Silk scarf my father in law had with his military items from his time in. This is dated July 1937. It seems to be a scarf from a cruise ship that was used to transport troops.
My father in law , us army veteran of Japan and world war two
This is a vintage, 20th century silk souvenir scarf for sailing on a steamship. On one area of the scarf is the name of the original owner and a date from 1937 when the owner left port from New York. This is not a World War II related militaria item; WWII was from 1939 - 1945. the scarf features images of travel stickers which were usually placed on luggage trunks from the carrier. This has been, at some time, cut in half to make a triangle piece instead of a square. Possibly to use as a neckerchief or head scarf. The ends are hand rolled and the center has been machine finished. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.