Antique Coast Guard Flag | Circa the WWII Era

Antique Coast Guard Flag
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Antique Coast Guard Flag
Close-up of Antique Coast Guard Flag
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Antique Coast Guard Flag 3.JPG
Antique Coast Guard Flag 5.JPG
Antique Coast Guard Flag 6.JPG
Antique Coast Guard Flag 17.JPG

Antique Coast Guard Flag | Circa the WWII Era

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Frame Size (H x L): 23” x 35”
Flag Size (H x L): 15” x 27” 

Offered is an antique US Coast Guard flag.  An earlier version of this flag was adopted by the Revenue Cutter Service in 1799.  It kept the fundamental elements of the standard US flag, but rearranged them, such that the canton was changed from blue to white, the canton was changed from stars to a blue federal eagle under an arch of stars, and the stripes were changed from horizontal to vertical.  The flag includes 16 vertical stripes, corresponding to the number of states in the union in 1799.  This example dates to the World War II era, though this basic design was used starting in 1915 and ending in 1953.  Examples dating to this range include a semicircle of stars and the coast guard slogan "SEMPER PARATUS," which means always ready.

Conservation Process: 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 frame is gold in color and substantial.    

Condition Report: The flag has some minor paint spots and small holes, but still presents beautifully.  

Collectability Level: The Good – Perfect for Beginning Collectors and Gifts  
Date of Origin: 1940-1950  
Number of Stars: 13
Associated War: World War II
   

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