SMGQ-0469 4×6′ 48 star flag from the battle of Saipan


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This a high quality flag made by the Valley Forge Flag Co. The flag was brought back by a veteran named Ralph Taylor who was a Seabee. He was sent to Saipan to repair a runway after the battle. While there, he was tasked with switching out a flag with wind tattered ends with a new flag. OfCourse, the only provenance we have is this story from the seller and this old period correct flag. The flag itself is finely made with stitched stars on each side and separately sewn stripes. There is no silk screen on this flag. It has an old smell as you should expect and it easy to see the wind tattered ends. It’s a very nice display size flag that would go well in nearly any collection. One that you could be proud to display as well. It has an early style company tag sewn into it and heavy-duty brass grommets with the #2 on each grommet. The flag was thankfully well kept and there is no major staining. Just some fading from age and likely cigarette smoke.  A great item!

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