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WW2 era China flag, or modern Taiwan?

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WW2 era China flag, or modern Taiwan?

Postby Mark in Cleveland, Tn. on 20 Jun 2011 03:27

I have this flag, and I think it is Taiwan National flag,but a couple guys down Chattanooga way says it is WW2 Nationalist China.
Ok, it is 34" x 56", sewn *star* and blue field on a 2 piece red field . The base material is that old type cotton.wool blend(course,kind of itchy)lol!! found on US flags from WW2 era, like from the **Minuteman** flag here I also have.
2 grommets... No name of manufacture on bunting at all. (Bulldog,Valley Forge) etc.No markings.
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Re: WW2 era China flag, or modern Taiwan?

Postby John G. on 20 Jun 2011 13:42

Mark,
There's no way to date these exactly (unless marked otherwise) since the flag for Nationalist China/Taiwan is identical, as you know....so you can only go by the materials and construction. From the Photo, based on the bunting & gromets, I'd say this is a US made flag.....probably WW2 but no later than "early 1950s"......I've owned a few WW2 Chinese made Flags, most are very thin, printed, with corner ties or laces....even quality ones wouldn't normally have Gromets (pretty much US-only method of "mounting" until 1950s)....

Remember durning WW2 every Ralley or Bond Drive would have multipals of the "Allied Nations" Flags displayed....each included a National's Chinese Flag ......I'd bet this is one of them!:

I'd have no quams calling it a "WW 2 US made Chinese National Flag" (Nationalist China/Taiwan) made for "Bond Drives" and the like.

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Re: WW2 era China flag, or modern Taiwan?

Postby Mark in Cleveland, Tn. on 20 Jun 2011 16:59

i agree with you. I knew there was no way it was foreign made(Mainland China)as it has all earmarks of WW2 era USA manufacture.
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