Collectible Hawaiian 1940s Small Matson Line Flags


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Collectible Hawaiian 1940s Small Matson Line Flags

Probably manufactured in the late 1930s, before the start of WWII, these colorful little flags were meant to be used as table decorations on Matson Liners, circa 1940s.

-Each vintage original flag is in NEAR MINT condition
-Manufactured in Japan
-Measurements: 10″ with pole
-Some have original tag that says “100% Rayon, Made in Japan”

About Matson Lines:

Matson Navigation Company’s presence in Hawaii began in 1882, when Captain William Matson sailed his schooner, the Emma Claudina, from San Francisco to Hilo, Hawaii. Soon, Matson’s fleet expanded to passenger vessels and state-of-the-art steamers. Throughout World War I and II, much of the Matson fleet was requisitioned by the government as troopships and military cargo carriers. Other Matson vessels continued to serve Hawaii’s needs throughout the war. Between World War I and II, Matson became known for its ambitious and enduring advertising campaign that involved the creative efforts of famous photographers and artists who were commissioned to design memorable keepsake menus for the voyages. The Matson artwork created by Frank McIntosh, Eugene Savage, John Kelly and Louis Macouillard continues to be popular today.


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