The News from

Volume 8 Number 3




Social Networking, Anyone?


Everybody's doin' it? And why not? It's free!


On Twitter, we post pithy and occasionally humorous thoughts – usually flag-related of course.


Facebook gives us the opportunity to chat a bit more and occasionally offer images or videos on a number of subjects – again, flag-related.


LinkedIn is more business-like. The profile is of our Fahnen Meister and can deal with discussions of flag-related issues.


Join! Connect! Follow!

This is our favorite planet!

“fint”, anyone?


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New Newsletter Format


After eight years of putting these newsletters out, we’ve finally decided to change the format. Rather than just sending you an email with a link to the newsletter, we’re including it right in your inbox. What do you think? Please let us know if it formats funny. (That’s funny strange, not funny ha-ha.)


Remember, you can always view any previous newsletter in our archives. Happy reading!



What do these flags
have in common?


The flag of Ulster



The flag of St Patrick


All three are related to Northern Ireland. Read more about this fascinating issue on:


The Wkikpedia logo


Of course smALL FLAGs carries all of these flags in various sizes.





Once known as Celon, it became independent from the UK in 1948. It’s local name? Shri Lamka Prajatantrika Samajaya di Janarajaya/Ilankai Jananayaka Choshalichak Kutiyarachu.


We call it Sri Lanka.


Swiss Scouts love patches!


Scouts Pack 681 from International School Basel, Switzerland


Photo taken at Kandersteg International Sports Center in Switzerland. Too bad you can't see all the cool smALL FLAGs Midsize Patches they're wearing. Click on the pic for more info.



“Grading” Flags?


Whilst browsing around the net, looking for flag-related information – Hey, that’s what we do – we came upon an interesting little exercise we thought we’d share with you. Apparently one Josh Parsons, a lecturer at the University of Otago in New Zealand thought it would be “humourous” to assign letter grades to each of the national flag designs.


Despite some obvious issues, his efforts are amusing. See his results.



New Mini Patches


You asked for them and we’re delivering by expanding the number of flags in our ever-popular Mini Patch series. We now offer the following new designs on our website:


Austria with Eagle






Coming soon: Australia!


We think these are some of the smallest patches in the world.



10% discount offer/quiz

 The flag of ******* ****.



Take 10% off any purchase made through the end of December 2009 by entering the name of this flag in the "Coupon Code" field of the Checkout Page of your order. Coupon Codes are case sensitive, so please enter this one in all caps. Hint: just use the single first word in this country's name to identify the flag.


If you’re phoning or emailing in your order, just mention the answer to this quiz 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:
Last issue's flag was that of the Island nation of St Lucia.



Happy Holidays!


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