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J007370 (IJA) COMPANY GRADE OFFICER'S GREATCOAT.
A fully lined, olive drab colored, heavy wool overcoat with a lay-down collar with a double hook-and-eye closure at the throat, a double breasted front closure, diagonally angled slash pockets, with flaps, to each hip, and a vertical slash behind the left pocket, allowing access to the interior. The column of six brass buttons forming the left of the double breasted front closure are purely decorative, as are the five lowermost identical buttons forming the right column. A French fly is underneath the right column, with conceals the four buttonholes that mate with corresponding tan bakelite buttons sewn to the normally covered, right forward panel. Another bakelite button is sewn to the inside edge of this panel, which mates with a wool, buttonholed tab extending from alongside the left interior armpit. The brass button sewn above its bakelite equivalents to the right panel mates with the uppermost buttonhole to the right column of the double breasted front closure. False A vertical box pleat is the upper back. A 7cm wide horizontal half belt extends from behind vertical flaps (both of which appear to have had non-functioning buttons, which are presently absent, once sewn to them) to each side of the reverse waistline, with one half of the belt having two brass buttons sewn to it, mating with corresponding buttonholes to the other half. The rear tail skirt vent has three tan bakelite buttons along one side of it, which mate with the buttonholes to a French fly closure on the other side. The interior is lined in an olive drab brushed cotton or synthetic blend, including the sleeves. The chest measures approximately 38", The greatcoat is in near pristine condition.
GRADE ****1/4 PRICE $50.00
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