. Greetings ! This morning I ran across an American Flag on eBay that puzzled me. It was/is listed as, "DETTRAS 48 STAR U.S. Flag 3'6" X 6'8" WWII, Mint/NM". eBay Item #eBay#260585802475 I realized that the Flag's size (3'6" x 6'8") corresponded very closely with a U.S. Navy Size #9 U.S. Ensign. But what puzzled me was the main picture of the Flag : FLAG : The Stars are UPSIDE DOWN !!! The item's description is as follows : 48 Star American Flag World War II Burial Flag DETTRAS Flag Products Bull Dog Bunting 48 STAR U.S. Flag Measures 3'6" X 6'8" NR. MINT No holes, ripes or tears. Check out the pictures. There are TWO more pictures. One of the header showing the Flag's size and the other of the header showing a "VETERANS ADMIN." stamp. SIZE : V.A. : GO see for yourselves : http://cgi.ebay.com/DETTRAS-48-STAR-U-S-Flag-36-X-68-WWII-Mint-NM_W0QQitemZ260585802475QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3cac1fcaeb Although I may think that the upside down Stars were a mistake, maybe W-A-Y back when the V.A. ordered them like that so as to differentiate them as "BURIAL" or "INTERMENT" Flags ??? Robin Hickman Eugene, Oregon, USA .