Sunday, May 31, 2009

13-star Flag for sale

SOLD - SOLD - SOLD ... thanks, folks

This flag came into the family, and can't be dated clearly. First, the stripes seem to be machine sewn. Second, there are grommets on the left side. Probably not, therefore, true Revolutionary Period. Most likely one of those late 1800s flags.

The known history is that it was given to a mother when she was young. 1930s. The giver was a recent widow who was born around 1850. Her husband was a Merchant Marine. The story is that this flag was flown on an MM ship. It clearly shows wear.

It measures approximately 54 inches by 36 inches.

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