Large Kriegsmarine Flag for your review
Hello fellow collectors,
I'm brand new to the War Relics club and fairly new to collecting as well.
I have a large WW2 Kriegsmarine flag (200x335) that I can use some opinions on, I'm guessing it was flown on a large Destroyer or small Cruiser.
1.) Firstly, is the flag original and from the period?
2.) Secondly, there is a Bismarck stamp on the flag, apparently added after construction. Is this stamp an outright fake stamp only meant to try to increase the value, or is this stamp possibly legit and added post-war for whatever reason?
Thanks in advance for your time and you opinions!
08-17-2016 06:26 PM
the flag looks legit as for the Bismarck I can not say.
As Harry has put flag looks good but as for the Bismarck stamp cant help you I am sorry to say
Thank you gentlemen for your posts. I also posted in Wehrmacht Awards and that seems to be the consensus, that the flag is original.
I sure am curious about that Bismarck stamp though, I'll continue my research to see if I stumble on anything and I'll be sure to post my findings here.
Although this ensign appears authentic, I strongly suspect the "Bismarck" stamp was "value-added" fluff. . .