A dead mint heavy cotton wartime Japanese Marines flag. This flawlessly mint flag was brought back from either Saipan or Iwo Jima, along with all the effects of a 4th Division Artillery Marine Sgt., who's son I met at our local flea market many years ago.
You seldom see any Japanese flags made from durable cotton material.
Only the military made these for use.
Pretty late war manufacture, as it is made in a cheaper way using less labor and economical materials.
Likely the size for use with a platoon or an emplacement.
This Japanese Naval Landing Forces (Japanese Marines) was brought home from the Philippines by a US Army veteran. It shows minimal age patina and was found wadded up in his footlocker. Exactly what any collector wants!
This is platoon size (about 3 Ft+ by 5 Ft+ with canvas and rope fittings. Made from a silk rayon cloth which is durable and has a nice sheen.
Not the thin civilian style most often encountered, this is the real deal, a MILITARY USED flag taken in the field.
In 50 years of collecting/dealing, i have seen few which are of this quality and condition, and this is almost if not THE best one I ever found.
If you only want one (and don't want to spend $1000-$1500!) This is a great opportunity.
Cheapest real ones you will find! One was actually worn, ... and that is rare!
That one is of earlier manufacture.
There are other variants in a sort of buttery cello with a very different weave, and I own 2 variants of that as well, but they are far rarer and costly.
Breaking up a 40 year Collection Of Vintage USA Colonel Eagle Insignias. All are made in sterling silver, and almost all are pin backs, not clutches. Some Foreign, and many are rare variations. Price per pair starts at $75. and singles start at $30 each.
This is the largest collection known of Vintage Eagles. For sale as individual items or in matched pairs.
This photo shows 1/3 of the singles.
1st Cav Aviation Patch, Rare Elite Unit .....
229th Assault Helicopter Squadron out of Ahn Khe ....
The 229th Aviation Regiment was first constituted on 18 March 1964 into the Regular Army as the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion and assigned to the 11th Air Assault Division at Fort Benning, Georgia. The unit was reorganized and redesignated as the 229th Aviation Battalion on 1 July 1965 and was concurrently reassigned to the 1st Calvary Division (Airmobile) in preparation for deployment to Vietnam.
The 229th Aviation Battalion fought in Vietnam for 6 years and distinguished itself in 16 major campaigns earning three Presidential Unit Citations, the Valorous Unit Award, a Meritorious Unit Commendation, 4 awards of the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and a Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Medal. The unit returned from Vietnam as the most decorated aviation unit in the Army, but inactivated following the
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