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Flag Etiquette Around the World (12/27/07)
Flag of the United NationsThe Flag Code of the United States is rather precise when it comes to dealing respectfully with the flag of the United States. More >>


Distinctive Patches of the Office of President of the United States (12/22/07)
A patch for the crew of HMX-1, the presidential helicopter, but commercially produced for resale, not officialThere are many support agencies dedicated to the office of president of the United States. More >>


Do You Know What Your President Signed? (12/22/07)
Printed sigature of John F. Kennedy on a White House response cardThe President of the United States is a very busy person. Their entire day is mostly meetings with staff, with constituencies, with groups, with the media, with government officials, with ambassadors, with other heads of state, along with ceremonies, bill signings, speeches, travel…whew. Who would want the job. Yet, many do. More >>


The Unofficial Flags of the US (12/6/07)
The Since the United States first adopted the stars and stripes as the official flag design on June 14th 1777, it has been changed 27 times. At first an additional stripe as well as a star were added to the new flag when new states were recognized. That resulted in the only 15 star and 15 stripe US flag on May 1st, 1795. More >>


Which is a better collectible: A 48 or 49 star flag? (12/5/07)
49 star US flag official patternIt isn’t surprising that when asked to choose between a 48 star US flag or a 49 star US flag, invariably the 48 star flag is always chosen first. The reasoning is that the 48 star flag is older than the 49 star one and hence more collectible. The short answer is yes and no. More >>


The beginning of collections. (11/12/07)
To Have and To Hold:  The History of Collectors and CollectingMarilyn vos Savant, in her regular column, was asked "where was the earliest known museum and what was displayed?"   Ms. vos Savant answers that the first museums as we understand them were located in Egypt, Greece, and Rome.  However, only scholars got to view anything kept inside and then only used as teaching tools, not viewed by the general public. More >>


What flag is that? (11/11/07)
A very large, outdated national flag of Sierra LeoneThe Chesapeake Bay Flag Association held a meeting at the Flag House in Baltimore, Maryland on November 10, 2007 as they do periodically.  The Flag House is the site where Mary Pickersgill had sewn what is now known as the Star Spangled Banner flag, the one that flew over Fort McHenry during the bombardment of Baltimore by the British in 1814.  This flag, now in the Smithsonian Institution, i More >>


Are Shows Still Worth the Effort? (11/3/07)
A dealer setup for the DC Big FleaJust returned from the "D.C. Big Flea Market" at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA. This is a relatively big show held 5 weekends a year. With about 600 dealers, it really makes for a fun afternoon. Despite its name, this is anything but a flea market of tables piled with old clothes, books, and children’s toys. More >>


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