Here is a set of USMC HBT P41 utility coat and trousers. The uniform appears to be unused, unissued, new old stock. Neither article appears to have been washed as they both still have the sheen associated with fabric that has not been washed.
There is no fading or observable degradation to the USMC and EGA stenciling. You can see that the coat is marked as a size 40 and the trousers as a size 34. And are dated 1942 and 1943. There is no writing or stamps with any Marine's name.There are no rips or holes in either article. Both pieces of clothing exhibit what in curator circles is referred to as foxing. The foxing or in layman's terms "staining" that you see is very typical of HBT uniforms and is the result of a large variety of factors such as moisture, microbial activity, iron content, pH levels, and UV exposure. The foxing on the coat is primarily on the inside of the back and is present but is difficult to capture in photos.
The heaviest foxing is on trousers. There are multiple spots and I have photographed in detail the most major areas. Moreover, in low light conditions that these should be preserved in and if displayed on a mannequin with all the dressings of personal equipment, I think a person wouldn't really notice the foxing on the trousers. Make no mistake, if you look for it you will find it.
I'm not trying to say there isn't foxing but if you are looking for a factory fresh, absolutely pristine, mint condition uniform then move along and be prepared to keep looking as it is very difficult to find WWII USMC uniforms without a spot or two somewhere. I will entertain all reasonable offers from serious collectors. You could spend years trying to find a perfect HBT uniform but this one is extremely solid and one of the best sets I have ever owned. Most sellers will not point out the types of defects that I have. As a collector myself, I hate surprises.
Rest assured, this is an excellent condition set in good sizes with foxing on the trousers and some very minor foxing on the coat. The item "NOS WWII USMC P41 herringbone twill HBT utility 40 coat shirt 34 trousers pants" is in sale since Friday, November 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms". The seller is "thecornerarsenal" and is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.