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UNION JACK
UNION JACK  

UNION JACK
UNION JACK  
Hello! I have an old flag from my grandfather who served in WWl. It is in quite good shape and I know that it could be from a wide date range, is there any way you can tell from a photo?
Would love to know it's value and get it somewhere that it can be viewed and appreciated. Thanks,     

    Julie Honnert

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Hi.

Your flag appears to me made of wool bunting and appears to be WWII or prior.  Since the 48-star period began in 1912 and construction didn't change much over that period, you are correct in your statement that the date range is wide.

As for value, at auction this is worth between $50 and $200.

Warmest Regards,

Jeff

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Jeff Bridgman

Expertise

I am an expert in antique American flags, particularly in Stars & Stripes flag, both printed and sewn varieties. I also have expertise in antique Confederate flags. I am not an expert in flag etiquette and flag laws, so please don't ask me questions concerning where and how to fly modern American flags. My particular focus is on the 19th century, when there basically were no laws or rules of formal etiquette.

Experience

I am the world's largest buyer and seller of antique flags. I also have 25 years of experience selling other early American textiles.

Organizations
Antiques Dealers Association of America (ADA); Antiques Counci; Antiques & Arts Dealer's League of America (AADLA); Cinoa; North American Vexillogical Association (NAVA)

Publications
The Magazine Antiques, FOCUS (Journal of the Antiques Council), Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Northeast, New England Antiques Journal, Chubb Collectors [Chubb Insurance Group], Country Home Magazine, Country Living Magazine, etc.

Education/Credentials
Graduate Degree, 1994

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