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Although is was a difficult decision, I have decided to sell all my that remains of my CEF. After 30+ years of collecting, all I have left is the cream and the rare, but I am going to let it go. There are some very rare items that just do not get offered, like British and Canadian issue trousers, a shirt, unddies, suspenders, British Small Box respirator, balaclava, mitts full set (my last and best set) of P08 webbing and more. Plus of course, my best CEF tunics and caps.

All prices in US dollars.
Prices do not include postage.
Five day inspection period
To purchase or for more information, email Tony Schnurr at kaisersbunker.com@gmail.com
 
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CEF Tunics

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SOLD $1300
42nd Battalion
Montreal Quebec
Company Sgt. Major Private Purchase Highland Jacket
SOLD $1600
85th Battalion
Nova Scotia Highlanders Halifax Nova Scotia
Other Ranks Highland Jacket
SOLD $3000
236th Battalion
Fredericton New Brunswick
Officer's Cuff Ranked
Highland Grouping

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HOLD $1500
5th Canadian Mounted Rifles
Sherbrooke Quebec
Lance Cpl's Jacket.
SOLD $1700
2nd Division
Canadian Engineers
NCO's Jacket
SOLD $1600
1st Division
Canadian Engineers
Sapper's Jacket.

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SOLD $2000
10th Company
4th Machine Gun Battalion Jacket
SOLD $2800
1st Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade
Transport Company Jacket
 
Overcoats

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HOLD $950
Other Ranks
Issued Canadian Pattern
Greatcoat
$900
Other Ranks
Mounted Pattern
Greatcoat
$800
Officer's
"Trench Warm"
Overcoat
 
CEF Soft Caps

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SOLD $700
Model 1916 Soft Cap
116th Infantry Battalion
HOLD $700
Model 1916 Soft Cap
5th Canadian Mounted Rifles
$1200
Officer's Soft Service Cap
10th Infantry Battalion. Rare original officer's cap badge.

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SOLD $700
Model 1916 Soft Cap
Canadian Engineers
SOLD $750
Model 1916 Soft Cap
107th Pioneer Battalion
SOLD $900
Officer's Trench Cap
26th Infantry Battalion
With Rain Cover

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SOLD $750
Model 1916 Soft Cap
Princess Patricia's
Canadian Light Infantry
SOLD $750
Issue Glengarry
42nd Infantry Battalion
SOLD $700
Officer's Glengarry
236th Infantry Battalion

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SOLD $1250
Issued Balmoral
85th Infantry Battalion
SOLD $750
Issued Tam o' Shanter
185th Infantry Battalion

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SOLD $900
Canadian Pattern Soft Service Cap
Canadian Machine Gun Corps
SOLD $900
Officer's Service Dress Cap
Canadian Machine Gun Corps
SOLD $1000
Model 1916 Soft Cap,
Eaton's Machine Gun Battery
 
Trousers and Undergarments
HOLD $1800
Very rare British Pattern Other Ranks Trousers

When the British Other Ranks five-button Service Dress (SD) jacket was introduced in 1902, matching trousers were also issued made from the same wool as the five-button SD jacket. Issued British trousers have vertical pocket slits along side of the side seam and have no belt loops. There are a series of stamped metal buttons along the waistband for attaching suspenders. What is interesting, is that the trousers seem to "flare out" slightly at the cuff.
On this example, the trousers are lined in white linen except for the pockets which are in tan. There is a faint British War Department "WD" with a Broad arrow stamped on one pocket. The front fly is closed with metal stamped buttons, identical to those to support the suspenders. There is no rear pocket.
HOLD $2200
Extremely rare Canadian Model 1904 Other Ranks Trousers

When the Canadian seven-button SD jacket was introduced in 1903, matching trousers were also issued. The original trousers had seam piping in Corps colors, but this was short-lived and abolished in 1904. The trousers are made from the same drab wool material as the jacket. Canadian pattern trousers are of a different cut than British Pattern trousers, having horizontal pocket slits under the waist band.

Like British trousers, there are no belt loops sewn around the circumference of the waistband on issued trousers. The loops on this example were added by the owner as hand-stitching is evident. The front fly is closed with metal stamped buttons. The same style buttons are sewn around the waist to attach the suspenders.
The trousers are lined in white linen, and stamped on each side with a Canadian War Department "C" with a Broad arrow. Compared to the British trousers, the pockets are very shallow. There is no rear pocket.
SOLD $675 Canadian Pattern Other Ranks Breeches

Other Ranks Breeches were intended to be issued to mounted troops, drivers of motorized lorries, and motorcyclists. This example has angeled side pockets and as expected, a series of stamped metal buttons are sewn along the waistband for attaching suspenders. Of interest, the suspender buttons are on the inside, and the breeches were manufactured with belt loops. Studio photographs of men in the Canadian Artillery very often show the men wearing these issued breeches.
The breeches are lined in tan linen. The front fly is closed with metal stamped buttons, identical to those to support the suspenders. These breeches have never been issued. There are no markings of any sort on the lining.
SOLD $450
Canadian Pattern Other Ranks Denim Breeches

These breeches are made from a tan denim material, similar to a light canvas. There are two front pockets with buttons flaps, but no rear pocket. The stamped metal buttons for attaching suspenders are sewn along the interior. The breeches were manufactured with three belt loops along the hips and back, and two large downward-pointing brass hooks (similar to equipment hooks) at the front.
The inside is stamped with a manufacturer's name and 1916. The ink stamps on the back of the lining appear to indicate these were still in a Quartermaster stores in the 1930s, however these breeches appear to have never been worn.
$550
Officer Breeches

