USA: KOREAN WAR, COLD WAR, VIETNAM WAR, and other conflicts pre- 9/11.

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#RG143 Vietnam War 'Advisor' Tiger Stripe Jungle Fatigue Jacket
Original Vietnam War 'Advisor' tiger stripe jungle fatigues for ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) soldiers working with the Americans. These uniforms were extremely popular due to their cool camouflage pattern. U.S. made in size 'A-L' for Asian Large. This is a "Large" size uniform, but a lot of these advisors were very small people and this set nowadays would probably fit a North American Small/Medium instead of a contemporary Large. $575 *On Hold*

#EC110 Vietnam War Flak Vest 
Original U.S. Vietnam War era flak vest worn by the U.S. Army and other ground forces. Official nomenclature ‘Armor, Body, Fragmentation Protective, With 3/4 Collar’ in size Large (Perfect for a mannequin display) made by The Martin Lane Co. The 1968 manufacturing date in the contract number as well as the lack of the M69 designation on the ID label indicate this is a pre-M69 vest (M69 vests only started to be manufactured in 1970). Constructed of 12 piles of ballistic nylon panels. Has a zipper and snaps front closure and snaps pocket closures as opposed to Velcro closures on the M69. 2nd variant of the pre-M69 without epaulets and with plastic internal stiffeners. Both the ID and instructions labels are in excellent condition. Vest is in fantastic condition with no visible sweat stains. ERDL camouflage tropical combat coat not included, available separately. $300 

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#EC54 USMC ERDL Camouflage Tropical Combat Coat
Original Vietnam War era United States Marine Corps tropical combat fatigue jacket. Constructed of cotton wind resistant rip-stop poplin in brown-dominant ERDL camouflage. Made in 1970 (according to DSA contract number on ID tag) by Burgess Mfg. Inc. Complete with ID & size tags, all buttons, and black USMC stamp on left breast pocket. Worn condition with no damage, named to the Marine who use to wear it. Great example. $100
 
#EC69 US ‘Duck Hunter/Leopard’ Camouflage Jacket & Bush Hat
Original Vietnam War Asian-made ‘duck hunter/leopard’ camouflage lightweight cotton jacket with 5-button closure, two front pockets (with single-button flaps) and bush hat with left side button-up brim, 4 vent holes, and chinstrap. Loosely based on the legendary ‘frog skin’ camouflage pattern used by the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theatre during WWII, the ‘duck hunter/leopard’ pattern consisted of a base colour of dull yellow earth and overlapping spots of various shades of brown and green. When the first U.S. Army advisors first arrived in Vietnam in the 1950’s, they needed camouflage uniforms for concealment to fight in the new jungle environment, but there was nothing available for purchase in Vietnam. Through the CIA’s Counter-Insurgency Support Office, commercial ‘duck hunter/leopard’ camouflage hunting clothing was acquired from US sporting goods outlets including Sears. As the war outgrew the CIA's control, the US government placed orders for these uniforms with several South-East Asian countries like Japan, Taiwan, British Hong Kong, and South Vietnam under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program. The cotton uniforms varied in weight, colouration, and style with mis-matching of shirt, trousers, and hat being common practice as there was no standardization. These sets were mainly used in the Mekong Delta region in the early phases of the war as the pattern proved effective in that region but not in the dense jungle environment further north. Cool set. $200
 
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#EC8 U.S. Jungle Boots
Original U.S. Vietnam War era Boot, Combat, Tropical, better known as “jungle boots”. Vintage 1967 dated example in mint / unissued condition, still tied together with the original laces and the original instructions attached by a string. Size 13N. Top condition example in a big size. $95
 
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#VN037 China Marine North China Pictorial & Paperwork Grouping
Original U.S. Marine grouping of S/Sgt Virgil L. Kinney who served as a "China Marine" at the end of WWII. The group includes S/Sgt Kinney's North China Pictorial U.S.M.C. that was provided to each Marine who served with the 111 Amphibious Corps in China, this is a really cool and desirable publication and important part of the Marine Corps history. The group also includes S/Sgt Kinney's "Ruler of the 180th Meridian" which was a popular souvenir for Marines who crossed the 180th Meridian. There is also an edition of The Peiping Chronicle, which has a bit more information on what it was like to serve in North China, and S/Sgt Kinney's certificate in Modern Criminal Investigation from the Marine Corps institute. Interesting group with lots of content and more research potential. $200

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#RG75 Named U.S. Army Tiger Stripe Uniform in size Large
Original U.S. Army Vietnam War tiger stripe jungle fatigue uniform set in size large lightweight material. The jacket and trousers are both ink stamped "L" for size large. The set is named to "W. MEDDINGS" of "U.S. ARMY" and the consignor reports the set was purchased by a collector directly from the veteran. We were not provided any further details about Mr. Meddings. Desirable set. $1200

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#RG13 Vietnam War 'Advisor' Tiger Stripe Jungle Fatigues
Nice pair of original Vietnam War 'Advisor' tiger stripe jungle fatigues for ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) soldiers working with the Americans. These uniforms were extremely popular due to their cool camouflage pattern. The jacket is theatre made, while the trousers are U.S. made in size 'A-S' for Asian Small. This is a small size uniform, a lot of these advisors were very small people and this set nowadays would probably fit a kid instead of an adult. 
Priced as a set $725. Priced separately: Jacket $400, Trousers $325.

