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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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VINTAGE MID CENTURY ANNIN CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG
Nov 10, 9:00 AM EST
VINTAGE MID CENTURY ANNIN CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $150- $250
$603 Bids
FLAGS OF THE BRITISH MERCANTILE MARINE
Nov 02, 10:00 AM GMT
FLAGS OF THE BRITISH MERCANTILE MARINE
by Charles Miller Ltd
Est: £150- £250
£751 Bid
Lehigh Valley Railroad Flag Decal Mounted to Masonite Board
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
Lehigh Valley Railroad Flag Decal Mounted to Masonite Board
by Rail and Road Auctions
Est: $20- $40
$101 Bid
COLLECTION OF NAUTICAL PENNANTS & FLAGS
Oct 28, 9:00 AM PDT
COLLECTION OF NAUTICAL PENNANTS & FLAGS
by Abell Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1501 Bid
A CASED SET OF ROYAL NAVY SIGNAL FLAGS
Nov 02, 10:00 AM GMT
A CASED SET OF ROYAL NAVY SIGNAL FLAGS
by Charles Miller Ltd
Est: £300- £500
£1500 Bids
WELL PROVENANCED UNKNOWN TENNESSEE COMPANY
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
WELL PROVENANCED UNKNOWN TENNESSEE COMPANY
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $7,000- $9,000
$3,5000 Bids
RARE 19TH CENTURY 13 STAR AMERICAN FLAG WITH
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
RARE 19TH CENTURY 13 STAR AMERICAN FLAG WITH
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $5,000- $10,000
$2,5000 Bids
19TH CENTURY REUNION BATTLEFLAG MADE BY WIFE OF
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
19TH CENTURY REUNION BATTLEFLAG MADE BY WIFE OF
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $4,000- $5,000
$2,0000 Bids
COMPLETE SET OF 3 COLORS (FLAGS) FOR THE FIRST
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
COMPLETE SET OF 3 COLORS (FLAGS) FOR THE FIRST
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $600- $1,000
$3000 Bids
Bicycle Flag Accessory
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
Bicycle Flag Accessory
by Copake Auction Inc.
Est: $25- $35
$100 Bids
GROUP OF 5 FLAGS.
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
GROUP OF 5 FLAGS.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
COMMEMORATIVE CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG, 7TH
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
COMMEMORATIVE CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG, 7TH
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $700- $900
$3500 Bids
CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG THAT WENT TO THE
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG THAT WENT TO THE
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
LARGE FRAMED SPANISH AMERICAN 1ST CORPS FLAG.
Nov 05, 10:00 AM EDT
LARGE FRAMED SPANISH AMERICAN 1ST CORPS FLAG.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$2,5000 Bids
Antique African Asafo Flag, Ghana
Nov 15, 10:00 AM EST
Antique African Asafo Flag, Ghana
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
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Flags of America Commemorative Coin Box Set of 3 [140708]
Oct 31, 8:00 AM PDT
Flags of America Commemorative Coin Box Set of 3 [140708]
by Holabird Western Americana
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
A rare 13-Star American National Flag with 21 'Scattered Stars' circa 1824 and updated later
Nov 10, 11:00 AM EST
A rare 13-Star American National Flag with 21 'Scattered Stars' circa 1824 and updated later
by Freeman's
Est: $25,000- $50,000
$13,0000 Bids
A 38-Star National American Flag commemorating Colorado statehood 1876-1889
Nov 10, 11:00 AM EST
A 38-Star National American Flag commemorating Colorado statehood 1876-1889
by Freeman's
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5000 Bids
A 38-Star American National Parade Flag commemorating Colorado statehood 1876-1889
Nov 10, 11:00 AM EST
A 38-Star American National Parade Flag commemorating Colorado statehood 1876-1889
by Freeman's
Est: $8,000- $10,000
$4,0000 Bids
A 44/13 Star American National Flag commemorating Wyoming statehood Kansas, circa 1890
Nov 10, 11:00 AM EST
A 44/13 Star American National Flag commemorating Wyoming statehood Kansas, circa 1890
by Freeman's
Est: $20,000- $30,000
$10,0000 Bids
A 45-Star American National Flag commemorating Utah statehood circa 1896
Nov 10, 11:00 AM EST
A 45-Star American National Flag commemorating Utah statehood circa 1896
by Freeman's
Est: $12,000- $15,000
$6,0000 Bids
An American Grand Union Flag or Continental Colors late 19th/ early 20th century
Nov 10, 11:00 AM EST
An American Grand Union Flag or Continental Colors late 19th/ early 20th century
by Freeman's
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Military Flags


Hermann Historica GmbH

Hermann Historica GmbH

Freeman's

Freeman's

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Poulin Antiques & Auctions

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates