Hello militaria enthusiasts!
Up for auction is a VERY hard to come by WWII-era US Army 1st Special Service Force (FSSF) 4-pocket uniform jacket with the ranking of Corporal. I have thoroughly searched the coat and there is NO name or laundry number in it unfortunately, only "Size 39L" stamped in it twice. I also could not find the quartermaster tag. (Tailor made possibly? Very nicely constructed)
What this jacket does have is a FSSF cord that was braided together using red, blue, and white, Parachute-cord. The pinback jump wings were manufactured by Meyer and are marked "Sterling" on the back. The Marksman Badge is marked "Sterling" and has a Pistol-D Qualification bar (which is unmarked). The ETO Ribbon with 4 campaign stars (Brass), the Good Conduct Medal Ribbon (Zinc), and the other combat ribbon (Brass) are all pin-backed as well. The CB brass collar discs/insignia are in VERY nice condition. The US and crossed special service arrows are also marked "MEYER" on the reverse of them. The Combat Infantryman's badge is marked "S-21 GI" on the reverse and is a CB. The USA/Canada patch is a cut edge variety and sewn onto the jacket with red thread. Soldiers often sewed the patches on themselves while in the field. This one has been attached in that fashion.
A beautiful display to the brave soldiers of the 1st Special Service Force. It would make a nice addition to any Airborne, WWII, FSSF, or history collection. This jacket is being sold as-is. The photo's should give you the perfect picture of what you're buying. Feel free to email me the details you need photographed and it will be done as soon as possible. I am not the type of dealer who takes 4 days to get back to you. I treat this like a business (because it is!) and will treat my potential buyers the way I would expect to be treated by people who have items I'm inquiring about.
Please read ALL information before bidding!
I will ship your item upon the Paypal transaction clearing! I accept Paypal ONLY. Shipping charges listed are for the United States. If this item is being shipped overseas, prices will be different. If bidding overseas wait for my invoice after the auction with the updated shipping information. The international calculated shipping cost should be close but I want to double check first before you pay. I will provide the cheapest rates possible for overseas bidders!! The shipping cost includes shipping AND handling (mailing envelope, boxes, protective packaging, ect) I request to be paid within one week for the item, otherwise it may be relisted. The sooner you pay the sooner you will receive it! Contact me upon auction completion if a different situation needs to be arranged.
Email me for additional pics. I would be HAPPY to send them your way. Feel free also to email me with any questions about this item before bidding or any other requests (such as details pertaining to ending the auction early) Good luck and thank you for looking!
NOTE: In being an honest seller, I make sure to list the imperfections in this section. This uniform jacket has NO mothing, rips, tears, holes, or anything of that nature I can find. This is very hard to come by for WWII-era clothing. The Corporal ranks are original to the jacket and underneath the FSSF patch the ghost (outline?) of an 8th Army patch can be seen. This is hardly visible from the outside and is better seen where the stitches were inside the sleeve. The CIB does not appear to be Sterling. The vintage Meyer Insignia collar disc card is included in the auction. I am also in no way claiming that this veteran tribute is a named or ID'd uniform to a member of the First Special Service Force. The jacket itself is 100% WWII original construction in my eyes. There is no paperwork or photos that come with this jacket. Once again, the enlisted shirt and tie are not included with the jacket and are not for sale.
On Jun-14-11 at 15:00...