The Amazing Range of Flag Research

Raven is a scholarly journal published yearly by the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA). The 26th volume will be out this month. From time to time, Raven includes a bibliography of flag-related items that have appeared in other, non-flag-specific journals. These span a wide range of disciplines, from political science to art history. For Raven […]

Fascinating Flag Facts (video)

The YouTube channel WonderWhy is promoting vexillology with this video uploaded on November 30th, Fascinating Flag Facts. It has over 150,000 views (and over 1300 comments!). They have done a decent job, though falling short in some aspects. For example, they repeat the often said but historically unsupported claim that the shape of Nepal’s flag […]

Grace Rogers Cooper & 13-Star US Flags

In 1972 the Smithsonian Institution published this book by former NAVA president Grace Rogers Cooper, Thirteen-Star Flags: Keys to Identification. It contains a wealth of information on the early history of US flags and surviving examples, and how to detect impostors. And the public domain full text is available online! You can read it on […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #79

The last edition of our newsletter in the 2010s is here. Vexilloid Tabloid #79 features: The Complex Oregon Flag (Michael Orelove) Some Flags and Arms in Victoria, BC (Ted Kaye) A Mashup Flag in Point Roberts (Ted Kaye) The MLS Iron Front Flag Flap (Scott Mainwaring) Five Flags on a Quarter (Michael Orelove) World Geography […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #78

The 78th edition of our newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, is here. It features: VexiDay 2019 (Željko Heimer) Alternatives for Similar Flags (Izzy Núñez) Flags Sent to the Future (Michael Orelove) VexiDay 2019 in Portland (Ted Kaye) What State Are YOU From? (Michael Orelove) State Flags with Lettering or Seals Kindergartners and Flags (Ted Kaye) And, […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #77

Our August 2019 edition of the Vexilloid Tabloid features: ICV 28 Report (Max Liberman) PFA Inspires ICV 28 Paper Unofficial Bohemian Flags (Krystof Huk) Variant Flags of Puerto Rico (Carlos A. Morales-Ramirez) Flag Display in Baker City, Oregon (Michael Orelove) Flags and the B-17 (Michael Orelove) And, as always highlights from our last meeting, a […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #76

The 76th edition of our newsletter features: Genesis of Good Flag, Bad Flag (Ted Kaye) A “Gray Pride” Flag (David Koski) The Pro-Abortion Gadsden Flag (Ted Kaye) Flaggy Map Flags in School (Michael Orelove) Farewell, Michael Faul & Chumley (Michael Faul) Pirate Flags in the Caribbean (Michael Orelove) The Red Flag (John Cartledge) And, as […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #75

Issue 75 of our newsletter features: Tracking City Flag Changes (Ted Kaye) A Special Flag for Lincoln (Michael Orelove) Field Report: Central Belize & Garifuna Country (Ted Kaye) Flags on a Caribbean Cruise (Michael Orelove) Salmon Nation And, as always highlights from our last meeting, a roundup of flag news and notes, sightings of the […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #74

Our latest newsletter features: Gender and vexillology (Scott Mainwaring) Roman Numeral Flags for Years (Scott Mainwaring) “Bullard” Flag in Portland Flags in Fortnite (Nathaniel Mainwaring) Visiting Flags in Idaho (Michael Orelove) “The Sun Is Setting on the British Empire” And, as always highlights from our last meeting, a roundup of flag news and notes, sightings […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #73

Here is the 73rd edition of our bimonthly newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, featuring: Her Flag 2020 Transgender Rights Flags (Scott Mainwaring) Field Report: Québec City (Ted Kaye) Have Flags Will Travel (Michael Orelove) Do Imports Deface the Dutch Flag? ( Theun Okkerse) And, as always highlights from our last meeting, a roundup of flag news […]