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Greetings all! I recently picked up a guidon at a yard sale. It is wool and approximately 19" tall by 30" wide. It is in average condition with some moth nips, one period repair and a small tear to the upper point. The Quartermaster Tag Inside the pole sleeve is almost completely washed out, unfortunately. I know it is for the Service Forces, obviously. Would anyone know the significance of the BTS and the D-4 sewn on the above and below the Service Forces emblem? The reverse of the flag has the same emblem and BTS but without the D-4. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

 

Though it's seen better days, for $20 I couldn't pass it up. Thanks for looking and for any information you may have!

 

Kevin

 

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That's a deal....for almost any guidon

 

BTS Back To School! Ha. Kidding....but not for the kids


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Awesome piece, I have not seen any with the unit insignia on it besides a few Constabulary ones. Not an "official" thing, but undoubtedly used and still very cool.

Did they have any info on it? Might be worth it to go back and ask.

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Does the D-4 denote a division level 4-shop? I've never heard it called D4 before; rather, its usually G4 at the division level.

 

Cool piece.

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Interesting flag, I've not seen one like it before. Would it be possible to get measurements and a pic of the tag? What color are the leather tabs and the interior of the pole sleeve?

I like guidon flags. They're my bag, baby.

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That's a deal....for almost any guidon

 

BTS Back To School! Ha. Kidding....but not for the kids

 

Thanks 268th C.A.! I thought it was a very good price. This is my first guidon, so I was quite happy to pick it up.

 

And Back to School is appropriate for this time of year, isn't it? ;)

Have you ever noticed that people who are brutally honest seem to take more pleasure from the brutality than from the honesty?

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Awesome piece, I have not seen any with the unit insignia on it besides a few Constabulary ones. Not an "official" thing, but undoubtedly used and still very cool.

Did they have any info on it? Might be worth it to go back and ask.

 

Thank you for the reply, Mr. Jerry! I didn't realize having the unit insignia was that unusual. Unfortunately I picked this up at the Highway 127 Yard Sale (aka the 900 mile yard sale) last weekend. It was at a booth set up by a young man who ran a junk store just outside of Crossville, TN. I could probably track him down, but the effort would start with a 2 hour drive...so it won't be done anytime in the near future I'm afraid. I hadn't seen much in the way of militaria all day and stumbled across this guidon just before we were heading back home and right before a severe thunderstorm hit...which didn't bother me, but the Wife has this aversion to be struck by lightning, so I was in a hurry.

Have you ever noticed that people who are brutally honest seem to take more pleasure from the brutality than from the honesty?

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Does the D-4 denote a division level 4-shop? I've never heard it called D4 before; rather, its usually G4 at the division level.

 

Cool piece.

 

Thank you for the reply, Major Z! I have no idea on the D-4 but I appreciate the input very much.

Have you ever noticed that people who are brutally honest seem to take more pleasure from the brutality than from the honesty?

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Interesting flag, I've not seen one like it before. Would it be possible to get measurements and a pic of the tag? What color are the leather tabs and the interior of the pole sleeve?

 

Hi nirvana. The dimensions of the flag are approximately 30" wide and 19" tall. I will get some pics of the tag and info on the pole sleeve this evening or tomorrow (have to head to work at the moment). Thanks for the reply!

Have you ever noticed that people who are brutally honest seem to take more pleasure from the brutality than from the honesty?

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