Texas Museum of Military History/The Sam Nesmith Collection

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Burley Auction Gallery is proud to present the Texas Museum of Military History Auction/The Sam Nesmith Collection, Saturday, October 26th. Sam Nesmith was an archaeologist, curator & researcher for the Alamo, the Institute of Texas Cultures, & the Texas Memorial Museum before becoming the director & curator of the Texas Museum of Military History which currently supplies many museums with artifacts including the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin. Sam was an active member of the Company Of Military Historians, Sam authored & co-authored numerous publications and books on Texas and Spanish Colonial era archaeology & history. Sam took part in numerous excavations at the Alamo Plaza & the Goliad battlefield.

The vast collection features 100s of rare & historic firearms, Serial No. 75 Colt 1911, plus a rare Singer 1911, & many more rare historic firearms. Hundreds of military uniforms from the Civil War to WWII. American WWII uniforms, early British, Imperial Japanese, Nazi German, French & Italian WWII uniforms. Over 40 WWII leather flying jackets, Texas colonial bronze cannon, Vietnam War guns & uniforms, & MUCH more! Many of the items have been displayed in numerous museums throughout Texas. 15%BP TX#15184

Auction Preview Friday, October 25th Noon-6:00 PM & Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Auction Start.
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U.S. Remington Model 11 Shotgun151 - U.S. Remington Model 11 Shotgun
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* 18" barrel, parkerized
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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WWII U.S. Ithica Model 37 Trench Shotgun152 - WWII U.S. Ithica Model 37 Trench Shotgun
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* "Feather Light" 19" barrel with heat shroud & bayonet lug., 12 gauge circa 1944. With quick release sling swivel
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to dodgerfan285 for (950.00 + 142.50) x 1 = 1,092.50
 
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U.S. Marked Remington Model 10-A Trench Shotgun153 - U.S. Marked Remington Model 10-A Trench Shotgun
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* Remington made 3500 of the Model 10-A version for issue to U.S. troops during World War I. "US" and flaming bomb stamped on left side of...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,500.00 + 225.00) x 1 = 1,725.00
 
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U.S. Winchester Model 12 Trench Gun & Bayonet154 - U.S. Winchester Model 12 Trench Gun & Bayonet
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* Winchester Model 12 Trench Gun, 12 gauge 20.5" barrel, with leather sling & U.S. marked M1917 bayonet.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (1,600.00 + 240.00) x 1 = 1,840.00
 
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WWII U.S. Stevens M520-30 12 Gauge Trench Gun155 - WWII U.S. Stevens M520-30 12 Gauge Trench Gun
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* 20" barrel, with bayonet & sling. Has hold-back band on trigger guard for rapid fire along with rapid fire clip -very useful in close con...
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to roadking711 for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
 
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Winchester M1897 Trench Shotgun 31st INF HQ156 - Winchester M1897 Trench Shotgun 31st INF HQ
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* U.S. marked shotgun. "HQ 31 INF." on butt. With heat shroud & bayonet lug. 12 gauge.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (2,100.00 + 315.00) x 1 = 2,415.00
 
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WWII Ithaca Model 37 Military Shotgun157 - WWII Ithaca Model 37 Military Shotgun
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* 20 " barrel, 12 gauge, parkerized.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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US Marked Savage M720 Semi Automatic Shotgun158 - US Marked Savage M720 Semi Automatic Shotgun
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* 25" barrel, 12 gauge, with US ordinance marked rubber stock cover "US B200968
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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WW2 U.S.A.F. Type D1 Painted Flight Jacket159 - WW2 U.S.A.F. Type D1 Painted Flight Jacket
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Attributed to Lt. Col Walter "Mike" Fellenz of San Antonio, TX, during the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany. Size medi...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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W.E. Nixon 471st Bomb Squadron A-2 Flying Jacket160 - W.E. Nixon 471st Bomb Squadron A-2 Flying Jacket
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471st Bomb Squadron, W.E. Nixon, Jr. 1942. Tag: "TYPE A-2, DRAWING NO. 30-1415, ORDER NO. W535 A.C. ac 28560, POUGHKEEPSIE LEATHER COAT CO, INC...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to spencerWWX for (650.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 747.50
 
