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WWII US Army Officer's Field Desk -
This is a US Army field desk. As issued during World War two. Used by US Army Officer's. The desk is of wooden construction with metal brackets and re-inforcements. Multiple drawers and compartments allowed the user to separate paperwork effectivelly. OD color. Three metal snaps secured the lid in the closed position. The center snap had the ability to be locked with a key.

The desk was designed to sit on top of a table. The entire structure folded onto itself for ease of transportation. Communication equipment could also be rested on the desk. Items like the EE8 field phone .

This section of the website provides information that allows you to identify American military field gear collectibles. The data also includes a price guide to give you an idea of the value of the items.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII US collectibles. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

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The above photograph reveals the drawer and compartments found in the desk. The lid flipped into a writting or work surface. The wood employed was a combination of pine and plywood. some of the outer shell was lined with metal.

The approximate measures of the WWII US field desk are 20"x19". The desk was fairly heavy. Hovering between 30 to 40 pounds.

A metal tag secured by two rivets reads as follows:

Stock no 28-C-2034
tent Spec codod 1942
Cont Md W-199 DM-40948
C.O.M.D 12-12-42
American Hardware Co. Inc.

This WWII US military collectible may be currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other WWII US military collectibles, you can do so by going to our WWII US Military Collectibles Price Guide. Where we cover items from the Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.


The value for WWII US field gear and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $80.00 $120.00 $130.00 $150.00 $160.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Rare Rare
Invest Grade B B B B B

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