Military Collectibles

Limited supplies available as of 2/17/ 2014

Mr. Kaufman says:

"All the items listed below are genuine Government Issue,
unless stated otherwise!"

Worldwide Surplus

check_box_1 Soviet Army enlisted man’s cap badge, Red Star and wreath, a relic of the Cold War! New: $6.00

check_box_1 Historical! U.S. Government CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) green wool overseas caps, label dated 1939. An exceptional item dating back to The Great Depression. Brand new: $20.00

check_box_1 Royal Army (British Army) Medical Corps armbands, dated 1956, white cotton twill with a small Red Cross stitched on the top. Very simple, very ‘old school’. Carefully wrapped in brown wax paper tied in cotton string inside the carton! Mint, never issued: $20.00 each

check_box_1 Comrade! Soviet Army enlisted man’s 2-button ‘Gymnasterka’ (shirt), military issue from 1947, same styling as those worn during WWII, small sizes only as most young conscripts were small, used in excellent condition, with epaulets: $75.00, without epaulets: $50.00

 

American Civil War

check_box_1 U.S. Army (Union Army) spent (actually fired) mini balls, ‘Battleground found': $10.00 each

check_box_1 Union Army ‘Infantry’ horn or ‘Artillery’ crossed cannon enlisted man’s insignia for attachment to the top of the soldier’s kepi. Civil War Centennial period (1960’s) reproductions, heavy weight strikes, unlike the junky reproductions manufactured today. New: $8.00 each, 2/$15.00

 

WWI period

check_box_1 U.S. Army WWI issue, Colt 45 (caliber) double snap ammo pouch, dated 1918, designed to be worn on the M1910 canvas pistol belt, brand new: $20.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army WWI M1905 dummy 30.06 training ammunition for the Springfield rifle, ‘crimping’ on the cartridges indicates that they’re ‘dummy’ training shells, original clip of 5, $3.00 each shell

check_box_1 Walt Disney’s Donald Duck! U.S. Navy ‘pancake’ navy blue Melton wool sailor’s cap, complete with a black ribbon featuring the words U.S. NAVY woven in antique gold letters attached. This is the model that inspired Walt Disney’s design for the cap worn by Donald Duck! This design was phased out by the Navy Department in 1940 and replaced with the current issue white ‘Dixie Cup’ sailor caps instead available for sale elsewhere on this list. Size 7 only, brand new: $40.00

 

WWII

check_box_1 An incredible find! U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) WWII issue (and dated!) Survival Map for the planned 1945 invasion of Japan, that illustrates the cities of Tokyo and Hiroshima! These double-sided full color maps were produced on rayon to withstand the rigors of both combat and salt water and folded for inclusion in the pilot’s survival vest. Interestingly, they would have been produced on silk instead, but our silk at the time came exclusively from Japan, so the lack of that option led to the research and development of rayon! Each light blue or turquoise color map displays the ocean and wind currents in the event that the pilot was either shot down or crashed over enemy territory during the invasion that never occurred! Suitable for framing. Brand new: $50.00

check_box_1 Abandon ship! U.S. Navy WWII issue battleship grey ship’s lifeboat water purification metal box attached to a white cotton cord, dated 1945, new: $8.00

check_box_1 NO military collection ANYWHERE would be complete without this! U.S. Army WWII issue, brown waxed paper packet of toilet tissue for use in the field! ‘Unissued!’ Mint: $8.00, slightly torn packet: $5.00

 

check_box_1 Beautiful quality! U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) WWII Distinctive Insignia or ‘CRESTS’ for the 6th AAF or 12th AAF, manufactured by N.S. Meyer, one of America’s premier WWII insignia manufacturers. Mounted on its original paper card, pin back, brand new, never issued: $10.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army WWII issue shoulder sleeve insignia or ‘PATCHES’. Assorted originals, great for a beginner’s collection or as trading items. Brand new, never issued: .75 each, 12 for $7.50

check_box_1 Only a few! U.S. Army WWII dated khaki-green boxer shorts, mint condition though heavily wrinkled from decades in storage, seldom seen in this wonderful condition, some with ‘cutters’ tags: $40.00

 

check_box_1 Saving Private Ryan! U.S. Army WWII issue ETO (European Theatre of Operations) ribbons in their original government carton! These would have been issued to an American soldier, sailor or airman who served in Europe or Africa! Mint condition with modern ribbon bar: $5.00 set

check_box_1 PATTON! U.S. Army WWII issue 2nd Armor Division shoulder patch. This was General Patton’s unit before he assumed command of the Third Army in Europe. Khaki border, mint condition: $8.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army stainless steel two-piece mess kits, WWII dated, used excellent: $25.00

check_box_1 Prisoner of War! U.S. Army WWII issue Italian P.O.W. cap badge! These 2" round patches were embroidered in the colors of the Italian flag with the word ITALY in white stitched cross the front. Designed to be sewn onto the front portion of an Italian soldier’s cap for identification! Never issued! $8.00

