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My sister went to an auction last week and bought a box of junk, in the box was one of those ugly turkish coffee pots. You have seen, them engraved with a chisel, brass and dented. . .she loves it. In the pot was a dirty, torn and weathered red flag with a painted cresent moon and star. The star is 6 pointed. The material appears to be cotton and is approx 18 inches square. There are no seams on the top or bottom or the far side, they appear to be worn away, the side where the pole would be has a seam and the remains of the tie straps. Could this be and early turkish flag or something a child did?
 

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My sister went to an auction last week and bought a box of junk, in the box was one of those ugly turkish coffee pots. You have seen, them engraved with a chisel, brass and dented. . .she loves it. In the pot was a dirty, torn and weathered red flag with a painted cresent moon and star. The star is 6 pointed. The material appears to be cotton and is approx 18 inches square. There are no seams on the top or bottom or the far side, they appear to be worn away, the side where the pole would be has a seam and the remains of the tie straps. Could this be and early turkish flag or something a child did?
Wikipedia has a lot of information on flags and crests if you just query it.
 

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Wikipedia has a lot of information on flags and crests if you just query it.
Took the words right outa my mouth.

Google; turkish flag <click search>

Two million hits in .16 seconds.
 

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The turks haven't been consistent on the number of points on the star until Attaturk. Anywhere between 8 and 5 points.
Supposedly the official national flag changed from 8 to 5 points in 1844 but there were 8 and 6 point turkish naval and merchant marine flags in the 19th century.
http://flagspot.net/flags/tr_ottot.html#car
 

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The site Annie Oakley posted is the "Wikipedia of flags". I use it all the time.
Wow, you can say that again! Just perused it a good half hour.
It's more then just the Wikipedia of flags, it's, it's....it's like an encyclopedia of flags. <quietly whistling>:rolleyes:
 
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