Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Trafalgar flag sold for £384,000

A good story for Trafalgar Day today - the only surviving union jack from the Battle of Trafalgar, flown from one of Nelson's ships and expected to sell for £15,000, has sold for a whopping £384,000 in London, to an anonymous American buyer.

The flag was presented by the 540 strong crew of HMS Spartiate to Fife-born Lieutenant James Clephan after the conflict, one of the few me to have risen through the ranks and highly admired by his crew. The presentation of the flag was considered to be one of the highest honours to be bestowed upon an officer by his men.

For more on the story, visit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8318951.stm

Chris

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