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A VERY NICE EXAMPLE OF A DOCUMENTED SOUTH VIETNAMESE RANGER BERET
THIS ONE PIECE MAROON COLORED WOOL BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD AND FOIL TAILORS LABEL AND FEATURES A BULLION ON VELVET BDQ BERET BADGE ALONG WITH A SOUTH VIETNAMESE “DAI UY” / CAPTAINS RANK DEVIC

VH 833 - A VERY NICE EXAMPLE OF A DOCUMENTED SOUTH VIETNAMESE RANGER BERET TO A FORMER ADVISOR WITH THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE 32ND RANGER BATTALION. THIS ONE PIECE MAROON COLORED WOOL BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD AND FOIL TAILORS LABEL AND FEATURES A BULLION ON VELVET BDQ BERET BADGE ALONG WITH A SOUTH VIETNAMESE “DAI UY” / CAPTAINS RANK DEVICE. ALSO PRESENT WITH THE BERET IS A SMALL TYPED NOTE FROM THE ADVISOR DESCRIBING THE BERET ALONG WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. A NICE WORN BERET THAT IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION AS SHOWN WITH GREAT CHARACTER !!!

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FEATURES A BULLION ON VELVET BDQ BERET BADGE ALONG WITH A SOUTH VIETNAMESE “DAI UY” / CAPTAINS RANK DEVICE
SMALL TYPED NOTE FROM THE ADVISOR DESCRIBING THE BERET ALONG WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
A FINE EXAMPLE OF A DOCUMENTED TASK FORCE 116 / TF-116 RIVERINE BERET
TO A FORMER US NAVY GUNNERS MATE WHO THEN BECAME A PBR BOAT CAPTAIN WITH RIVER SECTION / DIVISION 551, THE “DELTA DEVILS”

VH 834 - A FINE EXAMPLE OF A DOCUMENTED TASK FORCE 116 / TF-116 RIVERINE BERET TO A FORMER US NAVY GUNNERS MATE WHO THEN BECAME A PBR BOAT CAPTAIN WITH RIVER SECTION / DIVISION 551, THE “DELTA DEVILS”. THIS CIRCA 1968/69 ONE PIECE BLACK WOOL BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD AND TIES AND FEATURES A PLASTIC COVERED BULLION TASK FORCE 116 BERET BADGE. ALSO PRESENT WITH THE BERET ARE (8) CAPTURE DOCUMENTS WHICH ALL RELATE TO A TYPE 53 CARBINE (UNFORTUNATELY WE DID NOT END UP WITTH THE CARBINE) THAT HE CAPTURED DURING HIS TOUR WHILE SERVING WITH RIVER SECTION / DIVISION 551. A NICE BERET SHOWING HONEST USE AND WEAR THAT IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION.

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THIS CIRCA 1968/69 ONE PIECE BLACK WOOL BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD AND TIES AND FEATURES A PLASTIC COVERED BULLION TASK FORCE 116 BERET BADGE. ALSO PRESENT WITH THE BERET ARE (8) CAPTURE DOCUMENTS WHICH ALL RELATE TO A TYPE 53 CARBINE (UNFORTUNATELY WE DID NOT END UP WITTH THE CARBINE)
A NICE BERET SHOWING HONEST USE AND WEAR THAT IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION
AN EXTREMELY NICE EXAMPLE OF A DIEM PERIOD (1955-1963) SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE / SECURITY SERVICE OFFICER'S PEAKED CA

VH 827 - AN EXTREMELY NICE EXAMPLE OF A DIEM PERIOD (1955-1963) SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE / SECURITY SERVICE OFFICER'S PEAKED CAP. THIS BEAUTIFULLY TAILORED BLACK PEAKED CAP IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL BELLS AND WHISTLES TO INCLUDE THE DIEM PERIOD VNAF CAP BADGE, THE ORIGINAL SILVER METAL / BULLION CHIN STRAP AND BOTH OF THE ORIGINAL CHIN STRAP SIDE BUTTONS. THE LINER ITSELF IS ALSO 100% ORIGINAL AND COMPLETE TO INCLUDE THE WIDE GREY VINYL SWEATBAND, THE WHITE VINYL STIFFENERS AS WELL AS THE “WALOC OF SAIGON” TAILORS LABEL !!! THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST IF NOT THE BEST OF ALL OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PEAKED CAPS WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS. A TRUE MUSEUM QUALITY SPECIMEN THAT APPEARS UN-WORN AND IS IN EXCELLENT PLUS, PLUS IF NOT MINT UN-ISSUED CONDITION AS SHOWN !!!

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THIS BEAUTIFULLY TAILORED BLACK PEAKED CAP IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL BELLS AND WHISTLES
INCLUDE THE DIEM PERIOD VNAF CAP BADGE, THE ORIGINAL SILVER METAL / BULLION CHIN STRAP AND BOTH OF THE ORIGINAL CHIN STRAP SIDE BUTTON
THE LINER ITSELF IS ALSO 100% ORIGINAL AND COMPLETE TO INCLUDE THE WIDE GREY VINYL SWEATBAND
THE WHITE VINYL STIFFENERS AS WELL AS THE “WALOC OF SAIGON” TAILORS LABEL
 
A NICE EXAMPLE OF A FRENCH INDOCHINA MODEL 1931 2ND PATTERN FRENCH COLONIAL SUN HELMET
THIS SIZE 59 KHAKI SUN HELMET IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL COMPONENTS AND IS STAMPED IN FADED BLACK INK “CHAPEAU OF PARIS” WITH A DATE OF 1953

VH 825 - A NICE EXAMPLE OF A FRENCH INDOCHINA MODEL 1931 2ND PATTERN FRENCH COLONIAL SUN HELMET. THIS SIZE 59 KHAKI SUN HELMET IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL COMPONENTS AND IS STAMPED IN FADED BLACK INK “CHAPEAU OF PARIS” WITH A DATE OF 1953. THE ORIGINAL LEATHER CHINSTRAP IS ALSO PRESENT BUT HAS BECOME SEPERATED FROM BEHIND THE SWEATBAND ON ONE SIDE. A NICE HELMET WITH HONEST USE AND WEAR THAT IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION AS SHOWN.

