Lot 896

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Original World War II-era canine uniform jacket, 20 1/2" x 30", constructed of light olive drab fabric lined with brown blanket wool, secured around the animal's neck by two metal snaps and two leather straps with metal buckles, and around its midsection by two fabric straps. The left-hand side bears an embroidered wool patch depicting a bulldog in a "doughboy"-style helmet, surrounded by the legend "United States Marines". Shows some wear to the leather straps, else very good to fine. Sold with a period taupe canvas dog collar, 24" x 2", with a zippered compartment for messages as well as a modern U.S. military canine patch and a small aluminum dish bearing the insignia of Dogs for Defense, a World War II-era program which encouraged civilians to donate their dogs for guard duties. Four pieces.

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May 1, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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