48 stars

Discussion in 'Flag Identification and Collecting' started by ryebread27, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. ryebread27

    ryebread27 New Member

    Hello- new to the forum. Thank you in advance.

    I found this flag in the basement of our new house. The house was built in 1926 and I am the third owner.

    The flag was in an old boy scout flag box.
    Their are 48 stars.
    The flag is a on a wooden stick that screws together to another wooden stick.

    Pics are included. I can add more if that will help.

    I am looking for the age of the flag.

    Thank you again,

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  2. NAVA1974

    NAVA1974 Active Member

    Hello Ryebread,
    Since the 48 star flag was used from 1912 to 1959 and had a standardized pattern for at least the last 46 of those 47 years, there isn't much to go on when trying to date the flag itself. If it has a brand name of cotton bunting printed on the box or the flag's heading you might be able to narrow the date down a bit, but sewn flags of lightweight cotton bunting were common throughout most of that same time period. Check the box to see if there is a copyright or other date on it, or reference to a president or some other timely reference (like WWI or WWII or Korean War, FDR's Recvery Association, etc.)
  3. ryebread27

    ryebread27 New Member

    Thank you for the info.

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