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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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JAPANESE 'GOOD LUCK' FLAG
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
JAPANESE 'GOOD LUCK' FLAG
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $160- $200
$1605 Bids
MARINE-CAPTURED JAPANESE FLAG
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
MARINE-CAPTURED JAPANESE FLAG
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $200- $300
$1403 Bids
JAPANESE SOLDIER'S 'GOOD LUCK' FLAG
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
JAPANESE SOLDIER'S 'GOOD LUCK' FLAG
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $200- $300
$1603 Bids
A VERY FINE U.S. 45 STAR SILK FLAG, 19th C
Apr 23, 9:00 AM CDT
A VERY FINE U.S. 45 STAR SILK FLAG, 19th C
by Jackson's International
Est: $75- $150
$702 Bids
JAPANESE SOLDIER'S 'GOOD LUCK' FLAG
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
JAPANESE SOLDIER'S 'GOOD LUCK' FLAG
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $300- $400
$1602 Bids
COLD WAR ERA UNION OF POLISH YOUTH ORIGINAL BANNER
Apr 23, 9:00 AM EDT
COLD WAR ERA UNION OF POLISH YOUTH ORIGINAL BANNER
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $80- $150
$201 Bid
Lot of 2 velvet Lenin banners
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Lot of 2 velvet Lenin banners
by Schultz Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Lot of 2 velvet Lenin banners
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Lot of 2 velvet Lenin banners
by Schultz Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Lot of 2 velvet Lenin banners
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Lot of 2 velvet Lenin banners
by Schultz Auctioneers
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
45-star American flag, officially recognized July
May 04, 10:00 AM EDT
45-star American flag, officially recognized July
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
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Captured First National Confederate Flag (Nashville, Tennessee)
May 15, 9:00 AM EDT
Captured First National Confederate Flag (Nashville, Tennessee)
by Fleischer's Auction House
Est: $15,000- $30,000
$2501 Bid
Oversized 45-star American flag, officially
May 04, 10:00 AM EDT
Oversized 45-star American flag, officially
by Marion Antique Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
JAPANESE BATTLE FLAG, LARGE
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
JAPANESE BATTLE FLAG, LARGE
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
COMMISSIONING PENNANT AND FLAG FROM ILL-FATED PT-44
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
COMMISSIONING PENNANT AND FLAG FROM ILL-FATED PT-44
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $600- $800
$3001 Bid
8TH COMPANY A BATTLE GUIDON/FLAG
May 12, 11:00 AM CDT
8TH COMPANY A BATTLE GUIDON/FLAG
by LOST N FOUND RELICS
Est: $2,500- $10,000
$1,0000 Bids
A car pennant for a commanding general of an army corps, including the pole and the wax cloth bag
May 10, 10:00 AM CEST
A car pennant for a commanding general of an army corps, including the pole and the wax cloth bag
by Hermann Historica GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€8000 Bids
Canadian Red Ensign Flag In Frame
May 11, 10:00 AM EDT
Canadian Red Ensign Flag In Frame
by Boston Harbor Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Nautical Flag From Power Squadron
May 11, 10:00 AM EDT
Nautical Flag From Power Squadron
by Boston Harbor Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
SURRENDERED JAPANESE FLAG FROM KAKAZU
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
SURRENDERED JAPANESE FLAG FROM KAKAZU
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
A Japanese General's personal standard with field mount and case, World War II
May 10, 10:00 AM CEST
A Japanese General's personal standard with field mount and case, World War II
by Hermann Historica GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€5,0000 Bids
UNITED KINGDOM GORDON HIGHLANDERS REGIMENT FLAG
Apr 23, 9:00 AM EDT
UNITED KINGDOM GORDON HIGHLANDERS REGIMENT FLAG
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $100- $200
$300 Bids
Lot of 6 Son in Service flags
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Lot of 6 Son in Service flags
by Schultz Auctioneers
Est: $100- $300
$500 Bids
NATIONALIST CHINA BLOOD CHIT
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
NATIONALIST CHINA BLOOD CHIT
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $500- $600
$2400 Bids
LIBERATED FLAG, CHAPLAIN'S HELMET AND GROUPING FROM THE RELIEF OF BASTOGNE
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
LIBERATED FLAG, CHAPLAIN'S HELMET AND GROUPING FROM THE RELIEF OF BASTOGNE
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Military Flags


Alexander Historical Auctions LLC

Alexander Historical Auctions LLC

Hermann Historica GmbH

Hermann Historica GmbH

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC

Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC