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One of my hunting partners is retired army and is in the VFW. The local VFW has a drop box for people to leave old, unusable US flags to be properly burned. Our Trail Life troop helps him do the burning on occasion. He gets hundreds of flags a year and has been watching for a 48 star flag. Those haven't been used since HI became a state in '59. He finally got one. It's pretty well thrashed but the colors are still sharp. I'm thinking it was flown in a terrific wind storm years ago before it had time to fade and has been in someone's closet ever since.

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Very cool.


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Wow - that's very cool.


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I would repair that one.


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Originally Posted by High_Noon
I would repair that one.
You could sew the tears but it looks too short. I think most of the flying edge is gone. Besides, he knows I make my own outdoor gear. If I suggested he repair it, he'd smile and hand it to me.


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I have some 49 star flags, got them when there were
49 states


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Like ruby ridge where the folk hero was on welfare most his life and of course never served in the military.

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We could actually benefit greatly if we'd kick a few out now. wink


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Wow

It’s in better shape than the one McDonald’s flies here in town

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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
Those haven't been used since HI became a state in '59.

Not quite true, though it should have been. Just a few years ago someone noticed the courtroom flag in our county courthouse was a 48 star flag; it had been there since the courthouse was built around 1933.


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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
Those haven't been used since HI became a state in '59.
I was in error there. I meant when ALASKA became a state. There was a 49 star flag for a very short time until HI came in later the same year.

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I'm thinkin' we could have done without Hawaii.....

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Hawaii welfare and heavily subsidized island...
With congressmen and 2 senators


Liberal Socialist Democrats get their way
Our other welfare and heavily subsidized island will get full statehood representation also....
Puerto Rico.....

Along with DC....


Liberal Socialist Democrats and their voters are a bane to this Nation.

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I have an old 48 star one also. It's pretty decent with no rips or anything. Some idiot threw it on top of the trash cans I was picking up back in 1974. Had it ever since all folded up. I was thinking of turning it in at the local American Legion post now that I'm cleaning this place out in my retirement. Unless somebody wants a decent 48 star flag. Any collector value to something like that?

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When cleaning out my in laws house, we found quite a bit of cool old stuff in their attic, including a 46 star flag, that would have been prior to New Mexico and Arizona, I guess.


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