American Red Cross sweater vest

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This vintage sweater vest was knit by a member of the American Red Cross during WWII for an american serviceman. It has a V neck with a distinctive square back and trim ribbing.
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Chest (pit to pit, stretched): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Length: 24″

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1920s Wright and Ditson canvas tennis bag

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This vintage canvas bag was mad by Wright & Ditson. It fastens at the end with a Talon Hookless fastener. At this point, the product was still known as Hookless, while the product was known as Talon. This has the transitional pull design which bears both the Hookless and the Talon names, with patent dates 3-20-17, 10-16-17, 11-25-19, 10-13-25, and 12-22-25 on the back . Consistent with this early date, the slider is unmarked and the end has D shaped stoppers. The ball pouch on the front of the bag has a Greek key trim patterned snap, made by the United States Fastener company, which merged in 1929 with Carr to form United Carr. This hardware pre-dates that merger, which puts the dating of this bag somewhere in the 1926-1930 range. The bag was originally owned by Elmer Giesick of Billings, Montana.

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Hand painted 1940s ties

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Vintage 1940s hand painted figural gold mining mens necktie tie Towncraft Deluxe
This vintage tie was hand painted in California and was sold by Penney’s under the Towncraft Deluxe label. It has a mining/prospecting theme, with a pick, scale and bags of gold. It measures 53″ long and 5″ wide. It is made of an acetate and nylon blend.
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Vintage 1940s Mastercraft men’s hand painted necktie tie pirate treasure chest
This vintage tie was made in the 1940s by the Mastercrat Cravat Company, Inc. It is hand painted, with a pirate chest and fish theme. The tie is knot panned. It measures 4-1/4″ wide and 51″ long.
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Vintage 1950s Wembley acorn and oak tree men’s necktie swing tie red 1940s
This is a nice autumnal tie, eating from the early to mid 1950s. The background is of oak trees, with a print of acorns, leaves and cattails. 3-1/2″ wide, 51″ long
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Vintage 1940s Beau Brummell men’s necktie swing tie oak leaf acorn
This vintage necktie was made in the late 1940s by Beau Brummell (famously also the makers of Palm Beach Cloth neckties), and was sold by Tucker’s clothes shop of Anaconda, Montana. It measures 4-1/4″ wide and 52″ long.
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Vintage 1950s green Bob Tails square bottom men’s polka dot necktie swing tie
This vintage tie was made in the 1950s, and is an unusual wide square bottom design. It has a pattern of alternating spots and stripes. It measures 3-3/8″ wide and 54″ long
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Vintage 1940s hand painted men’s necktie brown tie cactus
An unusual hand painted pattern on this one. Looks to me like an abstracted cactus of some sort. 4-1/4″ wide, 54″ long.
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Vintage 1930s silk brocade men’s brown necktie unlined resilient construction
This vintage brocade tie has a repeating abstract organic pattern, in brown and white with a subtle blue accent. It measures 3-1/2″ wide and 48″ long.
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Vintage 1940s Hand Painted in California men’s necktie swing tie 1950s
This tie was hand tailored and hand painted in California. It measures 52-1/2″ long and 4″ wide
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Vintage 1950s Tropic Ties men’s hand painted deer head necktie swing tie
This vintage tie was made in the 1950s. Despite its distinctly woodsy subject matter, it was made by Tropic Ties, who specialized in hand painted neckwear. It measures 3″ wide and 50″ long
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Vintage 1940s Hand Painted in California men’s necktie swing tie Fashion Craft
This vintage tie was made in the 1940s by Fashion Craft Cravats and was sold by MacIntyre’s of Anaconda, Montana. It is hand painted, almost certainly in California, and was made using Resilient Construction. It looks as though it was intended to have been a knot planned model, as the back blade is a contrasting color, but the tie is constructed in such a way that it does not line up with the knot, regardless of the style of knot used. The tie measures 49″ long and 4-1/4″ wide.
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Vintage 1940s Hand Painted in California men’s necktie swing tie Manhattan
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Vintage 1940s Hand Painted in California men’s necktie swing tie Wembley
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1930s canvas saddlebags

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This vintage canvas bag was made in the 1930s. It has early talon zippers, with the D shaped stoppers at the top (before they switched to the solid metal stops in the ’40s) and a rare variant of the bell-shaped pull. The slider is of the plain-back style (no stampings) which was used in the early-mid 1930s. The end of the opening on the bag is leather reinforced. Unlike regular saddlebags, which are essentially two bags with a separate connection piece, these are a single, continuous bag, shaped roughly like a barbell. The ends are bucket-bottomed, and have drainage grommets both in the bottom and on both sides. The zippers open the entire bag and run vertically, as opposed to the horizontal openings usually seen on this type of bag. The heavy canvas started out life as a deep forest green, as can be seen in the last photograph, but has faded heavily over time. This is perfect for motorcycles or just as a rugged over-the shoulder carryall.

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1930s Rogers Peet chesterfield overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made in the 1930s by high-end clothier Rogers Peet. The coat was purchased at their Boston location, 104 Tremont Street, by an A. Leighton of 10 Chauncy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He wore the coat until 1948, evidenced by a postal insurance form dated February 18th, 1948 and a checking deposit slip dated February 24, 1948, both found in the breast pocket and included with the coat. The coat is about as classic as they come. It is a chesterfield, with a three button fly front (rolled to the second button) and a velvet collar. It is made of some of the finest, densest wool I have felt. Absolutely the quality you would expect from Rogers Peet. It has flapped pockets and a vented back with two buttons to close the vent. The coat is luxuriantly fully lined.. There is a small button which allows the lapels to be buttoned up against the Boston winters.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 42″

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1930s button front leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1930s. It is an early style of utility jacket, with a button front and a shirt style collar. There are handwarmer pockets with snap tab closure, and d ring adjuster belts for the back and cuffs. The jacket is cotton lined, with two buttoned “pistol pockets”, like found on G-1 flight jackets.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26-1/2″

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1950s Western Roebucks jacket

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This vintage western jacket was made in the 1950s and was sold by Sears under the Roebuck’s label. Roebucks was, at the time, their house brand for westernwear- mostly jeans and denim jackets, but also fancier items like this. I have had several other jackets made by the same manufacturer (same factory labels, same cut and detailing), all sold under different store labels, so somewhere there was a factory producing these to be sold under house labels. The jacket is made of tweed and has peak lapels, a scalloped front yoke, pleated front and scalloped pocket flaps. The back has a fancy yoke and deep dual pleats. It is fully lined, and according to the tag, the model name was the Guardsman.

Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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