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Royal Philipphines Company 1793-1898 (Spain)

Real Compañía de Filipinas

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image by Željko Heimer, Spanish coat-of-arms image by Jaume Ollé, 11 Dec 2002

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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 Jan 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 Dec 2002