Cleaning & Repair
Yes, dyes….. There are those who for a variety of reasons try to dye the color in a pennant. This is usually done because the backing color of the pennant has faded to a very ugly color usually gray or tan. I think like anything else, it has its place and may be a great tool in the right situation as long as its not being done to deceive. I have seen good dye jobs and bad dye jobs. I have seen this done as well to change a backing color. The one I remember most is a 70s style New York Yankees pennant that was heavily creamed as most of them are. The owner dyed the pennant a medium blue. Now, when it was finished it looked really odd but you could not put your finger on it right away. It got rid of the creaming issue but created another new problem which was it’s very odd appearance. The owner did this in an attempt to increase the value of the pennant. In that case, the pennant never sold and the guy was out the cost of the dye not to mention time and energy. I have also seen photo pennant dyed back close to their original color. This was done without the photo attached of course. Photos can be reattached once the pennant has dried.