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Emir's Standard (Kuwait)

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[Emir's Standard (Kuwait)] 1:2
image by Željko Heimer

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Reportedly, the current Emir's standard is the national Kuwaiti flag with a golden fringe.

Armand Noël du Payrat, 24 Nov 1998

Emir's Standard 1940-1956

[Emir's Standard 1940-1956 (Kuwait)] ~4:9
image by Eugene Ipavec, 16 Sep 2009

I visited the Kuwait Marine Museum on Apr 18th 2009, took some flag photos and bought a book titled "Kuwait's Age of Sail," published in 1993 and showing some flag pictures.

Nozomi Kariyasu, 15 Aug 2009

Similar to the 1956 version by Jaume Ollé, with the same basic elements but differently proportioned and with the addition of two white stripes.

Eugene Ipavec, 16 Sep 2009

Emir's Standard 1956-1961/1962

As reported by Armand Noël du Payrat
[Emir's Standard 1956-1961/1962 (Kuwait)]
2:3 / image by Jaume Ollé
As reported by Nozomi Kariyasu
[Emir's Standard 1940-1956 (Kuwait)]
43:80 (?) / image by Eugene Ipavec, 22 Sep 2009

The 1956 personal flag of the Kuwaiti Emir has a red field, with in the hoist vertical white shahada, and in the fly a big white Arabic writing. I have here a young Kuwaiti midshipman who recognised this as historically correct; the writing means "Kuwait."

Armand Noël du Payrat, 24 Nov 1998

The word "Kuwait" and a vertical inscription next to a white vertical panel.

Nozomi Kariyasu, 15 Aug 2009

Emir's Standard c. 1980

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image by Željko Heimer

The national flag defaced with the golden Emir's crown in the middle of the green stripe.

Source: Smith (1982) [smi82]

Željko Heimer, date unknown