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An Elizabeth II Company Colour of the 13th Company, Coldstream Guards
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An Elizabeth II Company Colour of the 13th Company, Coldstream Guards

Circa 1960

Measurements: Overall: 55cm (21.6in) x 59cm (23.2in)

£675

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The device on the present flag (a rose gules surmounted by another argent, barbed and seeded proper, impaled with a pomegranate or, stalked also proper, last used by Mary I of England) is one of sixteen borne on the Coldstream Guards’ Company marking flags, also known as Camp Flags or Camp Colours. Historically Company Colours were were granted to the Coldstream Guards under royal warrant, with one of the Captain’s or Company Colours being used in rotation to serve as the Regimental Colour alongside a field officer’s colour as the King’s Colour.  After Company Colours ceased to be issued, and devices were used instead on company marker flags. Two marker flags, No 11 Company, Coldstream Guards, 1895 and 1925 are in the collection of the National Army Museum (NAM1970-07-2). Framed and glazed. 

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