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1945 WWII US Army Field Overcoat -
The heavy wool overcoat was ditributed all over the European front where the weather was very cold. The overcoat was used by soldiers in the field during combat. The heavy wool construction served the GI's fairly well. The design of the coat consisted of two front pockets, brass buttons painted brown with the army eagle displayed predomenantly. A tag containing various data regarding regarding the item was sewn inside one of the pockets.

The breast area and sleeves of the overcoat could have been complimented with patches. However, insignia was not commonly worn with this item.

One of the pockets has a manufacturer's tag. It is of white color with black letters. It contains the following information:

Overcoat, Wool, Roll collar
The Boodimate Co.
P.O. No. 22849
Dated may 7, 1945
Spec P.Q.D. no. 164
stock No. 55-O-8910
phila. Q.M. depot

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The jacket had a built in belt. The back of the jacket could be adjusted to fit different waist sizes by changing the position of the belt using two buttons to hold the adjustment in place.

This WWII US uniform 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.

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Feb 22nd, 2017
Most of the American uniforms of the WWII era are relatively common. The field overcoat featured here is not very hard to find. In general the appreciation has been moderate. Recently the value has began to come up some. It is expected that this trend will continue.

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