Lot 5356

A Framed Großadmiral Command Flag and Signed Postcards

International Military History from 1919 | A89r | Live auction | 900 Lots

Hammer price € 1,300

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White cotton construction rank and command flag with a multi-colored, printed image exhibiting minor age. Pennant features a golden-yellow Wehrmacht style national eagle with black and brown accents superimposed over multi-colored, crossed batons and a black and white bordered black Iron Cross. Batons feature blue staffs with golden-yellow, brown, silver and black accents and detailing. The batons each have a golden-yellow fouled anchor and a black Iron Cross within diamond shaped borders and fluted end pieces. Both sides of the flag have the same image with the eagle facing towards the hoist edge. Top, bottom and fly edges of the flag have a dual-ply hem, hoist edge has a dual-ply white cotton bunting with a small tunnel looped suspension rope with nickel/silver plated steel friction clips to both the top and bottom corners. Of note: Only two individuals were promoted to the rank of Großadmiral during the Third Reich with Erich Raeder achieving the rank on April 1st, 1939 which he held until his resignation on January 30th, 1943 being replaced by Karl Dönitz. Scarce rank/command flag for the highest rank in the Kriegsmarine. Includes two postcards, one signed by Großadmiral Donitz, the other by Großadmiral Raeder and an invitation card from Raeder to a professor featuring a flag with crossed batons. Mounted in a wooden frame with glass front. Flag circa 30 x 28 cm, wooden frame circa 72 x 58 cm.

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