F/S: WW2 Canadian Battledress & Mannequin

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F/S: WW2 Canadian Battledress & Mannequin

Geoff Winnington-Ball
Geoff Winnington-Ball

August 18th, 2010, 4:01 pm #1

I posted the following on MLU, but I'll share it with you here if there's anyone interested. Link with pictures on MLU at http://orbit.dnsrouter.com/~mlu/forums/ ... ostcount=1


I've decided I have no more use for the mannequin and battledress shown in the pics attached - I'm certainly too damned old to wear it anymore!

Anyway, the jacket is Tip Top Tailors, May 1944, size 12 and is in outstanding condition. It presently has Canadian Armoured Corps cloth patches on the shoulders, along with CAC captain's pips, but they're not original to the uniform.

The trousers are the [Something or other] Clothing Company, August 1945, size 10 and in equally excellent condition. It too has a C-Broad Arrow stamp. It's original top to bottom including the ankle tabs and the field dressing pocket (and I'm including a dressing in the latter). BTW, the trousers come with khaki suspenders.

The gaiters shown are also Canadian and war-dated, and the boots, while not war-dated, are double-soled, steel-shod and of period design. They fit size 10 feet. The beret is NOT dated but is wartime CAC with the badge shown.

In addition, I'll throw in the belt, which while 1952 is the wartime pattern complete with buckles on the back. In addition the NOS canteen shown will go with it, as well as a used but excellent British 1941-dated small pack with cross-strap and two matching NOS Canadian L-straps.

I also have a WW2 pisspot helmet, size 7 1/4, with camouflage net and field dressing tucked underneath. This is separate but subject to negotiation. Also available is various other bits of Pattern 37 web gear - let me know what you need and I'll tell you whether I have it.

The mannequin itself is about 40 years old, and it comes apart at the waist. The arms come off of course, and they can be positioned in various albeit limited configurations. The hands can be rotated, but one baby finger is missing, although that could be reconstructed with a bit of wire and paper mache.

Altogether, this is wartime battledress as good as you're ever going to see it - there's certainly almost none of it left. I've had this for 30 years (the mannequin too) and the B/D has always been properly dry cleaned and stored under wrap when not on display. BTW, the mannequin in the picture is about 6' 4" tall, and it fits him fine. I'm 5' 10" and about 160lbs and it fits me fine too.

I'd like to see about $1200 for the whole package but will entertain offers. You will NOT find this original quality anywhere else anymore! This can be picked up in Toronto.

Please PM me through MLU or email me at sunrayniner at rogers.com, first come, first served.



Email me if you're interested in making an offer! You won't find a better set of B/D with a decent mannequin for this price anywhere else.

Thanks,

Geoff
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Geoff Winnington-Ball
Geoff Winnington-Ball

August 21st, 2010, 2:49 pm #2

Well, in so far as I've had only a little response to this offer, I wonder if anyone would be interested in purchasing the battledress, accoutrements or mannequin separately. If so, please PM me or email me as per the above and we can discuss what you're interested in and terms.

BTW, in addition, I've just dug out another battledress jacket I forgot I owned - it was wrapped up in the back of my closet. It is in near-mint condition, manufactured by Hyde Park Clothes Limited in Montreal, dated 1943 and Size 13. As far as I can tell there never has been any insignia sewn on it. I'd like to see $150 for this jacket alone but am willing to listen to offers. This jacket is ideal for either re-enacting or for use as a display with whatever insignia you choose. Again, PM or email me as above.

Thanks,

Geoff
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Geoff Winnington-Ball
Geoff Winnington-Ball

August 21st, 2010, 6:35 pm #3

The unbadged B/D jacket and helmet are sold. All else is still available, plus if you have any miscellaneous Pattern 37 stuff you're looking for, PM me through MLU or email me directly.

Cheers,

Geoff

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Geoff Winnington-Ball
Geoff Winnington-Ball

August 26th, 2010, 7:00 pm #4

OK, here's the drill. This is a partial listing of what I have for sale, on an individual basis:

- One complete battledress uniform, jacket Canadian 1944 size 12. Excellent condition; trousers Canadian 1945 size 10, complete and original in every way, also excellent. Both items $300. You won't find better anywhere now (see 1st post for pics).

- One male mannequin, excellent except for one missing baby finger. It comes apart at the waist and has posable arms to a limited degree. Total height approx 6'4". Asking $400. (see 1st post for pics).

- Postwar boots & gaiters, boots double soled with steel toe and heel caps. Size 10, excellent condition. $45 for both.

- British 1940 Large Pack, used, good condition. $15.

- British 1941 Large Pack, NOS, excellent. $25.

- one pair Canadian ammunition pouches, maker indistinguishable but 1943, both NOS. $20.

- one pair Canadian ammunition pouches, maker indistinguishable but 1943, one NOS, one slightly stained from storage. $15.

- qty 4 First Field Dressings, maker Johnson & Johnson Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1941 - 1943. $8.00 each

- one pair filthy gaiters, blanco'd green on the outside. 1943 as far as I can tell. They're good for re-enacting if nothing else. $5.00

- Pistol ammunition pouches, one single, one double. The single one is Canadian, ZL&T Ltd. Can't make out the other. Good condition but stained from storage. $6.00 for both.

- one Khaki beret, excellent, Granmere Knitting Co, 1945. Size 7 1/8. $20.00

- One NOS canteen with NOS open harness. $20.00

- One slightly used canteen with used open harness and used crosstrap. All British I believe. $20 for the lot.

- One pair matching Canadian L-straps, NOS with DTB-painted fittings $40.00

- British 1941 small pack, excellent, with long British crossstrap, used but good. $30.00

- One complete basic battle harness, including two NOS Canadian ammunition pouches, one NOS canteen and full cover, left & right crossstraps. Belt is British, 1955 but matches well. Sorry, no bayonet frog. $60 for the lot.

- Three No.4 rifle bayonets as pictured, all tips unbroken. $6.00 each

- British belt, 1952 but matches perfectly. Was NOS when I originally bought it and still outstanding. $15.00

That's it - for now. I know I have more stuff and it's all gotta go! Shipping extra of course, and bulk offers considered. Contact me through PM at MLU (pictures online athttp://www.mapleleafup.org/forums/showt ... post135486) or email me at sunrayniner_at_rogers.com.

Thanks,

Geoff
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Craig
Craig

August 26th, 2010, 7:16 pm #5

I am interested in the khaki beret. Email sent.
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Geoff Winnington-Ball
Geoff Winnington-Ball

August 27th, 2010, 3:20 pm #6

The khaki beret, pistol ammunition pouches, battle harness, 2 field dressings and one of the bayonets have been sold. In addition, the black beret shown with the original mannequin has been sold as well, and while the large and small packs have been spoken for, the deal is not yet consummated. All else is still available!

You may contact me through sunrayniner_at_rogers.com.

Thanks,

Geoff
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Geoff Winnington-Ball
Geoff Winnington-Ball

August 28th, 2010, 3:02 pm #7

The large & small packs are now "sold"; the battledress is spoken for but not yet confirmed. All else is still available.

Geoff
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