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A NICE HELMET WITH HONEST USE AND WEAR THAT IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION AS SHOWN
 
A FINE EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE TIGERSTRIPE BUSH HAT
THIS CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT FEATURES ALL (4) OF THE ORIGINAL SCREENED VENTS, THE CHIN STRAP, A SILK WOVEN “VIET-NAM” ARC ON THE BRIM AND A VIBRANT SKY BLUE SILK LINING

VH 811 - A FINE EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE TIGERSTRIPE BUSH HAT. THIS CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT FEATURES ALL (4) OF THE ORIGINAL SCREENED VENTS, THE CHIN STRAP, A SILK WOVEN “VIET-NAM” ARC ON THE BRIM AND A VIBRANT SKY BLUE SILK LINING. A GREAT BUSH HAT THAT IS SIMILIAR IN PATTERN TO THE SO-CALLED “JOHN WAYNE SPARSE” PATTERN THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS SHOWN.

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A GREAT BUSH HAT THAT IS SIMILIAR IN PATTERN TO THE SO-CALLED “JOHN WAYNE SPARSE” PATTERN
 
A SELDOM ENCOUNTERED SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE BLUE COLORED BUSH HAT
THIS SIZE 58 BUSH HAT FEATURES ALL (4) OF THE ORIGINAL ALUMINUM SCREENED VENTS

VH 812 - A SELDOM ENCOUNTERED SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE BLUE COLORED BUSH HAT. THIS SIZE 58 BUSH HAT FEATURES ALL (4) OF THE ORIGINAL ALUMINUM SCREENED VENTS, THE CHIN STRAP AND (2) SOUTH VIETNAMESE HAND EMBROIDERED PATCHES (CAPTAINS RANK AND PLAYBOY BUNNY FLASH). ALSO PRESENT IN THIS RED LINED HAT IS THE ORIGINAL SILK WOVEN TAILORS LABEL FROM “LUONG-PHAN” OF SAIGON. AN EXTREMELY NICE BUSH HAT IN A RARE COLOR THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION !!!

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THE CHIN STRAP AND (2) SOUTH VIETNAMESE HAND EMBROIDERED PATCHES (CAPTAINS RANK AND PLAYBOY BUNNY FLASH)
ALSO PRESENT IN THIS RED LINED HAT IS THE ORIGINAL SILK WOVEN TAILORS LABEL FROM “LUONG-PHAN” OF SAIGON
 
A VERY NICE EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE SPOT PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT
THE HAT IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL COMPONENTS WITH A SILK WOVEN “VIET-NAM” ARC ON THE BRIM

VH 807 - A VERY NICE EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE SPOT PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT. THE HAT IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL COMPONENTS TO INCLUDE THE VINYL SWEATBAND AND CHIN STRAP WITH A SILK WOVEN “VIET-NAM” ARC ON THE BRIM. THE HAT IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION AS SHOWN WITH NICE COLOR.

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INCLUDE THE VINYL SWEATBAND AND CHIN STRAP
 
AN EXTREMELY NICE EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE MARINE CORPS OFFICERS BERET

VH 808 - AN EXTREMELY NICE EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE MARINE CORPS OFFICERS BERET. THIS 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED GREEN WOOL BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD AND TIES AND HAS A BEAUTIFUL SOUTH VIETNAMESE MARINE CORPS / VNMC OFFICERS 2 TONE METAL (GOLD & SILVER) BERET BADGE. ONE OF THE HARDER SOUTH VIETNAMESE UNIT BERETS TO FIND WITH THIS SPECIMEN BEING IN VERY FINE CONDITION SHOWING HONEST USE AND WEAR !!!

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STANDARD ISSUE US M1 AIRBORNE / PARACHUTIST HELMET
THIS CIRCA 1967 HELMET IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL COMPONENTS TO INCLUDE ALL STRAPS AND HARDWARE,

VH 804 - STANDARD ISSUE US M1 AIRBORNE / PARACHUTIST HELMET. THIS CIRCA 1967 HELMET IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL COMPONENTS TO INCLUDE ALL STRAPS AND HARDWARE, THE RETAINING BAND AND THE MITCHELL PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE COVER. THE HELMET OVERALL SHOWS HONEST USE AND WEAR BEING IN VERY FINE CONDITION AS SHOWN.

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THE RETAINING BAND AND THE MITCHELL PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE COVER.
 
A VERY UNIQUE AND EARLY SOUTH VIETNAMESE RANGER BERET. UNKNOWN TO MANY IS THE FACT THAT WHEN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE RANGERS WERE FIRST FORMED IN 1960 THEY WERE ISSUED WITH AND WORE BROWN BERETS WITH BROWN BASED BERET BADGE

VH 805 - A VERY UNIQUE AND EARLY SOUTH VIETNAMESE RANGER BERET. UNKNOWN TO MANY IS THE FACT THAT WHEN THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE RANGERS WERE FIRST FORMED IN 1960 THEY WERE ISSUED WITH AND WORE BROWN BERETS WITH BROWN BASED BERET BADGES. THIS PARTICULAR BERET IS CIRCA 1963/64 AS EVIDENCED BY THE BROWN BASED BERET FLASH WHICH IN TURN IS ON A MAROON BERET. THIS THREE PIECE CONSTRUCTED MAROON WOOL BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD, FOIL TAILOR'S LABEL AND A BEAUTIFUL HAND EMBROIDERED SOUTH VIETNAMESE RANGER BERET FLASH. THE BERET SHOWS LIGHT WEAR AND IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION AS SHOWN !!!

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A NICE EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE OD BALL CAP TO A FORMER HUEY HELICOPTER CREW CHIEF
DIRECTLY EMBROIDERED INTO THE CAP IS THE FORMER VETERANS NAME, RANK AND CHIEF ENGINEER WINGS

VH 806 - A NICE EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE OD BALL CAP TO A FORMER HUEY HELICOPTER CREW CHIEF. DIRECTLY EMBROIDERED INTO THE CAP IS THE FORMER VETERANS NAME, RANK AND CHIEF ENGINEER WINGS. THE CAP FEATURES ALL OF THE ORIGINAL EYELETS AND HAS A NICE SILK WOVEN TAILOR'S LABEL FROM “LUONG-PHAN” OF SAIGON SEWN ON THE INSIDE OF THE VIYNL SWEATBAND. THE CAP SHOWS HONEST USE AND WEAR AND IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION.

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THE CAP FEATURES ALL OF THE ORIGINAL EYELETS AND HAS A NICE SILK WOVEN TAILOR'S LABEL FROM “LUONG-PHAN” OF SAIGON SEWN ON THE INSIDE OF THE VIYNL SWEATBAND
 
NICE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT IN A UN-DOCUMENTED PATTERN THAT IS SIMILIAR TO TIGERSTRIPE
THE HAT IS COMPLETE WITH ALL (4) OF THE ALUMINUM SCREENED VENTS AND HAS THE MATCHING CHIN STRAP PRESENT AS WELL

VH 800 - NICE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT IN A UN-DOCUMENTED PATTERN THAT IS SIMILIAR TO TIGERSTRIPE AND SOMEWHAT SIMILIAR TO A CAMOUFLAGE BOONIE HAT THAT OUR FRIENDS OVER AT VINTAGE PRODUCTIONS CURRENTLY HAVE FOR SALE. THE HAT IS COMPLETE WITH ALL (4) OF THE ALUMINUM SCREENED VENTS AND HAS THE MATCHING CHIN STRAP PRESENT AS WELL. A GREAT CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT IN A RARE PATTERN THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS SHOWN !!!

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A GREAT CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT IN A RARE PATTERN THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

VH 765 - AN EXTREMELY NICE EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE TIGERSTRIPE BUSH HAT. THE HAT FEATURES ALL (4) OF THE SCREENED VENTS, THE VINYL SWEATBAND AND THE MATCHINGF CHIN STRAP. ALSO PRESENT IS A ONE PIECE SILK WOVEN “VIET-NAM NHA-TRAN” ARC ON THE BRIM AND A US MADE CUT EDGE AIRBORNE TAB ON THE FRONT. A VERY CLEAN EXAMPLE WITH STRONG COLOR THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS SHOWN !!!

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VH 767 - NICE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT IN THE 1950'S SPOT PATTERN WHICH IS SIMILIAR IN CONSTRUCTION TO A FRENCH M1949 BUSH HAT. THE HAT FEATURES ALL (4) OF THE OPEN AIR ALUMINUM EYELETS AS WELL AS THE MATCHING CHIN STRAP AND IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION WITH STRONG COLOR AS SHOWN.

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VH 768 - A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A WELL WORN SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE KHAKI BUSH HAT. THE HAT FEATURES ALL (4) OF THE SCREENED ALUMINUM VENTS, THE VINYL SWEATBAND AND CHIN STRAP. ALSO PRESENT IS A HAT BAND MADE FROM BEER TABS WHICH IS SEWN IN PLACE IN SEVERAL AREAS AROUND THE BASE OF THE HAT. A SOUTH VIETNAMESE HAND EMBROIDERED “CAM RANH BAY VIET-NAM” ARC MAY BE FOUND ON THE BILL. TRUELY A VERY UNIQUE BUSH HAT THAT SHOWS HONEST USE AND WEAR WITH GREAT CHARACTER !!!

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VH 775 - EXTREMELY NICE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT IN ONE OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF SPOT PATTERNS USUALLY ONLY ENCOUNTERED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF HEADGEAR. THE HAT FEATURES ALL (4) OF THE ALUMINUM OPEN AIR EYELETS, THE VINYL SWEAT BAND AND THE MATCHING CHIN STRAP. THE HAT HAS A SILK WOVEN “VIET-NAM” ARC AND A HAND EMBROIDERED “SORRY BOUT THAT” ARC ON THE BRIM AND SHOWS HONEST USE AND WEAR WITH GREAT CHARACTER !!!

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VH 719 - EXTREMELY NICE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT IN ONE OF THE INDIGINOUS TIGERSTRIPE PATTERNS WHICH IS USUALLY ONLY ENCOUNTERED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUSH HATS. THIS HUGE SIZE 59 HAT IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL VINYL SWEATBAND AND ALL (4) SCREENED ALUMINUM VENTS, AS WELL AS THE CHINSTRAP AND A SILK WOVEN 'VIET-NAM” ARC. AN EXTREMELY NICE EXAMPLE THAT IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION AS SHOWN !!!

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VH 727 - SELDOM ENCOUNTERED SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE BUSH HAT THAT IS SIMILIAR IN PATTERN TO A TIGER AND FRENCH LIZARD MIX. THE HAT FEATURES THE ORIGIBAL (4) OPEN AIR EYELETS AND CHIN STRAP AS WELL AS A CLOTH SWEATBAND AND SILK WOVEN “VIET-NAM” ARC. A TOUGH CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN TO FIND THAT APPARANTLY WAS ONLY EVER USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF HEADGEAR BY SOUTH VIETNAMESE TAILORS, SHIRTS AND TROUSERS HAVE NEVER BEEN OBSERVED IN THIS PATTERN AND IF THEY DO EXIST WOULD BE CONSIDERED EXTREMELY RARE !!!

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VH 729 - NICE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE CAMOUFLAGE FEDORA IN ONE OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE LEAF PATTERNS WHICH ONLY APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF HEADGEAR. THE FEDORA FEATURES (6) OPEN AIR EYELETS ARRANGED DIAGONALLY ON EACH SIDE AND IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION AS SHOWN.

