June Tabloid, July Meeting

The June 2013 Vexilloid Tabloid features:

  • The Colors of Portland’s Flag (Ted Kaye)
  • A Mysterious Flag? (Sophie Rault on the Blackhawks flag)
  • John Hood’s Flags

and as always the “What’s that Flag?” (from quizmaster Max Liberman),  notes from our last meeting, and our new recurring feature on Portland city flag news, Portland Flag Miscellany.  Click here for this latest issue (PDF, 1.6MB), or see portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid for access to this and all previous issues.

The next PFA meeting will be at Ted Kaye’s house in NW Portland, 7 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2013.  See the next meeting page for details.

We look forward to seeing those of you who have missed recent meetings, plus hear some new stories, see some different flags, and engage in provocative discussion.  Newcomers interested in flags always welcome!

If you can’t get to the meeting, perhaps you can give Vexilloid Tabloid editor Ted Kaye something to share with our readers and web visitors.

Finally, here is just a sampling of  images from the latest Tabloid:

Scott Mainwaring hoists the PFA flag to start the May meeting.
Scott Mainwaring hoists the PFA flag to start the May meeting.
Fred Barrett describes his proposed flag for Oregon, as an image of it flying is viewed.
Fred Barrett describes his proposed flag for Oregon, as an image of it flying is viewed.
This 46-star (1908-12) U.S. flag one belonged to John Hood's mother; it has been entrusted to PFA for use in educational presentations.
This 46-star (1908-12) U.S. flag once belonged to John Hood’s mother; it has been entrusted to PFA for use in educational presentations.

Vexilloid Tabloid #39

The Vexilloid Tabloid #39 is here, featuring:

  • The Barbara Frietchie Story: Bogus (Ted Kaye)
  • The American Braille Flag
  • March 2013 Flutterings You Need To Know
  • Flags in the News
  • Portland Flag Miscellany

and as always the “What’s that Flag?” (from quizmaster Max Liberman), and notes from our last meeting.

Click here for this latest issue (PDF, 2.0MB), or see portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid for access to this and all previous issues.

Vexilloid Tabloids!

Have you been missing The Vexilloid Tabloid? The webmaster dropped the ball, but now has it back in play: Numbers 36, 37, and (the latest issue) 38 are now online. Here are some highlights:

The Vexilloid Tabloid #38, February 2013 (PDF, 1.7MB)

  • A Fine for NOT Flying a Flag (Ted Kaye)
  • Flags for TV Shows (Jason Sturgill)
  • The Chicago Flag — Anticipating Future Events (Michael Orelove)
  • Portland Flag Miscellany (Ted Kaye)
breaking-bad
Flag for the TV show “Breaking Bad” — see http://tvshowflags.tumblr.com

 

Portland flag on the "beeswax" buffer between car and bike lanes on NE Multnomah St.
Portland flag on the “beeswax” buffer between car and bike lanes on NE Multnomah St.

 

What's that proposed US state flag?  Patrick Genna shares Philip Tibbetts' designs.
What’s that proposed US state flag? Patrick Genna shares Philip Tibbetts’ designs.

The Vexilloid Tabloid #37, December 2012 (PDF, 1.4MB)

  • Flag Quotes (Ted Kaye)
  • Flags in Chile — A Sampler (Ted Kaye)
  • Hoover Dam Flags (Michael Orelove)
  • Astoria’s Scandinavian Flags
  • Portland Flag Miscellany (Ted Kaye)

 

The Twitter logo of @concertcoopPDX.  Concert Co-Op: PDX offers music news, concert tickets, and ticket giveaways.
The Twitter logo of @concertcoopPDX. Concert Co-Op: PDX offers music news, concert tickets, and ticket giveaways.

 

Michael Orelove on the way to Flagstaff, AZ with a US Route 66 flag.
Michael Orelove on the way to Flagstaff, AZ with a US Route 66 flag.

 

Ted Kaye with the flag of Magallanes y la Antartica Chilena (12th Region).  He found it in the village of Tenaun, which is in Los Lagos (10th Region).
Ted Kaye with the flag of Magallanes y la Antartica Chilena (12th Region). He found it in the village of Tenaun, which is in Los Lagos (10th Region).

The Vexilloid Tabloid #36, October 2012 (PDF, 2.4MB)

Patrick Genna and Vera Robbins march with Michael Orelove (not pictured) and the Kiwanis in the Troutdale Summer Fest Parade.
Patrick Genna and Vera Robbins march with Michael Orelove (not pictured) and the Kiwanis in the Troutdale Summer Fest Parade.
John Niggley shows the Östergötland banner of arms while Mike Hale looks on.
John Niggley shows the Östergötland banner of arms while Mike Hale looks on.
Ken Dale defines "flag".
Ken Dale defines “flag”.

 

Vexilloid Tabloid #35

Check out the latest issue (#35) of The Vexilloid Tabloid to learn about:

  • Turn-of-the-century “Yiddish Flag” Protest (Patrick Genna)
  • Elmer’s Flag and Banner in the Oregonian
  • Flag Retirement Ceremony
  • Mystery Flags

and as always the “What’s that Flag?” (from quizmasterMax Liberman), and notes from our last meeting.

