Pearl Harbor USS Utah Flag
Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:31 PM
Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:32 PM
Looks like a fantasy piece.. Plus if I am seeing it right Harbor is misspelled HORBOR..
Could you provide a link to the listing
Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:22 PM
With the gold fringe, it would not have been flown from a mast.
Whether this was a wardroom flag or one in the captain's quarters, that might explain it's history. But apparently there are no US Navy issue markings on it.
But there is also something odd about the dimensions of this flag. From the photos, it does not look wide enough. And it would seem odd that anyone associated with the Navy would misspell "harbor".
I am guessing if there is any age to this flag at all it was made for commemorative purposes after the event.
Posted 24 April 2019 - 07:42 AM
What a strange flag...looks like it's about 12 inches or so short of a normal flag. With the HORBOR mispelling, I highly doubt anyone would have created this as a formal military flag. Maybe something made by a family of someone who was killed on the ship to commemorate them? Who knows. Without provenance, it's an odd sized 48 star flag with writing on it. Value? Far less than it sold for in my opinion...
Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:33 AM
Just speculation, but perhaps it was damaged and it was shortened for presentation purposes?
It may just be the photo, but there appears to be some discoloration in the upper right of the flag.
Sadly, without any back up documentation, it just does not have a whole lot of value.
Posted 24 April 2019 - 12:24 PM
my first thought was a piece for a reunion..............dave
Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:19 PM
The square shape looks like an infantry regimental, but that size seems wrong-too small. Could be a tag in the sleeve.
Posted 20 May 2019 - 03:57 AM
Posted 21 May 2019 - 05:59 AM
That is the sleeved pole area, it would look better on a pole.
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