Yes, Bruce responsed, he usually does. Sadly, we couldn't get together on a price, although we were only off by less than a thousand. I have now moved on and have a different tunic on hold. Just for the record, Bruce is a wonderful dealer and I would do business with him anytime. We just couldn't agree on a price which happens from time to time.
Last edited by hawkins; 05-11-2013 at 12:53 AM.
I happy to say I am the new proud owner of the M-43 cap posted here. It is of outstanding quality in construction and materials. While not a flatwire, it is of a quality you might expect in a general officer's piece. Bruce does come up with great items. I will likely post more pics of this cap in the near future, although these shots are quite decent.
Before investing in such a high end rarity as this tunic try to do a background on it to see where it originated this has now been listed on three seperate dealer sites over the past few years. I would ask to go see it in person and do a UV check in a pitch dark room of the area over the breast pocket and also look inside the interior pocket to see if a name tag has been removed at all. The lack of a cufftitle in a job that was essentially a desk rider job and not a field unit bothers me because that is the rarest insignia to find for a tunic today and this particular title signifies a Job position rather than an honor, so why is it not there? One can say that its no big deal and that many tunics lacked titles, but remember the addage about buying something that needs extra explaining. So I would use extra careful scrutiny with this tunic as most tunics being sold today have been pieced together by dealers and collectors and resold as untouched. These dealers are known now to the collecting world and no amount of gray fog covers that knowledge up. Bruce Herman is a very good guy to deal with and has had some of the best items on the market today but no one can really know for certain with these tunics caution saves money.This is not being sold at a discount so 100% authenticity is a must.