Vexilloid Tabloid #62

Happy 2017! The first issue of the new year is here. Vexilloid Tabloid #62 features:

  • The Origin of the PFA (Ted Kaye)
  • Book Review: 50 Facts You May Not Know About the Confederate Flag (Ted Kaye)
  • Alternative Flags for Earth
  • Update on Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Proposed Flag
  • Does the Deep Sea Need a Flag? (Carlos Alberto Morales Ramirez)
  • William & Mary … and St. Andrew (David Ferriday)

And, as always, it includes the What’s That Flag? quiz, Flags in the News (news stories featuring flags), Flutterings (highlights from the last PFA meeting), and Portland Flag Miscellany (news about Portland’s city flag).  Each new issue is sent out to our email subscribers list as a PDF attachment.  If you would like to be added to that list, just email subscribe@portlandflag.org and let us know your name, contact info (address and e-mail) and interest in flags.

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Vexilloid Tabloid #61

Our December 2016 newsletter features:

  • Whitney Smith, 1940-2016
  • Flag Change in Columbia, South Carolina (Ted Kaye)
  • The Fleur-de-Lis: From Lys to Lis, or from Flower to Emblem (Patrice de La Condamine)
  • Vexiday: The First World Vexillology Day (Scott Mainwaring)
  • Michael Orelove’s Burgees Make Port (Michael Orelove)

And, as always, notes from our last meeting, a roundup of flag news, the flag quiz, and what the Portland flag has been  up to lately.

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Vexilloid Tabloid #60

The October 2016 edition of the PFA club newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid #60, is here, featuring:

  • 1 October Is World Vexillology Day (Scott Mainwaring)
  • How Albany, Oregon, Got a Flag (Cole Pouliot)
  • The Flag of Null Island (Ted Kaye)
  • 1993 Proposals for Macau’s Flag (Patrick Genna)
  • Powell Boulevard’s Flag Parade (Ted Kaye)

Editor’s note:

In this issue, Scott Mainwaring tells us about his idea for an annual celebration of flags, flag studies, and flag design every 1 October:  World Vexillology Day (or Vexiday for short).  So far, he has gotten buy-in from 15 flag associations around the world, including the PFA and NAVA.  Other sponsoring associations include: Vexillology Ireland, the Croatian Heraldic and Vexillological Association, Bandiere Storiche (Italy), the  New England Vexillological Association, the New Zealand Flag Association, the Southern African Vexillological Association, the Burgee Data Archives (Canada), the Greater Unified Albany Vexillological Association (Oregon), the Heraldry Society of Slovenia, the Catalan Association of Vexillology, the Flag Data Center (Czech Republic), the Italian Center of Vexillological Studies, and the Breton Vexillological Society.  All of these will be celebrating in some manner on Saturday, 1 October (see www.vexiday.org for details).  If you are part of another association, please join in and let Scott know at info@vexiday.orgHow will you be celebrating?

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Vexilloid Tabloid #59

The latest issue (number 59) of the PFA newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, features:

  • Introduction: The 15th Anniversary of 9/11 (Ted Kaye)
  • Ice Cream Flags (David Koski)
  • Memories from a Flag Store on the Morning of 9/11 (Michael Hale)
  • The Flags of Boys State in Salem (Ted Kaye and Brian McKinley)
  • Biogeographical Vexillology of Puerto Rico (Carlos Alberto Morales Ramirez)

As always, you can find notes from our last meeting, a roundup of flag-related news and notes, the What’s that Flag? quiz, and Portland Flag Miscellany (flag usage in Portland and the many uses of Portland’s city flag).

hgzdA special note in this issue: Congratulations to our sister organization in Croatia, HGZD (Hrvatsko Grboslovno i Zastavoslovno Društvo — the Croatian Heraldic and Vexillological Association), on celebrating its 10th anniversary! HGZD publishes the great full-color journal Grb i zastava in Croatian and English twice a year under the enthusiastic and learned leadership of Maj. Željko Heimer, PhD. See hgzd.hr/en for details.


