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Post by LKGates » March 7th, 2018, 10:02 am

I picked up an OLD, pre 1957 Utah State Agricultural College pennant on EBay. It has the old college seal, with the sheaf of wheat in the center and the motto "Labor is Life" (I kinda like that). It is BADLY faded. I'm going to have it framed, and put under museum quality UV protective glass to minimize any further damage. My question is, should I try to dye it back to navy blue? I don't think the fabric paint would pick up the dye. My default is to keep it as is.


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Re: Need an opinion

Post by thegreendalegelf » March 7th, 2018, 10:05 am

I'm no expert, but I would assume that dying it would be pretty bad.



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Re: Need an opinion

Post by ProvoAggie » March 7th, 2018, 10:21 am

I probably wouldn't dye it. It might work but you also have a pretty good chance of causing further damage which probably wouldn't be worth it.



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Re: Need an opinion

Post by bwcrc » March 7th, 2018, 12:20 pm

You should only give consideration to this if you can find a professional restorer to do this. Otherwise, let it show its true age in all its glory.



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Re: Need an opinion

Post by USU78 » March 7th, 2018, 12:21 pm

The fade is the patina in old fabrics like the [likely] felt. Dying it would be like stripping an 1820 Shaker rocking chair and staining it pink. You'd lose a great deal of value of your investment.


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Re: Need an opinion

Post by LKGates » March 7th, 2018, 5:46 pm

Thanks guys. What was I thinking? On further reflection it was dumb to even ask. For the record, here’s a picture of the pennant:
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Re: Need an opinion

Post by USU78 » March 7th, 2018, 6:23 pm

Sweet acquisition!


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Re: Need an opinion

Post by NavyBlue » March 7th, 2018, 7:30 pm

I have one just like that, I bought it at a antique shop in Nashville, Indiana in 2011. They had old pennets from Big Ten schools and Utah State.
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Re: Need an opinion

Post by TheAKAggie » March 7th, 2018, 8:03 pm

NavyBlue wrote:I have one just like that, I bought it at a antique shop in Nashville, Indiana in 2011. They had old pennets from Big Ten schools and Utah State.
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Nashville’s in Tennessesse bro.


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Re: Need an opinion

Post by NavyBlue » March 7th, 2018, 8:41 pm

TheAKAggie wrote:
March 7th, 2018, 8:03 pm
NavyBlue wrote:I have one just like that, I bought it at a antique shop in Nashville, Indiana in 2011. They had old pennets from Big Ten schools and Utah State.
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Nashville’s in Tennessesse bro.


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There is a Nashville, Indiana. It is south of Indianapolis in Brown County Indiana. Look it up.



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Post by jackmormon » March 7th, 2018, 9:37 pm

NavyBlue wrote:
March 7th, 2018, 8:41 pm
TheAKAggie wrote:
March 7th, 2018, 8:03 pm
NavyBlue wrote:I have one just like that, I bought it at a antique shop in Nashville, Indiana in 2011. They had old pennets from Big Ten schools and Utah State.
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Nashville’s in Tennessesse bro.


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There is a Nashville, Indiana. It is south of Indianapolis in Brown County Indiana. Look it up.
The fuddy duddy that I am, I was watching Antiques Roadshow over the weekend, and there was a painting entitled a view of Nashville. Nashville Indiana.



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Re: Need an opinion

Post by NavyBlue » March 8th, 2018, 7:10 am

There are a lot of antique shops in Nashville, Indiana.



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Re: Need an opinion

Post by brownjeans » March 8th, 2018, 4:17 pm

NavyBlue wrote:
March 8th, 2018, 7:10 am
There are a lot of antique shops in Nashville, Indiana.
The northern states didn't have the labor to bust up their old chifforobes so they still have all their old crap.



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