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VH 731 - NICE THAILAND MADE BUSH HAT IN THE 1ST PATTERN THAI TIGERSTRIPE CAMOUFLAGE. THE HAT FEATURES ALL (4) OF THE MESH COVERED VENTS AND WAS A VERY POPULAR PATTERN WORN AND USED BY LAOTIAN IRREGULAR FORCES DURING THE WAR IN LAOS. THIS SIZE 56 HAT IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION.

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VH 752 - A VERY INTERESTING AND HUGE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE 2 TONE BUSH HAT. THIS SIZE 60 OD / KHAKI BUSH HAT FEATURES ALL (4) OF THE SCREENED ALUMINUM VENTS ALONG WITH THE ORIGINAL CHIN STRAP AND HAS A HAND EMROIDERED ON FELT “VIET-NAM” ARC ON THE BRIM. A NICE EARLY EXAMPLE THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

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FIRST PATTERN FRENCH INDOCHINA COLONIAL PARACHUTIST BERET.
THIS 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED WOOL BERET IS A SIZE 59 AND COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL TIES AS WELL AS THE THE INKED MANUFACTURER'S LABEL.

VH 715 - FIRST PATTERN FRENCH INDOCHINA COLONIAL PARACHUTIST BERET. THIS 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED WOOL BERET IS A SIZE 59 AND COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL TIES AS WELL AS THE THE INKED MANUFACTURER'S LABEL. THE BERET HAS NEVER BEEN BADGED AND DOES SHOW SOME AREAS OF LIGHT MOTHING BEING IN VERY FINE CONDITION AS SHOWN.

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SELDOM ENCOUNTERED EXAMPLE OF A FRENCH INDOCHINA NAVAL HAT AS WORN BY VIETNAMESE NAVY RIVERINE / DINASSAUT (NAVAL ASSAULT DIVISION) SAILORS DURING THE FIRST INDOCHINA WAR
THIS 1941 DATED HAT IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL WHITE COTTON CHINSTRAP, WHITE PLASTIC SIDE BUTTONS AND RED POM ON THE TOP

VH 717 - SELDOM ENCOUNTERED EXAMPLE OF A FRENCH INDOCHINA NAVAL HAT AS WORN BY VIETNAMESE NAVY RIVERINE / DINASSAUT (NAVAL ASSAULT DIVISION) SAILORS DURING THE FIRST INDOCHINA WAR. THIS 1941 DATED HAT IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL WHITE COTTON CHINSTRAP, WHITE PLASTIC SIDE BUTTONS AND RED POM ON THE TOP, AS WELL AS AN EXTREMELY NICE VIETNAMESE MADE BULLION ANCHOR BADGE ON NAVY BLUE FELT WHICH IS PRESENT ON THE FRONT OF THE HAT. AN EXTREMELY CLEAN EXAMPLE THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS SHOWN !!!

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AN EXTREMELY NICE EXAMPLE OF CHICOM “MAO” STYLE FIELD CAP AS SUPPLIED TO AND WORN BY THE KHMER ROUGE DURING THE WAR IN CAMBODIA / THE KHMER REPUBLIC
THIS REED GREEN CAP IS DATED 1968 AND FEATURES THE DIAMOND STITCHED BILL

VH 718 - AN EXTREMELY NICE EXAMPLE OF CHICOM “MAO” STYLE FIELD CAP AS SUPPLIED TO AND WORN BY THE KHMER ROUGE DURING THE WAR IN CAMBODIA / THE KHMER REPUBLIC. THIS REED GREEN CAP IS DATED 1968 AND FEATURES THE DIAMOND STITCHED BILL ALONG WITH AN OFF WHITE COTTON LINING AND THE CHINESE CHOP MARK IN RED INK. A TRUE MUSEUM QUALITY SPECIMEN THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

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ALONG WITH AN OFF WHITE COTTON LINING AND THE CHINESE CHOP MARK IN RED INK
 
AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE SPECIAL FORCES BERET AS WORN BY THE LLDB AS WELL AS THE ARVN 81ST RANGER BATTALION (AIRBORNE), WHICH WAS THE “MIKE FORCE” FOR THE US SPECIAL FORCES “PROJECT DELTA / B-52”

VH 712 - AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE SPECIAL FORCES BERET AS WORN BY THE LLDB AS WELL AS THE ARVN 81ST RANGER BATTALION (AIRBORNE), WHICH WAS THE “MIKE FORCE” FOR THE US SPECIAL FORCES “PROJECT DELTA / B-52”. THIS 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD, THE UN-CUT TIES, THE FOIL “NHA TRANG” TAILORS LABEL AND A BEAUTIFUL LLDB BERET BADGE BEING OF BULLION AND COTTON CONSTRUCTION ON RED FELT. A SELDOM ENCOUNTERED BERET THAT IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION AS SHOWN SHOWING HONEST WEAR AND CHARACTER !!!

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A FINE EXAMPLE OF A CISO (COUNTER INSURGENCY SUPPORT OFFICE) MADE / SOG MODIFIED TIGERSTRIPE BOONIE HAT.
THIS SHORT BRIM TIGERSTRIPE BOONIE IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL SILK WOVEN SIZE TAG

VH 710 - A FINE EXAMPLE OF A CISO (COUNTER INSURGENCY SUPPORT OFFICE) MADE / SOG MODIFIED TIGERSTRIPE BOONIE HAT. THIS SHORT BRIM TIGERSTRIPE BOONIE IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL SILK WOVEN SIZE TAG SHOWING A SIZE OF MEDIUM AND FEATURES BOTH FLUORESCENT ORANGE AND PINK PANELS ON THE INSIDE FOR AERIAL RECOGNITION. A SUPERB EXAMPLE FROM MY PERSNAL COLLECTION WHICH SHOWS HONEST WEAR AND USE WITH GREAT CHARACTER !!!

