47 Star American Flag 1912 Vintage New Mexico Rare
You are bidding on a rare U.S. 47-Star flag which measures approximately 7.5" by 9.5". The flag has 6 white and 7 red stripes, with staggered rows of 8, 6, 6, 7, 6, 6, and 8 white stars. It is in excellent condition with slight fraying at top right and bottom left corners.
Although it was never an official U.S. Flag, the extremely rare flag was manufactured in 1912, just after New Mexico was admitted as a state on Jan. 6, and is believed to be one of 12 in existence. Arizona was admitted as a state the same year on Feb. 14 and the U.S. Flag was changed from a 46 star flag to a 48 star flag in July 1912 to recognize both states.
Of course, for a new flag to be flown at the 4th of July flag, manufacturers have to make the flags before those are official. In some cases a state was added so close to the 4th of July, that manufacturers had already begun making flags that were never to be. But since Arizona gained statehood on 14 February 1912 this apparently did not happen for the 47-Star flag.
Most flags appear to be in or near New Mexico, which probably means they were made by people from New Mexico who wanted to demonstrate their pride in gaining statehood.
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Created by eBay Blackthorne ver. 22.214.171.124 FLAG IS 7 1/2 INCHES BY 9 1/2 INCHES