WWII Marine Corps Cloth Flag - Banner - In the Marine Corps colors with "ANIMAL AGGRESSION" (sic) sewn on
Lot 144
United States Marine Corps. Cloth flags and a plaque
1943-1945 3
Sold for US$ 10,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
United States Marine Corps. Cloth flags and a plaque.<BR /> 1943-1945   3
Lot Details
United States Marine Corps. Cloth flags and a plaque
Theater-made, 1943-1945
A 4th USMC division felt and nylon flag made of two pieces of red felt crudely stitched with applied yellow or red lettering to each side, a central motif of a helmeted tiger, two yellow nylon bands to each side, yellow felt ties to the luff side to attach to a pole. 18in x 28in.
A marine platoon banner for the 334th platoon, painted on red cloth, with the central marine emblem and motto 'Death before Dishonor' at the top, and platoon 334 to the sides, and the names S Sgt Khywoik, Sgt Doom and S Sgt Gilliard, Sgt Suchecki, Pvt Zuratt and Pvt Griffo, on reverse, the central panel decorated with the emblem of the Marine Corps and the crossed rifles. Two brass eyes on the luff top and bottom. 16 in x 22in.
A painted Marine Corps emblem carved from a plank of wood, set in a carved rope border and lettered 'Guadalcanal'.
15in. x 12in. (3)

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