I show some Black & White photos from a reference book that has information about this type of vintage Military issue item. The Reference Book is not offered for sale at all.
Only the WW2 vintage survival vest is offered for sale. The book says that this item is called, " Vest, Emergency Sustenance, Type C1". This type of item was first used in 1943, and issued to pilots as emergency survival equipment. There are many pockets, some still with the printed information. I don't have any of the original contents of the various pockets.There is a Winged Star Army Air Forces logo on the vest. There is also a pistol holster on the vest. This item is over 70 years old. It is old and in Used Condition with wear damage from use. There is sun fading, faded markings, missing contents, dirt stains, oxidation to the metal parts, old dried out cracked leather.
And some of the snaps are damaged and no longer work. It is no longer in the perfect condition that it once was in the day it was originally manufactured.It is both damaged from having been used, and damaged from being old. Time slowly destroys old things. For Legal reasons, the items in this listing are stated as "Used Condition". What is a "Used Condition" item? It is an item that is in "Poor Terrible Condition". They are better condition than "Dug Relic Condition" items. Items are no longer like how they were the day they were first manufactured. Items have been used by someone Decades ago in another Century. Items will have defects and damage from having been used.
The older something is, the worse the condition will be. Wool items will have Moth holes. Expect Moth damage to old wool items. Expect clothing to have dirt stains, frayed cuffs and collars. Expect there to be Mildew and Mold damage stains.
Expect buttons to be broken or missing. Expect zippers to be broken and non functional. Expect size tags to be missing or damaged. Expect leather items to be dried out and cracked. Hats will be crushed and bent out of shape.Do not expect clothing to fit you, it is not your size. Expect oxidation and rust on the metal parts. Expect items to be faded from having been exposed to sun light.
Expect metal items to have dents, scratches, and paint loss. Expect items to have microscopic fractures when looked at under a microscope.Expect Electronic items to no longer work or be functional. These items are old and things slowly get destroyed by time. Please do not expect something in "New Condition", or "Good Condition".
These items are in "Used Condition", and are Relics from another Century. The vintage items I list for sale are not wearable clothing, or usable items. These items are old and damaged from use. The item was rough weighed in an open box. I have mailed items in the past to: Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Malta, Hungry, Belgium, Taiwan, etc.The local Post Office gives those boxes out to use. They have lost items I have mailed. It takes between 3 to 5 days for funds to transfer to my bank account. I'm trying to be 100% up front and honest. I mostly only leave other people feedback after they leave me feedback. Chances are, if you don't leave me any feedback I'll probably not leave you any either. I try to be 100% Honest and show photos and describe items the best I can. Items tend to be old, used, and as is. Feel free to ask me a question. If I see a size marking on an old Quartermaster Tag, I will try to show a photo of it. If I say that I do not know the size than please do not waste both of our time by asking about the size of an old militaria collectable.
I also tend to have items packaged away to try and keep moths from eating them. I only dig them out if they sell and need to be mailed.Please do not ask me to take more photos, because I probably won't take any more photos of things I have already stored away. The item "Old WW2 era US Army Air Forces Survival Vest, Emergency Sustenance, Type C1 USED" is in sale since Saturday, March 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment". The seller is "clayandmilitaria07" and is located in Stockton, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.