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Questions About the United States Navy Peacoat

Dudley

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You are confusing me. Please post an image of the coat and the tag to which you are referring. WWII coats have 8 buttons showing; post WWII coats have 6 buttons showing.
Sorry for confusing you. This is the jacket. It is six buttons, but the photo appears that buttons are missing. The other photo's confirm the six button because of the button openings.
 

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Sorry for confusing you. This is the jacket. It is six buttons, but the photo appears that buttons are missing. The other photo's confirm the six button because of the button openings.
It appears that buttons are missing because the lapels aren't in their normal configuration. It is a six button coat.
 

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You are confusing me. Please post an image of the coat and the tag to which you are referring. WWII coats have 8 buttons showing; post WWII coats have 6 buttons showing.
It is an odd, confusing coat.. While it is six button, the collar resembles an eight button. There are not eight button holes.
 

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Yes, see my previous message wherein I said it was a 1949 coat. You quoted that message, so surely you saw it. Yes, this is a 1949 peacoat.
Thanks again. I believe your comment was on O’dubhghaill’s jacket. I was asking for your thoughts on my jacket. Since the tag had a different contract number, I thought that might be significant. Take care.
 

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I know that the red, DC, stamped on the names stenciled on the coats means, discarded. The WWII coat I just bought also has, nr, on the tag. Anyone know what that means?
 

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hjv2

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I know that the red, DC, stamped on the names stenciled on the coats means, discarded. The WWII coat I just bought also has, nr, on the tag. Anyone know what that means?
It's a DC stamp. Zoom and look closely to the picture.
 

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Sorry to double post, but my WWII coat just arrived and I wanted to show it off. For an ~80 year old coat, it is in absolutely fantastic condition. There's one little tear along the top of the left sleeve liner. Not even a tear. Just the stitching pulled out about two inches. It will be nothing to sew it up and the coat will be mint. Even the throat latch is present. I'm thrilled.
 

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Thanks again. I believe your comment was on O’dubhghaill’s jacket. I was asking for your thoughts on my jacket. Since the tag had a different contract number, I thought that might be significant. Take care.
Sorry. I didn't know wich tag you were referring to. Probably best to attach a picture of the specific tag you are questioning.

Good question as to the contract number, but I still think it is a 1949 coat.
 

Dudley

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Sorry to double post, but my WWII coat just arrived and I wanted to show it off. For an ~80 year old coat, it is in absolutely fantastic condition. There's one little tear along the top of the left sleeve liner. Not even a tear. Just the stitching pulled out about two inches. It will be nothing to sew it up and the coat will be mint. Even the throat latch is present. I'm thrilled.
Feels good to throw the jacket on. They just wrap around you, and you feel secure. Congrats
 

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I enjoy this thread. Peacoat is the glue that holds this whole thing together. Thank you! I was wondering what it Is about these jackets that we need more of them? I own 7 and my friends and family could never tell the difference. But I like having models from different era's with nuanced differences. I would like others to weigh in. Peacoat, I believe a few hundred pages above you admitted to having over 40? That is cool. Tell me more....all of you
 

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Actually, it is 15, or was 15. 8 of them are missing. I have about 40 coats overall.

I had a closet breakdown some time back, and the missing coats may be hidden under the coats that collapsed. Haven't had the energy to dig through everything yet.
 

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