WW2 - Equipment & Personal Gear
Mountain troop, ridged frame rucksack, by "Avery", dated 1943. It also has the "Avery 1943" winter white camouflage cover with it and has the ID (D1555) marked on the rucksack. Research concludes this belonged to John J. Duffy, 32011555, HQ 2nd Bat., 86th Inf. 10th Mountain Division and the paperwork is included with the rucksack.
Made by "Pond's Extract Co., Clinton, Conn. Have four of these full metal tubes of paint sticks, plus I have two original, "Fact and How To Use Sheets" that were packed into each case of the tubes. The tubes are $15 each and the paperwork is $10, you may take two tubes and a paper for $35. Once their gone, they're gone.
In near mint, unissued condition, dated 1943 by "Wood". Silver coated blade and painted handle are just immaculate. This would be hard to upgrade. I tried to unscrew the knob to allow the blade to go into the digging position, but can't get it to budge. Old age and being weak I guess, plus probably original paint on the screw part. This is the finest shovel I've ever seen.
I have two of these for sale and both are in excellent condition and look unissued. Rubber is still supple in mask and hose. Both masks have the fiberboard mask stiffeners for shipping present' They are both dated 1942. While they are both in near mint condition, one of them has some very slight fraying/wrinkling in one of the straps, I'll let that one go for $140. I do not have bags for these masks, so it's just the masks for sale. They are hard to come by in any condition, these would be hard to upgrade. UPDATE: The $150 mask has been sold!!