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TrenchRat

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  1. Hey RC, nice to hear from you... And thank you for saying so...very happy to have gotten my hands on these.... BTW, I'm getting pretty deep into that" project" I mentioned to you some time ago...it's been awhile but it is in the works... TR
  2. 93, Some great Great War articles there...very nice to have those...
  3. Great....thanks for your thoughts...
  4. Gomorgan, thanks for that. Just to be clear, you believe these to be Great War vintage?
  5. Morta, Yes, the 92nd patch is artillery...goes along with the artillery collar disk in the coat. Thanks for your opinion... TR
  6. Thanks Bill. I probably should have mentioned that the AS patch is on a private purchase coat, the 3rd division patch is on an issue coat and the 92nd patch is also on a private purchase coat....
  7. Good day all, Although I am an avid WWI collector, I shy away from SSI because almost all of my collection is combat related. Because of this I don’t know all that much about discerning good from bad. I understand there are a lot of fakes out there. I do have a few “patched” service coats only purchased from trusted dealers. However, I have three coats here I was asked to evaluate. Can anyone here more knowledgeable on the subject tell me if these three SSIs are good? Advanced Sector, 3rd division and 92nd division Artillery
  8. I always wanted to display a member of the 27th Division wearing the British uniform they would have been issued once under British command and thus clothed by them. The coat is actually post WWI, but it is a British coat and not a reproduction... Also came across this Mills flag bearer's harness to go with this 18th Inf. figure. Not seen here, but the coat has Color Sargent's rank and each sleeve...
  9. Here are a few updated or redesigned figures. Found this nice 31st Div. Gas mask satchel, and I was happy to obtain the great 1910 Hospital Corps Pouch to enhance my corpsman...
  10. Obtained this Hotchkiss gunner chain mail shoulder pad and gloves set some time last year. The chain mail gloves are there also, just not easily seen....
  11. Continuing with the same theme, here is a rather nice and very rare 1918 pattern mackinaw. The coat has its issues and a little rough (needs a little work), but you hardly ever see these...isn't that correct Mike ?? Coat retains a nice clear mfr's dated label...
  12. More foul weather gear. This poncho is also in great condition and likewise features a clear mfr's marking...
  13. Good day all, I have been fortunate enough to lay my hands on some nice and somewhat rare (?) items this year... I thought I might update the this photo album with the new figures.... Comments always welcome... First up, a somewhat perfect example on an enlisted raincoat with a very nice manufacturer's marking, dated 1917. Also shown here is what I believe is correctly referred to as the model 1918 trench knife as opposed the Mark 1 trench knife (like the au lion) which is not the 1918 model ? Correct if wrong, but I believe the 1917 trench kn
  14. Hello Hunt, I have only seen a black lining on 1917 pattern coats. I have seen several over the years but I don’t know if they are particularly “rare”. Of the three I presently own, one is sans label, one is marked Siegel Bros and Goodman and the other looks like Bernbaum. Hope this helps a bit... TR
  15. Hunt, my edit timed out so this is what I actually wanted to say... I find most of what I have from on-line resources; I believe ebay is a great source for me as are the typical on-line retail sites and I'm particularly lucky at the more obscure retail sites. I have purchased some of the better coats, gear and such at traditional "gun shows" and local antique dealers. For me, I look to find the not-often seen early winter greatcoats, shawl collared greatcoats and mackinaws only because you don't typically see these in photos and likewise seldom for sale, so I keep an eye open
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