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I've seen this listed on Manions a few times. Originally the asking price was around $1500 and I didn't even look at it, thinking it's a fake.

But, at $500, I'm considering it.

The crowns look good to me, Victorian. But, I know nothing about the pattern of these tunics and have no idea how to tell if it is correct. Any help?



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I would think it should have a tailor label of some kind? Although that is a shot in the dark on my part. The Baden Powel thing I doubt... but who is to say the museum did not just do a mock up with any old Khaki jacket they found?

A very, very long shot unless there is some kind of photographic evidence of this jacket (or one like it) being worn by an officer of that period.....

Could be an Argentinian Navy jacket for all we know :-)

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I think they meant the one it was displayed with was Baden-Powell's. I could care less though, I've got no interest in scouting.

I just want to know if it's an original khaki service jacket. It looks about right for the Boer War.

Will send a request for tailor's labels. Good thought, there.


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