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    3rd Naval District (NY) USCG Auxiliary Insignia Original Art by Hank Porter (Walt Disney, c. 1940s). Here is the original artwork by Hank Porter for the insignia of the 3rd Naval District USCG Auxiliary in New York. This was a volunteer organization that protected the coast line and waterways of the US, freeing up the Coast Guard and Reservists for heavier combat. They would carry out search and rescue, marine safety, waterway management, environmental protection, and various homeland security missions. The private boats of civilians numbered 3487 by the end of 1945. A few of the boats carried four 300-pound depth charges and a 50 cal. Machine gun. The boats-maintained observation, reported instantly any sightings or unusual sounds and attacked when armament permitted. Some crew members were trained to signal by Semaphore. This fantastic piece by Hank Porter was rendered in gouache with an image area of 7" x 8" on illustration board of 8.5" x 10". The piece is in a mat 14" x 16" with a matboard opening of 8" X 10". Included is the matching drawing, rendered in graphite and color pencil on onionskin paper. Also included are copies of articles in the US Coast Guard newsletter. Mild handling wear. Condition is Very Good.

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