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2:3 or 3:4 by Ivan Sarajcic
Flags Through the Ages and Across the World shows an illustration of the Presidential flag of Brazil on page 217 (ratio 2:3) but specifies no dates. Maybe others have more information.
C. Eugene Baldwin, 23 September 1998
The coat of arms seems to be about 3/4 of hoist in height. According to Album des Pavillons, 2000 and the Brazilian Navy Ceremonial Manual, it seems that the version used, at least in the Brazilian Navy is actually 3:4.
Zeljko Heimer, 21 March 2001
Two old sources show a different version of the Brazilian President's standard, with the coat of arms offset toward the hoist, its center line lying on about one-third of the way from the hoist to the fly. I found this in the British Admiralty's 1907 Flags in Use at the Present Time and the 1905 German Navy Flaggenbuch. By the time of the 1914 U.S. Navy Flags of Maritime Nations, the coat of arms is shown centered as at present, the only difference from the modern flag being the inscription on the ribbon of the coat of arms, Estados Unidos do Brasil rather than República Federativa do Brasil. No presidential flag is shown at all in the 1899 edition of Flags of Maritime Nations. So the timeframe for the off-center coat of arms would appear to be circa 1900 to circa 1910.
Joseph McMillan, 18 April 2001
2:3 or 3:4 by Jordi Pérez
According to a no-longer-active page on the Brazilian presidential website the flag of the Vice-President of Brazil is officially described as follows:
Santiago Dotor, 17 November 2000, translated by Joseph McMillan
Decree No. 69,026 of 6 August 1971 approved and officially ordered to be adopted the flag (bandeira-insígnia) of the Vice President of the Republic.
The use of the flag of the Vice President of the Republic will follow the Brazilian Navy Ceremonial, the Armed Forces Regulation on Salutes, Honors, and Signs of Respect, and appropriate regulations. The characteristics of the flag of the Vice President of the Republic will be the following: a rectangular flag, the longer side of which is one and a half times the shorter; the color the yellow of the national flag; twenty-three blue stars disposed in a cross dividing the flag into four equal quadrants; the arms of the cross with 15 stars in the direction of the length and nine in the width, equally spaced in both arms; the star situated in the center of the cross coinciding with the center of the flag; in the middle of the upper left quadrant, the arms of the Republic in the colors established by Decree No. 4, of 19 November 1889.
The Brazilian Navy Ceremonial, refers to the Vice-President's flag as a pavilhão as well as a bandeira-insígnia.
Joseph McMillan, 21 March 2001