Last modified: 2006-02-25 by santiago dotor
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image by Željko Heimer, Spanish coat-of-arms by Jaume Ollé, 11 December 2002
The ensign of the Royal Philipphines Company was basically the 1785 war ensign bearing the arms of Manila city as shown for example at the International Civic Arms website but with an oval escutcheon, royally crowned on the red stripe beneath the national arms on the ensign and on the yellow stripe immediately after the national arms on the pennant. Here is a scan from Pavillons des puissances maritimes 1819 [pav19] as shown in Znamierowski 1999 [zna99].
Santiago Dotor, 24 January 2002
Even if a Royal Philipphines Company pennant the 1785 war pennant bearing the Manila arms was shown in the first (1819) edition of the Album des Pavillons [pav19], its real existence is dubious. Spanish vexillologist Luis Miguel Arias suggests that the only pennant used in Spain was the commissioning pennant used by warships.
Santiago Dotor, 18 December 2002