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Posted: 7/16/2023 11:21:07 AM EST
Anybody familiar with this flag and its meaning/ origin? Seen it the other day but haven't been able to come up with anything.
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Link Posted: 7/16/2023 1:30:06 PM EST
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With that style palm and a death's head it looks more like some sort of Afrika Korps flag but google images doesn't come up with anything (not surprising, especially if it's German).  Never seen one before and I don't really know anything about German units, past or present.  
Link Posted: 7/16/2023 2:19:56 PM EST
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With that style palm and a death's head it looks more like some sort of Afrika Korps flag but google images doesn't come up with anything (not surprising, especially if it's German).  Never seen one before and I don't really know anything about German units, past or present.  
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Interesting, it was in a home downtown so I thought maybe it was Charlestonian.
Link Posted: 7/16/2023 2:25:58 PM EST
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Hit up the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum?

1837.  I vaguely remember reading something recently about fraternal societies filling a citizen militia role in the run up to the CW/WoNA.  They paid in alcohol.   It could be the emblem of an 1800s SC fraternal organization?  I didn't get a match on Google image search, but many similar from SC.  Some were from the Relic Room.
Link Posted: 7/16/2023 8:16:54 PM EST
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Isn’t there a way to put that image into a Google image search now.
Link Posted: 7/17/2023 5:44:29 AM EST
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Isn’t there a way to put that image into a Google image search now.
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I tried Google, Bing, and TinEye with no results.
Link Posted: 7/20/2023 1:28:00 PM EST
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Where’d you see it?  

The Totenkopf and the 18 are definitely symbols associated with extremist groups.  The dead palmetto makes me think it’s the SC chapter of such a group
Link Posted: 7/20/2023 2:22:12 PM EST
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Where’d you see it?  

The Totenkopf and the 18 are definitely symbols associated with extremist groups.  The dead palmetto makes me think it’s the SC chapter of such a group
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@11B3XCIB
It was in a home I toured downtown.
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/874-Ashley-Ave-Charleston-SC-29403/10909595_zpid/
Link Posted: 7/20/2023 4:19:07 PM EST
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It could also be totally benign

The totenkopf (like the swastika) was used well before the Nazis co-opted the emblems for their own use.

I was also thinking it could be some pre-Civil War SC militia service but I think the 18th Infantry Regiment was more Midlands to the Upstate.
Link Posted: 7/21/2023 5:51:28 PM EST
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I don't see it being anything afrika korp without anything specifically German on it
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