Officers were required to purchase their own uniforms and equipment so the officer's tailored breeches differed considerably from Other Ranks breeches in appearance and quality. All officers wore breeches, not just mounted officers. Examples can be encountered in brushed cotton, wool, or khaki twill and are often found with leather reinforcements in the seat and inner legs.
The breeches were manufactured with a series of horn buttons along the inner waistband for attaching suspenders. There are also belt loops along the outside of the waistband. The interior is void of any tailor's label.
SOLD$550
Extremely rare Canadian Issued Shirt

The Canadian issued shirt was very similar to the issued British shirt called a "Grey Ordinary". The standard issue shirt was a made of wool or flannel in a slip-over style with no collar and closed at the neck with four buttons following civilian fashion of the period. The proper name of this pattern is: Canadian Other Ranks Drab Flannel shirt. A Canadian pre-war pattern shirt with collar was also worn, but primarily in Canada. Most overseas issue patterns were collarless.

Shirts of this pattern were also manufactured in a light-grey flannel beginning in 1916. In 1917, shirts made from natural flannel were introduced.
A view of the neck and collar. Note that the sleeves also had a button.
SOLD$150
Issue Underwear

The issue underwear was made of wool and had four buttons to close the fly. This set is not dated, but came with the CEF grouping.
Brodie Helmets
SOLD $1400
Type A rimless Brodie helmet with a Mark 1 liner. On the helmet is a painted cap badge for the 8th Canadian Infantry Battalion, (Black Devils), 1st Canadian Division, Winnipeg Manitoba.

The helmet is painted in the typical early smooth dark-green paint. The little devil is painted-on in red paint. This example is my favorite Brodie.
HOLD$875
Mark I Brodie helmet with a faint painted cap badge for the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, 3rd Canadian Division, Sherbrooke Quebec. Full liner and strap.

A GOC, 3rd Div, dated 18 Nov 1918 ordered that all helmets in the 4th Canadian Division were to be collected at Battalion level and be painted grey. The unit cap badges were then applied in paint with stencils.
SOLD$925
Mark I Brodie helmet with a painted blue rectangle over a green rectangle formation patch for the 85th Infantry Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), 4th Canadian Division, Halifax Nova Scotia. Full liner and strap.
SOLD $900
Mark I Brodie helmet with a painted boxed CE over a red rectangle formation patch for the 1st Canadian Division Engineers. Full liner and strap.
$400
Mark I Brodie helmet. This finish is a standard tan color with sand texture. Full liner and strap.
CEF Equipment

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SOLD $1350
Pattern 1908 Web Equipment
$175 Cavalry Bandolier
$275 Cavalry Mess tin
$100 1903 Cavalry Pattern Water-bottle.
SOLD $175
.303 Ammunition Bandolier
 

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SOLD$1300
British Small Box respirator - a rare opportunity as one is missing out of most collections. Almost impossible to find as they are so fragile most surviving examples have just disintegrated. Very rare complete original.
$100
Bolt Cutters
HOLD $175
Wire Cutters
 

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SOLD $180
Issue Binoculars
$145
Cook (Billy) Stove
SOLD$375
A 1st War Officers Private Purchase Mess Set.. This is a wonderful set. Probably my favourite CEF item.

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HOLD $375
Issue Mess-Tin and carrier
SOLD $800
Extemely rare original British Trench Club
$275
Issue Mess-Tin

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$275
Official Government pattern Canadian Ensign 9' X 5"
$75
Razor kit. Came with a CEF grouping.
HOLD $125
Princess Mary Gift Fund 1914 Box.
 

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SOLD$145
Canadian 1st War Suspenders
$175
Canadian Pattern 1903 Belt
1916 dated
SOLD $165
Canadian 1916 Pattern Belt
1916 dated

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$250
Officer's Sam Browne
1916 Dated Londen Maker
$145
Goodbye Old Man Framed Print
18" X 22"
$175
Canada Framed Print
17" X 20"
SOLD$750
85th Bn Kilt

Original era manufacture. Black Watch - 85th Bn pattern tartan made from heavy wool. Only a few tiny holes from you, overall in excellent+ condition. The leather strap and buckel end are intact.
$600
Jerkin

A leather jerkin was issued to some troops during the Great War. It was a sleeveless leather vest lined secured at the front opening by four large buttons and lined in a light drab wool similar to the SD jacket. Typically, issued great War leather Jerkins utilized leather-covered wooden buttons secured to the jerkin by a loop on the back of the button and held in place with a split-ring. The buttons on this example have been hand-sewn. This example was worn by Driver Ethert Clair Lutes 65th Battery Canadian Field Artillery R.C.H.A. Ethert Clair Lutes joined the CEF in Moncton New Brunswick in April 1916, served in France and was discharged as wounded in Dec 1918.
$275
Balaclava

The cold weather issue Balaclava is a piece of clothing that is still issued today with very little change. This example is not dated, but came with a CEF grouping. The faint "C" broad-arrow stamp is visible on the bottom of the neck flap.
$250
Mitts

The cold weather issue Mitts are still issued today, also with very little change. This set are not dated, but came with a CEF grouping.
Weapons:
PLEASE NOTE I CANNOT SHIP THESE OUTSIDE OF CANADA
CANADA SALES ONLY

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$1650
Ross M1910
Original sling - Best example I have ever seen
Contact me for more details and photos
SOLD $850
Short Lee Enfield Mark III 1918 dated
Dated sling - Best example I have ever seen
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$225
Ross Bayonet
SOLD $175
Lee Enfield Bayonet
Beautiful near mint example
Kaiser: 1997 - 2010