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#1 ehines42

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 03:02 AM

I've been looking for an 48 star flag from the 30's or 40's but I'm not sure how to determine the age of a flag I am looking at. Does anyone have any helpful advice?

#2 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 05:59 AM

there is a long answer and a short answer- I guess this is a bit of both:

 

If you find a "staggered" 48 star pattern you know that it is from 1912-1920s era.  Otherwise I look for things like manufacture markings, and try and date from there.  Also I tend to think of bronze grommets being earlier, then zinc and brass- but not a solid way to date.  I also like sewn stars and wool bunting as being earlier.  Of course you can also find the US Naval ensigns which are actually dated- but more expensive.


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#3 tdurbinmas

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 02:16 PM

What type of 48 star flags are you trying to find? Army? Navy? Fringed? What size?

 

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#4 ehines42

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 06:21 PM

Is this a period maker??s-l400 (6).jpg

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 05:57 PM

I have not seen that tag before, but the maker did make them in the 40-50s. I kind of like the "commando" name, that makes me think more WWII era.




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