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The Icelandic flag, signed by Sveinn Björnsson 1881–1952, the first Icelandic president. 131×188 cm.

Björnsson wrote Iceland's code of law regarding the flag (no 34/1944) which is still in use today. According to information only two signed flags are known to exist of which this is one. The flag was donated by Björnsson to be auctioned to help veterans from the WWII.

Condition

Wear due to age and use.

Auction

Paintings, furniture and varia, 7 June 2021

Category
Estimate

15,000–20,000 kr

Sold

Price realised

11,500 kr  

3 bids

When Bidder Bid
1071089 11,500 kr
1071004 11,000 kr
1070447 10,500 kr