48 star flag
Posted 03 July 2019 - 03:02 AM
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.
Edited by Mr.Jerry, 03 July 2019 - 06:00 AM.
Posted 03 July 2019 - 02:16 PM
What type of 48 star flags are you trying to find? Army? Navy? Fringed? What size?
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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