RED ENSIGN BRITISH COLONIAL - 5 X 3 FLAG

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The Red Ensign or "Red Duster" is  a flag that originated in the early 17th century as a British Ensign flown by the Royal Navy and later specifically by British merchantmen. The precise date of its first appearance is not known, but surviving receipts indicate that the Navy was paying to have such flags sewn during the 1620s. It is currently used as the Civil ensign of the United Kingdom.

This version of the RED ENSIGN was in use from 1707 to 1801 and has a slightly different design to the version used today by the Merchant Navy.

This was the flag that flew over the thirteen American colonies before the American revolution and was a precursor to the Flag of the United States.

This flag is 5 feet x 3 feet and is made of high quality Polyester with brass eyelets for easy hanging / display.

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