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RainbowVintage
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B-9 military parka?

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So, anybody here know about military stuff?
I have this B-9 parka:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbowvintage/6651631087/
Heavy cotton twill, detachable pile-lined split hood (I was so sure it was real mouton, but no), draft cuffs, quilted lining, reprocessed-fiber filling. I don't doubt that it's old or that it was made by a contractor, but I hope to confirm a couple things.
Its age, for one - my hunch is 60s, but I mostly deal in women's clothing, so, "hunch" is exactly right.
Also, the tag doesn't quite look like right to me, I feel like there'd be more info on it if it was actually issued by the military. Wouldn't there be more/longer codes? And if I'm right, then what IS its source? Surplus store?
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Re: B-9 military parka?

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Nice piece. I don't really know military vintage very well but I'd probably price it around $75.
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RainbowVintage
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Re: B-9 military parka?

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Oh, awesome, thank you. I listed it already, and I'd guessed $85 - a little high but not way off. I'll leave it at that for a while and reduce it in a couple months if it hasn't sold. Somebody has a very similar one on eBay for $350 o_O - "reach for the stars", I guess, unless they know something we don't!
Thanks!

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Re: B-9 military parka?

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Try auctioning it just in case? Start the bid at $75 - then you don't potentially miss out if it's more. Lots of military clothing collectors out there - might tickle someone's fancy.
Jimmy J

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