• This is a nice cap for the reenactor or living history enthusiast. This wool constructed pilotka is an early postwar piece made by the famous "Red Warrior" factory. It is constructed identical to it's wartime counterpart in every regard. A field worn cap, this pilotka has some staining and a few small pick holes. Size is about 57
  • Offered is this interesting pilotka from the postwar era. Not something I typically mess with, but this one is quite unique. The former owner has made numerous annotations to the interior, which include a skillful rendering of a small ship. Quite unusual, and an interesting piece. Size is 59cm
  • Telogrieka

    $225.00
    Long cut telogrieka with fall collar. This example is in nice condition, with only and easily repaired seam separation of about 1 inch in the rear of the left sleeve union. Black exterior with a dark grey interior, 4 button front closure, and made with no cuff buttons. There is one external, patch pocket. This type of Telogrieka has been debated on various forums, but in my opinion (and I think facts support this) this garment was issued to German POWs by their Soviet captors. Numerous Budesarchiv photos show POWs returning home in large number, with many wearing such clothing. Known in Germany as a "Heimkehrerjacke" or "Homecommer's Jacket" for that very reason. Was this the exclusive issue of such a telogrieka? Such is really unknown.
  • Offered here is a nice example of the M43 Gymnasterka made from U.S. Lend-Lease supplied mustard colored wool. As often seen with this style, larger, should board buttons have been used throughout. The top most collar closure button is a replacement that is of the rimless, full dome style. All the others are matched rimmed type buttons. Other than a minor hole in the lower front, this blouse is in superb condition, even has a set of white cotton cuff liners tacked in to the cuffs. This blouse has had the shoulder board loops removed, but I will supply the buyer with a set of loops in the same U.S. wool material to match the tunic. I can also provide a replacement button for the collar closure that will match the balance of the buttons.
  • Reduced Price! Offered is a Amoeba pattern camouflage over suit that is very unique. This is a super, original suit in the proper, light weight fabric which shows a proper degree of bleed through to the reverse side of the printed pattern. On the front are all the original buttons in an interesting marbled composite material. A couple of the drawstrings are constructed of scrap material from an autumn patterned Amoeba material. The smock to this set appears to never have had a face veil, as there is no evidence one was removed. What is unique about this set is that the camouflage has been enhanced with paint. Over the entire suit, there is evidence of brushed on brown and black paint. In terms of condition, this suit is in fine condition. The trousers have a couple of skilled, hand-sewn repairs, but I can find only one small pick hole on the backside of the smock. Very nice.
  • We have taken some new photos, and revised the price... Here is a chance at a uniform item that rarely comes to market. This is a woman's M35 pattern service dress in field grade khaki cotton material. Per 1941 regulation changes this dress has factory sewn M41 subdued collar tabs in olive green. These are absolutely original to the collar. On the left sleeve in a 1935 regulation pilots sleeve insignia embroidered in full bullion wire thread. It is on a khaki backing which is correct for this cotton field uniform. The originality of the sleeve insignia to the dress cannot be guaranteed. This could have been added as an embellishment by a former owner and there is just know way to be certain without taking it loose. The buttons are an assortment of resewn buttons and replacements. All buttons are wartime vintage, and I suspect that the 3 of 4 front closure buttons in subdued green stand the most chance of being original to the dress given that the dress was made in compliance to the 1941 regulation changes. Interesting is that there are small rust stains on the shoulders under the collar. This indicates that this dress was updated to carry shoulder boards per the 1943 regulation changes. Overall, the dress in is good condition. There is fading to the base fabric and various stains found through out. There is also some minor corner separation at the most of the pockets which could be easily mended. A nice example of a hard to find uniform type.
