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When you buy and sell vintage goods there is often a fair amount of research that goes into discovering the history of an item. Quite awhile ago I found an unusual looking old flag at an auction. I brought it home and began the work of finding out when this flag was from and what it's unusual design might have represented.
I don't mind telling you that I spent many hours of work scouring the internet for any information about old British flags. I looked at pages that listed every type of flag for every service....but not one of them was like "mine".
It became a bit of a challenge. I sent in a photo to numerous websites specialising in flags but receieved no reply.
I finally got in touch with someone who knows alot about old flags and has some of the most wonderful flags I have ever seen. I sent an email with a photo and kept my fingers crossed. I quickly received a reply with very specific information and imagine my surprise to find out that the flag (which is technically a banner or bunting) was made for the coronation of Edward VIII which was of course cancelled upon his abdication!
Fascinating stuff, this vintage......
I have included here some inspirational pictures using vintage flags in interiors. Framed, draped or simply standing in the corner of a room, they make a unique display.