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A-2 Flying Jacket 409th Bomb Squadron161 - A-2 Flying Jacket 409th Bomb Squadron
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409th Bomb Squadron for a 1st lieutenant. 1942. No tag. Left breast: Black and white running Panda bear holding a white bomb. Both shoulders: silver f
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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Col. Miller's Flying Circus A-2 Flying Jacket162 - Col. Miller's Flying Circus A-2 Flying Jacket
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531st Bomb Squadron, 380th Bomb Group, 5th Air Force, "Col. Miller's Flying Circus", Staff Sgt. James J. "Johnny" Wilson. 19...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to spencerWWX for (1,000.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 1,150.00
 
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Maj. General George C. Kenney's A-2 Flying Jacket163 - Maj. General George C. Kenney's A-2 Flying Jacket
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attributed to 9th Bomb Squadron, Major General George C. Kenney. 1942. Tag: 'TYPE A-2, DRAWING NO. 30-1415, A.C. ORDER NO 39-2951P, WERBER SPORT...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to spencerWWX for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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708th Bomb Squadron A-2 Flying Jacket164 - 708th Bomb Squadron A-2 Flying Jacket
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708th Bomb Squadron, Sgt. Homer Carl Smith. 1942. Printed in black ink between tag and hang up strap: "HOMER CARL SMITH". Tag: "TYPE ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to spencerWWX for (650.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 747.50
 
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341st Bomb Group Lt. Toplon's A-2 Flying Jacket165 - 341st Bomb Group Lt. Toplon's A-2 Flying Jacket
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341st Bomb Group, 22nd Bomb Squadron, "Sweet Patootie, 1st Lt. David Toplon. 1942. No tag. Stenciled inside: :Lt. David Toplon, 0-681853" ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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"Heaven's Devils" 749th Bomb Sq. A-2 Flying Jacket166 - "Heaven's Devils" 749th Bomb Sq. A-2 Flying Jacket
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457st Bomb Group, 749th Bomb Squadron, 1st Lt. Frederick C. Ernest. 1943. Left breast: "FRED" painted in yellow with red trim above a Bugs...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to JK0676 for (1,900.00 + 285.00) x 1 = 2,185.00
 
