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World War 1 VFW Uniform

Started by Vpep , Jul 30 2017 09:11 AM

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#1 Vpep

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 09:11 AM

Hello Everyone,

I was at my local flea market this morning when I found this uniform.  I don't usually collect Veterans organization items, but this uniform spoke to me. I haven't been able to find out much about it yet, but it is named and dated 1920.  It came with the original cap and puttees.  The only major flaw other than a few moth nips is the chin strap is missing.  I hope you all enjoy the photos and I would love some input about it.

Thanks Vic

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 09:13 AM

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 09:14 AM

Cap interior.

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 11:05 AM

Beautiful , don't know much about uniforms and less about Veterans uniforms. But I know what I like and that is cool. Thanks for posting

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:58 PM

Thanks for the compliment. I thought it was definitely something you don't come across often, and its completeness really set the hook in me.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:51 AM

A very neat, and complete, uniform Vic.  I particularly like the VFW markings in the cap.  Is the owner identified by chance?

 

For a slightly later version of the WWI veteran VFW uniform made in Officer style see this thread.

 

http://www.usmilitar...l=+vfw +uniform



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:12 AM

Very nice Vic

Great uniform and first I have seen.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:24 AM

never seen one like that. Interesting!



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:25 PM

Thanks for the compliment Sarge.  Yes it is Identified.  I think the name is N P Veymour.  I don't know if the VFW keeps membership rosters that go that far back, but if they do I would love to locate info on this individual.  I was told buy the seller that this uniform came from a house in Queens that he was able to clean out.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 01:48 AM

Wow..! One of the neatest uniforms I've seen in a while...! :)

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:52 AM

Not only named but dated.  I bet you can find your soldier on a WWI roster.  I like it!



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:02 AM

Wow ! good thing that uniforms aren't required today, we wouldn't have many members.

 

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 03:43 AM

Thank you to everyone for the nice replies. I'll post a few more pictures when I get it on a display form and hopefully I can track down the original owner to find out his history.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:35 PM

Wow! So Cool!



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:26 PM

Not something I really collect, but Very Cool. Neat to have the hat & coat


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