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This is a 1920's US Army uniform. Of gabardine construction. Four pocket design. Metal gold-colored buttons bearing the design of the American Army eagle. Four pockets with flaps that used buttons to secure them shut. once closed, the buttons were exposed. Another interesting thing to note is that the pocket buttons match the main front buttons except that they are smaller in size.

The design set the standard for the uniforms employed during WWII. The same basic type of design remains in use today but the materials of manufacturing have improved greatly.

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Officers had the prerogative to have their uniforms tailor made. The example shown here is one of those cases. The black tag with gold letters is the trademark of the maker. The tag reads as follows:

Sigmund Eisner Co
Red bank N.J.
New York, San Francisco, Chicago

A second tag is found in the pocket. This one is of white color with black letters. The tag constains the following information:

Sigmund Eisner Co
uniforms and clothing
Red bank N.J.
D.R.C.B. long
BR 42 1/2 P2615

The arm has two patches. The construction is of heavy wool. Identical to the ones employed during WWI. the upper patch indicates the unit. The lower, red patch is the length of overseas service.

The rank of the soldier is shown here. The construction of the patch was of heavy wool. The construction differs from that of the WWII patches because the material in the latter years was lighter.

This Pre-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.

If you have an interest is seeing other pre-WWII US uniforms, you can do so by going to our American Military Uniforms Price Guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and other organizations.


The value for the Pre-WWII US Uniforms 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 $90.00 $100.00 $110.00 $125.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade B B A A A

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