Click here for this latest issue (PDF, 2.5MB), or see portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid for access to this and all previous issues.

The offensive “Yiddish Flag” used in a 1908 vaudeville act in Waterbury, CT.
Michael Orelove joins another local veteran at a Memorial Day flag retirement ceremony.
Wall Street Journal illustration for 3/13/12 Opinion piece on California’s state finances and tax policy.
Fred Paltridge considers flags for his wedding procession.

Vexilloid Tabloid #34

The future is here: It may only be May, but The Vexilloid Tabloid #34, June 2012,  is available now!  Featuring:

  • South Dakota Proposal (Patrick Genna)
  • Mystery Flag (Michael Orelove)
  • Portland Cheers

and as always the “What’s that Flag?” or, in this issue’s version, “What’s that Roundel?” quiz (from quizmaster Max Liberman), and notes from our last meeting.

Click here for this latest issue (PDF, 2.9MB), or see portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid for access to this and all previous issues.

Proposed flag for South Dakota, by Patrick Genna and Michael Rudolf.
Astronomer Michael Orelove, seeking flags related to objects in the solar system, displays his latest prize.
When Michael Orelove had more hair and a moustache, he apparently once resembled Albert Einstein. Michael’s brother recently sent him this image of a cigar band, with two flags. Question: is the flag on the left a crudely-drawn Confederate Battle Flag (ensign), or is it something else?
David Anchel describes seeing the flag that cradled President Lincoln’s head on April 14, 1865.

Vexilloid Tabloid #33

Don’t despair, The Vexilloid Tabloid #33 is now online, featuring:

  • Good Flag, Bad Flag (Ted Kaye)
  • Imperial Standards (Patrick Genna)
  • Breton Thanks (Alain Raullet)
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Portland Flag Miscellany

and as always the “What’s That Flag?” quiz (from guest quizmaster, Patrick Genna), and notes from our last meeting.

Click here for this latest issue (PDF, 1.6MB), or see portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid for access to this and all previous issues.

Newly-retired Mike Hale highlights the jersey worn by the world’s current bicycle racing champion, on the cover of Cycle Sport magazine.
John Caskey’s new book, published by the Fairmont Memorial Association of Spokane, WA. ISBN: 978-1-4507-6549-7
Michael Orelove, in uniform — in person as as drawn by his grand-daughter.

Vexilloid Tabloid #32

The Vexilloid Tabloid #32 is here. Interim editor  Ted Kaye has assembled another fact- and image-filled newsletter, featuring:

  • Joining FIAV
  • Russian Political Party Flags 1989-present (Patrick Genna)
  • A Chinese Flag-Making Kit
  • Portland Flag Sightings

and as always the “What’s That Flag?” quiz (from our quizmaster, Max Liberman), and notes from our last meeting.

Click here for this latest issue (PDF, 2.3MB), or see portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid for access to this and all previous issues.

David Ferriday's design for a States Rights flag
Peter Orenski's 99 Percent Flag delivered to Occupy Portland members by Ted Kaye
Kudos to PFA member Dennis Stevens for flying Portland's flag at his home.

Vexilloid Tabloid #31

A Flag for All Mankind in the 21st Century
David Ferriday's flag "for all Mankind in the 21st century"
J. Patrick Genna's personal flag
J. Patrick Genna's personal flag

Issue 31 of our newsletter The Vexilloid Tabloid is here, thanks to interim editor  Ted Kaye.  The new issue features:

  • A Flag for All Mankind in the 21st Century (David W. Ferriday)
  • Japanese Battle Standards (Patrick Genna)
  • Remembering John Hood
  • Book Review: New Wave – Facts about Flags (Ted Kaye)
  • The Seal of the State of Jefferson (Michael Orelove)

and as always the “What’s That Flag?” quiz (from our quizmaster, Max Liberman), Flags in the News, and notes from our 2011 meetings.

Click here for this latest issue (PDF, 1.1MB), or see portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid for access to this and all previous issues.

What if the US had kept adding stripes, not just stars, to the flag? Michael Orelove made this answer.

Vexilloid Tabloid #30

John Hood 1934-2011

At long last, a new edition of  The Vexilloid Tabloid is here!  Ted Kaye is serving as interim editor.  The new issue features:

  • Obituary:  John Hood 1934-2011
  • In John Hood’s Footsteps (Ted Kaye)
  • United Nations Flag Project (Michael Orelove)
  • Honoring the Designer of the “new” Oregon State Flag
  • Old Glory Afghan (Michael Orelove)

and as always the “What’s That Flag?” quiz (from our new quizmaster, Max Liberman), Flags in the News, and notes from our 2011 meetings.

Click here for this latest issue (PDF, 0.7MB), or see portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid for access to this and all previous issues.

Mike Hale (l) and Randall Gray (r) with Gray's winning design in The Oregonian's New Oregon Flag contest