Flag - German Colonial New Guinea

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Description
Cotton or linen flag in poor condition. The field is divided horizontally into three - black (top) white and red (bottom.) On a white roundel in the centre of the field is a black eagle with wings displayed, with red tongue, beak and talons. The egale is overlaid with a small white shield charged with a similar black eagle, which is in turn overlaid with an even smaller shield parted quarterly white and black. Above the major charge is a gold crown with two tassles.
Classification
CH classification FLAGS National german
Measurements
L1066 x W635 mm
Media/Materials description
Textile.
History and use
Introduced in 1892, this Reichsdienstflagge im Bereiche des Auswärtigen Amtes (i.e. Foreign Office State Flag) was souvenired from a German vessel in New Guinea in 1914, possibly the Governor’s sloop KGS Komet or the armed yacht Nusa, both of which were captured by Australian Expeditionary Forces in 1914.
Registration number
H258

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