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by Randy Young, 1 December 1998See also:
Bengal - on a white field a red scimitar between three red barrels.
Does anyone know the symbolism for this flag?
Randy Young, 1 December 1998
This flag is confirmed by a European source from 1862. Another source in 1868 has the barrels and sword as yellow.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 20 January 2001
by Jaume Ollé, from Vlaggen van alle Natien, 1862, plaat 15 No. 507
My notes say that a similar ensign is quoted by the British Encyclopaedia
Jaume Ollé, 27 January 2001
An 1848/1862 source gives a 2:3 flag with white-red-blue-white-red-blue-white-red-blue
horizontal equal stripes and the Union Jack in the canton. It appears on the
chart next to a similar but different flag for the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 20-24 January 2001
Images from my old collection show this flag, and a version with stripes red-white-blue-red-white-blue-red-white-blue. It is similar to the ensigns of the British East India Company
Jaume Ollé, 21 January 2001