Tony and Gary
Thank you for your comments, I appreciate your efforts and advice.
Here is a "better" closeup of the kites, although still poor as my camera was acting up...sorry
Tony that is a good observation about the lack of a typical open Polish-style collar especially for an officers tunic, this fact may lean towards what Gary mentioned - this tunic may have been "upgraded" for the sellers market in hopes of squeezing a few extra bucks put of the BD.
That's enough of a red flag to keep me away - especially for such a high coin.
The seller mentioned it was a direct vet acquisition - this had my hopes high and really excited about a potential out of the woodwork purchase. It looked good to me at first sight, but after taking photos, posting here and researching some more, I think it falls under the radar.