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CISO (COUNTER INSURGENCY SUPPORT OFFICE) MADE / SOG MODIFIED TIGERSTRIPE BOONIE HAT
A SUPERB EXAMPLE
FEATURES BOTH FLUORESCENT ORANGE AND PINK PANELS ON THE INSIDE
FLUORESCENT ORANGE AND PINK PANELS ON THE INSIDE FOR AERIAL RECOGNITION
 
A FANTASTIC EXAMPLE OF AN ORIGINAL GRAFFITI’D US M1 COMBAT HELMET
POSSIBLY BELONGED TO A VETERAN WITH AN ARMORED CAVALRY UNIT AS EVIDENCED BY THE RED AND WHITE SHIELD

VH 705 - A FANTASTIC EXAMPLE OF AN ORIGINAL GRAFFITI’D US M1 COMBAT HELMET THAT POSSIBLY BELONGED TO A VETERAN WITH AN ARMORED CAVALRY UNIT AS EVIDENCED BY THE RED AND WHITE SHIELD WITH A HORSE HEAD / KNIGHTS CHESS PIECE IN THE CENTER ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE CAMOUFLAGE COVER. THE HELMET IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL COMPONENTS TO INCLUDE THE CHINSTRAP (NAMED), LINER, SUSPENTION, LEATHER SWEATBAND AND OF COURSE THE CAMOUFLAGE COVER WHICH ITSELF SHOWS A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF PERSONALIZED ARTWORK !!! A GREAT HELMET THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST GRAFFITI’D PIECES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS !!!

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INCLUDE THE CHINSTRAP (NAMED), LINER, SUSPENTION, LEATHER SWEATBAND AND OF COURSE THE CAMOUFLAGE COVER WHICH ITSELF SHOWS A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF PERSONALIZED ARTWORK !!!
A GREAT HELMET THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST GRAFFITI’D PIECES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS
 
AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE HAND PAINTED CAMOUFLAGE HELMET
AS WORN BY VARIOUS TYPES OF ARVN UNITS DURING THE WAR TO INCLUDE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIRBORNE, RANGER AND EVEN SOME REGULAR INFANTRY UNITS AND THIER US ADVISORS

VH 701 - AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE HAND PAINTED CAMOUFLAGE HELMET AS WORN BY VARIOUS TYPES OF ARVN UNITS DURING THE WAR TO INCLUDE SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIRBORNE, RANGER AND EVEN SOME REGULAR INFANTRY UNITS AND THIER US ADVISORS !!! THE HELMET FEATURES AT LEAST 5 DIFFERENT SHADES OF BROWNS AND GREENS ALONG WITH SOME BLACK AND IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL CHIN STRAP, LINER, SUSPENTION AND LEATHER SWEATBAND. ORIGINAL SOUTH VIETNAMESE PAINTED HELMETS DO NOT SURFACE VERY OFTEN WITH THIS SPECIMEN SHOWING HONEST WEAR WITH GREAT CHARACTER !!!

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THE HELMET FEATURES AT LEAST 5 DIFFERENT SHADES OF BROWNS AND GREENS ALONG WITH SOME BLACK
COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL CHIN STRAP, LINER, SUSPENTION AND LEATHER SWEATBAND.
ORIGINAL SOUTH VIETNAMESE PAINTED HELMETS DO NOT SURFACE VERY OFTEN WITH THIS SPECIMEN SHOWING HONEST WEAR WITH GREAT CHARACTER !!
 
AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE JUNK FORCE BERET
THIS 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED BLACK WOOL BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD AS WELL AS THE HONG KONG TAILORS LABEL

VH 698 - AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE JUNK FORCE BERET ! AFTER MEETING WITH JEFF ASHENFELTER LAST WEEKEND AT THE ANNUAL ASMIC CONVENTION HE CONFIRMED THIS IS ONLY THE FOURTH EXAMPLE FROM THIS PARTICULAR TAILOR IN HONG KONG KNOWN TO EXIST, AND THE FIRST BLACK BERET WHERE AS THE OTHERS WERE RED. THIS 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED BLACK WOOL BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD AS WELL AS THE HONG KONG TAILORS LABEL. ALSO PRESENT IS THE ORIGINAL SILVER BULLION JUNK FORCE BERET BADGE WHICH ITSELF IS BACKED IN BLUE AND COMPLETE WITH IT’S OWN PAPER TAILORS LABEL ON THE BACK OF THE BADGE FROM THE SAME TAILOR. AN EXTREMELY NICE BERET SHOWING HONEST WEAR AND USE THAT WOULD MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANYONE'S JUNK FORCE / SOUTH VIETNAMESE BERET COLLECTION!!!

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POSSIBLY ONE OF THE BEST CAPTURED NORTH VIETNAMESE STEEL HELMETS WE HAVE EVER HAD!
CAPTURED NORTH VIETNAMESE STEEL HELMET, A CZECHOSLOVAKIAN M1952

VH 700 - POSSIBLY ONE OF THE BEST CAPTURED NORTH VIETNAMESE STEEL HELMETS WE HAVE EVER HAD!!! THIS CAPTURED NORTH VIETNAMESE STEEL HELMET, A CZECHOSLOVAKIAN M1952, WAS BROUGHT HOME BY A MEMBER OF “ECHO” BATTERY, 2ND BATTALION, 12TH ARTILLERY IN 1969/70. THE HELMET IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL LEATHER LINER AND CHINSTRAP, AS WELL AS THE ORIGINAL COMMO WIRE AND THE EARLY VIET MINH / NORTH VIETNAMESE HELMET STAR WHICH ITSELF HAS BEEN BRAZENED TO THE FRONT OF THE HELMET. ALSO PRESENT ARE BOTH OF THE ORIGINAL YELLOW CARDBOARD TAGS WITH THIS FORMER MEMBER OF THE 2ND FIELD FORCES INFORMATION. A TRULY OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE THAT HAS NEVER BEEN MESSED WITH AND SHOWS HONEST WEAR WITH GREAT CHARACTER!!!

