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Postal Flags and Ensigns (Chinese Republic)

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Postal Ensign (1919-1929)

[postal ensign] 3:5
image by Jaume Ollé 04 December 2009 and Miles Li, 11 April 2014

The five-striped design shows that this was probably a pre-1928 flag.
Miles Li, 18 May 2002

The flag is shown on a photo of a junk in Atlas of Flags in China by Huang Mingyan (China Peace Publishing House, Beijing 2003, ISBN 7-80154-833-7)
Miles Li, 20 May 2007

The white flag charged with national flag in canton and letter of post and a wild goose.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 December 2009

It was the Postal Ensign (1919-1929). Proportions 5:8.
Miles Li, 11 April 2014


Postal Ensign (1929-1935)

[postal ensign]
image by Jaume Ollé 04 December 2009 and Miles Li, 10 April 2014

The white flag charged with white sun on blue sky and letter of post and a wild goose in fly.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 December 2009

The goose on the flag is a reference to the Chinese idiom 'travel a thousand miles to deliver a goose's feather - the object is light but the thought is deep'.
Miles Li, 10 April 2014


Postal Flag (1935-56)

[postal ensign]
image by Miles Li, 18 May 2014
Source: Flaggenbuch 1939


Postal Pennant (1935-56)

[Postal Pennant]
image by Miles Li, 18 May 2014
Source: Flaggenbuch 1939