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Womans Civil Defense Auxiliary Police Uniform..ERA?

Started by 1917enfield , Nov 18 2012 05:25 PM

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#1 1917enfield

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

I have a Civil Defense Uniform that I need help on.
I got it @ an local antique shop based on it being complete except the shoes.
I have the Hat, Shirt, Skirt / Belt and a Tanker coat.
Patches look well kept and the hat pin and coat badge look great.It looks like it was kept in a footlocker for the whistle and chain isn't beat up.

Based on the tags it looks 40's / 50's.
I'm no guru but maybe you guys can help me out. I have tons of pics so keep checking back. I thank this is an great example of it's time (which ever that might be).

#2 manayunkman

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

1917,

Can't wait to see the pictures.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/001-1.jpg

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

Shirt tag and sweat..

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/004.jpg

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

Shoulder Patch and a look underneath. Not an iron....whitish backside

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/001-2.jpg

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/002.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/003.jpg

Edited by 1917enfield, 18 November 2012 - 07:54 PM.


#6 1917enfield

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

Located stamp on inside shirt tail..

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

Found Laundry Tag inside left breast shirt pocket.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

Whislte
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/002-2.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/003-1.jpg
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#9 1917enfield

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

Badge slot; left breast side:

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/004-1.jpg

#10 1917enfield

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

Here's something you don't see "ever" Union Made In The USA. Could the tag be dates for 1948?

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http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/004-2.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/002-3.jpg
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

The Hat..

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/oldbreed001.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/oldbreed003.jpg
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http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/oldbreed005.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/oldbreed006.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/oldbreed004.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/oldbreed007.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/oldbreed008.jpg
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:37 AM

Here's the jacket. Not sure about the SHERIFF badge but it was on it. I did find a name plate in the pocket.

AMON.L

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/001-5.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/003-3.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/004-3.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/007.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/002-4.jpg
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/009.jpg http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/Womens%20Civil%20Defence%20Uniform/008.jpg

Edited by 1917enfield, 19 November 2012 - 06:43 AM.


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:40 AM

Now for the badge. I have to say it's got weight and thickness. Not sure how it fits the profile but will look into the name to see if the name plate matches the coat.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:48 AM

1959.

The Washington Twp. Civil Defense had started and also had 8 Auxilary Police Officers. The Civil Defense was also instrumental in starting the Washington Twp. Fire Company, along with a water rescue unit.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:55 AM

Unfortunately, your badge is 100% fake. Tiffany and Co. never made badges like that, they only made custom made badges of precious metals for presentation. Your badge is just like all of those fake Tiffany belt buckles of the 1970s.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

I looked up Auxiliary Police in the book "Dressed for Duty". The patch in this book does not look like yours. The patch in the book is the typical round Civil Defense patch which is blue with a white triangle and the red letters CD. Above the white triangle are the words "Auxiliary Police". This book also says this round Auxiliary Police patch was possibly worn after WWII. I am not sure of the era for your uniform but your patch looks to be even more modern.

...Kat

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:58 PM

Lots of things say late 50s / early 60s to me.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

Lots of things say late 50s / early 60s to me.

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Agree. That matches 1917enfield's comment above.


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