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BROUGHT HOME BY A MEMBER OF “ECHO” BATTERY, 2ND BATTALION, 12TH ARTILLERY IN 1969/70
THE HELMET IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL LEATHER LINER AND CHINSTRAP, AS WELL AS THE ORIGINAL COMMO WIRE AND THE EARLY VIET MINH / NORTH VIETNAMESE HELMET STAR WHICH ITSELF HAS BEEN BRAZENED TO THE FRONT OF THE HELMET
ALSO PRESENT ARE BOTH OF THE ORIGINAL YELLOW CARDBOARD TAGS WITH THIS FORMER MEMBER OF THE 2ND FIELD FORCES INFORMATION
A TRULY OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE THAT HAS NEVER BEEN MESSED WITH AND SHOWS HONEST WEAR WITH GREAT CHARACTER
 
SOUTH VIETNAMESE LEAF PATTERN BUSH HAT
SIZE 57 AND COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL ALUMINUM GROMMETS AND PLASTIC COVERED “VIET-NAM” PAPER ARC

VH 687 - SOUTH VIETNAMESE LEAF PATTERN BUSH HAT THAT IS A SIZE 57 AND COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL ALUMINUM GROMMETS AND PLASTIC COVERED “VIET-NAM” PAPER ARC IN VERY FINE CONDITION.

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IN VERY FINE CONDITION.
 
FRENCH M1949 BUSH HAT
AS WORN BY FRENCH, ANNAMESE, CAMBODIAN, LAOTIAN AND EVEN SOME VIET MINH SOLDIERS DURING THE WAR IN INDOCHINA.

VH 688 - FRENCH M1949 BUSH HAT AS WORN BY FRENCH, ANNAMESE, CAMBODIAN, LAOTIAN AND EVEN SOME VIET MINH SOLDIERS DURING THE WAR IN INDOCHINA. THIS EXAMPLE IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL CHINSTRAP IN VERY FINE WORN CONDITION.

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THIS EXAMPLE IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL CHINSTRAP IN VERY FINE WORN CONDITIO
 
BEAUTIFUL SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIRBORNE BERET REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN WORN BY AN ADVISOR WITH MACV ADVISORY TEAM 162. THIS CHERRY RED ONE PIECE CONSTRUCTED BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE PLASTIC SWEAT SHIELD, UN-CUT TIES AND FOIL TAILORS LABEL, AS WELL AS A NICELY DONE HAND EMBROIDERED SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIRBORNE BERET FLASH

VH 679 - BEAUTIFUL SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIRBORNE BERET REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN WORN BY AN ADVISOR WITH MACV ADVISORY TEAM 162. THIS CHERRY RED ONE PIECE CONSTRUCTED BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE PLASTIC SWEAT SHIELD, UN-CUT TIES AND FOIL TAILORS LABEL, AS WELL AS A NICELY DONE HAND EMBROIDERED SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIRBORNE BERET FLASH. A SUPERB EXAMPLE THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS SHOWN.

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AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUTH VIETNAMESE REGIONAL FORCE RIVER COMPANY BERET !!! THIS 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED BLACK BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE PLASTIC SWEAT SHIELD AND UN-CUT TIES
AS WELL A BEAUTIFULLY DONE HAND EMBROIDERED REGIONAL FORCE RIVER COMPANY BERET FLASH ON BLACK VELVET. (NOTE THE PRESENCE OF THE WREATH AND ANCHOR ON THE BERET FLASH WHICH DENOTES RF/PF RIVER COMPANY).

VH 681 - AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUTH VIETNAMESE REGIONAL FORCE RIVER COMPANY BERET !!! THIS 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED BLACK BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE PLASTIC SWEAT SHIELD AND UN-CUT TIES, AS WELL A BEAUTIFULLY DONE HAND EMBROIDERED REGIONAL FORCE RIVER COMPANY BERET FLASH ON BLACK VELVET. (NOTE THE PRESENCE OF THE WREATH AND ANCHOR ON THE BERET FLASH WHICH DENOTES RF/PF RIVER COMPANY).

ACCORDING TO OUR LIMITED RESEARCH THUS FAR THERE WERE ONLY A TOTAL OF 24 REGIONAL FORCE RIVER COMPANY’S OPERATING PRIMARELY IN MILITARY REGION III AND IV IN SOUTH VIETNAM DURING THE WAR. A SUPERB EXAMPLE THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND THE ONLY ONE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED !!!

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SOUTH VIETNAMESE GREEN BERET WITH A SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIRBORNE BERET BADGE AS WORN BY SOME MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE SPECIAL MISSION SERVICE AND STRATEGIC TECHNICAL DIRECTORATE (ARVN SOG)

VH 678 - SOUTH VIETNAMESE GREEN BERET WITH A SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIRBORNE BERET BADGE AS WORN BY SOME MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE SPECIAL MISSION SERVICE AND STRATEGIC TECHNICAL DIRECTORATE (ARVN SOG), AS A MEANS OF KEEPING THIER IDENTITY UNKNOWN AND/OR CONFUSING TO OTHERS.

THIS 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED BERET IS A SIZE 54 AND COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEAT SHIELD, FOIL MAKERS LABEL AND UN-CUT TIES. THE BERET ALSO FEATURES THE ORIGINAL BULLION SOUTH VIETNAMESE AIRBORNE BERET BADGE AS WELL AS A SILK WOVEN “VIET-NAM” ARC. AN EXTREMELY INTERESTING BERET THAT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS SHOWN!

