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Flags97 of 97WW II Japanese Yosegaki Hinomaru Good Luck FlagWWI flag?
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    Posted 11 years ago

    lacreator
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    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.

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    1. jackofalltrades, 11 years ago
      Field grade british army officer with a life preserver around him , curious .
    2. lacreator, 11 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, 11 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, 8 years 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

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