Would you have kept a crocheted crepe paper flag for more than 80 years? An Oklahoma woman, probably a collector, made the flag, and her family saved it until last year when they realized it might be valuable. They sold it at auction for $344. Unique vintage pieces are often of interest and will sell for a good price. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Would you have kept a crocheted crepe paper flag for more than 80 years? An Oklahoma woman, probably a collector, made the flag, and her family saved it until last year when they realized it might be valuable. They sold it at auction for $344. Unique vintage pieces are often of interest and will sell for a good price. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Vintage flag made of crocheted crepe paper sold for $344

The 48-star banner was probably made to display at a Forth of July or “Welcome Home Soldier” party.

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