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#1 Keith

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:37 PM

Well, the blind squirrel found another nut.  I really didn't know what they were but I did realize the color and pattern was different from what I usually see.  The contract tags are in the pockets and the shirt tag is faded to be unreadable but the pants tag reads the exact same as the tag pictured in Enjames Collector's Guide, page 44.  The pants have no problems that I could find and the shirt has two nickel sized holes and minor fraying at the cuffs.  No name in them that I could find.  Enjames says they were worn briefly on D-Day.  Thanks. keith 

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:38 PM

Shirt tag:

 

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:39 PM

Pants tag:

 

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:44 PM

In case anyone is wondering they did NOT come with the uniform in the photo. They are all just airing out in the garage so the wife will let them in the house.  Regards. keith 



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:52 PM

Holy smokes!....great find squirrel!........mike



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:58 PM

Rare find indeed, I have a shirt but no pants.  I have been looking for years so you must be looking in the right places.  Congrats.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:17 PM

Thanks.  The pant's size is 34 X 31 which is a nice size.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:03 PM

Great find Keith

 

I found two mint shirts in a small shop a few years ago.The owner had just found then at a salvation army store about 30 minutes before I showed up.He sold a lot of surplus.I didnt realize right off what they were till I saw the tag in the pocket after buying them both.I regret selling off one of the shirts but the $35 was way more than I paid for them in 1982.The pants I have still have cutters tags on them.They werent cheap then but by todays standards they were a bargin.I have had several well worn sets but ones with readable tags are hard to find.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:25 PM

Man, you made a nice find; very clean, and tough to come by!!



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:42 AM

Thanks Guys,  this is what keeps me going.....



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:33 AM

Great set... They make for super setups...

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:47 AM

Johan,

  Not many have the Offensive Grenade in their collection. Very hard to find! Nice work!

oz



#13 Johan Willaert

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:24 AM

Thanks Oz, have you noticed the M9 Projector...

Sorry for hijacking this thread..

#14 Keith

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:48 AM

No problem, great display!



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:01 PM

Keith, are those "King Kard Overall" Trousers?



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:29 PM

The tag is weak and if one didn't have any idea of what the tag should say I don't know if they could make it out or not.  But, with using the example in Enjames book I can make out that it is the same tag and the trousers were made by King Kard.  Regards, keith 



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:44 AM

For reference, the labels of the set above

 

 

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 01:51 AM

Great find, you must be living right! As Johan said, they make for a great display!

 

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:37 AM

Thanks for the photos of the tags.  Yes, that is the tag in the trousers.  Thanks


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:10 PM

Nice find.




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