Vexilloid Tabloid #28

Just published: The September 2010 issue of The Vexilloid Tabloid features:

  • Oregon Flag Registry (Ted Kaye)
  • The Neutral Flags Fraud: How the new U.S. flag perpetuated the slave trade on behalf of the British Empire (Patrick Genna)
  • and as always the “What’s That Flag?” quiz, Flags in the News, and notes from our most recent meeting (John Hood)

Click here for this latest issue (PDF, 2.3MB), or see for access to this and all previous issues.

What flag should I fly today?

Flags want to be flown, and John Hood knows when to fly them, according to history and customs.   In the new issue of PFA’s newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, he draws from his extensive database of flag flying days to suggest a flag a day for the next two months. Also in this issue, Michael Orelove writes about flag retirement ceremonies and his visit to Willamette National Cemetery last Flag Day to attend such an event.  And as always you’ll find notes from the most recent PFA meeting, John Hood’s “What’s That Flag?” quiz, and Flags in the News.

Click here for the current issue (PDF, 2.8MB), and see for access to all back issues.

And to answer the title question for today, August 1st:   John suggests Switzerland, as today is the Swiss National Day.

Meeting Tonight

The Portland Flag Association will be meeting tonight, Thursday July 8th.  Please see the Next Meeting page for details.  Hope to see you there!

Vexilloid Tabloid #26 is here!

The May 2010 issue of John Hood’s PFA newsletter The Vexilloid Tabloid features:

  • We Have a Flag — Now What? (John Hood & Max Liberman)
  • Review of El libro del conocimiento de todos los reinos (The Book of Knowledge of All Kingdoms) edited and translated by Nancy Marino (Ted Kaye)
  • and as always the “What’s That Flag?” quiz, Flags in the News, and notes from our most recent meeting (John Hood)

Click here for this color-, fun-, and fact-filled issue (PDF, 2.7MB), and see for access to all 26 issues of this venerable publication. All free, all worth every penny!

Vexilloid Tabloid now online

All 25 issues of our newsletter The Vexilloid Tabloid are now available as PDF files. Kudos to our esteemed vexillological puzzlemaster, newshound, and editor, John Hood!


Welcome to the online home of the Portland Flag Association!

Stay tuned — we are in the process of moving our newsletter The Vexilloid Tabloid and other content online.

We welcome new members!  Please email John Hood at vivijohn [at] for information about our group and our next bimonthly meeting.