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Old 09-23-2019, 09:23 AM   #1
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I just picked up this British lion crest flag. I honestly have no idea what it represents but I just loved the look of it.

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Old 09-23-2019, 11:17 AM   #2
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Looks great! Impressive
Iím not sure but a guess itís a victory flag from WW1 ?

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Old 09-23-2019, 04:18 PM   #3
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I just picked up this British lion crest flag.
I honestly have no idea what it represents
but I just loved the look of it. Any help would
be greatly appreciated.
Hello J.M.C.:
Flag has red lion shield of Scotland, Royal
Standard, white ensign (UK RN), red ensign
(UK Merchant), & blue ensign (UK Yacht), &
a Queen's Crown (c.1952) above. As such
IMO likely a patriotic banner commemorating
a sailors Scotland located service time.

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Old 09-23-2019, 08:15 PM   #4
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Thanks Ben! As always you are a great help.




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Old 09-24-2019, 01:29 AM   #5
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Interesting Iím still going for WW1 victory flag,

More specific Scottish war effort ship building etc,
It just looks very WW1 in style and Not 1950s
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:11 AM   #6
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Need to see the crown properly.


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Old 09-24-2019, 07:43 AM   #7
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Here are some better shots. Thanks for the additional discussion guys.



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Old 09-24-2019, 09:01 AM   #8
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It does not look like an English crown, and only two lions on the standard.


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Old 09-25-2019, 03:41 AM   #9
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The crown looks like the Scottish royal crown, there is no RAF ensign so this flag could be dated to pre 1921. The army of course is represented by the Union Jack. Obviously a strong Scottish connection.
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might not be military at all, the crown is the guelphic crown associated with prince albert
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:11 AM   #11
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Maybe a foreign made (french?) Civil Victory Item from WWI?
Might explain the mistakes.
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Old 09-26-2019, 03:17 AM   #12
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there were lots of these types of printed flags produced for various "events" during the late victorian period and the boer war, a lovely item but you might never get a definitive answer on what it was for
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1) I agree that the style is classic early 20th century - Boer War to WWI period. 2) Also agree that it's probably not military and the style of crown may or may not be of significance. Not everybody who manufactured patriotic paraphernalia was a herald. Or cared all that much about such details, as long as the stuff sold!

Lovely example of the sort, though.
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there were lots of these types of printed flags produced for various "events" during the late victorian period and the boer war, a lovely item but you might never get a definitive answer on what it was for
Thanks Bond. I have a feeling that your right. It's strange enough to remain a mystery.

I really like the lion with the less than enthusiastic look on it's face though. He is a real bad ass.



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I really like the lion with the less than enthusiastic look on it's face though.



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