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    American Legion Blanket for Prominent VIP Guests.
    This is a 57" X 74" Jacquard woven wool blanket depicting the American Legion emblem with decorative accents an either side and across the top and bottom. The weave creates a reverse color image on the back.
    Blankets like this were presented to distinguished guests at the American Legion encampment in New York City 20-23 September 1937.
    The blanket is in Good to Fair condition - it is used, worn and has several small holes.

    This flag was formerly in the collection of Dr. Clarence Rungee, and is accompanied by his original museum inventory sheet with identifying information.

    For those who did not receive a hard copy of the auction catalog, we present here the introductory comments and history of Dr. Rungee and his remarkable collection. If you scroll further, you will also find various contemporary newspaper articles, as well as a selection of the many letters of donation and transmittal which accompanied the collection and a categorization of the collection.


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    December, 2019
    14th Saturday
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