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Offline Russ Kirk

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Bell System Flag
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:14:29 PM »
I just wanted to share with my friends my new eBay acquisition.  It's a nylon Bell System Flag.  This is huge!  4' x 6'.  Here is the eBay auction photo.  Now I have new dilemma,  where to display the flag.  My wife has already ruled out getting a flag pole in the front yard as well as hanging it above our bed.
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Offline ESalter

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Re: Bell System Flag
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 07:32:30 PM »
Cool Flag!!!  I bought one about a year ago ($30 BIN) on ebay and gave it to my dad this past Christmas.  He was pretty excited, My mom won't let him hang it in their living room though :)  ---Eric

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Re: Bell System Flag
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 07:40:10 PM »
I think both Russ and Eric's dad need to start thinking about finding space for a man cave...
« Last Edit: February 22, 2012, 07:41:45 PM by Adam »
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Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: Bell System Flag
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 07:52:49 PM »
When I first saw one of the these flags it was 1980 and I just started with Pacific Telephone.  A supervisor ordered one from the comcode catalog for a retiring co-worker.  I thought the flag was so cool.  Have not seen one (not on a flag pole ) since.  When I saw this on eBay i told my wife I have been looking for one of these for over 30 years.  Now I finally have one.  I did find a place in the closet of my phone room,  out of the sun and still easily visible to visitors. 
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Offline ESalter

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Re: Bell System Flag
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 09:38:42 PM »
Flags are definitely fun.  Someone at a phone show had a blue flag with the old bell logo, I REALLY would like to have one of those someday.  Hopefully one will turn up.  My other hobby is railroading, specifically the Chicago and North Western RR.  I have two C&NW flags right now, one is a 3x5 one that my girlfriend actually let me hang on the bedroom wall in our apartment.  The other is 5x8, let me tell you, that thing is BIG!  Our old apartment had 11 foot high ceilings, so I was able to hang it.  I stood on my tippy-toes on top of two of our kitchen chairs and reached as high as I possibly could holding the top of that flag up and there was still about 6 inches of it laying on the ground.  What I want to really do sometime is make a small freestanding "stand" out of PVC pipe to hang it up at shows or wherever I want to.  ---Eric

Offline jsowers

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Re: Bell System Flag
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 08:54:31 AM »
Russ, that's a nice flag and one I hadn't seen before.

I found this 4x6 Bell flag almost ten years ago on eBay. It's wool and has a few moth holes. I keep it folded up and out of the light. It's taped to my front doorway just to get this shot.

People who display quilts sew a curtain rod pocket on the top back, or heavy duty VelCro, That could work with a flag too, and wouldn't cause any damage to it.
Jonathan

Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: Bell System Flag
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 05:02:45 PM »
Just added flag #2 to my collection.   This one is 5x8 new in the original box, cotton and all sewn,  not stamped.  The photo is from the auction.   At first I thought about hanging it in garage since that is last place with enough vacant space to display.  Not sure that is the best place because it is in such good condition.  
- Russ Kirk
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