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Felt Pennants

We look at the storied history of Felt Pennants and how this can be a winning giveaway for your team.

Cabrera Felt Pennant

As early as 1895 in Australia, pennant flags of winning teams were raised on post for people to see who the winners were. Traditionally, pennant flags were used as a way to show support for a particular athletic team and were used on all levels of sport: high school, collegiate, professional. These pennants were often made in the athletic team’s colors and had images of mascots or team symbols woven onto them. (Liberty Pennants)

Printed Felt Pennants are a classic fan favorite. Commemorate a special business event, church rally, school spirit, school graduation or sport team with these quality printed felt pennants. Our felt pennants, college pennants, sports team pennants and elementary school pennants are available in two pennant sizes. Personalized with your custom printed advertising name, logo or school mascot.

We offer printed or dye sublimated pennants with multiple sizes and domestic or over-seas production.

Sizes include 8 inch by 18 inches, 9″ x 24″, 12″ x 30″, and mini 4″ x 10 inch pennants.

Pennant Fever is a website dedicated to these felt classics and they wrote an excellent history to this fan classic.

Felt pennants became popular novelties thanks to two cultural changes: the proliferation of colleges and universities, and the popularity of a new sport called football.  By the end of the 19th century, these changes combined to create an environment where the felt pennant was bound for success.

For the past 120 years, the felt pennant has been the most consistent expression of one’s loyalty to a certain school or team.  The best part is they are still being made and sold here in America.  Go to a baseball game and you’ll still find them for sale in the team shop at the stadium.  Visit a college campus and you’ll still find them for sale in the bookstore.  And if your children are anything like mine, you might even find them pinned to the wall of your son or daughter’s bedroom.

Bucky pennant

But a lot has also changed since the first pennants came into vogue at the turn of the last century: production methods employed, styles created, materials used, just to name a few.  And that’s not a bad thing.  These natural evolutions probably helped ensure the long term survivability of the pennant over the past century.

These changes also gave us a nice array of diverse pennants worth buying, selling and blogging about all these years later.  Whether you’re a fan of the ornate collegiate pennants from the turn of the century, or the comedic mascot pennants of the 1950s, there’s a pennant out there that captures every fan’s sentiments.  (pennantfever website)

For more information on pricing, production timelines and ordering please use our form below. Minimum order is 100 units (Dye Sublimated) or 250 (Printed).

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