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    BRITISH UNION FLAG- PRE-1801, AN ORIGINAL "SPEAR-POINT STAFF". This British Union Flag was constructed prior to 1801 as it does not have the 'St. Patrick's cross' laid over the white 'St. Andrew's cross', a design incorporated in 1801 which is still in use today. The present hand sewn flag is of the original 1606 design representative of the union of England and Scotland under King James I, formerly King James VI of Scotland. Measuring 60 inches at the hoist and 76 inches on the fly, there are very few of these flags in existence. This particular example was displayed in the collection of the well known collector of arms and militaria Norm Flayderman.

    This flag is made of wool and still has its period wooden staff with iron finial. Conserved in a black netting due to its age and wear, the flag is a very rare example of an early British flag from the period around the time of the American Revolution, the design carried by American colonists during the French and Indian War. 60 inches high x 76 inches wide.

    Exhibited: Norm Flayderman Collection

    This flag has been carefully examined by authoritative in-house experts and has been deemed to be authentic and of the period in every respect including fabric, thread, dye and the method and pattern of construction. Additionally, any accompanying provenance has been verified as unique and indigenous to the specific flag it documents.


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    December, 2007
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