How to Care for Old Flags
HOW 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.
The Seal and Flag of the Vice President of the United States
Much 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.
Unique 37 star U.S. flag
The 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.
British National Flag of World War II
There’s a mystery to this flag.
Here is what we do know. It is definitely the flag of Great Britain and that it is definitely of World War II vintage. It is truly a big flag measuring 50 x 70 inches or about 4′ to almost 6′. We know that it was made in Belgium and appears to be completely hand made using a standard home-based sewing machine, not a commercial one.
Good Flag, Bad Flag: Five Ways to Design a Good Flag
There really is no such thing as a bad flag. Any time a community reaches out to symbolize their past, their achievements, and their people is a good thing. Still, there are ways for your community to be remembered more easily when it comes to your flag design.
So, here are five basic things to remember:
1. Keep it Simple: A flag should be so simple a child can draw it from memory…
Flag of Iraq to Change
The Associated Press today announced that Iraq’s parliament voted to change the national flag of Iraq. The current national flag (on the top far left) consists of three horizontal stripes of red, white, and black with three green stars in the white stripe with the Takbir, the words ‘Allahu Akbar’ or ‘God is Great’, in green stylized Arabic calligraphy in between the stars.
13 Star Flags: How to Identify an Authentic 18c One
The Flag Act of June 14, 1777 states “…that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field…” Nowhere does it say how the stars were to be arranged. That is why there are so many different ‘national’ standards of this period simply because the star pattern wasn’t regulated until about 1912 or so.
Flags of Oz
Many generations have read the children’s book series “The Wizard of Oz” ever since L. Frank Baum published his first book in 1900. He wrote a total of 14 books for the series until his death in 1919 (his last book was published pothumously in 1920).
Flags of Political Parties
With the recent assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, any national funeral will feature the flag of the national party she headed. This great leader of independence for her country also featured flags of other political parties throughout Pakistan, both large and small.