Thursday, 4 September 2014
As the title of this post rather loudly proclaims, our range of quality flags for the American War of Independence have arrived and the first batch have been made available via the Polly Oliver website. There are so many flags that it will take me a while to work my way through them and get them available but progress is being made.
At the moment, I have dealt with the British Guards and the lower numbered regiments of British Line regiments. The next batch will be available by the end of the week and then I will start on the Americans, which are a little more complicated to say the least! There are also some wonderful flags for French and German units too so, before long, there will be a pretty comprehensive list.
That said, there may be something you want that we have missed. In that case please get in touch and we will do our very best to sort something out for you. The American flags in particular are very tricky to pin down. We have some that we produce that are derived from paintings and illustrations, even contemporary descriptions, that there are no named units for...even units that there are no surviving flag records for...so it can be very confusing and frustrating. For the smaller militia units, where there is no accord, I suggest being creative and using something you like the look of; colour and variety is the order of the day!
The flags are 17mm x 17mm, based upon a British flag being six foot by six foot, and so where a particular flag was longer or taller this has been taken into account and they are all sized correctly to match their historical counterparts. They are produce using a high quality paper to give you strength and durability, as well as a beautiful flag. The flags are just £1.00 a pair although the American flags will be sold individually to allow you that variety.
Well, that is all for now, take a look at the site and see for your self what we have available...there is so much more to come and I know you will be as thrilled with them as Oliver Towers are.