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$5 Airborne Ike Jacket

Article about: Found this one at a local antique store for a whopping \\$5. The tag inside is dated May 24, 1946...not WWII, but I couldn't resist for the price.

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    Found this one at a local antique store for a whopping $5. The tag inside is dated May 24, 1946...not WWII, but I couldn't resist for the price.

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    You lucky so and so,very nice joe great result mate,regards minnie.

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    wow nice - your us army collection is very nice - love the patches.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Nice 50's Ike jacket with the short lived and unpopular stripes.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks for the kind words, folks!

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    Nice 50's Ike jacket with the short lived and unpopular stripes.

    Cheers, Ade.
    I assume the jacket was pieced together during the Korean War time period with WWII or JUST post-war patches?

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    Can't beat $5. Pay that for a gallon of gas.

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    Hi Joe, the insignia, bar the NCO's stripes which are purely post war in nature, the shoulder sleeve insginia could be WW2 manufacture or just post war, there is no real difference in construction.

    Good article here on the stripes:

    http://emersoninsignia.net/files/Dow...20chevrons.pdf

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Joe, the insignia, bar the NCO's stripes which are purely post war in nature, the shoulder sleeve insginia could be WW2 manufacture or just post war, there is no real difference in construction.

    Good article here on the stripes:

    http://emersoninsignia.net/files/Dow...20chevrons.pdf

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thanks, Ade!

    I went back today and the same gentleman had a binder full of various things... I picked these up for $25

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    Italo-German friendship flag:
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    The gentlemen threw in these 1920s US Army letters for free, too!
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    You cannot go wrong at that price! Nice buys.

    Cheers, Ade.
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