  • The classic Soviet winter wear with a twist. This short waist telogreika in black cotton fabric is one variation of the jacket issued to German POWs held in the Soviet Union. These jackets exist in both short cut, collarless types (as this one once was), and in a longer cut style with a fall collar. These are seen in black, gray, and blue colors and are basically Soviet utilitarian worker's clothes. Like this one, many of these were worn home in the 1950's when the German POWs were released from captivity. This one has been customized by a former owner. As this jacket was originally without a collar, a large fall collar has been added in a soft black fleece material. Other modifications include the removal of the take up belt across the lower back and the cuff closures have been sewn shut. This jacket is a five button front, one of which is missing and one original button is replaced. However three of the original jacket buttons are present. These are in the same construction style as Soviet military buttons, but lack the Soviet national symbol on the button faces. This example is in exceptionally good condition
  • Reduced Price! Offered is this 100% original Soviet camouflage suit consisting of a smock with integral mittons and trousers in factory new condition.  If you are versed in the various versions of this type Soviet clothing, you know that these over garments were made in an extremely light weight cotton fabric.  Almost linen like. The Amoeba over print should show 90% or more bleed through to the inside.  This suit certainly satisfies those criteria.   This suit comes from an old Japanese collection that was dissolved a number of years ago, and was part of a lot that included a pair of summer suits in similar condition.  The condition being, unissued, factory new with the issue pouch in matching material included.  All the buttons are present, as are all the cuff ties, and the face veil.  There is one small tear in the fabric that appears to be from the material getting jammed in the feed dog of the sewing equipment.  Other than this, it is clean and unused.  A super set.
  • Offered is this padded jacket and trouser combination of the German Heimkehrer (Homecomer).  These items are typical of the work wear supplied to German POW's by their Soviet captors. These uniforms can be found in dark gray, blue, and black as is this example.  Often sold as Soviet military telogriekas as there is some evidence of black colored jackets utilized by the Red Army.  However, there is a disproportionate number of these to be found in Germany still today, and ample photographic evidence from Bundesarchiv to show such uniforms were worn home by returning German POWs in the late 1940's and early 1950's in great numbers. The condition of surviving examples can vary greatly, but this set is hardly worn.  The cotton construction is solid throughout.  The trousers are complete, but the jacket is missing all of the buttons.  I can supply a set of typical period buttons to complete the jacket if the buyer wishes.   An interesting ensemble would make a nice bookend to a German Landser collection.
  • Offered is this sharp M43 Gimnasterka for the RKKA officer.  This Lieutenant rank blouse is cut in U.S. supplied wool and has a compliment of U.S. made resin buttons.  It is completed with a pair of wartime shoulder boards with fields also made from U.S. Lend-Lease wool, albeit a different shade.  The blouse is in good overall condition with several small picks and small holes, and a few light stains.  There is one larger hole on the right shoulder that we missed when photographing this piece.  We will update as soon as we get a chance, but this hole is hidden from view by the shoulder board.  This blouse has a couple of minor customizations.   Light shoulder padding has been added to the shoulders, which is a fairly common modification to smarten up the look during wear.  A small snap button has been added to the base of the neck closure as well.  A very nice garment. Measurements: Shoulder top seam to top seam- 45cm Arm Length (Armpit to Cuff)-46cm Chest Width (Armpit to Armpit)-49cm Overall Length (Top of collar to bottom of skirt)-82cm Neck Circumference-37cm  
  • Offered is this very interesting telogrieka.  This specimen is of the long length, fall collar variety.  It has no half belt in the rear, a 4 button front with additional collar button strap.  This was acquired with  no buttons, so these were replaced by me. The exterior is in a typical Soviet olive heather with a dark grey interior.  Of note, is the black collar.  It is hard to tell if it was factory made this way, or if it has been skillfully repaired.  Base on my source for this, it is a German POW wear home item.  However, it is not the more typical black, dark grey, or blue fabric that most all others are rendered in.  There are initials "CAM" stitched into the lower part of the liner.  This one is unique to my experience.  I have never seen another one like this, black collar on green that is.
  • Pre-war Soviet Ssh-36 Helmet Shell.   This shell is in nice condition, with a high percentage of the original paint remaining.  Also included is the original, buckle side to the chin strap.  No visible ink stamp, but impact stamped size 3, so a Medium-Large.  The left and right side liner mounting tabs are each missing 1 prong.   This is an excellent candidate for living history rebuild.
  • Offered is this desirable Soviet camouflage over suit.  This is the spring version in Green and Dark Brown, of the classic Amoeba Pattern that is so iconic to Soviet scouts and combat engineers.  This suit is from an old collection, and has come from former military stocks in mint, unissued condition.  Consists of the Smock, Trousers, and Issue Bag.  Absolutely genuine, this suit has the proper construction, in the the correct and almost "whisper thin" cotton cloth.  Pattern exhibits the high degree of ink bleed through to the inside, that is so telling to original camouflage of this type.  All the original, composite resin buttons are present.  Just an outstanding piece.