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Engraved Span-Am War USMC Flag Staff Carrying Cup
A large brass cup to hold the staff of a flag, with the base plate engraved "United States Marine Corps". The base plate is about 5 1/2 inches wide, with the unit having an overall height of about 4 inches. The carrying cup is canted at an angle of approximately 45 degree. The base plate has 8 holes to permit the plate to be sewn to a flag bearer's belt. The plate and cup are quite dark with uncleaned original patina.
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