Hello all, I am an estate sale picker and have come across an item that has me a bit perplexed. I purchased this "flag" at an estate sale. I was looked at it quickly and identified the correct 49 star layout from 1959. I went ahead and bid on it and won the auction. I just went to look at it today and noticed that it was not actually a normal flag. It does appear to purposely been made to be what it is and is not altered from a regular flag. It is all cotton with 8" sewn stripes. The blue star field is all one piece and not embroidered. There are two identitcal grommets on each end of the blue field. There is a white tag on the end marked. "100% Cotton RN 2403I". I had actually assumed it was a funeral flag when I purchased it. I would appreciate any help on identifying this item. Thanks in advance.