Hello, I purchased an old flag today from a flea market. Upon further inspection I noticed it only has 48 stars. I did some research online but am hoping someone here can give me a little more info on it. It is a 3x5 cotton flag. It has two steel grommets and has a black ink stamp. The stamp says: "BEST" cotton bunting two ply x two ply ??"VAT" dyes?? --this line is hard to reread Any help would be greatly appreciated!