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Union Jack flown at the Battle of Trafalgar up for sale

Article about: Hi Guys, what a fantastic peice of history this is! I expect it will realise much more than the low estimate. BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Edinburgh, East and Fife | Trafalgar union jack up fo

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    Default Re: Union Jack flown at the Battle of Trafalgar up for sale

    That ain't gunpowder, it's mothballs!! Still, they can make a similar bang if you know what your doin'...(alledgedly.)

    Regards, Guido Fawkes

    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Default Re: Union Jack flown at the Battle of Trafalgar up for sale

    Maybe a faint smell of money !!!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Wow. Thats a real beauty of a flag.

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    Wow! I really hope this flag goes to a British museum, where it will be preserved properly and everyone can see it.

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    Does anyone know where the flag ended up?


    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    It is now in the Zaricor Flag Collection in the USA (ZFC - 03. The Napoleonic Period & The War of 1812, 1799 - 1815). It appears to me to be a private collection, however, it is available for viewing through a website, which is to be commended. Looks like a very significant collection of early flags

    Returning to the original sale, I doubt that any national museums in the UK could have found the money for a purchase like that these days.


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    Thanks for tracking down the link Philip. I see they also have U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Hasselblad lunar surface camera in their collection. An impressive collection.
    I collect, therefore I am.

    Nothing in science can explain how consciousness arose from matter.

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    I'm sure this flag turned up on Antiques Road show a few years ago.
    Books published to date... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack - Andersonstown'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Don't forget the 20% buyers fees plus Tax!!!

    Great Flag, too bad it did not stay in a Museum in the UK

    The Gov should have bought it

    Dean O

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    Most museums would expect it to be donated to them.

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