Well, All of your efforts are totally incredible. Thank you for finding out about this officer. I would've loved to grab this jacket, but I am over 3 hours away now. This jacket is in an "upscale" vintage clothing shop in San Fran (Height-Ashbury district, see attached card). The shop is run by a lady (and she is a piece of work) who really will not negotiate a price. I agree with Jumping Jack, who I have respect for, BUT.. I think we remember the good ole days too much when the price(s) of things were much more reasonable. As collectors and historians (keepers of the heritage) we see what items buy and sell for, we are the exception and not the norm any more.
Sellers these days want big bucks for the "authentic" WW2 items and are not going to let things go for cheap (especially in the Bay area). If it had been $25, it would've been in the car. Now with known history (thank you very much!!) even $50 would have been reasonable. It's like puppies at the pound, I want to take them all home, then reality sets in. And yes it is depressing.
I do appreciate the efforts and I'll give a big "shout out" to the forum and its' members who give information so openly and freely.
If someone swings by and actually does acquire this jacket, please post its' progress of restoration.
Happy hunting in 2018!!
Edited by easterneagle87, 06 January 2018 - 04:37 PM.