Best Made Nautical Flags
By Duane King
I’m always mesmerized by the combination of craftsmanship and nostalgia that is Best Made. Case in point, these nautical flags. Based on the International Code of Signals, drafted by the British Board of Trade in 1855, each flag represents a letter in the alphabet and is used to communicate seafaring messages. Manufactured by the oldest and most esteemed flag maker in the U.S., Annin & Co., the full set of flags consists of 26 letters, 10 numbers, 3 substitutes, and 1 answering pennant and ships in an navy blue waxed canvas ditty bag. These flags are equally cool whether used at sea or displayed on the walls of your home.