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SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT IN 1950’S US CAMOUFLAGE PARACHUTE SILK MATERIAL
AS WORN DURING THE EARLY ADVISORY PHASE OF THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM

VH 673 - SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAMOUFLAGE BUSH HAT IN 1950’S US CAMOUFLAGE PARACHUTE SILK MATERIAL AS WORN DURING THE EARLY ADVISORY PHASE OF THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM. THIS SIZE 55 BUSH HAT IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL CHINSTRAP, THE (4) OPEN AIR GROMMETS, BROWN VINYL SWEATBAND AND THE SILK WOVEN “VIETNAM” ARC. ALTHOUGH THERE IS SOME MINOR CRACKING TO THE SWEATBAND THIS IS STILL A SOLID EXAMPLE IN VERY FINE CONDITION WITH STRONG COLOR.

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THIS SIZE 55 BUSH HAT IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL CHINSTRAP, THE (4) OPEN AIR GROMMETS, BROWN VINYL SWEATBAND AND THE SILK WOVEN “VIETNAM” ARC.
 
AN EXTREMELY RARE STANDARD ISSUE PATHET LAO FIELD CAP AS WORN BY THE PATHET LAO AND SOME NEUTRALISTS FORCES DURING THE WAR IN LAOS
THIS LIGHT OLIVE COLORED COTTON CAP IS COMPLETE WITH THE BLACK LEATHER BILL AND FALSE CHINSTRAP, AS WELL AS THE PLAIN BRASS SIDE BUTTONS

VH 662 - AN EXTREMELY RARE STANDARD ISSUE PATHET LAO FIELD CAP AS WORN BY THE PATHET LAO AND SOME NEUTRALISTS FORCES DURING THE WAR IN LAOS. THIS LIGHT OLIVE COLORED COTTON CAP IS COMPLETE WITH THE BLACK LEATHER BILL AND FALSE CHINSTRAP, AS WELL AS THE PLAIN BRASS SIDE BUTTONS. THE CAP IS LINED IN KHAKI COTTON AND HAS THE SIZE AND CHOP MARK STAMPED IN RED INK. A TRUE MUSEUM QUALITY SPECIMEN THAT IS (1) OF ONLY (4) WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED IN WELL OVER 20 YEARS OF COLLECTING !

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THE CAP IS LINED IN KHAKI COTTON AND HAS THE SIZE AND CHOP MARK STAMPED IN RED INK.
 
SOUTH VIETNAMESE THREE-PIECE CONSTRUCTED TIGERSTRIPE BERET AS WORN BY VARIOUS TYPES OF RECONNAISSANCE UNITS DURING THE WAR
THIS SIZE 58 BERET HAS NEVER BEEN FLASHED AND IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD AND TIES

VH 653 - SOUTH VIETNAMESE THREE-PIECE CONSTRUCTED TIGERSTRIPE BERET AS WORN BY VARIOUS TYPES OF RECONNAISSANCE UNITS DURING THE WAR. THIS SIZE 58 BERET HAS NEVER BEEN FLASHED AND IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD AND TIES. A NICE WORN EXAMPLE THAT IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION AS SHOWN.

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NICE SOUTH VIETNAMESE 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED BERET WITH THIS EXAMPLE BEING IN GREEN DOMINANT ERDL RIPSTOP MATERIAL
THIS SIZE 55 BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD AND DOES SHOW TRACES OF WHERE A LARGE METAL BADGE HAS BEEN REMOVED (JUNK FORCE, TF-116 ?)

VH 655 - ANOTHER NICE SOUTH VIETNAMESE 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED BERET WITH THIS EXAMPLE BEING IN GREEN DOMINANT ERDL RIPSTOP MATERIAL. THIS SIZE 55 BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD AND DOES SHOW TRACES OF WHERE A LARGE METAL BADGE HAS BEEN REMOVED (JUNK FORCE, TF-116 ?). THE BERET STILL POSSESS NICE COLOR AND IS IN VERY FINE CONDITION.

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CAMBODIAN TAILOR MADE KEPI FOR A FRENCH COLONIAL INFANTRY OFFICER, CAPTAIN, FROM THE FRENCH INDOCHINA WAR
THIS SIZE 57 KEPI IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL COMPONENTS TO INCLUDE THE BULLION BRAID AND BRASS SIDE BUTTONS

VH 638 - CAMBODIAN TAILOR MADE KEPI FOR A FRENCH COLONIAL INFANTRY OFFICER, CAPTAIN, FROM THE FRENCH INDOCHINA WAR. THIS SIZE 57 KEPI IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF THE ORIGINAL COMPONENTS TO INCLUDE THE BULLION BRAID AND BRASS SIDE BUTTONS, AS WELL AS THE CAMBODIAN TAILORS LABEL ( SEING TOUCH OF PHNOM PENH ) WHICH IS UNDER THE PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD. TAILOR MADE KEPI’S FROM THE FRENCH INDOCHINA WAR ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO LOCATE WITH THIS EXAMPLE BEING IN VERY FINE USED CONDITION AS SHOWN WITH GREAT CHARACTER.

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THE CAMBODIAN TAILORS LABEL ( SEING TOUCH OF PHNOM PENH ) WHICH IS UNDER THE PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD.
 
AN ORIGINAL CAMBODIAN-MADE BERET AS WORN BY CAMBODIAN PARACHUTISTS DURING THE WAR.
THE BERET POSSESS A CAMBODIAN MADE METAL BASIC PARACHUTIST WING, AS WELL AS A SMALL METAL KHMER REPUBLIC FLAG PIN BEARING A DATE OF 9-10-70, WHICH IS WHEN LON NOL WAS INSTALLED AND THE KINGDOM BECAME A REPUBLIC

VH 624 - AN ORIGINAL CAMBODIAN-MADE BERET AS WORN BY CAMBODIAN PARACHUTISTS DURING THE WAR. THIS 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED BERET IS MADE FROM AN OLIVE GREEN “WHIPCORD STYLE COTTON”, WHICH ITSELF IS INDICATIVE OF CAMBODIAN MANUFACTURE. THE BERET POSSESS A CAMBODIAN MADE METAL BASIC PARACHUTIST WING, AS WELL AS A SMALL METAL KHMER REPUBLIC FLAG PIN BEARING A DATE OF 9-10-70, WHICH IS WHEN LON NOL WAS INSTALLED AND THE KINGDOM BECAME A REPUBLIC. ORIGINAL CAMBODIAN UNIFORMS AND HEADGEAR ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO LOCATE WITH THIS EXAMPLE BEING IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS SHOWN.

