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Other Ensigns and Naval Flags 1785-1931 (Spain)

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Postal Ensign, 19th century

Correos Marítimos

[Postal Ensign 19th century (Spain)] 2:3
by Jaume Ollé

Postal Ensign, early 20th century

Correos Marítimos

[Postal Ensign, early 20th century (Spain)] 2:3
by Jaume Ollé

Yachts' Ensign 1875-1931

Ensign for Recreational Vessels

[Yachts' Ensign 1875-1931 (Spain)] 2:3
by Santiago Dotor

According to Calvo and Grávalos 1983, a 1875 Decree established a new ensign for recreational vessels (mostly yachts in practice), a national flag with the coat-of-arms replaced by a large royal crown proper. It was abolished in 1931 and was recovered in 1977 but with an all-blue crown.

Santiago Dotor, 25 June 1999

Before 1945, the crown on the Spanish yacht flag used to be proper, that is in natural yellow and red colours with green and red stones and white pearls.

Emil Dreyer, 25 June 2000

Royal Yacht's Ensign 1875-1931

[Royal Yacht's Ensign 1875-1931 (Spain)]
by Jaume Ollé

Until 1931, the King (i.e. Alfonso XIII, and before him his father Alfonso XII) always used at the stern on his royal sailing yacht Giralda the flag of the Spanish Federation of Nautical Clubs.

Emil Dreyer, 25 June 2000

Ensign and Pennant of the Royal Philipphines Company ca.1785-1898

Real Compañía de Filipinas

These were basically the 1785 war ensign and pennant bearing the arms of Manila city as shown for example at the International Civic Arms website but with an oval escutcheon, royally crowned on the red stripe beneath the national arms on the ensign and on the yellow stripe immediately after the national arms on the pennant. Here is a scan from Pavillons des puissances maritimes 1819 as shown in Znamierowski 1999.

Santiago Dotor, 24 January 2002

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