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#1 hist3891

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 08:43 PM

This flag was included in a small WWI grouping that I recently purchased.  Any information on its age would be appreciated.  The only markings I can find are "3 x 5" and what appears to be "Lawrence" written above the lower grommet.  

 

Thanks in advance for your assistance and feedback.

 

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 08:44 PM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 08:45 PM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 08:45 PM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 09:25 PM

Between 1912 New Mexico 48th and 1959 Alaska 49th.


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#6 hist3891

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 10:47 PM

Thank you.  The veteran passed away in 1981, so I know it is not his burial flag. 

 

Could anyone give an approximate date based on the flag's construction?

 

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#7 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 05:54 PM

Hard to date any closer, it certainly could be WWI era, are the grommets bronze?



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Posted 06 July 2019 - 08:00 PM

Hi Mr. Jerry,

 

Thanks for the reply.  I would guess bronze because of the dark color.  What is the easiest way to tell the difference between brass and bronze?  I always think of brass as having a more yellow patina.

 

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#9 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:53 PM

I usually think of bronze as being the darker color, just wasn't sure that it was what I was seeing.  I would think with bronze grommets it is an older flag.




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