Thursday, March 18, 2010

Heraldry For Sale

A recent article in the Toronto Sun noted the sale this summer of an early version of Canada's former flag.  This Red Ensign, dated 1868, consists of a red ground, a canton of the Union Jack, and in the fly a quartered shield containing the arms of the founding provinces of Canada: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
The flag, in pristine condition, dates back to a year after Canada became a Confederation in 1867.

Sotheby's Canada expects the flag to bring in $40,000-$60,000 when it is sold.  So start saving your pennies now!

The complete story can be found on-line at:  http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/03/10/13182256.html

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