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Whether it is the famous three lions of King Richard or the Union Jack, historical flags have represented honor and show allegiance and pride. Flags, banners, standards, call them what you will, they represent countries and militaries, identify territories, honor royalty, and can act as warnings. Pirates and Privateers of all sorts made flags to instill fear, the most famous being the skull and crossbones.

In antiquity, standards were used in warfare to identify the various factions fighting and reigned over a victorious battlefield. Examples include the eagle carried by the Roman aquilifer or the dragon standard of the Sarmatians. The latter would fly freely in the wind, carried by a horseman, similar to a kite. Beginning in the Middle Ages and later, flags were used primarily as a symbol of identity in battle, which made it easier to identify a knight than only from the heraldic symbol painted on the shield or tunic. The increasing use of flags during the high medieval period was gradually adopted by city-states. During the Age of Sail, especially in the early 17th century, it was common (later a legal obligation) for ships to bear flags designating their nationality; these flags would eventually evolve into present-day national flags. Flags also became the preferred means to convey messages at sea.

Whether carried into battle or flown on your porch, our flags will fly high. We carry iconic pirate flags, plus many historical flags from various eras, that are suitable for indoor or outdoor use. All of these are great for display, teaching, home use, or reenacting.

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Emanuel Wynne Flag

#805307
Emanuel Wynne Flag High-quality Polyester Flag 3x5 ft Skull Crossbones with 2 metal grommets. Perfect for indoor and outdoor displays.
$11.95

Edward England Flag

#805305
Decorate your pirate den with Edward England flag 3x5 ft polyester flag showing the Swords, Pirate hat, and skull with 2 metal grommets. Perfect for indoor and outdoor displays.
$11.95

Pirate Sparrow Flag

#805308
Pirate Jack Sparrow High-quality Polyester Flag 3x5 ft Skull Crossbones with 2 metal grommets. Perfect for indoor and outdoor displays.
$11.95

Tools of the Trade Flag

#805309
Decorate your pirate den with this 3x5 ft polyester flag showing the crossbones, rum, telescope & other pirate gear.
$11.95

Richard Worley Pirate Flag

#805306
Richard Worley left an undying legacy - The Jolly Roger. He and his crew adopted the skull and crossbones as their ensign sometime in 1718. This double-sided flag is indoor/outdoor 100 denier polyester and measures 3' x 5' with 2 brass grommets.
$11.95

Flag of King Henry VIII

#805186
This double sided, indoor / outdoor nylon flag has a more simplified design of the previous royal flag adopted by Edward III. Measures 3’ x 5’ with brass grommets.
$11.95

Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag

#750026
This Napoleonic 1st Regiment Grenadier Flag is an exacting replica that would have flown over many victories. This high-quality replica flag is double-sided on heavyweight cotton with a pole sleeve and fringe on three sides.
$38.95

Wessex Flag

#804413
This flag design of the Wessex Coat of Arms is made of indoor/outdoor nylon with grommets. Measures 3” x 5”.
$11.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Brethren of The Coast Flag

This flag is a great size and good quality. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
Reviewed by: Rusty, January 13, 2022

Review of: Brethren of The Coast Flag

A great flag to add to my pirate displays at Halloween. Held up great through heavy winds. Would recommend you get one.
Reviewed by: Stephen, June 29, 2021

Review of: Brethren of The Coast Flag

I like how rough and hand drawn this appears. It was difficult to find this one so when I saw it here, I pounced. Some of these pirates and flags are fictionalized but the Brethren of the Coast was a loosely affiliated band that has historical citation. Crossed swords rather than bones is a particular favorite of mine. Storming over the side with a dagger between the teeth when both hands are needed to clear the gunwales is an accurate look. My favorite for showing the black.
Reviewed by: Frank, April 15, 2020

Review of: Brethren of The Coast Flag

just the flag you want to be a pirate
Reviewed by: paul, September 07, 2019

Review of: Welsh Dragon Flag

Awesome
Reviewed by: eric, January 24, 2019

Review of: Wessex Flag

The flag is beautiful
Reviewed by: Joe, December 14, 2018

Review of: Brethren of The Coast Flag

Looks good.  Decent quality.
Reviewed by: Tom, October 06, 2018

Review of: Brethren of The Coast Flag

the flag looks great and people like it it is differtent then the other flags.
Reviewed by: michael, April 02, 2016

Review of: Brethren of The Coast Flag

It looks beautiful hanging over my locked chest with the other flags I have.
Reviewed by: Samuel, February 06, 2016

Review of: Brethren of The Coast Flag

Dear madam or sir,

     For a hard $10.00 bill this flag was the buy of a life time. Frankly, this flag makes quite a bedroom piece. In the event a lady friend wants to know exactly what she's "got there", one hard look at this flag says it all. I would have liked more definition, for more money of coarse. Finally, thank you again for the buy of a life time.

Respectfully submitted,

Patrick

Patrick Thomas LaCava, of   Patrick's Enterprises
Reviewed by: Patrick Thomas, July 21, 2015