|Robert Murray Stamp Shop,
Retail shop, auctioneers, mail order
For collectors worldwide of Flags on Stamps.
OUR OWN FLAG ?
|Founder - Robert Murray,
5 Inverleith Gardens,
Edinburgh, EH3 5PU,
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|Some useful flag links.
Yahoo Flags on Stamps Group - visit and sign up !
Flags of the World - a super site - if you want information about flags in general, try it !
World Flag Database - lots of information and graphics, well worth a visit.
(I'll put a few few more in here soon - there are some very good ones. Just use any search engine and lots of choice comes up.)
Link to my own web site (Stamp Dealer/Auctioneer) http://www.stamp-shop.com
|1. World Listings. Perhaps members would like to take on, country by country, listings of any stamps of that state, correctly identifying and noting any relevant background information. This would then become a useful resource for other collectors.||2. Mysteries and Queries. I know that I have a number of stamps that show flags, but I'm not sure what flags they are (or in fact if they are maybe just "makie uppie" flags in the first place). These could be posted here with images, in the hope that others could recognise them. HELP WANTED !||3. Club Auction. Could we run a sale (once a
year ?) (permanently
running ?) of members' surplus material ?
4. Club Competition. Computer-originated pages, viewed by other members, and voted on. Virtual medals for winners ?
Page last updated Thursday 4 January 2001, minimal update 15
December 2005, with further updates (general redesign, actually)
(Surname, First Name)
|E-Mail address||Personal or
|1||Murray, Robert ("Bob")||Edinburgh, Scotland||General||[email protected]||www.stamp-shop.com
|2||Peralta, Jose||Philippines||Symbolism/significance, etc.||[email protected]||.|
|3||Shereshevsky, Nahum||Jerusalem, Israel||Heraldic||[email protected]||http://members.xoom.com/naxum/her/pher0.htm|
|4||Smith, Robert||South Africa||.||<[email protected]>||.|
|5||Gardner, Hank||Viginia Beach, USA||General||[email protected]
PLEASE ADVISE NEW EMAIL !
|6||Fink, Dr. Marc J.||Chesapeake,
|7||Midura, Edmund||Sparks, MD,
PLEASE ADVISE NEW EMAIL !
|8||Frost, Murray||Omaha, NE,
|9||Carson, James||Glasgow, Scotland||General||[email protected]||.|
|10||Sloss, Tom||Mississauga, Canada||General||[email protected]
PLEASE ADVISE NEW EMAIL !
|11||Zhang Xun||Beijing, China||National Flags||[email protected]||.|
|12||Blanc, Jean-Francois||France||General||[email protected]||"flags on Congo stamps"
|13||Koh, Tom||Western Australia||General, especially
|14||Carol, Dr. Steve||Scottsdale, Arizona, USA||General||[email protected]||.|
|15||Sisa, Melih||Istanbul, Turkey||General||("ex-diectory")||.|
|16||Wu, Tony||Taiwan||General, especially national flags||[email protected] kimo.com.tw.||.|
|17||Johansson, Eric||Trollhaettan, Sweden||General||[email protected]||.|
|General and National Badges||[email protected]||.|
|19||Molina, Joan F.||Barcelona,
|Flags from regions and nations that
are not independent.
|20||Stopka, John||Montrose PA, USA||General||[email protected]||.|
|21||van de Loo, André R.||Wânswert, Fryslân,
|22||de Bruyni, Peter||Dublin, Ireland
|Eire/NL||National flags - significance of colours and emblems etc.||[email protected]||.|
|23||Rao, K. Sanjeeva||Khammam, India||India||General||[email protected]||.|
|24||Hunt, Robert||South Carolina, USA||General|
|I happily acknowledge the use of images from the "Mooney's MiniFlags" website throughout this site.||st|
1. The Czech republic issued this stamp on 28 October 1998 for the
80th Anniversary of the founding of the Czechoslovak Republic. The
information I have is just "motif from a poster and a postcard by
Preissig". What are the flags ?
