Large "Old 5x8 A" 48 Star American Flag or Old Glory Stitched Stripes and Printed Stars
Description: This is a rather large and very nice vintage 48 star United States flag. This flag has stitched stripes with printed stars. It is vintage and is in great lightly used or possibly unused condition. The flag has two metal grommets to hang from with ropes attached to them. The flag is lightly soiled or possibly just yellowed from storage as opposed to being truly dirty. It is intact with no tears or rips. The white stripes are not all that white anymore and look more like off white or very light brownish white. We have made no attempt whatsoever to clean it. The 48 star American Flag was adopted in the period from 1912-1959. The flag measures 91" by 61" (it is marked 8x5 suggesting the nominal size) and is marked OLD 5x8 A on the edge. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Sometime in the period 1912-1959. This flag was most likely made closer to 1940s-1950s.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: We measured the flag and we get the dimensions ~91" by ~61" (Nominal 5x8 feet). The flag weighs slightly over one pound.
Marks: Has the following printed on the edge "OLD 5x8 A", which we show in the last photo.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a rather nice, very large, and well made a 48 star flag. It would be a great addition to any collection.
Condition: The flag is in excellent condition with no losses and no repairs. The flag has both metal grommets with ropes in them and is ready to fly or hang. The grommets are intact and solidly in place. The flag has no holes, no tears, and no rips. It is lightly soiled and the white strips have darkened or yellowed with age but the blue and the red are still there with minimum fading or discoloration. The flag has a several small stains on both sides, some of which can be seen in the photos. We believe the soiling and the stains can be cleaned but we leave that to the discretion of the new owner (see photos). We believe this flag was either flown very little or even never flown and as such is in great condition. A huge and beautiful flag, which would make a great addition to your US Flag collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.