1873-1905 Red Ensign

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    mk1rceme
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    1873-1905 Red Ensign

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:54 pm

    I got this at a local auction yesterday. According to some quick research, it is a short piece from a 13 panel bunting dating from around 1899. Used for patriotic parades and events. Sad that only one of three flags are displayable, but it is still a nice find. The one good flag measures approx. 30" x 16".





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    Re: 1873-1905 Red Ensign

    Post by qsamike on Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:15 am

    Good Morning Dale......

    A number of years ago I was able to purchase 2 pieces, one the same as you with only one good flag and the other was a strip of 15......

    I used one of the flags as a background for mounting some rare Canadian medals....

    Mike




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    Re: 1873-1905 Red Ensign

    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:17 pm

    Very nice! I'm tempted to do something similar with this one. I've been thinking about connecting the two half chunks to make one flag. Seems foolish to waste them.

    I was wondering if they came in longer strips...two references online said 13, but I was sure there would be no standard amount. These probably came from the factory on huge rolls and snipped as required.


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