Infantry Division 1917-2001'.  The unit departed for the Western Front in 1918 to join the American Expeditionary Forces during WWI and spent 21 days in combat accomplishing their objectives in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive at a heavy cost taking approximately 30% casualties.   The condition of the helmet is excellent, however typical with these M1917's the liner is loose inside the helmet.  Often times, the liner on these helmets are completely missing so the fact it's still fully intact but loose is not a huge deal.  This is a great U.S. WWI helmet from a famous unit that would look great in any collection. *Sold*

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#US1002 USMC M1911 Eagle Snap Magazine Pouch
Original WWI United States Marine Corps leather double mag pouch for the M1911 with USMC eagle, globe and anchor snap.  From the pre-WWI era and would have been used in WWI as well. Inside the flap are some USMC Battery markings but they are not visible in the photos.  One of very few known surviving examples, the only one we've ever seen on the loose. *Sold*
 
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#MC12 WWI Era U.S. Marine Corps P1912 "Campaign Hat" 
Original WWI era USMC P1912 campaign hat featuring distinct USMC folded brim and three vents. A period bronze eagle globe and anchor (EGA) insignia device is fastened to the front vent of the cap which is undisturbed and never removed.  The hat is manufactured by Suskind in 1915, their maker mark and date is visible stamped under the sweatband. The hat is size 7 5/8 and the original size tag is also present under the sweatband. The shape of the hat still maintains the distinctive four dents forming the "Montana Peak" suggesting it has always been stored properly and never crushed. The cap is period named to the Marine who once owned it "Jack B. Bryan, Camp Knox NY, 10th Infantry". This writing is underneath the original full brown leather sweatband and was too difficult to photograph properly. The overall condition of the cap is excellent, with only three small moth nips near the leather sweatband, which is intact and somewhat supple but fragile. It appears possible at one time this hat was also worn with a fine leather chinstrap, as there is some tiny holes near the sweatband where it could have gone, a feature introduced in 1916. A worthy addition for any USMC collection, with research potential based on the provenance written inside the sweatband. *Sold*
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#US1017 USMC P1915 Complete Pack in Khaki Green
Original WWI era U.S. Marine Corps early depot manufactured P1915 pack in green khaki with khaki cloth tape edging. Superlative example that is in near mint museum grade condition that would be impossible to upgrade. Complete with original matching USMC depot manufactured pack tail and meat can pouch. All components feature the correct original USMC surcharge stamp. Scarce set, most of these packs saw hard use with the Marine Corps, this is the best example in existence that we are currently aware of. *Sold*
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#US1004 US Army Eagle Snap 1911 Mag Pouch, mfg MILLS OCT 1916
US Army 1911 mag pouch with 'eagle snap' buttons manufactured by MILLS OCT 1916.   These eagle snap pouches are the type that were actually used in WWI opposed to the much more common late war examples with standard undecorated closure snaps.  Lightly used but in overall excellent condition, no repairs or modification.  Faintly unit marked on the reverse of the pouch. *Sold*
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#US1005 M1911 Leather Holster
Original WWI U.S. M1911A1 holster most likely manufactured by Graton & Knight with the inspectors initials J.C.Y. and dated 1918. Very good condition complete with leg tong showing only light use. Stitching is still strong, no repairs or modifications, never darkened, and free of mold. M1911 holsters are significantly harder to find than M1911A1 holsters in this condition. *Sold*

 
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#US1012 USMC Single Enlisted Droop Wing EGA
Original WWI single Enlisted Collar Droop Wing Eagle Globe Anchor (EGA) of the United States Marine Corps (USMC).  Background: The present EGA design was based on that established between 10 November 1775 and the date that the Marines were revised in 1798. In those days the buttons they wore had 13 stars around the top and an eagle with partially outstretched wings clutching an ardent fouled anchor.  It was not until 13 November 1868 that the globe, inspired by the British Royal Marines, was added. The eagle then clutched the globe which was centralized over the ardent fouled anchor and chain.  Since 1868 designs existed for officers dress uniforms in silver and gold, NCO’s and EM dress uniforms in brass and for other uniforms a black example. The officer’s examples tend to have a loose or separate piece of rope fouled in the anchor while that found on enlisted examples is part of the die of the entire badge.  In addition to the cap badge, a pair of collar badges were worn made in right and left facing designs. During WWII examples of the EGA were made in economy plastic and continued to be made in the US after the war. There are many different varieties of designs worn between the 19th and 20th Century. They can be differentiated by details of the eagle, positioning of head, wings and style of globe and anchor. They were mostly supplied with screw back fasteners. This is a nice example of a WWI USMC EGA. *Sold*
 
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#US1003 USMC DQP Meat Can Pouch for P1915 Pack
USMC DQP Philadelphia depot made meat can pouch for the P1915 pack, with USMC stamp on back.  These are much harder to find than USMC P1915 packs which are always missing them, and rarely do they ever have the USMC stamp. Unissued excellent condition with no flaws. *Sold*

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#US1019 USMC Eagle Snap M1910 Canteen Cover
Original WWI United States Marine Corps (USMC) eagle, globe, and anchor (EGA) button snap M1910 canteen cover. The cover is in good lightly field used condition without any damage, the snaps are still working properly and the hanger is the original USMC style wire hanger.The Marine Corps began production of the M1910 canteen carrier in 1912, with the main noticeable difference being the EGA eagle button snaps as opposed to U.S. Army eagle snaps. These canteens served with the Marines pre-WWI and well into the war. Nice canteen cover. *Sold*

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#US1013 Croix de Guerre Medal
Original WWI French Croix de Guerre Medal, as commonly issued to American's who served in France and demonstrated acts of bravery or heroism. This example has palm and forked pin on the back for pinning on to the uniform during award ceremonies. Excellent lightly worn condition. *Sold*