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8109-93. [flag] U. S. Coast Guard Ensign c.1953-1966.

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8109-93. [flag] U. S. Coast Guard Ensign c.1953-1966.

8109-93. [flag] U. S. Coast Guard Ensign c.1953-1966. Early official U. S. Coast Guard Ensign size #4 (30”h x 50”w) for use on small and medium size craft. Early ensign manufactured for Coast Guard use and is still in fairly good condition, flown at length and evenly faded, but no fraying, tears or holes. Still strong. Made of nylon/wool bunting. Field consists of vertical red/white stripes, with Coast Guard shield on crossed anchors overlaying on the right portion, with the words “Semper Paratus”. Top left corner is white with U. S. eagle and shield with bunched stars above. Stamped on hem is “U.S.C.G. Ensign Size #4, and manufacturer Paramount Flag Company, San Francisco, Cal. NylaWool. Wonderful for your display and quite difficult to get these original ensigns, particularly from this period. (VG). $54.