• U.S. Issue Shoulder Holster for M1911.  This holster has a few scuffs, but it is in unused, unissued condition otherwise. Maker marked and dated "U.S. Enger-Kress, 1944"
  • Plaque is a heavy bronze medallion on wood, and commemorates service on the U.S.S. Little Rock,  Named to the reverse.
  • Offered is this interesting field modified item.  This appears to be a U.S. Cavalry saddlebag that has been converted to a shoulder bag with the addition of a shoulder strap,  An old converstion, but no telling when it was done.  All leather is nice and soft.
  • Offered is this standard issue, U.S. Signals Corp Message Book.  This specimen is slightly used with a few annotated pages, a couple loose.  Mostly it is unused, with many empty pages.
  • A neat grouping attributed to a single individual.  This lot includes various flight training materials and is named to Aviation Cadet William E. Pond.  The lot consists of a selection of small booklets detailing various weather conditions, as well as two larger books.  These are a flight charting book and an Air Navigation Workbook.  The larger books have some of Cadet Pond's training work completed inside.
  • Standard WWII practice grenade.  This practice model is cast as a solid piece of iron with an added pull pin.  This is inert, but it was also never a real grenade, so not deactivated.
  • U.S.M.C. issue field canteen, with double cross-over style carrier and a 1942 dated Blue-Black enamel canteen bottle.  This uncommon canteen is a bit salty, but is complete.  A couple of small holes in the soiled cover and a field repair to secure the cap chain.
  • Red Bakelite container with Arabic language labels.  Container once held a gas decontamination kit as issued to the Iraqi army.  U.S. soldier Gulf War souvenir.
  • For your consideration is this extremely nice U.S. Navy "Mae West" type life vest.  This example is the blue-gray version issued more widely than the yellow, high visibility version.  This specimen is completely unissued, meaning never deployed with the CO2 cylinders present and unfired.
  • Not militaria, but we can't choose what shows up in vet lots.  Another local pick, this is a cast iron Zepplin made by the Dent company.  This is the 5" version and it retains about 80% of the original paint.  A neat vintage toy, and the first of what we hope is more Americana.
  • A nice pair of U.S. Navy Issue pilot's gloves.  Leather is in nice, soft condition.  Clearly marked U.S.N. in silver ink across the tops.  This pair has been modified with the addition of some small holes in the hand tops.  Likely to allow air to escape and ease putting them on.
  • These were a antique mall grab many years ago...  Unfortunately in my haste, I failed to realize that both were left side leggings.  Slightly used and soiled, but in good condition.  Dated January 12th, 1945, and made by the Tweedie Footware Corporation.
  • Nice piece of standard G.I. equipment. Marker mark is not clear, but probably recognizable to someone familiar with U.S. gear makers. The date appears to be 1942. The belt is in “unissued” condition, near mint with some minor oxidation to some of the blackened brass fittings. The cotton web is undamaged and clean.
  • This is a standard G.I. first aid pouch with the issue contents. Marked “Independent Awning” and dated 1943, this example appears unused if not unissued. Included is an unopened Carlisle bandage in the prewar red color. A nice example
  • Here is a sharp set of the wartime era. They are probably civilian or private purchase in design, but the Anchor Optical Company did hold a wartime contract with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. In addition, the navy did utilize a “Light Duty” binocular set in this 7x35 configuration. Possibly these are contract binoculars. There is no case, but these binoculars have seen very little use and remain in top condition. There is some minor paint loss to the die cast lens rings on the large end, but the finish elsewhere looks almost brand new. The optics are clear and the focus adjustments are functional. The leather neck strap is soft and pliable. A nice set to complete your U.S. display, or take in the next live sporting event!