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Manufactured variation of the British Columbia Flag

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Reported variant
[manufactured erroneous flag of BC]    
by Johnny Andersson 

British Columbia flag
[British Columbia (Canada)]
image by Martin Grieve and Christopher Southworth, 17-18 September 2005

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While updating my collection I noticed the flag of British Columbia has a different crown on the manufactured flag I have. The flag has a alternative white and red crown on a 1.5m flag in my collection.
Johnny Andersson, 20 October 2004

I have seen this variant, at tourist-type shops. I think they were made in China or Taiwan.
Dean McGee, 26 August 2005

There are variations in proportions and in the blue shade (from medium blue to Union Jack blue), and many flags end up with a thin blue "shadow stripe" just above each wavy blue bar. I can see that a white/red crown on the red/white cross might be easier to manufacture (a little) but there's already golden yellow on the sun, so the manufacturer already has 4 colours (5 if you include the black outlines to the sun and the crown).

The reason for the "shadow stripe" is that most of the older versions of the coat-of-arms show this shading on the shield; many flag manufacturers have copied it directly.
Dean McGee, 20 October 2004

[Editorial note: test modified to reflect later information]