The story behind John Quelch Flag
Like many pirates, John Quelch was originally part of an English privateer and became the captain after a crew mutiny. His ship, the Charles scoured the seas in search of Portuguese ships to loot their goods and treasures. His main claim to historical significance is that he was the first person to be tried for piracy outside of England and sentenced to death.
His pirate flag, original shows a man with an hourglass in one hand and a dart in his heart dripping with blood in the other. This original flag was particularly frightening and was called the Old Roger, often considered the origin of the name Jolly Roger. In particular, it inspired the flag of famous pirates such as Blackbeard and Bartholomew known as Black Roberts.
Details of John Quelch Flag
- Jolly Roger flag adapted for outside (boat, mat) or wall decoration
- Printing : HD silk-screening for rich and brilliant colors giving an exceptional rendering
- Solid seams resistant to wind and rain
- White reinforcing strip on left side for hanging or hoisting the flag
- 2 x Heavy duty metal grommets (brass)
- Composition: 100% Polyester material, light and resistant, allowing to fly easily and proudly in the wind
- Dimensions: 2×3 ft (60×90 cm) or 3×5 ft (90×150 cm)
- Washable at low temperature