Unidentified Commissioning Pennant

Discussion in 'Flag Identification and Collecting' started by AmericaHurrah, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. AmericaHurrah

    AmericaHurrah Member

    If one said that he/she probably shouldn't buy something that he/she doesn't understand, that would probably be good advice. Still, sometimes we flag enthusiasts can't help ourselves.

    I have done a good deal of internet searching and I have asked questions of a few die hard U.S. Navy guys, but I cannot identify this close variation on the U.S. navy commissioning pennant, that simply rotates the colors, swapping red and blue. So what I am trying to identify is a commissioning pennant with 7 white stars, all of them graduated in this case, on a red canton, followed by 2 stripes, blue over white.

    It's not Revenue Cutter or Coast Guard. It's not Merchant Marine or Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or Power Squadrons. It doesn't appear to be a yacht club or a cruise line, though I am not 100% 2311f088-446a-40f3-938e-7954eb705077.jpeg certain about that.

    Any ideas?
  2. Vin

    Vin New Member

    This is the commission pennant of the United States Department of War, a civilian organization founded in 1789, the year of George Washington's first inauguration as president. The War Department existed until shortly following WWII (U.S. involvement 1941-45). A civilian served as its chief official, under the title "Secretary of War."

    You have a flag that may be valuable.

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