Funeral of Miss Anne Stamp

Eva Sheppard's picture

Dear Colleagues,

Yesterday in class I showed the British political cartoon, "The repeal, or funeral of Miss Anne Stamp." A student asked what the flags were that the two men at the front of the funeral procession are carrying. I could not easily find a definitive answer so am turning to you. This version of the image at this url http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppmsca.15709/  suggests that they are images of stamps. Does anyone know whether that is correct?

Thank you!

Eva Sheppard Wolf