Ultra Rare Striped Wood "Parade Cane" with a 38 Star US. Centennial Flag inside !!! Flag Comes out with the Round Wood Top, and then is re-inserted Right-Side Up atop of the cane, for Waving High & Proud.
Colorado Admission date for the 38th State was August 1, 1876 , then was in use until 39th Sate of North Dakota entered the union on Nov.2,1889.
Flag has a 17 inch Stick, with Cloth Flag alone which is 15 by 12 inches. Fairly Large compared to most hand out Parade Flags which were only 6 to 8 inches High
Overall Wood Cane is 32 inches Long. Bottom metal Tip is Nickel Plated brass. (tested non-magnetic)
1st Book Ref.: "A Grand Old Flag * A History of the United States Through it's Flags" By : Kevin & Peter Keim Photo on center of Page : 149 (does not show stars or condition of cloth flag inside)
2nd Book Ref.: "The Stars and the Stripes" By : Boleslaw & Marie-Louise D'otrange Mastai Later 39 stars shown on Page ; 180 item (5)
Condition ; My Cane retains it's Original Fancy "Stripe Stained appearance on the Shaft & Round Wood Top" !!! I re-attached the lower original tack, and 1 "Upholstery Tack" has previously been added to hold the top corner of the Flag.
Shipping ; Will be shipped safely in a heavy round Cardboard Tube.
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