 

check_box_1 A Super Deal! U.S. Army WWII issue 45 caliber single snap ammo pouches, khaki canvas, dated 1943, for snap placement on the M1910 pistol belt. Our brand new originals are actually priced cheaper than many poor quality reproductions! $20.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army WWII issue dummy 50 caliber training shells in their original carton! Not too many left! Mint condition: $7.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army athletic supporter, WWII issue, brand new in its original individual carton: $10.00

check_box_1 U.S. Navy ‘RATES’ cloth rank and specialty insignia, as worn on the left sleeve of the sailor’s white cotton (spring/summer) or Melton blue wool (fall/winter) ‘jumper’, many to choose from, new, never issued: $4.00 each or 3 for $10.00

 

WWII period

check_box_1 U.S. Army WWII period dummy 30 mm training shell with solid brass casing, mint condition: $40.00

 

Korean War

check_box_1 U.S. Army Korean War dummy rifle grenade, black two-piece, used for training, top portion twists off, dated 1952, mint condition, never issued: $40.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army stainless steel two-piece mess kits, Korean War dated, used: $25.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army Korean War issue M51 field pants, olive drab, heavy weight cotton, limited sizes, used excellent: $50.00

 

Korean War period

check_box_1 Brand new! U.S. Army Korean War period Field Overcoat, cotton sateen shell w/belt and button-in wool liner, sizes MS, MR. Brand new: $200.00

check_box_1 Brand new! U.S. Army Korean War period Field Overcoat, cotton sateen shell w/belt and button-in wool liner, sizes LS, LR, rare sizes! Brand new: $250.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army Korean War period rubberized canvas ponchos. A rarity today! Dated 1959, brand new in perfect condition! $55.00

 

Vietnam War

check_box_1 U.S. Army M1956 canvas pistol belts, olive green, used excellent: $30.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army M1956 canteen covers, olive green canvas, stamped US, brand new: $25.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army M1956 canteen covers, olive green canvas, stamped US, used excellent: $25.00

 

check_box_1 U.S. Army M1956 butt pack, olive green canvas, rubber liner, dated, brand new, never issued: $30.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army stainless steel canteen cup, handle loops beneath the cup, dated 1971, mint: $20.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army stainless steel two-piece mess kits, Vietnam War dated, used: $20.00

 

A Terrific Find! Limited Quantity!

check_box_1 U.S. Army Vietnam Issue jungle fatigue pants, olive green, cloth government label dated 1969, used excellent: sizes SS, SL: $50.00; size SR only $60.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army Vietnam Issue jungle fatigue pants, olive green, cloth government label dated 1969, new: size SR $50.00, sizes MS, LR $100.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army Vietnam Issue four-pocket jungle fatigue shirts, with two slanted breast pockets, olive green, cloth government label Vietnam War dated, used excellent: sizes SR $50.00; MS, MR $60.00

check_box_1 U.S. Army Vietnam Issue four-pocket jungle fatigue shirts, with two slanted breast pockets, olive green, cloth government label Vietnam War dated, new: sizes XSS, XSR, SS, SL: $40.00; sizes SR, MS, MR, LR, LL: $50.00; a few XLR: $60.00

 

check_box_1 U.S. Army M1967 Compass/First Aid pouch, olive green nylon, used: $4.00, new: $5.00

check_box_1 A rarity! U.S. Army Vietnam Issue insect repellent, in clear plastic containers with a paper label attached, dated 1965. These were carried by every soldier in the field, often in the elastic band of their combat helmet for easy access. Just like the original P38 can openers (listed below under Vietnam War period military surplus),  which were routinely ‘tossed’ after use since they were so common at the time and taken for granted, the empty plastic insect repellent containers were also thrown away after use and forgotten- but try and find one 50 years later! These are brand new in unused condition and most of the containers actually contain some of their original repellent! A true collector’s item, rarely seen today. $20.00 each or 2 for $35.00

check_box_1 Whoa! North Vietnamese Army (NVA) green sun helmets with manufacturer’s original paper label inside.  The real deal! Only a few! Used excellent: $100.00

 

Vietnam War period

check_box_1 U.S. Army dummy 45 caliber training ammunition for the Colt 45, heavy weight, mint: $6.00

check_box_1 The most famous ‘G.I.’ item of them all! U.S. Army ‘P38′ can openers in their original 1970’s paper wrapper! These were phased out and discontinued altogether as C Rations in cans were replaced by the plastic packaging of MRE’s! Originally issued three to a case of 12 ‘C Rats’, they’re now virtually impossible to find! Mint condition: $4.00 each or 3 for $10.00

 

How can we help you?

CONTACT US! Phone: 212•757•5670 eMail Infoinfo@kaufmansarmynavy.com