Last modified: 2005-12-17 by rick wyatt
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image by Rick Wyatt, 10 October 1998
The 51 star flag is already commercially available and has been sold variously to proponents of statehood in Washington DC, California, Michigan, New York City, Texas, Nebraska, Canada and the Philippines.
Also, preliminary designs exist for up to 56 star flags using a similar staggered star arrangement having already been prepared by the U.S. Govt.'s Institute of Heraldry.
For a great article on the subject see "New Stars for Old Glory", National Geographic Magazine, July 1959 [aik59].
James J. Ferrigan III, 4 October 1998
image by Victor Quinones, 20 September 2000
This is the 51 star version of the United States flag commonly used by the Puerto Rican Statehood Movement. I don't know who designed it, but it has been popular among statehood supporters in the island for as long as I can remember.
Victor Quinones, 20 September 2000