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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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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.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/92629-vfw-uniform/?hl=%2Bvfw+%2Buniform

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Very nice Vic

 

Great uniform and first I have seen.

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

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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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I haven't had much luck with the owner of the uniform, but I did find W.I. Joyce, the second name on the tag, who I assume was the VFW posts issuing officer. Captain Walter I Joyce of the 71st infantry regiment, New York Volunteers served in the Spanish American war and died in 1937.

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Could be a VFW parade uniform or maybe Color or Honor Guard uniform. Also, some VFW leaders would wear their service uniform with some VFW items added like buttons, at least for some leadership photos I've seen, so that might be the case here. Great uniform. Let me know if you would consider selling this and for how much. I might be interested in donating to the PA VFW State HQ for its historical display. I work at the State HQ as the Public Affairs Director.

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Thanks for the compliments. I may let it go since it’s not my area of collecting, but I have to do some homework on it. From what I understand, the collar insignia are highly desirable on their own.

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If you do sell please pm me as it would be good to keep this within the VFW org. Would be nice to have a price for just the hat and then the whole thing.

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As of right now, I think I want to hang on to it, but I will definitely contact you if I decide to sell it. I would like it to remain together as a group.

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