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WWII US Navy Working Uniform -
This is a US WWII US Navy working uniform. Of gabardine construction. Four pockets, two smaller ones on top. Two larger ones on the bottom. With scalloped shaped flaps. Metal buttons with the shape of an eagle standing over an anchor. The pockets have matching buttons but are of smaller size. The sleeves have two black officer stripes.

The uniform is of dark green color. very fine construction.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII US military uniforms. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII US uniform worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the uniforms is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the American military uniforms in the collector's market is illustrated.

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This is a close up view of the metal buttons. They were the same ones employed by the US Navy. Dark color. The eagle is sitting atop an anchor.

The interior of the armpit is made of a striped material. This was a typical construction for the time period.

There are two tags in the unifornm. The first photo is the manufacturer of the uniform. This is a tailor made uniform. Which was an option available to officers.

S. W. Rice
Quantico, VA. Corpus Christie, TX. baltimore, MD.

The second tag has data about the owner. It is hand-written because it is a custom outfit. It is of white color with black letters.

tailored by
S. W. Rice Co.
uniforms of quality
208 s. Pulaski St. Baltimore, MD.
Mr. C.T. J.E.
date 4/17/42 No.5601

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.

If you have an interest is seeing other 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 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.

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Feb 28th, 2017
Most of the American uniforms of the WWII era are relatively common. The dress jacket featured here is not 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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