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Uniforms/Insignia

  • WWII-era Switlik Seat Pack Parachute - 1942

    SKU: 22-PILOT-2

     Complete and packed, webbing, attachments and D-ring intact.  Civilian packing log inplace and dated 1950.  I would not want to fly with this baby since it feels hard as a rock!  While this has no military markings, it is not unreasonable that this chute is appropriate for the civilian flight schools under contract to the military in WWII.  I recall flying with something like this in T-28s circa 1965.  Some staining on outer cover; not inspected inside.  About fair condition. 

    Price: $165.00
    $165.00
    22-PILOT-2
  • WWI Royal Air Force Pilot Documents - 1918

    SKU: 21-UN-18

     RAF Army Book 439, "Officer's Record of Services" with sections for Promotion, Service, Regimental Employment and Mention in Dispatches.  Small 4x5.5" blue buckram folder with snap closure.  Named in ink to Ross Waller Moir but empty beyond the first page.  Accompanying is a F.S. Form 20, "Royal air Force Record of Flying Clothing Issued", also named to the same individual (with rank of Lt) and RAF stamped with 3 Sep 18 issue date.  Interior page with equipment listed is filled in, signed and dated 7 Dec 1918 with annotation "Handed in".  Useful list of WWI flying equipment actually issued to a WWI RAF pilot.  My guess is that he completed training but the war ended before he had a chance to serve.  Very good with normal wear.

    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
    21-UN-18
  • Air Associates Sales Poster/Catalog - 1938/39

    SKU: 21-CAT-79

     Large poster-like catalog, 18x24", then four-folded for mailing.  Quarter page on aviation jewelry, half-page on goggles (seen in photo to the left), full-page on pilot clothing and helmets.  Very good.

    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
    21-CAT-79
  • Luxor Goggle Catalog by Meyrowitz - circa 1925

    SKU: 21-CAT-52

     Six-fold, 3.5x6.25" illus catalog of this most famous and "Cadillac" of WWI goggles sold by the famous Meyrowitz Co. with offices throughout the U.S., London and Paris.  First of these I have encountered.

    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
    21-CAT-52
  • WWII USAAF Electric Heated Clothing Instructions - circa 1944

    SKU: 21-UN-17

     Seldom seen tri-fold instruction sheet (5.5x9.5" closed, 16.5x9.5" open) printed both sides for the set of Electrically Heated Clothing, Army Air Forces Type F-3A. Opens with an illustration of the full set of components, then a listing of items, steps in preparing for flight, how to operate, warning to navigators and instructions for mounting adapter plugs. Included is a paper label which was inserted in the package containing the "Trousers; Flying, Electric".  This flight clothing set is very rare but if you happen to be lucky enough to have it in your collection, you really need this instruction sheet posted along side!  Very good condition.

    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
    21-UN-17
  • US Army Air Corps Cadet Hat Badge - original packaging

    SKU: 21-UN-16

     3" wide by 2" high gold wing with silver prop. Original packaging by Best Co. First glance appears vintage WWII except packaging has postal zip code!  Clutch back with two pins. As new.

    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
    21-UN-16
  • WWII Swiss Aviation Sleeve Rates

    SKU: 21-UN-15

     Two lower sleeve patches, about 5" long by 1.5" wide.  Black felt with gold/brass tone embroidery.  Not a matching pair because of stitching color and width.  These were worn on the classy Swiss aviation tunic, lower sleeve (Google has a few good photos).  Quite rare, I think.  Very good.  The price for the pair.......

    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
    21-UN-15
  • Unique USAAC Balloon Wing - circa 1930s

    SKU: 21-UN-10

     Full-size 3" wing, pinback, no hallmarks.  Old-style (circa 1890-1910) balloon overlay on an observer wing.  My bet would be that this was done in Europe on special order.  Excellent.

    Price: $245.00
    $245.00
    21-UN-10
  • Beautiful "Juarez" Style 1930's Pilot Wing

    SKU: 21-UN-6

     Full-size (3") classic style pilot wing from the 1930's.  Finely feathered with large shield.  Top (vertically) opening pin back, marked "sterling".  Excellent condition.

    Price: $195.00
    $195.00
    21-UN-6
  • Polaroid Flying AAF Type B-8 Goggle Instruction Booklet - circa WWII

    SKU: 20-UN-36

     Small 8pp illus brochure, 4x8".  Covers contents of the goggle kit, personal fit of the goggle, interchanging lenses and goggle care.  Very good condition.  These are generally missing from goggle boxes found today.

    Price: $8.00
    $8.00
    20-UN-36