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    Yes, when there is a change, the military will continue to issue what it has in stock, along with the replacement items. When the pewter buttons began to be issued on the peacoats in about 1974, both the pewter buttons and the black anchor buttons were allowed to be worn until the changeover date. That date was, I believe, July 1, 1976 (although it could have been July 1, 1975--my notes have both years listed). After that date, only the pewter buttons were allowed to be worn. Of course the peacoat buttons reverted to the black anchor buttons in 1984, which is the current issue button.

    In 1980, after the Navy changed to the black "Melton" wool, the older peacoats made of very dark blue "Kersey" wool were still authorized, so there was no "changeover" date. Similarly, after WWII, when the style changed to the six button front, the WWII peacoats with the eight button fronts remained authorized for wear.

    While these, and other, arcane changes in styles and materials may initially seem trivial, they allow us to date a peacoat within an era, even in the absence of a tag. Even though Admiral Zumwalt, and other policy makers, didn't have the researchers and aficionados in mind when they effectuated change, it has given us the tools to determine the provenance of these pieces of history.

    If you have found this thread by a search engine, and if you are still with us from the beginning, congratulations; it is a long thread. And, if so, you might be interested in the Peacoat Dating article (sticky) toward the top of the Outerwear section (you are in the Outerwear section now). To make it simpler to find, here is the link:

    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=37699
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacoat
    Lexi, that peacoat is in great condition if it is WWII era. Buzz Rickson has a copy, but it is patterned after an earlier model. It's called a pre--WWII peacoat, and has the 13 star buttons, unlike yours which has the later version of the buttons. If you got this on ebay, I think I saw it. I would have been very interested if it had been a 42. The seller was adamant that, even though like new, even the tag, it had come from the estate of a WWII veteran, and was the real deal.

    A good find. After that first vintage peacoat you got about a year ago, I see that you are adding to your collection. A WWII peacoat is hard to find. Careful, as peacoats can be as addictive as the leather jackets!
    I think it must have been the same coat. The seller seemed quite sad to part with it and said it was part of a fairly big WWII collection that just had to go, but it is in damn good condition- parts are in even better condition than the 60s coat you helped me with last year. The WWII coats are quite nice- they seem to have a bit more flattering appearance with a bit more waist suppression, maybe because it's got more buttons.

    I've seen the Buzz Rickson one also, at least online. It looks nice, but $700 is quite a price tag for a repro wool coat! With prices like that, I guess the one I picked up would be quite a steal even if it was a repro!

    I know what you mean regarding the addiction. Just what I need, something else to start collecting.

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    Peacoat prices

    Was watching an ebay auction for a mint condition WWII Peacoat - it just went for over $300
    Wish we had them over here in our UK charity shops (thrift stores), looks like there is good money to be made if you can find them!

    I'm waiting for my second 60's peacoat to come over the pond (one size smaller than the last one). If this doesn't fit I'm giving up, the shipping costs are almost as much as the coat!

    These Peacoats are becoming as addictive as Aeros

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    WW2 peacoat

    The really nice condition WW2 style peacoats were a dime a dozen here in the US way back,I still have my WW2 peacoat that I payed 20 dollars for.Evertime I wear it I get many complements,where did you get that? was it you fathers.The newer style with the suit jacket type lapel just dont keep your chest warm...

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    If the peacoat in question really is in mint condition and is WW11 issue then $300 seems a reasonable price IMO.
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    WW2 peacoat

    That much? Seem`s awfully high priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bburtner@moran
    The really nice condition WW2 style peacoats were a dime a dozen here in the US way back,I still have my WW2 peacoat that I payed 20 dollars for.Evertime I wear it I get many complements,where did you get that? was it you fathers.The newer style with the suit jacket type lapel just dont keep your chest warm...
    You are lucky to have gotten it for $20. I wish I had a bunch I had paid that little for.

    When you said the WWII came higher on the chest, I compared a WWII with a post war to see what the difference really is. The WWII is 2" higher toward the throat than the post war models. That is a significant difference. Now if they could just find a way to keep that pesky lapel down. I have found when it gets cold, like below freezing, I wear a wool scarf anyway, so the difference in the two lapels lengths is pretty much negated for me in cold weather.

    WWII coats are getting harder to find, and one in mint condition is rare, so $300 doesn't surprise me. And when a coat makes it over to the UK or Europe, the shipping and tax adds maybe $60 to the cost.
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    Unfortunately for me, it was ebay.com (USA) and it still went for over $300. With shipping costs to the UK I would have been looking at around $366!

    Having said that, it was listed as unissued so I guess is was a pretty rare item.

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    What size was it? Larger sizes and longer lengths always go for more money. I see WW2 pea coats in good condition sell for less than a C-note on eBay fairly often, but they're usually something like a 36 Reg. or 38 Short I had to watch eBay for about 3-4 months before I found one in my size - and the condition I wanted - and I'm pretty small by modern American Standards!
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    It was a 38R , a popular size I suppose. The dimensions were about right for me, but I sort of lost interest when it went over the $300 mark.

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