This absolutetly mint swallow tail is probally the nicest one I have ever seen. No oxidation and has a full flap. No threads pulls or discolorations at all and is near flawless. Not the type of flag you find in the auctions. It also came with a photograph, which I can not tell if it is the flag pictured but it looks like an artillery flag. Making no claims that this is the identified flag in the picture.