I got a new flag today. It was found in an attic here in Luxembourg. It's a selfmade one, the Hackenkreuz was painted/sprayed black. I think that's why there are black lines on the red. The flag isn't tall, I think its about 1 meter long.
What do you think about it?
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09-16-2014 10:33 PM
Flag looks good to me, however the black markings look odd
Rather unusual flag. Although I can't positively vouch for it's authenticity I can say it certainly is an odd one.
I agree that it is a homemade flag. Without solid provenance, it is impossible to say whether this is or is not a period made piece.
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I wouldnt touch it..it looks like its been artificially aged with spray paint....Even home made as has been said.As Bob said, its a leap of faith
It can be ww2 or post war, who knows. But I don't think that it is artificially aged, the painted/sprayed black color is deceased over the time.
The only provenance I have is that it was found in an attic of an old woman.
The question i have, must be why someone should save a homemade flag, when there was 1000s of far better quality free for picking everywhere after Germanys surrender.
This flag would not be someting for me.
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I personally would not have it. I would never be sure of its provenance and I would soon become bored with telling the same, inconclusive story to anybody who sees it on display and asks about it.
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Because perhaps during the war someone put the flag in the attic an forgot it till today? There are always reasons and exceptions why such objects still exist.