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WWII U.S. B-10 Cloth Flying Jacket 5th Air Force167 - WWII U.S. B-10 Cloth Flying Jacket 5th Air Force
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Gray Pile Lining and Brown Mutton Collar. 5th Air Force. 1944. Left breast: Australian-made patch by J. Romer for the 5th Air Force. Left shoulder: ma
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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Lt. Col. W.J. Fellenz B15A Jacket Dachau Liberator168 - Lt. Col. W.J. Fellenz B15A Jacket Dachau Liberator
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Gray Pile Lining and Brown Mutton Collar. Attributed to Lt. Col. Walter J. "Mike" Fellenz, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Division. 1945. Le...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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WWII Lt. Alden R. Crawford's A1-2M Flying Jacket169 - WWII Lt. Alden R. Crawford's A1-2M Flying Jacket
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4th Composite Group, Philippine Division Aviation Section, 1st Lt. Alden R Crawford. 1937. No tag. Stamped inside in black: "MARTIN LEATHER (co...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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USN/USMC G-1 Leather Flying Jacket VMF-114170 - USN/USMC G-1 Leather Flying Jacket VMF-114
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Vintage authentic jacket with contemporary painted artwork on back. F4U Corsair, VMF-114 with 5 kill marks. 1942. Back: painted Navy/Marine pilot wing
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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A-2 Flying Jacket 49th Bomb Sq. 15th Air Force171 - A-2 Flying Jacket 49th Bomb Sq. 15th Air Force
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49th Bomb Squadron, 15th Air Force. 1943. Tag is missing. Left breast: painted black and gray wolf head on red disc for 49th Bomb Squadron. Left Shoul
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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U.S. Navy G-1 Leather Flying Jacket VPB-32172 - U.S. Navy G-1 Leather Flying Jacket VPB-32
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VPB-32. 1942. Left front: painted in dark blue is the North, South and Central American continents, with gold Navy Pilot Wings. All of this is painted
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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U.S. Navy G-1 Leather Flying Jacket VF-3 Squadron173 - U.S. Navy G-1 Leather Flying Jacket VF-3 Squadron
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VF-3, "FELIX". 1942. Back: painted with Felix the cat holding a round bomb and marked "SQ. VF-3" and the name "FELIX" ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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729th Bomb Squadron A-2 Flying Jacket174 - 729th Bomb Squadron A-2 Flying Jacket
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729th Bomb Squadron, 452nd Bomb Group. 1943. No tag. Left breast: stitching from previous owner's name tag and the 729th bomb squadron patch, bo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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U.S. Navy G-1 Flying Jacket R. "JJ" Jones VS-42175 - U.S. Navy G-1 Flying Jacket R. "JJ" Jones VS-42
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VS-42 for R. Jones "JJ". 1938. Above right pocket: painted "JONES R." in white. Above left pocket: painted "JJ" in lig...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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WWII British Fighter Pilot Flight Suit176 - WWII British Fighter Pilot Flight Suit
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WWII British Fighter Pilot Flight Suit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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WWII 531st Bomber Squadron Painting177 - WWII 531st Bomber Squadron Painting
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World War II, 531st Squadron emblem 1943-1945, flew B-24's. Australian painted emblem hung in the 531st Squadron Ready Room. 21" x 24"...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 345.00
 
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WWI U.S. Army Air Service Leather Flying Helmet178 - WWI U.S. Army Air Service Leather Flying Helmet
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Marked on the back for the U.S. Army Air Service, along with "Trng. Det."
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to ehutch88 for (150.00 + 22.50) x 1 = 172.50
 
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US Army Air Corps Leather Flight Helmet & Goggles179 - US Army Air Corps Leather Flight Helmet & Goggles
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US Army Air Corps Leather Flight Helmet & Goggles
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to ehutch88 for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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WWII Imperial Japanese Fur Lined Flight Helmet180 - WWII Imperial Japanese Fur Lined Flight Helmet
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WWII Imperial Japanese Fur Lined Flight Helmet
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 26.25) x 1 = 201.25
 
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Collection of U.S. Army Air Corps Flying Gloves181 - Collection of U.S. Army Air Corps Flying Gloves
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Pair Australian 1942 marked, U.S. Army Air Force, England marked pair, U.S. N. marked pair, and pair of wool lined mittons.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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Leather Flight Helmet & Goggles182 - Leather Flight Helmet & Goggles
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Leather Flight Helmet & Goggles
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 258.75
 
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French Leather Flight Helmet183 - French Leather Flight Helmet
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E. Gueneau & Cle 6, Fauborg Saint-Honore -Paris 8
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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Pair of US Army Air Corps Leather Flight Helmets184 - Pair of US Army Air Corps Leather Flight Helmets
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One marked with USAC Type B-7 goggles
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 26.25) x 1 = 201.25
 
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Collection of 5 Early Flight Helmets185 - Collection of 5 Early Flight Helmets
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Collection of 5 Early Flight Helmets
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,200.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,380.00
 
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5 U.S. Army Air Forces Flight Helmets186 - 5 U.S. Army Air Forces Flight Helmets
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5 U.S. Army Air Forces Flight Helmets
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 67.50) x 1 = 517.50
 
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U.S. Army Air Forces Leather Flight Helmets187 - U.S. Army Air Forces Leather Flight Helmets
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U.S. Army Air Forces Leather Flight Helmets
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (275.00 + 41.25) x 1 = 316.25
 
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Two US Army Air Forces M3 Flak Helmets188 - Two US Army Air Forces M3 Flak Helmets
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Pair of M3 flak helmets used by USAAF bomber crews during World War II.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 33.75) x 1 = 258.75
 
