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Canadian merchant flag?

Discussion in 'Medals, Insignia, Badges & Recalls' started by Garand5583, Aug 14, 2014.

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    Garand5583 New Member

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    Hi everyone, I recently purchased what appears to be a WW2 flag at a flea market in Connecticut. I'm not sure what the nation of origin of this flag is and was hoping you might be able to share your insight to the extent you can. The field of the flag is red and the canton has a Union Jack; however, the jack has green panels as opposed to the blue you might ordinarily see on a British flag.

    I'm a little stumped though as the "red dusters" all appear to have the typical British variant of the Union Jack. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I tried to post a few images but am getting a error with file size maximums. If you think that you'll need to see it, let me know and I'll try some work arounds. Tough doing this on an iPad!

    Thanks!
     
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    Hello, I have checked in My kriegsmarine Flaggenbuch and did not find anything close to your description. I don't think it's WW2
     
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    Thanks, Skipper. You could very well be right. The woman I purchased it from said that it was from an estate sale and she believed it to be WWI or II era. However, she wasn't able to give me more than that and I certainly wasn't going to pay more than $15 for something that was not dated and uncertified.

    It definitely looks old (smells old too). I'm also jnsure as to what it was used for. It appears home made as there are no grommets, etc. for hanging and much of the stitching is pretty crude. I'm going to try and post some pics later to see f anyone else has any insight.

    Thanks again!
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    I was going to suggest a picture. It would be much easier to identify if we could see it. Maybe you should register with an image hosting site like Imageshack or Photobucket. Importing a picture would be easier then.
     

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