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I know we all praised the uniforms when you first told us about them, but today I am even more pleased because the cap you show is identical to the one I have in construction and details! Until today I had not seen another like my own. Was told by MGySgt Williams these are depot made examples...again thank you for showing this beautiful group.!

Dirk, glad the post was of help. My hope in partiality was in displaying the set, was to show what an attributed Philippines Insurrection Marine's uniform looked like. There are so few that have survived and posted on the net. The hat was worn so much that any contract or depot information inside was totally obliterated. Buttons are Horstmann as typical. I would like to see a late 19th Century, early 20th c. Marine Officer full dress frock coat (if anyone has one please post) That is something I have never seen save photographs, That's next on my list, :D

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Seeking Model 1895 and 1902 Named Officer coats as well as Spanish American War Tropical Uniforms.
Also pre WW2 marine uniforms. Always pre-1945 Colorado National Guard Items wanted! Also seeking Rhodesian

Uniforms and Gear used by Americans in the Rhodesian Security Forces during the Bush War (Africa).

 

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Thanks Jacks son! Is all due to my insomnia. What else does one do at 3:00 am in the morning?

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Seeking Model 1895 and 1902 Named Officer coats as well as Spanish American War Tropical Uniforms.
Also pre WW2 marine uniforms. Always pre-1945 Colorado National Guard Items wanted! Also seeking Rhodesian

Uniforms and Gear used by Americans in the Rhodesian Security Forces during the Bush War (Africa).

 

Fortune cookie say: "An expert is someone that knows so much about so little."

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Thanks for posting,as the others have said,what a fantastic grouping!. With regard to the moth damage I have a uniform grouping to a West Point cadet with similar moth damage and I'm undecided what to do(or have done) about it.

 

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Collecting WWII and pre-war Air Corps items-Unit Histories,Uniforms,Medals and Groupings.

*Seeking Pre-WWII Air Corps Officers and Enlisted Dress Uniform items!*

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Thank you for posting this wonderful group. It is tough to find Span Am era/early China USMC Marine clothing. I have two groups myself dating from this time period. If it makes you feel any better, both of my groupings also have their fair share of mothing. I agree with all that has been said, should just display it as is. I can empathize as I have also wanted to make the damage somehow dispappear, but as was already so elequently stated-"it is what it is". Once again, thanks so much for sharing this fantastic and historical group. I have been anxiously awaiting Alec's next reference to determine what the differences are between the 1910 summer tunic and the earlier models we all see in the photos. Your pictures helped clarify that for me. Thanks again-Kevin

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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Wow...what an outstanding grouping! That overcoat is dreamy! Very nice. Thank you for sharing.

A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper; his hands remember the rifle.

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