 

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Vexilloid Tabloid #56

Our latest newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid #56,  is our longest ever!  It features:

  • The Mere-Exposure Effect (Ted Kaye)
  • Flags for the Year 2016 (David Koski and Scott Mainwaring)
  • Counterchanged Flags (David Koski)
  • Flag for Cascadia by Night (Random Pendragon)
  • Swastikas in Japan (Alexander Baretich)
  • There Is No Flag Large Enough… (Scott Mainwaring)
  • Taíno Heritage in Puerto Rican Flags (Carlos Alberto Morales Ramírez)
  • Field Report — New Zealand (Ted Kaye)
  • Flag for The River of the Mind (Casey Sims)

And, as always: notes from our last meeting, the Portland flag miscellany, the What’s that Flag? quiz, and more!

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Vexilloid Tabloid #55

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Our latest newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid #55,  is here!  It features:

  • City Flag Redesign (Ted Kaye)
  • Field Report: New England & Canada (Michael Orelove)
  • Field Report: Australia (Ted Kaye)
  • Great Flag Resources on the Web

And, as always: notes from our last meeting, the Portland flag miscellany, the What’s that Flag? quiz, and more!

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Vexilloid Tabloid #54

In the latest edition of our newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, you can read about:

  • New Zealand’s Flag Change (Ted Kaye)
  • Digitally Reimagining the US Flag (Scott Mainwaring)
  • The Red Cross Flag (Michael Orelove)
  • The Timber’s Army Flag

And, as always: notes from our last meeting, the Portland flag miscellany, the What’s that Flag? quiz, and more!

Vexilloid Tabloid #53

The fifty-third edition of our club newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, is here, featuring:

  • The Confederate Flag Flap (Ted Kaye)
  • Flags of the Rose Festival Fleet (Scott Mainwaring)
  • A Flag for Pluto (Scott Mainwaring)
  • The Cascadian Nautical Flag (Alexander Baretich)

And, as always: notes from our last meeting, flags in the news, the Portland flag miscellany, the What’s that Flag? quiz, and more!

Vexilloid Tabloid #52

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The Vexilloid Tabloid #52 (June 2015) is here!  The issue features:

  • A New Flag for Fiji—A Work in Progress (Ted Kaye)
  • US State Flag People: A Quiz (Scott Mainwaring)
  • Oregon Flag Registry Update
  • Washington Redux (Michael Orelove)

And as always you’ll find Flags in the News (news stories featuring flags), Flutterings (highlights from the last PFA meeting), and Portland Flag Miscellany (news about Portland’s city flag).  Instead of a What’s that Flag quiz, this issue features the US State Flag people puzzle.

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Vexilloid Tabloid #51

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Issue 51 of our newsletter, The Vexilloid Tabloid, has arrived.  As always, it’s available as a PDF file on this site. You can also get it and future issues delivered to your inbox by emailing your request to subscribe@portlandflag.org.

VexTab 51 features:

  • The Oregon Flag Registry (Ted Kaye)
  • Las Banderas de Nuestros Hijos (book review)
  • The Portland Ska Flag (Casey Sims)

You’ll also find a What’s that Flag? quiz from Scott Mainwaring, notes from the January PFA meeting hosted by Patrick Genna, the latest on flags in or of Portland in Portland Flag Miscellany, and other items of vexillological interest.

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

Host Patrick Genna shares a recent Goodwill acquisition as Michael Orelove and Max Liberman (wearing flag tie) look on.
Host Patrick Genna shares a recent Goodwill acquisition as Michael Orelove and Max Liberman (wearing flag tie) look on.
Michael Orelove and Scott Mainwaring stretch out an 8' x 12' Oregon state flag.
Michael Orelove and Scott Mainwaring stretch out an 8′ x 12′ Oregon state flag.
To garner favor after an anti-gay controversy, the Moreland Farmer's Pantry flies Oregon, Portland, and Rainbow flags.  (Thanks to Bill Trinkle for the tip.)
To garner favor after an anti-gay controversy, the Moreland Farmer’s Pantry flies Oregon, Portland, and Rainbow flags. (Thanks to Bill Trinkle for the tip.)