Greetings to all; I'm a newly registered member. The reason I registered is because I have an old 48-star flag. It was left in a house we bought many years ago. I took the flag off a pile of trash that the former owner's children left. It was folded in a triangle and I thought it may have been used in a military funeral and I just couldn't let it be trashed like that. So I took it home but never unfolded it until just recently. When I unfolded it, I found that one of the stripes is brown. It's not a stain because it's just one stripe and the stitching is white. I would like to know if anyone out there knows if there is a meaning to the brown stripe. The name ANNIN & CO. is on the white border of the flag and next to that it says 5 x 9 1/2 FT U.S. Thanks for any help. Happy Holidays.