Lot 2372: WWII JAPANESE BARRACKS BANNER FOR KURE

Est: $800 - $1,300
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Description: NAVAL BASE. This royal blue, light blue & white banner was hung in a barracks at the Japanese naval base of Kure. The Kure Naval Arsenal grew to one of the largest Japanese bases in WWII. The battleship Yamato & other famous ships were built there. The station was established in 1889 & achieved city status in 1903. By 1943, the population was 400,000. A rough translation of the Japanese characters reads "Kure Naval Arsenal", "Guard", "Strong Building", "Boarding House", Dormitory", "Conquer" & "Dedication". The flag measures approx. 40" x 35 1/2" & has a wide fringe that resembles hand tied, sailor type macrame. The central device has a bullion character that roughly translates to "conquer". Included are letters & notes from a former owner of the flag describing its origination from an estate in Hopewell, VA & a translation done by a Japanese woman. CONDITION: flag shows significant wear but remains quite strong. Central bullion character shows fraying & heavy wear. There is bleaching in the lower left quadrant. Flag has overall light soiling as does the fringe. (02-9713/BF). $800-1300.
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Shipping Terms: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense.
* Shipping cost: Whatever the cost is from the carrier. All ammunition firearms (including antiques) are shipped with adult signature required. Any item(s) shipped with a value of $1000.00 and up is shipped with signature required.
POLICIES:
* Shipping does not begin until the following Friday. This is a multiple day event that covers our preview, our auction and James D. Julia's Auction, because of this, shipping cannot start until both auctions are done.
* Multiple winning bids will be combined to save buyer money.
* We reserve the right to not ship an item if we feel an item is too fragile or bulky for us to handle.
* We are happy to assist you in your shipping needs but please understand that we will try to expedite your shipment when requested, but we make no guarantee that it can be completed in such a time frame as you may request or in the manner that you may request.
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May 8, 2018, 10:00 AM EST Live Auction

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