of fine Heraldic and regalia items to premier regiments worldwide. Blazer
badges/patches, swords, Pace sticks, sword belts, challenge coins and
military rings, Scottish Clan and Heraldic rings, flags, gonfannons, Pipe
Telephone (519) 652-8333
Hours of business Mon to Friday 0900hrs - 1700hrs
We are closed Saturday and Sunday plus all Public holidays
*Please note:- Transportation costs, duties/taxes may be applicable on certain goods arriving in the destination country. Sheba Imports does not set, nor does it control duties or other fee's. It is therefore clearly understood these costs are the sole responsibility of the purchaser/importer.
Types of flags available:-
Gonfalon:- In the middle ages this name applied more to the small pennon or pennant suspended immediately beneath the steel head of a knight's lance. Its most common usage today is ecclesiastical, after Pope Paul III in 1545 (d. 1549) of the house of Farnese appointed his illegitimate son Peter Louis Duke of Parma and "Standard bearer of the Church" (Gonfaloniere della Chiesa). The gonfalon's primary characteristic is that it is flown from a horizontal bar, usually supported by a vertical upright.
Gonfanon:- Flown from a vertical staff and has tails that fly. The difference between a gonfanon with long tails and a standard is that a gonfanon displays the device on the non-tailed area, and the standard displays badges down the entire length of the flag.
Standard:- This is probably the greatest of the medieval flags and was the rallying point for troops in battle. It did not necessarily indicate presence of the person leading the troops, but rather the office or Head Quarters of the leader. In Mediaeval times, these were roughly 7 to 8 feet long.
colours, Guidons or Police flags:-
3rd York Militia reproduction flag of 1812
Detail on the historical 3rd Militia York flag
Centre of Kangaroo guidon
Guidon commissioned for the Kangaroo regiment and presented by Lord Elgin in St Thomas Ontario
Police flag, commissioned by Chatham Kent Police Services
HAND EMBROIDERED OR SCREEN PRINTED PIPE BANNERS AND FLAGS
Custom made flags, guidons, gonfalons, gonfannons, hanging banners and *Pipe banners made to your design. We will work with to design a personal flag, cadet or association flags as well as regimental pipe banners and other regalia.
*All pipe banners are hand embroidered.