The Cascadian Nautical Flag

by Alexander Baretich, Vexilloid Tabloid #53 Cascadia is a bioregion roughly encompassing Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and parts of other states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada’s Pacific Northwest (see VT #36). In 2012, nearly 17 years after designing the popular Cascadian flag, I created a nautical flag for Cascadia, specifically for vessels of […]

Oregon Flag Registry Update

from Vexilloid Tabloid #53 The Oregon Flag Registry is an ongoing project by the PFA to document the flags of all Oregon tribes, counties, cities, and other flag-using entities.  Current status: Total Prospects Identified: 118 Total Entries Assigned: 32 Total Entries Completed:16 The Registry is online at  Contact Scott Mainwaring to join the team:  info […]

North American Flag?

by Michael Orelove, Vexilloid Tabloid #53 If Canada, the United States, and Mexico were to join to form a North American Union, what would the resulting flag look like? Mike Hale, the former owner of Elmer’s Flag and Banner, put this flag together for me. Residents of each country can easily recognize the color and […]

What’s in the Flower Bed This Year?

From Vexilloid Tabloid #53 Every year, Michael Orelove plants his “flower bed” to represent a flag.  Since 2010 he has grown the U.S., Oregon, U.K., Canada, and Alaska flags.  This year he honors his native city, Chicago. The flag has a white field with two horizontal light-blue stripes and four red stars arranged horizontally in […]

A Flag for Pluto

by Scott Mainwaring, Vexilloid Tabloid #53 On 13 July the New Horizons probe sent an image of Pluto dominated by Tombaugh Regio, a large feature informally called “the heart”. Inspired, I created a flag for Pluto: its astrological symbol in orange-brown (its overall color), in a white heart, on black (for space). I chose the […]

Flags of the Rose Festival Fleet

by Scott Mainwaring, Vexilloid Tabloid #53 Every June, Portland’s Rose Festival welcomes “the fleet” from the US and Canada.  Moored along the Willamette river, the ships display a colorful range of flags to see—ensigns, jacks, signal flags, and courtesy flags.

Flutterings (from VexTab #53)

from Vexilloid Tabloid #53 Note: “Flutterings” — notes from the editor on our last meeting — is a regular feature in The Vexilloid Tabloid. July Flutterings You Need to Know In our July meeting, hosted by Ted Kaye, 16 PFA members enjoyed a lively 3+-hour evening of flags and other wide-ranging topics.  As the host, Ted led the […]

The Confederate Flag Flap

by Ted Kaye, Vexilloid Tabloid #53 In June, the flag world witnessed a huge shift in attitudes toward the Confederate Battle Flag.  Following the race-based shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, public opinion moved swiftly toward removing the flag from public displays and from merchant shelves. “Few emblems in American history have provoked stronger passions than […]

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, […]