#RG60 Named USMC P41 Utility Coat
Original Korean War era USMC P41 utility coat named to Cpl J.F. Whalen Jr. 1151154. The base tunic is Korean war period production based on the slightly rounded bottom of the chest pocket. Salty field used example with name stamps applied using the issue stamping kit, Corporal rank stencils on the sleeve, and name stencils on the reverse. This would be the perfect tunic to accurately combine with USMC helmet with no-slit helmet cover for a Korean war impression or mannequin. $275

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#EC41 US Army Type II ERDL Camouflage Tropical Combat Hat
Original Vietnam War US Army camouflage hat, tropical, combat, type II. Size 6 7/8. Made of rip-stop cotton poplin in lime-dominant ERDL camouflage. Complete with olive green nylon chinstrap, brown leather chinstrap adjustment tab, ID tag, & laundering tag. Made in 1969 (according to DSA contract number on ID tag) by E.C.T. Corporation. Unissued condition. Would be hard to upgrade. $50

#EC40 US Army 2nd Pattern Olive Green Jungle Hat
Original Vietnam War US Army 2nd pattern olive green jungle hat. Size 6 3/8. Made of olive green rip-stop cotton poplin treated with Quarpel water repellent. Complete with olive green nylon chinstrap, brown leather chinstrap adjustment tab, ID tag, and laundering tag. Made in 1969 (according to DSA contract number on ID tag) by Metz in California. Unissued condition. $50

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#EC39 US Army 1st Pattern Olive Green Jungle Hat & Insect Net
Original Vietnam War US Army 1st pattern olive green jungle hat & insect net. Size 6 3/4. Made of olive green water-repellent fabric. Complete with olive green nylon chinstrap, brown leather chinstrap adjustment tab, Insect Net interior storage pocket, and ID tag. Made in 1968 (according to DSA contract number on tag) by E.C.T. Corporation. Unissued condition. Would be hard to upgrade. $75

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#VN027 USMC Korean War Cap and Collar EGA's
Original set of Korean War era Eagle Globe Anchor (EGA) cap badge and collar badges 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 set of Korean War era EGA's for any collection. $25
 
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#VN026 USMC Crossed Cavalry Swords EGA Pin
Original USMC crossed cavalry swords EGA pin in brass from either WWII or Korea. This is a really cool looking USMC pin for your collection. $15
 
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#VN008 U.S. Browning Machineguns Caliber .30 M1919A6 and M37 Manual
Manual for Browning Machineguns Caliber .30 M1919A6 and M37. Printed by Headquarters, Department of the Army in July 1965. $20

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#SB7 Vietnam 'Graffiti' M1 Helmet - An Khê 1970
Original Vietnam War U.S. Army M1 'Graffiti' helmet. The graffiti include reference to the famous region of An Khê in Vietnam during 1970 with tour dates, other script including 'Soul Power' (Popular slogan with black soldiers) and 'No Bic' (Perhaps because he had to use a felt tipped marker and not a pen). We have made no attempt to take this apart, it is undisturbed and we have not even touched the helmet band which like the cover has really snugged down over time. The interior of the helmet is salty, and it's likely a rodent did a bit of chewing on some liner components. It has become increasingly difficult to acquire an original untouched Vietnam helmet with period writing on the cover. This iconic helmet would look great in any helmet collection. *Sold*

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#RG62 USMC Vietnam Tiger Stripe Fatigue Coat
Original Vietnam War USMC tiger stripe tunic named to "Peter Sheridan" "Marines". The name and service branch have been applied in country with red thread likely by a local tailor. We haven't attempted to do any research on the name. Appealing Marine tiger stripe tunic that would look great in any collection. *Sold*

#VN041 USMC MAW Vietnam Lighter
Original U.S. Marine Corp, MAW (Marine Air Wing) Vietnam lighter featuring iconic eagle, globe, and anchor graphics. Appears to be in good working order but ran out of fuel a long time ago. Purchased in theatre, the lighter is a foreign brand. Covered in an even genuine patina. Very scarce to find originals. *Sold*
 
