Hey Guys - not sure if this will be of interest here, but as I now loathe eBay and Paypal, I'd rather try alternatives first.
I have two flags I would like to sell. I'll describe them both as best I can (and they are pretty straight forward) but also have photos and can provide whatever you need.
First one: The only writing on the flag (along the seem sewn where the rope runs through) is 'Pilot's Jack' and '4 X 6'. So quite obviously it is a Pilot's Jack that is 4 feet by six feet. What's a pilot's jack? Not sure. I would assume it's something to do with the Royal Navy. Fleet Air Arm? Don't know. It is essentially a large white rectangle with a union flag (Union Jack) coming from the seem out. So a smaller rectangle union jack inside a larger white rectangle. It is made of a woven cotton cloth and is stiched and not printed. It has a thick rope (which is cotton, and not nylon) for securing it to a mast, pole - whatever. one end of the rope has a securing hook (much like on a dog leash)that is of a blackened brass I believe. The other end has a blackened ring.
The second flag is more straight-forward. It is a Pioneer Corps flag, red on top and green on the bottom, with what looks like a painted Pioneer Corps badge sewn onto it. The flag is made of a heavy weave cotton material, and is made from sewn piecees (not printed). The badge (which again looks painted) is on a separate piece, that is sewn in the middle. It is a two-sided flag - but on one side the Latin "Labor Ominia Vincit" is in reverse. It almost seems as if it was painted on, the paint came through the other side so the badge is visible on both sides, but the writing is simply in reverse on one. It does not appear to be 'home-made'. This flag was obviously flown somewhere. It is 4 x 6 or maybe just a bit larger. The green side of the flag is quite tattered at the end, and was very obvioulsy flying in the breeze for some time. No printing or writing on the flag (except for on the corps badge). Again has a cotton rope through the hemmed side with a rope loop on one end and a wooden toggle on the other. The crown appears to be what in the collecting field is called a 'Queen's Crown' rather than the Tudor crown. However I can't say for sure the age. I have some wartime dated items in my collection that has more of a 'Queen's Crown'. One can't tell the 'Royal' status to give it time period of the Pioneer Corps vs. Royal...
This is most of what I can tell you. The Pilot's Jack has no holes or damage, other than a very slight discoloration from age and storage to the white parts (very likely could be cleaned out) - but not really noticeable at all. The Pioneer Corps flag had flown damage, but otherwise is sound, and is an attractive flag with the large crowned badge.
Asking prices: I was hoping to get $35 (US) for the Pilot's Jack, and $25 for the Pioneer corps flat - or $55 if you take them both. Plus shipping from your door to mine. No'packing' or BS fees - just what the post office says it will cost.
Frankly for cotton, sewn flags I think I could get a fair amount more for them. But they have been in a footlocker for something like fifteen years or more, and need to go somewhere to be enjoyed rather than spending life hidden away in my foot locker. For these I'm more concerned with them going to a good home rather than making a killing.
Let me know if interested - first come first served. My contact:
I live in New York for shipping estimates. They aren't very heavy (except for the metal hook on the naval flag).