The Flag of United States of America is one that is instantly recognizable. Thirteen horizontal bars represent the original rebellious colonies, and a field of stars over a blue background for the states. Since it was adopted in 1777, the number of stars has grown from thirteen to fifty. A different version of Old Glory exists for every period states were added, with the current version being in use since Hawaii became a state in 1960. Frequently, the field of stars came in several different arrangements. Authentic thirteen-star flags from around the Revolutionary War, for instance, are rare and potentially worth millions. This remains a very popular design and a vintage/antique flag with thirteen stars is not difficult to find. Condition and age influence value, which can range from hundreds to tens of thousands for authentic flags.
Join us at the Heart of Ohio Antique Center this Memorial Day, and take home your own piece of American History.