The News from

Volume 3 Number 7




Moving News

The saying goes: Three moves is as good as a fire for getting rid of things. Mighty close to being true. We just finished moving our offices from Clackamas to Oregon City, just a few miles away. We're happy to report that there was virtually no interruption of our service to you. (Of course behind the scenes, it will be a while before we find everything!)

smALL FLAGs moving van

So, dear reader, just how does this move affect you? Probably not at all. We're keeping the same Post Office box (for a while) and our 800 number stays the same. About the only change is for our local customers: Our old number will be forwarded, probably for a year or so, to our new, local number: 503.723.3456. (Cool number, eh?) Meanwhile, it's just business as usual. Thanks for all your support during all these changes.

As the song goes:
Spam, spam, spam, spam
, spam, spam, spam

It's just not funny any more. Really now, who would actually respond to something from "pell@c-24-14-81-231.client.xx.net"? Or with "V1c\odin ? V:a:lium < v1@gra % Xan:a:x So|m|a * Pntermi/n/ llcjivtejwcu" in the subject line?

Here at smALL FLAGs we actually receive more than 1800 spams a day! Even with a good spam filter, it chews up a lot of our processing time just deleting them, much less having any hope of prosecuting the idiots that perpetrate this trash.

Excuse us for venting, but we'd be more than happy to entertain any ideas of how to put a halt to this international and phenomenal waste of time. Who is it benefiting?


The Principality of Andorra, nestled in the Pyrenees between France and Spain, is jointly ruled by the bishop of Urgel, in Spain, and the president of France acting as a single Chief executive.

The Olympics 2004 official logo. Remember: The Olympics begin next month in Greece. Cheer on your favorite teams and keep up-to-date.


The Personal Corner

Thank You note to smALL FLAGs.

Just how sweet is this? It had been more than a year since we featured a hand-written Thank You. (You do remember Volume 2 Number 2, don't you?) So it seemed about time to showcase another one. We really do appreciate each and every one of our customers. Thank you!


Speaking of sharing, here's a photo we took in Astoria a couple of weekends ago at their Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. It's not often one gets to see all five Scandinavian flags flown together. Just thought you'd like to see them. Aren't they pretty?

Five Scandinavian Flags

(Remember the "Tidbits" column in Volume 2 Number 3?)

10% discount offer/quiz

The flag of ********.

Take 10% off any purchase made during the month of July 2004 by mentioning this offer/quiz and the name of this flag.

If you’re calling in your order, just mention this offer; if you’re ordering online, enter the flag name in the Comments Area on the order page and we’ll happily calculate your discount.

This offer is exclusive of any other offers and does not include Shipping and Handling charges.

Last Month's Offer/Quiz Answer:
Sticking with our theme for the past few issues, this was yet another South Pacific island nation, Micronesia.

By the way, we've added a few more interesting sites to our Links Page you may want to check out.

smALL FLAGs links


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