(From Robert Murray)
ANSWER (and a super one it is too) from Graham Knight; "re. your enquiry on the Phil. Vex. Soc. website about the flags featured on the Czech stamp, the stamp depicts a World War 1 recruiting poster used in the USA and it shows various contemporary Czech and Slovak flags, The red flag with the rampant lion is a banner of the Bohemian coat of arms. Behind are 2 examples of the Resistance flag (five horizontal stripes-red,white,blue,white,red, the blue being of double width). This flag was designed by V Preissig for Milan Stefanik, a Slovak Nationalist member of the National Council which the Allies had recognised as the Czechoslovak government in exile. The flag was identified with the National Council but was not adopted as the national flag when the National Committee declared the independence of Czechoslovakia on 28 October 1918 in Prague. The other flags not shown in full include, at furthest right, a Slovak flag depicting the Slovak arms, a double cross in white. These arms were taken from those of Matica Slovensk, a Slovak patriotic society, which had taken them from "Hungary Modern", the dexter part of the arms of Hungary. One of the flags furthest to the rear shows a black eagle's wing-part of a banner of the arms of Silesia which depict an eagle (Silesia formed the Czech lands along with Bohemia and Moravia.) In front of it is a banner of the Moravian arms-a red and white chequered eagle on a blue field. I cannot identify the flags placed behind these flags. I hope this information is of help.
Congratulations on establishing a interesting website. from Graham Knight.
SUPPLEMENTARY ANSWER from Jean-Francois Blanc, "Some additional info about the Czech stamp of 1998 (I'm collecting Czech and Slovak stamps as my grandmother was Czech and as I've studied the Czech language in which I'm quite fluent). The flags, apart that of the National Council, are BOAs of 4 components of Czechoslovakia: Bohemia (white lion on red), Moravia (white and red checquered eagle on blue), Silesia (Back eagle on yellow) and Slovakia (white cross on a mountain on a red over blue field)"
2. A stamp from the UK in 1992, entitled just "Standard Bearer" in
the Civil War series. Does anyone recognise the standard ? (We
one suggestion, but I don't think the responent had picked up on the
the most of the flag is plain brown - it maybe doesn't show too well on
(From Robert Murray)
ANSWER, again from Graham Knight; "Although the field of this flag appears to be brown, I think it should be orange and that artistic licence has made it appear darker in hue than it actually should be. If I am correct then the depicted flag is the ensign of a Sergeant Major in the Orange Auxiliaries of the City of London. This must be the case because the sergeant major's rank in that regiment had an ensign which was distinguished by a "stream blazant", tretching from the canton as in the depicted design rather than a single diamond which was used in other regiments. I obtained this information in "Soldiers of The English Civil War 1 Infantry" by Keith Roberts and Angus McBride , Osprey Publications,1989."
|QUERY 3. "Dear Robert, I hear about a flag of Burma
Republic of Burma) 15 p. multicolor. Do you know what flags show in
Many thanks, Jaume Ollé Casals" (Non-member)
Does anyone know what the flags are, or does anyone have a decent colour image of the stamp ?
Please email any answer both to the enquirer, and to this site. Thanks.
ANSWER From our member Murray Frost in the USA; "I can help identify most of the 8 flags pictured on that stamp. Starting from the right:
1) current flag of Burma, adopted in 1974; 2) flag of the Burmese Socialist Programme Party (I assume the parety in power); 3) the previous Burmese
flag--the first as an independent nation; 4) flag of the Anti-Fascist Peoples Freedom League--the resistance movement during the Japanese occupation; 5)
the flag of the puppet state set up during the Japanese occupation; 6-8) don't know.
I hope this will encourage the questioner to join our little band.
Sincerely, Murray Frost"
|If you have a query, get it posted here. Please let me know if you want me to host the image (that uses some of my own available memory space), or give me a URL to the file on your own webspace.|