The eBay Find | WWII Vintage Goods

Oh man, file this under smokin’! U.S. Army issue WWII era treasures. I couldn’t wait for these auctions to end before I posted, so the eBay shop Sergeant Tickles (actual name!) will reap the benefits. Not only does Mr. Tickles have excellent goods for sale, the photos are fantastic. Here’s to you vintage military collector man. (Many thanks to Nigel for the tip)














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Comments on “The eBay Find | WWII Vintage Goods

    Alpha on March 13, 2009 1:42 PM:

    I love that poncho!

    Great finds, Michael.

    citizen wayne on March 13, 2009 2:23 PM:

    What a gold mine.

    That poncho is a thing of beauty.


    Good find Miller time.

    John George on March 13, 2009 2:25 PM:

    Amazing stuff. A lesser man would have kept it too himself.

    I tip my cap to you, sir.

    mike on March 13, 2009 2:36 PM:

    holy shit the last shot is the best

    parka ftw

    Clifford on March 13, 2009 2:51 PM:

    Wow, this one item in his auction should be of particular interest to any WWII historians. The original owner was a member of the famous 442, an all Japanese American platoon. One of the most highly decorated during the war.

    aTreasuryOf on March 13, 2009 3:02 PM:

    Someone should make a coffee table book of (carefully shot) close-ups of all the tags sewn inside these old garments.

    The tags alone are packed with such atmosphere and style.

    Slamb on March 13, 2009 3:02 PM:

    The Rose Bowl had this stuff in droves… One could have a swell business going there and then re-selling.

    bingeboy on March 13, 2009 3:07 PM:

    You should check out WWII trunks… they be badass.

    ad ease on March 13, 2009 3:27 PM:

    Right up my alley, Michael! Thx for sharing. That parkas gonna go for big money. Love the CPO shirt too.

    Michael Williams on March 13, 2009 3:29 PM:

    Ad Ease,

    I wouldn’t be surprised if you all are the buyers of that parka. See what a little High Life helps me find!


    ad ease on March 13, 2009 4:08 PM:

    A little High Life certainly goes a long way. Ouch, my head hurts.

    ita-darling on March 14, 2009 2:02 PM:

    one of my recent favorite discoveries: Liberty cuffs were silk embroidered patches that seamen would secretly sew into the inside of their cuffs when they were on board, and would then flip their cuffs when they were on land. Different designs signified separate services… McQueen had them on his costume in The Sand Pebbles…

    i just snatched up a pair on the ebay to sew inside one my boyfriends jackets to surprise him.. read more here:

    Michael Williams on March 14, 2009 2:11 PM:

    Mister Freedom offers certain styles with liberty cuffs as well. Cool stuff.

    r on March 14, 2009 9:27 PM:

    agreeing with slamb, this stuff was produced in such numbers that you’ll find small mountains of it in the right places.

    j on March 20, 2009 11:15 AM:

    Picked up the rain pullover (ebay 6) at Kloxon Howl in Toronto. Love it.

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