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AN EXTREMELY NICE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE BERET AS WORN BY A MEMBER OF NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO. 2 (NAMRU-2)
OF PARTICULAR INTREST IS THE YELLOW POM ITSELF, WHICH IS FASTENED TO THE TOP OF THE BERET BY THE MEANS OF (2) METAL PRONGS, FRENCH STYLE.

VH 623 - AN EXTREMELY NICE SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE BERET AS WORN BY A MEMBER OF NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO. 2 (NAMRU-2), AND PICTURED ON PAGE 72 OF JEFF ASHENFELTER’S OUTSTANDING REFERENCE BOOK “JAUNTY TILT”. THIS EARLY 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED DARK BLUE WOOL BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD, FOIL MAKER’S LABEL AND UN-CUT TIES, AS WELL AS A BEAUTIFUL SOUTH VIETNAMESE HAND EMBROIDERED NAMRU-2 BERET FLASH. OF PARTICULAR INTREST IS THE YELLOW POM ITSELF, WHICH IS FASTENED TO THE TOP OF THE BERET BY THE MEANS OF (2) METAL PRONGS, FRENCH STYLE.

NAMRU-2 FIRST DEPLOYED TO SOUTH VIETNAM IN 1959 TO INVESTIGATE AND RESEARCH INFECTIOUS DISEASES SUCH AS THE PLAGUE AND OTHER UID’S. DURING THE SPRING OF 1966 THE UNIT, CONSISTING OF 2 OFFICER’S AND 11 ENLISTED, PERMANATLEY ESTABLISHED THEMSELVES IN DA NANG AND STAYED THERE IN SOUTH VIETNAM UNTIL THE UNIT’S RELOCATION TO JAKARTA, INDONESIA IN 1970.

WE HAVE HANDLED HUNDREDS OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE MADE BERETS OVER THE YEARS AND HAVE NEVER ENCOUNTERED AN EXAMPLE FROM THIS UNIT. A TRUE MUSEUM QUALITY SPECIMEN THAT MIGHT VERY WELL BE THE ONLY ONE KNOWN OF IN EXISTANCE TODAY TO AN EXREMELY SMALL US NAVAL UNIT FROM THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM

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THIS EARLY 3 PIECE CONSTRUCTED DARK BLUE WOOL BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PLASTIC SWEATSHIELD, FOIL MAKER’S LABEL AND UN-CUT TIES, AS WELL AS A BEAUTIFUL SOUTH VIETNAMESE HAND EMBROIDERED NAMRU-2 BERET FLASH

 

AN ORIGINAL WWII US ISSUE FIXED BALE M1 HELMET AS WORN BY FRENCH UNION FORCES DURING THE WAR IN INDOCHINA
THIS FRONT SEAMED HELMET IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF IT’S ORIGINAL COMPONENTS

VH 619 - AN ORIGINAL WWII US ISSUE FIXED BALE M1 HELMET AS WORN BY FRENCH UNION FORCES DURING THE WAR IN INDOCHINA, AS WELL AS SOME SOUTH VIETNAMESE UNITS AND THEIR US ADVISORS DURING THE EARLY ADVISORY PHASE OF THE WAR IN SOUTH VIETNAM. THIS FRONT SEAMED HELMET IS COMPLETE WITH ALL OF IT’S ORIGINAL COMPONENTS TO INCLUDE THE “FIRESTONE” MADE LINER W/KHAKI SUSPENSION, AND RETAINS WELL OVER 95% OF IT’S ORIGINAL FINISH. A TRUE MUSEUM QUALITY SPECIMEN THAT IS BECOMING HARDER TO FIND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS SHOWN.

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THE “FIRESTONE” MADE LINER W/KHAKI SUSPENSION
 
AN ORIGINAL THAI MADE BUSH HAT IN 1ST PATTERN THAI TIGERSTRIPE AS WORN BY SOME ROYAL LAOTIAN AND IRREGULAR UNITS THROUGHOUT THE WAR IN LAOS
THE HAT IS A SIZE 57 AND COMPLETE WITH THE (4) ORIGINAL SCREENED EYELETS
VH 607 - AN ORIGINAL THAI MADE BUSH HAT IN 1ST PATTERN THAI TIGERSTRIPE AS WORN BY SOME ROYAL LAOTIAN AND IRREGULAR UNITS THROUGHOUT THE WAR IN LAOS. THE HAT IS A SIZE 57 AND COMPLETE WITH THE (4) ORIGINAL SCREENED EYELETS AS WELL AS THE ORIGINAL DRAWSTRING, IN EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION.

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AS WELL AS THE ORIGINAL DRAWSTRING, IN EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION.

 
SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY ADVISOR’S 1 PIECE KHAKI WOOL BERET AS WORN BY A US SENIOR NCO ADVISOR TO A SOUTH VIETNAMESE INFANTRY UNIT

VH 616 - SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY ADVISOR’S 1 PIECE KHAKI WOOL BERET AS WORN BY A US SENIOR NCO ADVISOR TO A SOUTH VIETNAMESE INFANTRY UNIT.

THE BERET IS COMPLETE WITH THE PLASIC SWEAT SHIELD AND UN-CUT SILK TIES, AS WELL AS A BEAUTIFULLY HAND EMBROIDERED SOUTH VIETNAMESE NCO’S BERET FLASH AND 1ST LT’S RANK BLOSSOMS IN GOLD. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE THAT IS IN EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION AS SHOWN.

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