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Rare WW2 814th tank destroyer flag

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Picked up today at the local gunshow and I posted in whats its worth section and was told to buy it and Im glad that I did. I wanted to post better pictures and thank everyone that posted. I do collect TD items but mostly 644th items but I know these flags are very hard to find and a TD flag is a TD flag.

 

Marty

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Wow! :o


Collecting 3rd Armored Division items of all kinds from all eras, specializing in the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment.

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That is an amazing pick-up. Well done.

 

TH1


Collector of WWI US Navy "Donald Duck" Caps and Hat Tallies - Looking for Tallies from the USS Carp & USS Chauncey

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Congrats.

 

On the end where the flag would hang, in corners, there should be leather tabs?

 

Where they are attached is usually a tube that can be carefully looked inside , is there a tag?


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I don't think this is the actual WWII battalion flag but one used for reunions. My explanation is in the other post about the flag value.

The tassels are only across top and bottom, like the one shown in the 814th history for reunions, and pole would slip through sleeve or tube along the top.

 

Paul


Documenting U.S. military rod & gun clubs


with locations in


Europe, Africa, and Middle East


Wanted:


Documentation, patches, pins, badges, medals, etc.

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You may be correct, I am not ruling that possible out. Do you have a reunion picture. The flag has me scratching my head and heres why. The flag due to the stunning embroidery and look may be a cut down regimental flag may be due to damage, Unknown....

Size:3x3.5

Glow: zero, dead under black light

Material: I believe is rayon, which I am told by another member could still be correct.

Tag: no, Its still not a issue, could be WW2 or it was lost if it was cut down.

 

As to the price. The guy who had it, I have known for many years and he just recently got it from a local shop in Birmingham where a lot on WW2 items come in from grandchildren and family that do not want the items and this flag was one of those items. My friend is the middle man and sells the items for the shop owner. He knows I collect TD items and he was hoping I would want to buy it.

 

Love to here more opinions

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TD, A picture of the other flag or a link to it would be helpful.

 

664 did you check the inside of the tube used for the pole?


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A beautiful, high quality flag!

Thank you

 

Theres more information coming out and I believe we now have the Veterans name that owned the flag and he was an officer. I will keep everyone posted.

 

 

Marty

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Whether it’s WWII or reunion, that flag is sweet. Congrats.


RJ

Always looking for WWII era 45th Infantry related items

"Semper Anticus"

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Whether its WWII or reunion, that flag is sweet. Congrats.

Thank you..

 

Pictures were sent to a person who has a very large military flag collection and he is convinced it is the Regimental flag that was cut down for reasons unknown.

 

Picture of the flag at a reunion, years past.

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That flag is even more stunning with the close up pictures and the picture documenting the flag at the reunion is priceless. FWIW you couldn't find or commission a replica of that quality for the price you paid.

 

Great find!

 

TH1


Collector of WWI US Navy "Donald Duck" Caps and Hat Tallies - Looking for Tallies from the USS Carp & USS Chauncey

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I did not thank TD-seeker for providing the reunion picture. Paul is a great guy that has a lot of information concerning the TD’s.

Thank you Paul.

 

I agree I don’t believe one could made at the price paid. Craftsmanship is stunning.

 

Marty

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Am a flag fan and it has already been said, WOW!


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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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Gorgeous!!!

 

-Ski


In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Stunning Marty, absolutely beautiful. You would have long regretted passing on that one!


Regards,

John

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