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

Who could replace John Hood?

The answer, of course, is no one. However, as John reveals in his Open Letter to Members in the latest edition of The Vexilloid Tabloid, someone must replace John as editor of this venerable publication if it is to continue. Over 29 issues John has diligently and with great humor built the Tabloid into one of the finest vexillological publications in this country, but serious health issues are forcing him to step down from serving as editor and publisher.

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 portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid 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 portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid 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.

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 portlandflag.org/vexilloid-tabloid for access to all 26 issues of this venerable publication. All free, all worth every penny!