Vintage Antique Royal Navy White Ensign Wartime Flag Dated and Maker Marked 1942
For sale here is a rare survivor from WW2, a (British) Royal Navy White Ensign Wartime Flag - Dated and Maker marked - 1942
Panel stitched, It measures approximately 6 feet by 3 feet, small areas frayed, holed and worn in places - and has some dirt marks also in places - otherwise in strikingly good condition for its age. The reds and blue colours are still good and strong, with little fading.
It has the added special feature of having printed on its attachment edge the makers name: John? Smart & Sons and the year it was made - 1942, making it nearly 80 years old! I can find no records of Smart & Sons as flagmakers, but during wartime small companies (with necessary skills) were often requisitioned to become makers of service equipment.
Dimensions: 71 x 35 inches (180 x 88 cm).