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I'd say positively a real one there for sure....Stain on the star too....


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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I claim no expertise - in any form - but I'd pop on this one in a hot second.

 

While I know materials differ on original flags, the vast majority of these I've seen with iron-clad provenance are made from that silky / satin cloth.

 

I also like that the star is from, what looks like, cotton.

 

Hard to tell from the pics if the stitches are machine or hand done, but either way a winner in my book.

 

I was holding my breath until I received it today..

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That's a great flag! My dad brought one home similar to this one that feels like it's made out of potato sacks and it has a white star instead of a yellow one (must be one of the variations).

Collector and preserver of "old war stuff"; son and grandson of veterans
Father: 1st Marine Division, Echo 2/7 1966-1968
Grandfather: USCG 1941-1946, USAF 1950-1966

 

Always on the hunt for marine corps items from E/2/7 from WW2, Korea, and Vietnam

Also looking for items related to the 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division from D-Day through to the end of 1944 and items related the Battle of Brest

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Flags made of a light weight cotton were common as well.

 

And that is the problem... a lot of the reproductions are made the same way, often using the same dyes as the originals!

 

This looks good. Thanks for sharing.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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I learned these from you Gil, I'm glad I didn't get it wrong. :)

 

Flags made of a light weight cotton were common as well.

 

And that is the problem... a lot of the reproductions are made the same way, often using the same dyes as the originals!

 

This looks good. Thanks for sharing.

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