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KING'S COLORS MINIATURE DESK FLAG, 4" X 6"

KINGS COLORS MINIATURE DESK FLAG, 4 X 6

Historicial reproductions of significance to the history of the United States in miniature desk form.  Dyed polyester with hemmed edges, mounted on 10"black staff with gold tip.

For centuries the flag of England was the red cross of St. George on a white field. Likewise, for centuries the flag of Scotland was the white cross of St. Andrew on a blue field. In 1603 England and Scotland, after many years of warfare, united under King James I, and it became necessary to devise a flag which would typify that union. This was done in 1606 by blending the two crosses together. The Scottish flag was retained as the background for the new banner and the cross of St. George superimposed on it. To retain a semblance of the white field of the English flag, the red cross of St. George was mounted on a strip of white which extends out and beyond the borders of the cross, and this makes it prominent and distinct. The new flag was variously called the King’s Colors or the Grand Union Flag. It is the banner under which the English colonization of America was effected, and remained the flag of the colonists for more than 100 years.

 

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All of our 4x6 inch individual flags and sets are made in the USA using lustrous silk-like woven polyester, dyed in brilliant colors and finished with a sewn edge. The 10" tall black staff with gold spear tip finishes the uniform appearance so any of these flags may be used together and look terrific.