I've been thinking a lot lately about the provenance of flags and the stories they tell. When one acquires a new antique/vintage flag, often the flag is accompanied by a verbal story or at very best an undateable document describing its story, but usually that's it. Hopefully these flags we collect will be around for 200+ more years. Are we at a time in history where we should be tracking and documenting more thoroughly? Would you utilize a site where you'd go and essentially 'register' your flag, receive a tag in the mail, and pair the flag with that tag in all sales and advertising? IE: James sells a flag to steve. James acquired the flag at a mass auction and wants to sell it off. Theres a tag attached to the bottom grommet with a serial number. Enter the serial number on a site, info come up that states: 34 star flag, wool construction. Likely constructed in 1863 First owner 1863 - unknown. Campbell juniper, 1st mars regiment. New owner 2003-2018: Charlie chickentart. Physician, Boston Mass New owner 2018: James liverworts. Antique collector Steve would then go to the site, update any info, and forever keep the tag with the flag. Thoughts?