Saturday, 27 July 2019


We learn that among the current banners of the US states, Oregon is the only flag to have a different obverse and reverse (pictured, Alabama, Massachusetts, Minnesota and West Virginia used to)—my thinking tends that the beaver makes a better symbol (see also).
The front displays “State of Oregon” with the year of its incorporation, 1859, above and below the achievement taken from the state seal. From 1980 to 1991, the flag of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics displayed the Hammer and Sickle on one side only with the back being a solid red field, and the flag and ensign of Paraguay is a triband and tricolour with a small disc centred in the fess with the coat of arms on the front and the small disc on the back displaying the motto peace and justice (also used by the country’s Ministry of Justice) with a lion and a Phrygian cap.