Antique American Son in Service Flag | A World War II Era Example | Circa 1939-1945

Antique World War II Son in Service Flag
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Antique World War II Son in Service Flag
Antique World War II Service Flag 2.jpg

Antique American Son in Service Flag | A World War II Era Example | Circa 1939-1945

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Frame Size (H x W): 17” x 13”
Service Flag Size (H x W): 10.5” x 7”

Offered is a US service flag that dates to the World War II era (1939-1945).  In the US, a service flag is an official banner that the family of a service member displays.  Service flags were first displayed during World War I, and have been displayed in every US war since. 

This service flag includes a red border surrounding a rectangular white field, and the rectangular white field surrounds a blue star.  It further includes a yellow fringe that surrounds the left side, bottom side, and right side.  A thin rectangle of metal is attached to the top side, and a red and white hanging string is attached thereto.     

Mounting: This flag was hand sewn to cotton fabric, and both were hand sewn to a mounting board.  To prevent the black dye in the cotton fabric from seeping into the flag, it was first washed in a standard wash and then in a dye setting wash.  The flag is positioned behind a UV resistant acrylic, and spaced apart therefrom using spacers.  The antique frame includes an outer walnut layer and an inner gilded layer.  It dates to between 1860 and 1890.  

Condition: This service flag exhibits some minor tears, the most notable of which is in the upper right corner of the white field, and the other of which is below the white field.  It further exhibits some age appropriate fading, but presents wonderfully.  

Collectability Level: The Good – Perfect for Rising Collectors
Date of Origin: 1939-1945 

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