A Super Pair of Vintage Hand-Held Union Jack Flags c.1930-40


Origin: British
Period: Early / Mid Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1930-40
Height: 8.75 inches
Width: 11.5 inches
Pole Length: 13.5 inches

The quality printed flags on their original wooden poles with knob finials, the cotton ‘British Made’ stamped.

In good vintage condition there is some fraying to the edges, loss to the pole ends, and some old moth holes mainly to one flag but this aside they remain sound.

The current design of the flag dates from the union of Ireland and Great Britain in 1801. When the first flag was introduced in 1606, it became known simply as "the British flag" or "the flag of Britain". The word "jack" was in use before 1600 to describe the maritime bow flag. One theory goes that for some years it would have been called just "the Jack", or "Jack flag", or "the King's Jack", but by 1674, while formally referred to as "His Majesty's Jack", it was commonly called the Union Jack, and this was officially acknowledged.

Perfect for the jubilee.