The last surviving Union Jack ......

#1
The last surviving Union Jack from the Battle of Trafalgar expected to make £15,000 at auction

The only surviving Union Jack that flew at the Battle of Trafalgar has been uncovered for the first time in more than 200 years.
The flag, that is peppered with holes from splinter fragments, was presented to a popular Scots sailor, lieutenant James Clephan, after the historic battle as an award.



A nice piece of history if you have a few quid to spare

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#2
If I had the money I would have that!
I susect it may make an awful lot more than £15k, hopefully it will stay in Britain with its new owner.
Items like this should be considered a national treasure.
 
#4
spasticus said:
I wouldn't be surprised if it goes to a collector in the US or Japan. It would be nice if it went to a museum in the UK.
I agree, hopefully some kindhearted soul with money to burn will bid and kindly donate to a suitable place...I'm not holding my breath waiting though
 
#5
#6
just checked the piggy bank and i'm about £14995 short
if i won the lotto i'd definitely put a bid in
 
#9
JP47 said:
cdo_gunner said:
Should be bought for the nation and kept at the RN museum in pompey. Displayed onboard Victory even.
Good shout that, it will be interesting to see where it ends up
unfortunately, it'll probably end up overseas with a private collector
who'll lock it away in a vault, look at it once a year and then sell it on in 46 years time or so and make an absolute killing on it...
 
#10
As the ARRSE membership stands at 48,793, if we all put in a mere 50 pence each then we could easily raise the money to keep the Union flag in the uk.

Any thoughts?


Stilts
 
#11
STILTS said:
As the ARRSE membership stands at 48,793, if we all put in a mere 50 pence each then we could easily raise the money to keep the Union flag in the uk.

Any thoughts?


Stilts
Good plan there needs an organiser and as I still haven't got drunk in a brewery yet I defer to a better one
 
#12
STILTS said:
As the ARRSE membership stands at 48,793, if we all put in a mere 50 pence each then we could easily raise the money to keep the Union flag in the uk.

Any thoughts?


Stilts
I doubt that the real ARRSE membership is anything like that number. I have 2 accounts because I lost the log-in details of my first. The generated traffic does not seem to be enough for that amount of active members.

EDIT TO ADD: A damned fine idea though.
 
#13
Conrad_Cock said:
STILTS said:
As the ARRSE membership stands at 48,793, if we all put in a mere 50 pence each then we could easily raise the money to keep the Union flag in the uk.

Any thoughts?


Stilts
Good plan there needs an organiser and as I still haven't got drunk in a brewery yet I defer to a better one
Anyone checked on rum ration to see if it is there?
 
#14
Ok a pound each then? We could even offer it out to Rum Ration!

Stilts
 
#15
Contacted the shipmates waiting for answer
 
#16
Charles Miller, who is selling the historic item on Trafalgar Day, October 21, said: 'We believe it is the only existing flag that flew at Trafalgar'.

Mr Miller, of London auctioneers Charles Miller Ltd

linky - item 53

Could we / would we be able to raise this amount of money in 11 days?

Stilts
 
#17
STILTS said:
Charles Miller, who is selling the historic item on Trafalgar Day, October 21, said: 'We believe it is the only existing flag that flew at Trafalgar'.

Mr Miller, of London auctioneers Charles Miller Ltd

linky - item 53

Could we / would we be able to raise this amount of money in 11 days?

Stilts
It's a big ask, mind you there some rich arrsers .........
 
#18
Conrad_Cock said:
Contacted the shipmates waiting for answer
Any news from our shipmates yet?

PM Inbound

Stilts
 
#20
A blatant bump, is anyone else agree with the idea to see if us arrser's can raise the funds to keep the flag here in the UK and then donate it to the RN museam in Pompy?

Stilts
 

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