Saving Private Ryan

Lot # 375 - Live Auction 2017 - Captain John Miller's (Tom Hanks) Beach Invasion Uniform

Stock #68587

Captain John Miller's (Tom Hanks) beach invasion uniform from Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. Captain Miller wore his full uniform when he led his troops into battle on Normandy Beach.

Miller's Army green T-shirt has a hand-written labeled for 'Miller' and a fading stamp that appears to read 'U.S. ACAD EX-LARGE.' The button-down shirt features a Rangers patch on the left sleeve, and an infantry crossed rifles pin and captain bars pin on the collar. The shirt also includes a hand-written tag for 'Miller.' The light green jacket has a front zipper, multiple pockets, and a Rangers patch on the right arm. The jacket is also labeled for 'Miller' and includes small amounts of sand in the front pockets, possibly a remnant from filming. A pair of brown/green pants (size 34x34), marked 'U.S. ACAD,' are worn under a pair of green army pants (size 36), which feature a hand-written 'Miller' tag. The canvas leg gators are both marked with a hand-written 'WCC' and include an original production tag, noting the pieces for use during the 'Water: Boat Explosion' at the beginning of the film.

The army helmet liner is from the production of the film however may not have been used as a 'Miller' piece; it is unusual in that it is painted in the style of a helmet exterior when it is only a liner. The liner is made of compressed paper fibres covered in resin and is completed with canvas straps on the inside for use. The pack is made of green canvas with multiple pockets throughout, many of which are stuffed with rolled burlap sections. A metal and wood shovel is attached to the back. The canvas belt is dressed with a leather pistol holster, metal knife and sheath, metal canteen, and two ammunition pouches filed with small wood blocks partially painted black. A canvas belt, green socks, and brown leather boots (size 8 1/2) complete the lot, with mud and dirt residue still attached to the bottom of both shoes. Included with this lot is a UK mini poster from the film's release. The lot shows production wear throughout but remains in good condition.

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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