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#RG99 Vietnam War Tiger Stripe Theatre Made Camouflage Baseball Cap
Original Vietnam War theatre made cap in Tiger Stripe camouflage material. Nice example in lightly used condition. Very desirable. *Sold*
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#RG97 USMC / USN Theatre Made Cap in Vietnamese Camouflage
Original Vietnam War U.S Marine Corps or U.S. Navy style theatre made cap in Vietnamese camouflage material. Nice example in lightly used condition. *Sold*
#EC42 Vietnam War Nguyen Dan Combat Knife Set
Original Vietnam War Nguyen Dan hand-forged combat knife and sheath. Crafted by bladesmith Nguyen Dan in the coastal village of Ninh Hoa in Khanh Hoa Province in central South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Dan made the blades from tempered scrap steel blanks (mostly springs from jeeps and other vehicles), the crossguards from molded scrap brass & copper (mostly small arms cartridge cases & plumbing hardware) and the handles from water buffalo horns. His knives were quality combat knives that were purchased by American, Australian, South Korean, and South Vietnamese soldiers. Included with the knife is it’s original heavily worn black leather sheath marked “Made In Germany” which is correct as Dan didn’t make his own sheaths. The handle has an old crack repair. The knife measures approximately 11” (Inches) with 6.5” blade. Nguyen Dan knives are rare and do not come up for sale often. A great piece for the advanced Vietnam War combat knife collector. *Sold*

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#VN035 1957 Map of Hanoi, Vietnam, with ICC Provenance BGen Webber
Original 1957 map of Hanoi, located in the northern region of Vietnam, situated in Vietnam's Red River delta.  This map was brought back to Canada by BGen Michael Henry Fairfax WEBBER (RC Sigs) who served in Vietnam in 1957-1958 with the International Control Commission (ICC). BGen Webber’s obituary can viewed online at this link: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theglobeandmail/obituary.aspx?n=michael-henry-fairfax-webber&pid=190005273.
This map was purchased by Combat-Relics Inc. directly from BGen Fairfax’s estate in Ottawa shortly after his passing, it was the only souvenir he kept from the region. Interesting map from the early days of conflict in Vietnam. *Sold*
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#RG61 Vietnam War "Advisor" Tiger Stripe Fatigue Coat
Original Vietnam War tiger stripe jungle fatigue coat for ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) soldiers working with the Americans. These uniforms were extremely popular due to their cool camouflage pattern, and not only worn by ARVN but also US soldiers. The jacket is stamped in the collar "A-M" for Asian Medium. Excellent lightly worn condition. *Sold*

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#VN036 Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces (LLDB) Patch
Original Vietnam War Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces (Vietnamese: Lực Lượng Đặc Biệt Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Hòa or LLDB) 2nd generation pin on patch worn in some capacity by U.S. Special Forces. Nice original example period produced and sealed within a clear cellophane protective pouch. Based on our research, there may have been a pin located on the top of the patch for attaching to a uniform, but it appears have cleanly broken away. Rare piece of insignia that displays well and would be great to complete any LLDB or Vietnam War display. Cool patch. *Sold*
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#VN029 U.S. Special Forces Green Beret
Original Vietnam war US Contract Green Beret. This beret was manufactured specifically for US Special Forces Training Facilities and Groups beginning in 1965. This example is code dated 1969 and has a proper period (late 60's early 70's) 5th Special Forces Group Beret flash. Shortly after the 5th Group was formed in 1961 they adopted a beret flash of  black with a thin white border. However, after they began to be deployed as advisors to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) in 1964, they included the colours of the flag of the R of Vietnam within the group flash.  Pinned through the flash is the US Special Forces Distinctive Insignia with De Oppresso Liber  motto. It is the example made by Demark Military Equipment Corporation of Astoria, New York having their raised D-22 mark on the reverse. This example began production over the 1965-66 period. Also included is an early example of bullion 5th Group blazer jacket patch circa 1970's that came with the beret. *Sold*
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#RG91 US Army Fatigue Jacket
Original US Army Vietnam War era fatigue jacket made of rip-stop material. Lightly used condition, with a couple very small snags. Size medium-regular. *Sold*
 
#EC20 US ‘Duck Hunter/Leopard’ Camouflage Field Pants
Original Vietnam War US ‘duck hunter/leopard’ camouflage heavyweight cotton field pants in size 34 with a zipper & single-button fly, two front hip pockets, two rear seat pockets (with the left pocket having a button), and seven belt loops. Made in 1955 by Buddy Schoellkopf Products, Inc. in Dallas, Texas according to the terrific label to the right rear of the waistband. Loosely based on the ‘frog skin’ camouflage pattern used by the USMC in the Pacific in WWII, the ‘duck hunter/leopard’ pattern consisted of a base colour of dull yellow earth and overlapping spots of various shades of brown and green. When the first US Army advisors arrived in Vietnam in the 1950’s, they needed camouflage uniforms to fight in the jungle environment, but there were none in Vietnam. Through the CIA’s Counter-Insurgency Support Office, commercial ‘duck hunter/leopard’ camouflage hunting clothing was acquired from US sporting goods outlets like Sears. Mainly used by US Army advisors, US Army Special Forces, and US Navy Underwater Demolition Teams in the Mekong Delta region in the early phases of the war as the pattern proved effective in that region but not in the dense jungle environments further north. *Sold*
 
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