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Military Flags

Flags are commonly collected by military enthusiasts. Flags often change hands when one army defeats or allies with another. Flags from other nations are most common but by no means the only historical flags collected.

Often, different military branches, regiments, battalions, divisions, or companies develop their own banner either officially or using war art. These flags vary in rarity but are fascinating pieces of history. Both current and historical flags delight collectors today.


Quick Facts

  • Nazi Germany had 11 different flags between 1935 and 1945
  • Although the practice has fallen out of favor, most nations have a separate battle flag, flown on the battlefield instead of their official national flag
  • The United States flag evolved to what it is today from six different iterations

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Scarce Civil War Era 35-Star Halo Pattern United States Flag
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
Scarce Civil War Era 35-Star Halo Pattern United States Flag
by Leland Little Auctions
Est: $1,000- $3,000
$6504 Bids
Framed Confederate Reunion Flag with Confederate 100 Dollar Bill, 11 x 14, EC
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Framed Confederate Reunion Flag with Confederate 100 Dollar Bill, 11 x 14, EC
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Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
Bandeira do Reino de Portugal, 1830-1910
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Bandeira do Reino de Portugal, 1830-1910
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Est: €200- €400
€2402 Bids
Bandeira Naval de Portugal, séc. XIX
Dec 07, 7:00 PM WET
Bandeira Naval de Portugal, séc. XIX
by Palácio do Correio Velho
Est: €200- €400
€2001 Bid
CONFEDERATE STATES CSA STICK FLAG BUNDLE OF 12
Dec 07, 9:00 AM EST
CONFEDERATE STATES CSA STICK FLAG BUNDLE OF 12
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
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$201 Bid
MINE MARKING FLAG
Dec 09, 10:00 AM EST
MINE MARKING FLAG
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WWII JAPANESE HINOMARU STYLE PRAYER FLAG.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
WWII JAPANESE HINOMARU STYLE PRAYER FLAG.
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Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
WWII JAPANESE SILK RISING SUN FLAG
Nov 29, 3:00 PM EST
WWII JAPANESE SILK RISING SUN FLAG
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Ehrenbanner UdSSR - Honour banner Soviet Union
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
Ehrenbanner UdSSR - Honour banner Soviet Union
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Est: €0- €0
€501 Bid
German Empire: 3 small imperial flags around 1900
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
German Empire: 3 small imperial flags around 1900
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Est: €0- €0
€301 Bid
Maltese Merchant Navy Flag
Dec 12, 11:00 AM CET
Maltese Merchant Navy Flag
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Est: €100- €150
€501 Bid
Viet Cong Battle Flag
Dec 03, 9:00 AM PST
Viet Cong Battle Flag
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Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
North Vietnamese Battle Flag
Dec 03, 9:00 AM PST
North Vietnamese Battle Flag
by California Auction Company LLC
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
2 WWII IMPERIAL GERMAN BATTLE FLAGS.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
2 WWII IMPERIAL GERMAN BATTLE FLAGS.
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RELIC FLAG OR GUIDON.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
RELIC FLAG OR GUIDON.
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Est: $200- $400
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LOT OF ASSORTED FLAGS REVELL MODEL & ELENCO TOOL
Dec 07, 9:00 AM EST
LOT OF ASSORTED FLAGS REVELL MODEL & ELENCO TOOL
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Est: $40- $80
$100 Bids
139TH ARTILLERY LOT OF 4 GUIDON BOWL CREAMER MUG
Dec 07, 9:00 AM EST
139TH ARTILLERY LOT OF 4 GUIDON BOWL CREAMER MUG
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $80- $150
$200 Bids
4 Fahnen DDR
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
4 Fahnen DDR
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€400 Bids
EHRENSCHLEIFE WANDERFAHNE
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
EHRENSCHLEIFE WANDERFAHNE
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Est: €0- €0
€250 Bids
SED-Fahnenschleife Berlin
Dec 04, 9:30 AM CET
SED-Fahnenschleife Berlin
by Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG
Est: €0- €0
€300 Bids
SEVEN LARGE WW2 ERA DESIGNATING &
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
SEVEN LARGE WW2 ERA DESIGNATING &
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
1911 Waltham aviation meet pennant Metz aerodrome
Dec 04, 10:00 AM EST
1911 Waltham aviation meet pennant Metz aerodrome
by Yardley Antiques
Est: $1,000- $1,250
$4900 Bids
US MARINE CORPS 1ST MARINE DIVISION, 3RD
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
US MARINE CORPS 1ST MARINE DIVISION, 3RD
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $300- $600
$1500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Military Flags


Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Palácio do Correio Velho

Palácio do Correio Velho

Bertolami Fine Art

Bertolami Fine Art

Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG

Berliner Auktionshaus GmbH & Co. KG