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I had planned to do a display at the Baltimore Show, but the Convid-19 had different plans for the region so I will be presenting something here I had planned to display there: a named uniform to a 4th Marine to a Trumpter. Saw this one on eBay....Looked like a good Chinese tailor label. Not identified in the sellers description, but pictured owners initials, thread color looked right, so it was off to the reference collection. I found Loo Bill ran adverts in the Walla Wallas in the mid 30's calling himself "tailor to the Second Battalion", so the original owner had to be from that battalion. I picked it up, fully prepared to go through every Annual until I found initials that matched. Upon arrival I did find it had "France" stamped droopys which I understand are not good, so those were going to be replaced. Second, I discovered a name in the sleeve.....so it was off to the Muster Rolls where the owner turned up in the Second Battalion, F Company as the Trumpeter. With a Forum member's help swapped out the EGAs for those shown here. Although we are having trouble locating his File, I don't think he was entitled to a Yangtze Medal....a seller added item, but I'll leave it. The uniform has Port and Starboard Trumpeter's ratings which is good. So I finally get a Shanghai-made enlisted coat, most likely Bill took an issue jacket and did some work on it to include new sleeve linings and silk interior and initials. Sorry about missing the Baltimore Show, but happy with the coat.

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And more images

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And here he is in the 1936 Annual

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Awesome uniform and detective work! I like the trumpet rating patch, that's really cool!

 

What are "France" stamped droopy's and why did they have to be replaced?

Thanks for sharing!
Hunt


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Thanks!! I am no EGA expert, but one member on the Forum who is, does not believe these are good...always open to opinions

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Front....one is marked "France" stamped very lightly....the other of the pair is unmarked

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Ah okay! I'm not much of an EGA expert either so I can't really comment. Definitely an interesting uniform though!

Hunt


I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.

 

Looking for items related to:

-The Aleutian Island Campaign of WW2 and more specifically the Battle of Attu

-Items related to the 50th Combat Engineer Regiment/Battalion

-Items related to Wheelus Air Force Base Libya, particularly from 1958-1960

-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

 

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Gorgeous uniform Dirk, that label is just killer. Thanks for sharing, 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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Thanks Kevin! Easier finding officers shanghai made uniforms then enlisted imho so glad to add one to the collection...


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Beautiful uniform, Dirk. I think the EGAs were fabricated from originals elsewhere in the world!. Semper Fi - Bob


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Thanks Bob! Sent you a PM


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I love the Chinese made EM jacket. Is the cap and belt also to the same Marine?

 

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Steve thanks! The hat is not his.....I doubt the belt is as well...even though it came with the uniform.


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Great set!


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Thanks Kurt!


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