Monday, November 24, 2008

Geography 101: Pfennig-Pfarthing

Pfennig-Pfarthing, Prince Peter Pfeiffer von Pfennig-Pfarthing and Princess Penelope “Tuppenz”
Capital: Zweipfennig
Principal exports: carriages
Units: ?


Bluebear Jeff said...

Please don't take offense, but I don't care for this flag at all.

Perhaps it is because the bicycle wasn't developed until the 19th century . . . and mostly in the latter half of that! Indeed, the first "penny farthing" forerunners were created in the 1860s.

But, all of that being said, it is your Imagi-Nation (well 14 of them) and you are very free to design them as you see fit.

And I still like your maps.

-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

There are reference to a Da Vinci 'bicycle' -similar to the velocifere of the late 18th C.?
Indeed a flag 'surprisingly' more Daysiesque than all others, and thus brutally 'out of character'.
Maybe a single wheel? Or the 'body' (without the horses) of an ancient chariot?

Martin said...

So do the Pfennig/Pfarthingers have a national mania for going to the "Penny Opera" and/or reading the latest "Penny Dreadful Novel", that came through the "Penny Post"?

Well...that's my two cents worth anyway. Ha, ha, ha! I wonder how the members of the League banded together in the first place? Were they just tired of being marched through and bullied by larger neighbors? Like, oh...just to pull one example out of the blue..., Vile Stagonia?!



Fitz-Badger said...

Jeff and Jean-Louis,
I agree. I don't know how this Pfennig-Pfarthing Cycling Club banner slipped in here! I will locate an image of the proper flag and replace the current image with all due dispatch.

You're on the right track about the reason for banding together, for mutual trade and protection.

Frankfurter said...

Not units, but production of transport ... wainwrights and wheelwrights are worth their weight in gold to an 18th century army!!!
PS: the pass word is "rearles"

Fitz-Badger said...

Those responsible for mixing up flags have been sacked.
The correct flags for Pfennig-Pfarthing and Hesse-Pfeffernusse have been posted. ;-)

Bluebear Jeff said...

And a much better 18th century flag it is too.

-- Jeff