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U.S. 18 Star Exclusionary Flag.

Sub-collection: Mastai - Early American Flags

18 Star U.S. Abolitionist Exclusionary Flag.
This flag flew on the ship United States when it departed Boston harbor in 1860 on the Hayes Arctic Expedition. Only 18 stars, arranged in two concentric rings around a central star, representing union, despite the fact that 33 stars should have been represented in the canton.

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