Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 165

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(MISSOURI.) Crest for the National Guard Regiments for the State of Missouri. Watercolor on board, 10 1/2 x 8 inches, initialed by the artist "F.F.S." and with the approval signature of Lieutenant Colonel William R. Gibson as Quartermaster in the United States Army; minor wear, small piece of cello tape in upper left corner. Np, 19 January 1923

Additional Details

This original design for the Missouri National Guard crest depicts a standing bear in profile with claws extended above a blue and yellow wreath. The design is still in use in the patches worn by Missouri units.