The News from

Volume 4 Number 4




Got Codes? Thanks to GRCDI for this nice image.

Whilst attempting to find a Postal Code for a customer in New Zealand, our shipping department came upon the website of the Universal Postal Union.

To quote from their impressive site:

The postal services of the Universal Postal Union's 190 member countries form the largest physical distribution network in the world. More than six million postal employees work in over 700 000 postal outlets to ensure that some 430 billion mail items are processed and delivered each year to all corners of the world.

Wow! Here at we've only shipped to a couple of dozen of those countries. Nice to know we still have room to grow. Meanwhile, if you need a postal code for just about anywhere in the world or information on how to format an address to some foreign country, check out their search page. Gee. Just check out their whole site: It's pretty incredible. They've even got a page of Philatelic (stamp collecting) links.

Official logo of the OAS - Organization of American States Organization of American States

Been following the drama involving the OAS presidency? Find out more about this important organization here and on our Links page. Remember we carry economical sets as well as the individual flags of every member of the OAS.

All 35 OAS members 4x6" flags in base.

Star "Factoids"
Part IV

Last issue, we said we'd speak about star clusters. In the flags below, the stars on the first three flags represent the Southern Cross. The next flag shows a very complex astronomical representation, with each of the 27 stars representing a specific state of the country. The nine stars in the next flag actually show the position of the nine islands in this county. Our last example shows one star for each of the seven original provinces that rebelled to form this country - similar to the original 13 stars on the flag of the United States.

(As usual, try to guess the flag before moving the cursor over the images.)

Australia New Zealand
Papua New Guinea Brazil
Tuvalu Venezuela

We'll explore more about  clusters, suns and moons on flags in up-coming issues.


Hot New Items!

'Way back in Volume 3 Number 10 of The News, we promised to tell you about our telescopic windsock poles. Well now, Dear Reader, we have an entire page dedicated to our Flag and Windsock Poles. Take a look; they're very classy.

Remember this shot of our German Windsocks?

Here's how one creative party used one of our poles in a May Day celebration:

At a wedding?

More Hot New Items!

Mini Patch of the flag of Texas.

OK, the Mini Patch of Texas (sounds like an oxymoron doesn't it?) is an exclusive with  . And we've also introduced sixteen more Rectangle Patches, including: Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, European Union, England (St. George), Kenya, Nicaragua, Poland (with Eagle) and the Confederate flag. We've also re-introduced Scotland (Lion), Venezuela and Wales which had been discontinued. Also new for us are the Rectangle Patches for the US Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy as well as one for POW/MIA.

Our POW/MIA Rectangle Patch.

10% discount offer/quiz

The flag of ******.

Take 10% off any purchase made during the month of May 2005 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 Offer/Quiz Answer:
And still another South American country, last month's flag was that of Guyana.


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