I enjoy family history, local history and occasional blogging relating to my interests, and can become interested in just about anything my mind or the internet takes me to. I enjoy collecting and flying flags, amongst other things, I have about 150 now. The hobby is called vexicology, but it is such a mouthful, and my knowledge is modest, so I do not refer to myself as a vexicologist ! My blog "What is that flag?" aims to guide the local residents and office workers who often stop me to ask what flag I am flying by my house in Vernon Street, Derby, each day.
Please do not assume this blog or any of my blogging is in any way authoritative. I am using text and information from sites I trust and normally find sufficiently accurate, and I use my common sense. In flag blogging there are certainly often inaccuracies as to the precise shades of colour in some of the images, and in the proportions of the flags. In my blogging for 'Sepia Saturday' there may be flippant, intended to be humorous, inaccuracies sometimes.
June 18 appears to be a day on which I can find no flag from my collection to relate to an anniversary or public holiday on this day, so I have to stretch the rules a little further. Without wishing to inflame tension in Iran, I am going to fly my Iran flag in use in Iran from the period 1964 to 1980, the latter period of the reign of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of the Pahlavi Dynasty, commonly known in the west as the Shah. In fact this is broadly similar to earlier flags in use from 1906, the earlier Qajar Dynasty and then the last Shah’s father Rezā Shāh Pahlavi.
Iranian Flag, 1964 to 1980
I do not have the current Iranian flag in use since just after the Islamic revolution in 1979.
I think I will defer its purchase as I may get a bargain if it changes again soon.