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#1 mdk0911

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 06:25 AM

What think all

 

https://www.liveauct...-the-uss-nevada

 

 



#2 Dave

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 07:25 AM

I think someone's going to drop a huge amount of money for a flag with zero provenance that I could have made in my backyard last week.

 

But that's just me. 

 

I'm guessing into the five figures. 



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Posted 02 November 2019 - 07:34 AM

Then again, looking through that auction, there's a ton of spurious crap... so it might not bring the normal heavy-hitter money that a normal D-Day flag would get.

 

I do find it funny that a group I sold a month ago on Facebook ended up in the auction! (FWIW, it's not a bad group, nor spurious...and it's sad that part of it got split from it, but whatever...) 



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Posted 02 November 2019 - 08:35 AM

I agree as some on the WWII german items for sale look pretty iffy



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Posted 02 November 2019 - 11:14 AM

Is it even a US Navy flag?

Nothing on the bunting.

Flimsy little grommets.

#6 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 04:33 PM

IMO that is NOT a Navy flag...

 

Maybe it was a reunion flag or something.



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Posted 02 November 2019 - 04:46 PM

$1500 estimate says it all, if the auction thought it was legit the opening bid would be much more substantial. Still a neat piece but not worth nearly that of a wartime flag

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 04:38 PM

Definitely not an official Navy Yard-made Flag. And definitely not a battleship sized ensign (see the flag size chart at US Naval Heritage website)

I find all the recent D-Day flags to be skeptical because of weak provenance and many are not regulation US Navy flags.

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 06:54 PM

Then again, looking through that auction, there's a ton of spurious crap... so it might not bring the normal heavy-hitter money that a normal D-Day flag would get.

 

I do find it funny that a group I sold a month ago on Facebook ended up in the auction! (FWIW, it's not a bad group, nor spurious...and it's sad that part of it got split from it, but whatever...) 

 

Just out of curiosity which group is it ? 



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Posted 04 November 2019 - 09:47 PM

It doesnt pass the sniff test.

 

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:35 PM

Would you even deface a US flag by printing on it like that? Agree it doesn't look USGI.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:54 PM

 

Just out of curiosity which group is it ? 

 

 

Morphy Auction

https://auctions.mor.../Flags-297.html



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 04:53 PM

For old times sake.

Its met its minimum.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 05:07 AM

To me, it does not look like a real World War II flag as nothing on it resembles being navy issued. It might even be a tribute flag someone made instead of a blatant fake but who knows. It would be odd to find a flag like this, especially being named to the ship's captain without any supporting documentation since it would be a very unique and desirable flag. However I feel if it wasn't a supposed spurious flag and there was supporting documentation for the flag's authenticity the estimated price would be a lot higher so perhaps the company is aware of the problems.



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Posted 11 November 2019 - 07:13 AM

I've been seeing more of this type of spurious writing on flags lately. There was one recently that had St. Mere Eglise written on it with other markings. No provenance but went for big money on ebay. Expect to see more of this kind of thing. 




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