Monday, July 30, 2012

ARBA Bicentennial Flag, 1976

Last week, I bought a Bicentennial flag on eBay. The description looked good, and even though it had a little foxing in one corner, the flag looked like a good one. It was manufactured by the Baldwin Regalia Company of St. Louis, Missouri for A.R.B.A., the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. There is an A.R.B.A. stamp next to the Baldwin label.

Most of the flag is cotton, and nicely finished
The logo medallion is nylon, stitched into the center of the cotton flag

A long time ago, I had a Bicentennial flag, but it was smaller, all nylon, and disappeared from the dormitory at prep school back in the 80s. This flag is much larger, 5 x 8 feet, and has cotton and nylon. It's the real deal. I thought it would be fun to have one of these flags because I'm expecting a package with the Bicentennial logo quilt any day...