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    Post by breydel on Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:21 pm

    Hello everyone,

    This is my first participation with a question open to all. I acquired an old red Ensign flag many years ago and despite my occasional research I have not yet been able to identify this old flag. All I know is that it is old but in reasonably good condition.
    Does anyone have any idea of its age and when it could have been used?
    Thanks for your attention and looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Post by ypres on Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:21 pm

    Canadian Ensign …. Here is some info on it. Yours looks post 1902

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Red_Ensign

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    Post by breydel on Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:02 am

    Thank you! I would have thought that this flag could date from between 1873, when Prince Edward Island joined as the 7th province ( the flag has coats of arms of 7 provinces ) and 1905 when Saskatchewan and Alberta were added as the 8th and 9th provinces?
    Any further thoughts?
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    Post by ypres on Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:34 pm

    The crown on the flag is the Tudor Crown which was worn by Edward the VII in 1902 and was replaced by St Edward's crown on badges etc. when Elizabeth became Queen.
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    Post by breydel on Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:12 am

    Thanks again for those precisions. If I understand correctly, it could thus date from between 1902 and 1905?
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    Post by ypres on Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:44 pm

    I think so.

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