Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Military Flag (?)

Recent activity20195 of 1009511952 - Mason's Root Beer Bottleunique lady statue lamp
4
Love it
0
Like it

scottvezscottvez loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
peteeonepeteeone loves this.
See 2 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

Email

lacreator
(1 item)

Unfortunately, I do not know very much about the flag.

If I remember correctly, my mother said she acquired the flag when we were stationed overseas between 1960 & 1975.

It is in the same condition as it is in today; faded and tattered on the edges. The flag is approximately 22" x 18". The flag is originally a dark blue (as seen at the top of the picture of the full flag) and the white and red lifesaver is 3 dimensional. The gentleman in the picture is not a relative and we do not know who he is.

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

Comments

  1. jackofalltrades, 3 years ago
    Field grade british army officer with a life preserver around him , curious .
  2. lacreator, 3 years ago
    I do not think you were intending to correct me, but...You are right, I guess it would be a life preserver and NOT a "lifesaver", oops. Hahahaha :)
  3. jackofalltrades, 3 years ago
    Sorry for the slight ,Only remarking on unusual make-up of flag , I think life-saver is a correct description also . Jack P.S. I was thinking that perhaps a troop ship might have been part of this soldier's service . Not a small thing to have traveled in in time of war !
  4. scottvez scottvez, 4 months ago
    Not a flag-- instead a souvenir embroidered silk. These were popular souvenirs from the Orient, but I have seen them made in other regions as well. The stand of National Flags was typical of those from WW1 and onward.

    Here is an example of a similar style from my collection:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/25108-oriental-souvenir-embroidery-with-flags

    scott

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.