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19th Century Mongolian Thangka (Wikipedia)
The Ensign of Italy 1848 – 1946 (fotw); The Ensign of Spain 1785-1931 (fotw)
The Jack/Naval Jack 1879 – 1946, Italy (fotw); The Jack/Naval Jack of Spain 1945 – 1977 (fotw)
Jack/Canton of the National Flag, US (fotw); Flag of Sarawak 1946 – 1953 (fotw)
Flag of the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, UK (Graham Bartram); National Flag of Lithuania (fotw); National Flag of The Congo (fotw)
Naval Ensign/State Flag of Norway (fotw); Flag of Halič, Slovakia (fotw)
Flag of Dürrenäsch, Switzerland (fotw)
Imperial Standard 1871 - 1918, Germany (fotw); The Empire of Brazil 1822 – 1889 (fotw)
Flag of Fulenbach, Switzerland (fotw); Flag of Hernán Cortés, Spain (fotw); Flag of Dobrovnik, Slovenia (fotw);
Please note that a field divided in tiercé (or party per tierce) may be described in several different ways and it is suggested that a glossary or heraldic dictionary be consulted for full details, however, among those ways are per fess, per pale or per bend depending upon whether it is horizontal, vertical or diagonal – see ‘bend’, ‘fess’ and ‘pale’ (also ‘per bend’ and ‘per bend sinister’).
Please note that the increasingly (but by no means entirely) obsolete practice of fixing a flag to its pole or staff by a series of attached loops is almost certainly based on this earlier use of ties – but see ‘loops’ (also ‘sleeve 2)’).
Flag of the Army For Slanted Display, Bolivia (fotw & CS)
Gules, Azure, Vert, Purpure, Sable, Brunatre, Tenne, Or, Argent, Ermine, Potent and Vair
a) The basic colours used in English heraldry are gules (red), azure (blue), vert (green), purpure (purple) and sable (black,), with others listed under ‘mixed tinctures’ and ‘shades of tincture’ as referenced above.
b) There are some variations not given herein, and we suggest that a suitable glossary or dictionary of heraldry be consulted if further details are required.
Flag of the Partioheraldikot r.y., Finland (fotw); Flag of Breziny, Slovakia (fotw)
Flag of Oostrozebeke, Belgium (fotw); Flag of Ittre, Belgium (fotw); Flag of Casablanca 1968 – 1976, Morocco (fotw)
Flag of Appenzell, Switzerland (fotw)
Flag of Industriequartier Zurich, Switzerland (fotw)
Royal Crown and National Arms of Spain (fotw)
Flag of Asendorf, Germany (fotw); Arms of Sanhoane, Portugal (fotw); Flag of Sobreda, Portugal (fotw)
Please note that in strict English heraldic usage this term should only be applied when the charge described in red (“gules”) – see ‘tinctures’.
Arms and Flag of Arcas, Portugal (fotw)
Flag of Groß Twülpstedt, Germany (fotw)
Please note that other translations of the term “wanderfahne” have been proposed, but have not yet been adopted into English vexillology.
Flag of Hamburg, Germany; Arms of Belmonte, Portugal (fotw); Flag of Kluczbork, Poland (fotw)
Please note that other variants might include a tower with a steeple or a tower domed (or with a cupola), with the example shown above being a tower triple towered with one domed.
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