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U.S. Navy G-1Flying Jacket Lt. W.D. Bill Lang III189 - U.S. Navy G-1Flying Jacket Lt. W.D. Bill Lang III
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worn by Lt. William David "Bill" Lang III, USNR. No I.D. tag or markings/patches. Lt. William David "Bill" Lang III was born in ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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Korean War U.S. Navy H4 Fighter Flight Helmet190 - Korean War U.S. Navy H4 Fighter Flight Helmet
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U.S. Navy H4 Fighter Flight helmet & rubber goggles, c.1950's. It has the USN with outspread wings on the front of the helmet. The microphon...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 26.25) x 1 = 201.25
 
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Korean War USN/USAF G-1 Flying Jacket Mig Alley191 - Korean War USN/USAF G-1 Flying Jacket Mig Alley
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Vintage jacket with contemporary painted artwork."MIG ALLEY". 1952. Left breast: "MAX" painted in white. "MIG ALLEY KOREA&q...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 402.50
 
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USN/USMC G-1 Flying Jacket VMFN542 Bat Eyes Korea192 - USN/USMC G-1 Flying Jacket VMFN542 Bat Eyes Korea
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Vintage jacket with likely modern painted back. Radio Operator Svoboda, VMF-N-542, "Bateyes", Korea. 1951. Right front: painted in white i...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 230.00
 
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WWII D-1 Leather Bomber Jacket Lt. R.M. McNutt193 - WWII D-1 Leather Bomber Jacket Lt. R.M. McNutt
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Lt. R. M. McNutt with 86th A/C. 1942. "Lt. R. M. McNUTT" and "86th A/C" painted on front left pocket. Tag: "TYPE D-1 JACKET...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (400.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 460.00
 
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WWII D-1 Bomber Jacket "Take Cover" 9th Air Force194 - WWII D-1 Bomber Jacket "Take Cover" 9th Air Force
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9th Air Force "Take Cover". 1943. 9th Air Force patch painted on right shoulder. Army Air Force decal on left shoulder. Tag: "JACKET ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 575.00
 
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WWII "Bad Dog" D-1 Bomber Jacket 9th Air Force195 - WWII "Bad Dog" D-1 Bomber Jacket 9th Air Force
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"Bad Dog", 9th Air Force, 386th Bomb Group, B-26 worn by R. Klingman. 1942. Tag: "TYPE D-1 JACKET, SIZE MEDIUM, SPEC. NO. 94-3084, OR...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to floor for (900.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 1,035.00
 
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WWII Captain Bob Salyer Glider Pilot Jacket196 - WWII Captain Bob Salyer Glider Pilot Jacket
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WWII Captain Bob Sayler from Waco Texas glider pilot jacket. Painted 4th bugs bunny on the back
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (425.00 + 63.75) x 1 = 488.75
 
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WWII U.S. B-15 Cloth Flying Jacket with Fur Lining197 - WWII U.S. B-15 Cloth Flying Jacket with Fur Lining
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1945. Winged star with "Army Air Forces" stamped inside left lapel. Tag: "JACKET, INTERMEDIATE FLYING, TYPE B-5.4., SPECIFICATION NO....
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Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 18.75) x 1 = 143.75
 
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U.S. Army 7th Army DressTunic198 - U.S. Army 7th Army DressTunic
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U.S. Army 7th Army DressTunic
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 86.25
 
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U.S. Army Dentist Uniform, Hat, & Sword199 - U.S. Army Dentist Uniform, Hat, & Sword
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U.S. Army Dentist Uniform, Hat, & Sword
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold to ehutch88 for (600.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Bronze Cannon Found in Galveston Bay200 - Bronze Cannon Found in Galveston Bay
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circa 1780. Smooth bore bronze 4 pounder cannon with 3 inch bore, muzzle to cascabel is 31" with mid-mounted 2" trunnions 16" behind ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50,000.00 - 100,000.00
Sold to floor for (60,000.00 + 9,000.00) x 1 = 69,000.00
 
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