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The Royal Flags and Honors of Queen Elizabeth II (5/14/08)
Flag of the Commonwealth of NationsHer formal title is “Her Majesty, Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.” She ascended the throne after the death of her father, King George VI on February 6, 1952 and her Coronation followed on June 2, 1953. More >>


Symbols and Flags of Earth Day (4/22/08)
The Ecology FlagTo paraphrase a famous Clinton-era campaign slogan, “It’s the Environment, Stupid.” That could have been the basis for Earth Day as conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1969. Originally created as a teach-in about environmental problems facing Earth, it grew into the basis for the worldwide environmental movement. More >>


How to Find Information on Flags (4/7/08)
Flags Through the Ages and Across the WorldI discovered that flags were an educational hobby in early 1980. Realizing that the study of flags was called vexillology and that I was a vexillologist was a personal breakthrough. Many aspects of my interest in flags, such as heraldry, art, history, culture, language, sociology, color and design, are encompassed within this discipline. More >>


Antique American Flags (3/19/08)
Hello fellow Worthpointers and visitors. I hope you find the photos and descriptions of some of my more interesting flags to your liking. I would be happy to correspond with others regarding collecting antique flags. More >>


Soiling of Old Glory (3/17/08)
The Soiling of Old Glory If you can’t use the American flag as a weapon, then what’s freedom of speech all about, anyway? That could very well be the way some interpret the actions of the flag-wielding young man in the above photo. In reality, most everyone was horrified by the image. More >>


How to Care for Old Flags (3/5/08)
Some foxing on the headingHOW TO CARE FOR OLD FLAGS Flags manufactured before the age of synthetics were generally made whole or in part from wool, cotton and linen, all natural fibers. WOOL FLAGS More >>


Chesapeake Bay Flag Association Meeting, Feb 23, 2008 (3/5/08)
World War II era Mare Island Navy fleet rank flagsIt was a relatively nice day in February, a little cool with possible rain later, but better than the ice storms and occasional snowstorms of the days before. That made it possible to view the large flag display set up by our host, Dale Grimes of Baltimore, Maryland in his backyard. More >>


The Seal and Flag of the Vice President of the United States (2/25/08)
Coat-of-arms of the vice president, patch, 1948 to 1975Much has been written about the seal of the president of the United States. It is a more powerful, more visible office, of course, but in many ways the influence of the vice president can be just as significant. Yet, recognizing the symbols of the office isn’t that high on a collector’s radar. More >>


Presenting to 1st Graders (2/24/08)
My sonI own an overly large naval standard for the president of the United States. At 10 by 16 feet it takes up the entire living room at home. My 8 x 12 U.S. flag with 45 stars from about 1900 is big enough for anywhere, too. But, they are hard to appreciate all folded up. They both, though, have one other thing in common besides being oversized. First graders love ‘em. More >>


Unique 37 star U.S. flag (2/6/08)
37 star U.S. flag using a forerunner of the silk screened process, c. 1870s, closeupThe 37 star U.S. flag was created in 1867 for the admission of Nebraska as a state. It lasted until the admission of Colorado in 1876. This flag, though, was quite unique. It was made using a patented resist-dye process on wool bunting. You can see the silk screen-like look in the stars in the closeup photos. More >>


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