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early elc b-3

Silver Surfer

Well-Known Member
i came across this listing. item# 273672583013. it may be the earliest elc b-3 i have seen for sale to date. the bill of sale in the pix says it was sold in 2003. the listing goes on the indicate it is a 40 long. however, by the measurements that i asked for, i would say that it is a 40 regular. the jacket is listed for a $800 bin, but suspect that an offer of $600-$700 may buy it. whats so special about it? it is made with super dense shearling [fenland?], and it is finished as wwll originals were [not the newer crinkly finish] . except for the cuff ends, it appears to have hardly been worn, and well taken care of.
 

Silver Surfer

Well-Known Member
huh? sure looks it to me, john. if it aint, i reckon that the seller sourced a bill of sales for it, as the bill of sale in the listing is dated '03....or maybe the seller has a bunch of sales receipts from years ago , and is in the vintage repro business. i had an elc b-3 from about this time, and it had a leather hanger, and the same white tag attached to the nomenclature tag. not to mention the shearling color, surface, and hh fittings.
 

John Lever

Moderator
huh? sure looks it to me, john. if it aint, i reckon that the seller sourced a bill of sales for it, as the bill of sale in the listing is dated '03....or maybe the seller has a bunch of sales receipts from years ago , and is in the vintage repro business. i had an elc b-3 from about this time, and it had a leather hanger, and the same white tag attached to the nomenclature tag. not to mention the shearling color, surface, and hh fittings.
2003 isn't early, pre 1995 is early in my books.
 

Silver Surfer

Well-Known Member
funny that you mention aero. i just got a hold of a mc-aviator jacket that has later 1940s aero zippers. trying to date the jacket using the aero zippers was a bitch because every time i hit "aero zipper", aero scotland came up.
 
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