Lot 1586

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A large ISIS/ISIL flag recovered following combat at Dulab, Iraq in 2016. The 43 x 41 in. This one-sided flag has a hand-painted design and a crudely-sewn pole pocket allowing for the flag to be mounted on a pole. The flag is constructed from a synthetic material, that is marked with a white interwoven stripe within the construction of the material, and visible under the hem and along the pole pocket, with '***** SUPER FINE 180S IMPERIAL CASHMERE WOOL ***** WODE AS ROMANIA *****'. Obviously being made from foreign imported material, the flag shows clears signs of heavy use, with moderate soiling and multiple small holes reminiscent of a a piece of cloth that has lain on gravel and been run over by a vehicle. This flag was consigned to us by a member of the U.S. Navy Special Operations Command (SOC) and is accompanied by his letter of provenance. It reads in part: '...This flag is totally handmade and hand painted. This standard pattern black and white ISIL flag...was captured and recovered in the town of Dulab, Iraq, after the successful recapture of the city in October of 2016. Part of a larger operation in Anbar province conducted simultaneously with the Mosul operation, determined to liberate the last locations IS holds, including Anah, Rawah and Qaim...' An important relic, with excellent provenance.

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June 16, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
Elkton, MD, US

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