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General Post Office Blue Ensign
The General Post Office Blue Ensign. A Blue Ensign defaced with the Father Time badge of the Post Office. The printed badge is applied to a machine-sewn ensign made in synthetic/wool bunting. It has a rope and toggle attached. The figure of Time holds a scythe and an hourglass which is being shattered by a thunder bolt suggesting that the Post Office provided a speedy service.
The ensign was used by government owned Royal Mail vessels from 1884. The ensign's use seems to have been discontinued some time after World War II.
Original size: 965 mm x 1854 mm
- Image reference: L0150
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London