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VINTAGE GIJOE SALESMAN SAMPLE SHORE PATROL UNIFORM
The full description is at the bottom of the page after all of the photos.
I have been collecting a lot of different things most of my life and Vintage G I Joe for 20 years. I have sold hundreds of vintage GIJoe items in that time. I have sold items on my website, on eBay and on other for sale sites. I have been buying and selling on eBay since the beginning of eBay. My dmckee63 screen name was originally registered in January of 1997 and I have had great success making people happy with what I sold to them.
The time has come for me to pare down my collection and this will be the main place I will do so. I will be working on several pages and groupings of items for sale and linking them all to the main front page. I will also be selling items on eBay to get rid of a few harder to sell items. Please come back regularly to see what I have available. Some of these items will be things you have never seen before and will probably never have a chance to buy again once they are gone. Thank you for your time!
A QUICK EXPLANATION ABOUT THE TERM SALESMAN SAMPLE.
A lot of people have misused the term "salesman sample" over the years. When I use the term, I mean that the piece was originally used or intended to be used by a Hasbro Salesman, or an independent salesman representing Hasbro's products. This salesman was given the samples of the products coming to the market to take out and show toy buyers at toy or department stores so they could envision what the item would look like. Thus the item is considered a SALESMAN SAMPLE.
Many of the salesman samples that have showed up over the years were sealed packages. There has only been either one or two of any particular example of the sealed packaged salesman samples ever found. On the other hand, many of the salesman sample packages were broken down and many of the loose individual pieces have been spread far and wide. Most notably were the cloth cartridge belts which I am still sure to this day were never issued for production. I believe the few dozen cloth cartridge belts that have surfaced were all originally part of salesman sample packages and because of the beauty and quality of the belts they were saved by parents for their kids.
I honestly believe that if you add up all of the salesman sample small accessory cards and window boxes, there have probably been less than 3 dozen total found in the whole world, EVER! I have actually seen less than 20 of these pieces change hands over the 15 years of looking for them INCLUDING all of the items I already have in my collection. Salesman sample packages are exceedingly rare and it is nearly impossible to put a value on them. Individual loose salesman sample pieces plucked off of the original packages are a bit easier to find. Each item has to stand on it's own and compared with the production item as to how different it may be from the normal comparable item.
I have for sale several of these loose salesman sample pieces and most of them are from one big Joe find. I originally bought most of them along with my 2 boxed salesman sample Joes. I do have a couple of items from different Joe finds as you can see from some of the other items for sale. I have been looking for salesman samples for a very long time.
ITEM #240 - VINTAGE GIJOE SALESMAN SAMPLE SHORE PATROL UNIFORM
HERE IS THE FRONT OF THE JACKET WHICH IS IN VERY NICE CONDITION
HERE IS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE JACKET WHICH SHOWS ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF GLUE ON THE BACK.
THIS WAS PROBABLY ON A SALESMAN SAMPLE FIELD JACKET WINDOW BOX AND PROBABLY CAME WITH MY CLOTH CARTRIDGE BELT SOLD SEPARATELY.
HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE GLUE ON ONE CUFF.
HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE GLUE ON THE OTHER SLEEVE.
HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE T M HONG KONG TAG.
HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE DARK MARK ON THE FRONT OF THE JACKET, PROBABLY WHERE A RIFLE WAS GLUED ACROSS THE FRONT.
ITEM #240 - VINTAGE GIJOE SALESMAN SAMPLE FIELD JACKET
This is another true salesman sample piece and is in very nice condition. It was clearly part of a salesman sample window box set. These items were all found together with my salesman sample boxed Soldier and Sailor with shoulder stamped figures and most of my other loose salesman sample items for sale. This is nice but simple so I will price it accordingly at $100.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I stand behind everything I sell 100% and all of my descriptions are guaranteed to be extremely accurate.
There will be NO HIDDEN DAMAGE, NOTHING WRONG that is not described, there will be NO HIDDEN SURPRISES.
I promise that I will treat your transaction the same as if I were the one doing the buying and making sure that you are satisfied with your purchase.
I accept credit card payments through PayPal (my user ID is the same as my email address, email@example.com)
If you still like to do things the old fashioned way I can accept postal money orders in the mail as well.
Make sure to send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) BEFORE SENDING a PayPal payment if you want to purchase something.
I am including the price of INSURED PRIORITY MAIL in all sales over $50.
Let me know if you prefer shipping via UPS or Fed Ex.
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