Discussion in 'Vintage' started by John Lever, Nov 2, 2017.
This is a very rare Wartime survivor! Made in Chicago c. 1943-4, it is very similar to issued jackets, but lacks the rank tabs (they may have been neatly cut off, but it is hard to tell from the pictures.) Sovereign operated out of Chicago and had one contract for B-3s in 1943. My guess is that they also made a small number for the civilian market or had a contract over-run which they sold off.
I wonder if the tear under the collar is a general sign of weakness ? Apparently from that it looks unworn.
Looking at the wear to the zip track I would say it has been lightly worn in the War and then stored. The tear under the collar may have recently been made when someone tried it on.
Wonder what size it is?
I agree , the tag gives it away as a civilian model. No rank tabs the same.
It’s lovely whatever it is. Looks to be in good nick, from here anyway.
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The seller has now added measurements and it appears to be a size 38.
I imagine there'll be a flurry of bids at the end as it's really nice. What does one of these civvie jobs go for, less than a USAAF labelled jacket?
16 hours left and still $199. with no bids.
Of course that means nothing until the final 5 seconds and all the snipe bids hit the board.