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USAAF Life Vest

Article about: These are beautiful vests, i love these. Great find, thanks for sharing. Nuno

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    Default USAAF Mae West Vest

    Picked this up at a flea market.

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    Last edited by MD Helmets; 04-28-2013 at 06:32 PM.

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    You did well I love those vest. Looks like some of the Dye leaked out on it. I also like the leather...

    Mae West was named a veteran of vaudeville and Broadway. She made her first movie and immediately became a national sex symbol when she was nearly 40. With her hourglass figure, saucy double-entendres, and sinful saunter on five-inch heels, she was a natural bombshell. During World War II, Allied soldiers called their inflatable life jackets "Mae West" in honor of West's famously buxom figure.FYI.
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    It's funny because when I was looking at it a guy walked by and said "wow a Mae West" and kept walking.

    I also got these ration stamps from the same vendor. Not a high dollar items but I thought they were cool because they have local addresses for then recipient.
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    Great vest very collectable ,I also got one from Normandy dated 1944.
    They are pricey so take care of it.
    I always call them Mae Vest .
    chris

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    Nice find! I never really find anything cool at local flea markets/yard sales, sadly

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    Nice vest I only have a repro since they are generally expensive as chris said.

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    Quote by Bill T View Post
    Nice find! I never really find anything cool at local flea markets/yard sales, sadly
    I'll yell ya Bill, this flea market was a total bust until the last aisle. A few vendors had some items that were at inflated prices. The guy that had this had a lot of Militaria but at rather reasonable prices. I think he just wanted to get rid of the stuff. I intended to buy just the leggings for my WWI uniforms, but something told me to get the vest.

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    Nice group mate, they look great. You should make a late war bomber crew impression with a mannequin now

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    Quote by KradSpam View Post
    Nice group mate, they look great. You should make a late war bomber crew impression with a mannequin now
    Are you kidding?! I spend enough time and money on helmets. Don't need to be jumping into bomber crews lol. :P

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    Very nice score! Can' t see the manufacturing year and the AN Contract stamp, still all good.
    Thank you for posting.

    Best regards,
    Taka

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