Sunday, May 16, 2010

RareFlags.com

Hi, welcome to the RareFlags.com guest book. This place is for visitors to RareFlags.com to leave comments about the site and to share information related to antique American flags and flag collecting. I welcome you to contribute your comments to this post. You can post as Anonymous or just with your name if you prefer.

19 comments:

  1. Anthony, thank you for taking the time and geat effort to post this wonderful site for everyone to become educated about our grand old flag. There is so much information on your site. I wish the schools would use this as a tool to help our children learn about the history of our flag. Your passion for our flag has truly touched my heart. Please keep all of us informed with any new information you are able to develope.

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  2. Anthony, I was on your site and can't believe the additions. This site is alwsome. So much to learn. A nice break from all the political crap that we have been reading. Love ya. Mom

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  3. Magnificent effort.You sir are truly a scholar and a gentleman.

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  4. Anthony, what a great website it helped me so much & I learned about my own flag. Thank you for your kindness and sharing your knowledge. I will check back often. I have already told many people about your site. Schools should know about this, you should write a book!
    Deborah

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  5. Call me at (910)795-5154 My father was a civil war collector. I think I have a pre civil-war, commom wealth of VA flag used in battle with rifle shots and blood stained. Anonymous

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  6. Anthony, great to see where you took this. Cheers Wayne, (old Domain owner ;)

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  7. i found an american flag in my great grandparents attic storedmin a trunk thatnhas 13 stars and stripes what do you think the value could be and where do i go from here. also found were civil war swords and medals etc. melissawaldeck@ hotmail.com

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  8. Anthony,
    I'm very happy and relieved that you are the one to get my flag. Since I have to let it go, I'm happy that it will live on. And clearly more people will get to see it than ever before. You have an awesome collection! I'm proud to be apart of it!
    Jeff Venable

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  9. Great page!

    My neighbor happened across a unique flag while cleaning out the attic. There is print on it from 1906, and it consists of 45 stars on a blue border-no stripes. I considered that maybe the stripes (or stars) were cut out prior to disposal, however the borders on the flag are stiched and does not look altered. Any ideas on what this may be would be appreciated. kvnprks@aol.com
    Kevin Parks

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  10. I am delighted to be able to use this website as a research tool for making my own US flags. I appreciate the effort and information, especially about canton star arrangements.

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  11. i found an American Flag after Katrina near my home on storm battered Second Street in Gulfport< MS. It has a Defiance Annin label that describes it as 100% cotton bunting. Its a 15 star 15 stripe flag, the star field is staggered Fort McHenry style. Its a ceremonial flag with gold frienge, It was apparentltly battered by the storm, being streched as well as torn. It has a white canvas mounting tape along one border, no grommets, The mounting tape bears the hand inked number 5. RVA

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  12. I enjoyed looking at the flags on your site. I learned a lot with the explanation and history you had by each one. Thank you for posting all this.

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  13. Anthony,
    I was just so excited to find your writings on US flags. I think your research and writing on these rare historical flags was very insightful. I developed a passion for our flag many years ago and for the many lives with which it has come to represent. The stories of sacrifice for our freedoms.
    Sadly with recent events in South Carolina there are now those who would like to destroy our symbol of liberty claiming racism. My heart is moved to sadness when some who speak of our flag speak of it as a symbol of oppression. They comment without possibly realizing that this country has given them that very freedom to say their opinion openly.

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  14. I came across a 30 star U.S. flag, trying to find it's value but in so doing came to your site and you bring so much history and lore of peoples' lives to pieces of cloth. I have not yet read fully what you have written on this flag but I appreciate knowing all the hours and days you have taken for all of us who visit your site, to feel proud to be Americans with the background information on all the flags. Very much appreciated, Frank Mann at mannmechanical@att.net

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  15. Tara ross mentioned your site on one of Her Wonderful face Book posts, and at 67, I was astonished to read of the flag facts! THIS IS AWESOME!! Thank You for preserving the heritage of Freedom and Liberty! Perhaps if more of the interesting aspects of our own history were included in Education, we would not be on the edge of political collapse! Lawrence Sceurman Dresden Ohio.

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  16. I was reluctant to e-mail with all that happens negatively on the internet. I did however, and sent pictures of my recent purchase of a flag and received a nice informative reply from Anthony. His passion for the flag and it's history are commendable. Inquire without hesitation. A great resource he is. Thank you so much again.

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  17. I have recently uncovered (again) a prize that was passed on to me from my grandmother in a small box. It is a 30 star double wreath with 4 corner stars and a haloed center star. I was very excited to see a picture of it on your website. It looks like, except for some creases, it may be in as good or better shape than you pictured flag. Thank you for the service that you provide for tracking down the history of these treasures. Do you have any further narrative regarding this particular flag?

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  18. I have recently uncovered (again) a prize that was passed on to me from my grandmother in a small box. It is a 30 star double wreath with 4 corner stars and a haloed center star. I was very excited to see a picture of it on your website. It looks like, except for some creases, it may be in as good or better shape than you pictured flag. Thank you for the service that you provide for tracking down the history of these treasures. Do you have any further narrative regarding this particular flag?

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  19. Anthony is a patriot and a gentleman, with a lot of knowledge. He has been very helpful in finding out about an eagle flagpole topper. As a researcher in Americana including flags and finials, I am indebted to him. We salute his work and passion on this website, which shows the height of his patriotism, and love of humanity and freedom.

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