Vexilloid Tabloid #48

Here is October Issue (#48) of the Vexilloid Tabloid, featuring:

  • Updating the Portland Flag’s Specs (Ted Kaye)
  • Raising the Alaska State Flag (Michael Orelove)
  • White Flags (Scott Mainwaring)

You’ll also find a “What’s that Flag?” quiz from David Ferriday, Ted Kaye’s notes from the very well attended September PFA meeting, and other items of vexillological interest.

Past issues of the Vexilloid Tabloid are available at portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid.

“Zulu” says Carl Larson, showing one of many maritime flags he’s acquired.
“Zulu” says Carl Larson, showing one of many maritime flags he’s acquired.
“Stare at the center star until your patriotism increases.” (Sources:   http:/www.deceptology.com/2012/07/the-american-flag-optical-illusion.html http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/5639/2020/1600/615733/unionjackafterimg.jpg)
“Stare at the center star until your patriotism increases.” (Sources: http:/www.deceptology.com/2012/07/the-american-flag-optical-illusion.html
http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/5639/2020/1600/615733/unionjackafterimg.jpg)
The Alaska flag in Michael Orelove’s “flower bed”.  The blue flowers are lobelia, (“Crystal Palace”); the second star is correctly depicted as a multiple-star system.
The Alaska flag in Michael Orelove’s “flower bed”. The blue flowers are lobelia, (“Crystal Palace”); the second star is correctly depicted as a multiple-star system.
By deconstructing an actual flag, Michael Orelove (L) demonstrates that                                      Washington’s obverse is actually the mirror image of its reverse (so George always faces the hoist).
By deconstructing an actual flag, Michael Orelove (L) demonstrates that Washington’s obverse is actually the mirror image of its reverse (so George always faces the hoist).
Larry Snyder designed the flag for  U.S. Power Squadron District 32.
Larry Snyder designed the flag for U.S. Power Squadron District 32.
Lindsey Matson delves into the world of alternate history flags.
Lindsey Matson delves into the world of alternate history flags.
In the evening’s most popular topic, Patrick Genna explains the history of the   Union Flag and explores the vexillographic implications of Scottish independence.
In the evening’s most popular topic, Patrick Genna explains the history of the Union Flag and explores the vexillographic implications of Scottish independence.
Cupcakes in the PFA / Portland flag colors, courtesy of Keryn Anchel.
Cupcakes in the PFA / Portland flag colors, courtesy of Keryn Anchel.
David Ferriday (L) and Carl Larson (R) with historic US flags poster.
David Ferriday (L) and Carl Larson (R) with historic US flags poster.
John Niggley recalls the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup with a licensed flag.
John Niggley recalls the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup with a licensed flag.
A Pennsylvania native, Dave Anchel describes the flags of the Civil War held in its capitol’s collection.
A Pennsylvania native, Dave Anchel describes the flags of the Civil War held in its capitol’s collection.
FLAT BAG, c. 1885  Glass beads on hide with cotton lining. The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, 2012.25.72. Note the unusual color reversals in what is still clearly meant as a U.S. flag. (On display at the Portland Art Museum.)
FLAT BAG, c. 1885 Glass beads on hide with cotton lining.
The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, 2012.25.72.
Note the unusual color reversals in what is still clearly meant as a U.S. flag. (On display at the Portland Art Museum.)
The Portland Pedalpalooza  Bike Festival uses the flag of Portland (along with Cascadia’s) to promote an eclectic mix of over 260 events. (Source: Portland Mercury 6/4/2014)
The Portland Pedalpalooza Bike Festival uses the flag of Portland (along with Cascadia’s) to promote an eclectic mix of over 260 events.
(Source: Portland Mercury 6/4/2014)
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