Page Title: Betsy Ross Flag:   Other Historical Flags

Betsy Ross GraveBetsy Ross Grave Click to enlarge images of Betsy Ross' grave at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia

Betsy Ross Sticker

Betsy Ross Sticker very good quality outdoor vinyl, peel off the back and stick on

Approximately 3.25 x 5"

#STKB $3.00 Each, $2.00 Each for 3 or more



Betsy Ross Flag

All the flags on this page can be displayed both horizontally or vertically


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Betsy Ross Flag

Betsy Ross Flag Made in USA

No, this is NOT cotton. If you came into my shop and held it in your hand you'd say what a lovely rich cotton flag it is. It is a heavy polyester. Nowadays, the heavy flag polyester is much nicer "cotton" than the cotton currently used in the flag industry. I do not find the modern cotton fabric as rich as it was 35 years ago. It has a coarser weave and is more transparent.

This polyester has a much denser look and therefore richer color

It is also stronger than cotton and will hold its color longer.

Click on these images to see the rich thick stars:

embroidered Betsy Ross Flag Betsy Ross Flag Embroidered StarSewn Betsy Ross Flag   #BR35I $49.95

3x5' Heavy "Iron Man" Polyester DON'T LET THE WORD POLYESTER SCARE YOU. This is a more beautiful flag than the cotton Betsy Ross flags. The fabric is denser than cotton and looks like cotton to us. It is also more rugged than cotton. Try one!

Heading and Grommets

Betsy Ross Flag Embroidered stars, sewn stripes

Betsy Ross Flag


Betsy Ross Flag Made in USA

#BR35Y $19.95 CLOSEOUT!!!

3x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

Stars and stripes are printed

Betsy Ross Flag

Betsy Ross Flag

#BR35CF $2.95 CLOSEOUT !!!!!

3x5' polyester with heading and grommets

Stars and stripes are printed

Made in China: This is a budget flag but a real nice job for the price.

The folds are from being in the package. They will shake out when you fly it.

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Betsy Ross Flag on the left is cotton with embroidered stars and sewn stripes

Made in USA

The upper left star is the embroidered star

The bottom star is a dyed star. (No longer available)



Flagpoles sold separately

Fished with canvas heading with brass grommets



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Cotton Flag with Embroidered Stars and Sewn Stripes




Cotton Flag with Embroidered Stars and Sewn Stripes




Cotton Flag with Embroidered Stars and Sewn Stripes




 Betsy Ross Stick Flag

Betsy Ross Stick Flag #SPH12B

12x18" Polyester sleeved and stapled to a 30" x 5/16" staff

3 or More Dozen  
$7.00 Each $24.00 Closeout  
This flag is of beautiful quality, made in China and so stamped on the staff


Nylon Betsy Ross Flag MADE IN USA. These all have canvas heading and brass grommets

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12x18" Dyed Stars and Stripes Betsy Ross Flag



2x3' Embroidered Stars, Sewn Stripes Betsy Ross Flag



3x5' Embroidered Stars, Sewn Stripes Betsy Ross Flag


CLEARANCE Buy one at $47.00 and additional ones at $19.95 each



4x6' Appliquéd Stars, Sewn Stripes Betsy Ross Flag



5x8' Appliquéd Stars, Sewn Stripes Betsy Ross Flag




Betsy Ross tea dyed flag

Antiqued Betsy Ross Flag "Tea Dyed" Cotton Flag: Timeless beauty. Old fashioned workmanship using an antiquing process for those wishing to recall another century. Real thick cotton fabric, embroidered stars. MADE IN USA

#BR35H $49.00 3x5' with canvas heading and brass grommets

Due to the virus this item is not available until further notice


  Flagpoles sold separately

Tea Dyed embroidered Betsy Ross star

The tea dyed Betsy Ross antiqued flag uses an off white embroidered star

Betsy Ross "Tea Dye" style antiqued version cotton flag showing a close up of the thick cotton fabric


#BR24H $46.00 21/2x4' finished with sleeve as a banner style flag 

Due to the virus this item is not available until further notice

Flagpoles sold separately



Made in USA

Then, we have a 4x6" desk size Betsy Ross Desk flag on a 10" staff

Fine silk like quality. 4x6" flag on 10" spear tip staff. CAUTION: Spear tip, Use with adult supervision.

#UNIBET Betsy Ross Desk Flag shown with stand

Flag and base sold separately

Desk Flag Pricing

Stand Pricing



Betsy Ross Flag History

Flag expert Jeff Bridgeman  and other scholars dispute the Betsy Ross story:

"What we do know about colonial 13-star flags is that none have a circle of stars like the Betsy Ross design. There is a 1779-1780 painting of George Washington, by Charles Wilson Peale, that depicts, in the background, a flag with a perfect circle pattern of stars. This flag has a blue field and stars, but no stripes. It may be the only evidence in a painting that truly suggests that a circle-pattern flag may have existed in the Revolutionary period; yet it wasn’t a Stars and Stripes, and Peale may have taken some artistic liberty in its inclusion. Peale was known to be very detailed and keen on accuracy; but he made at least four copies of the painting prior to 1782, one of which shows the Battle of Trenton in the background instead of the Battle of Princeton, like the original. So he obviously wasn’t opposed to alterations. There are paintings of Revolutionary scenes by other artists that depict Stars and Stripes flags with perfect circle patterns, but these were painted in the 19th century and so cannot be trusted for their authenticity with respect to the star configurations. The American flag does not have a circle of stars on any of the early naval flag charts, where numerous designs are pictured.

There are colonial currencies that show a Stars and Stripes in the Betsy Ross pattern, but there are no actual flags. In fact, most people are shocked to learn that I have never seen or heard of an American flag with the Betsy Ross pattern of stars that was, with any degree of certainty, made before the 1890’s. And if the original was in this form, with so many 13-star flags existing from the 19th century, it stands to reason that the pattern would have been reproduced. The design is now believed by most scholars to be a creation of Betsy Ross’s grandchildren in the 1870-90 period. Ross’s nephew is first known to have statements about the design in Philadelphia in 1876, revealing the story of the making of the first flag and Betsy’s involvement. But most flag scholars today feel the story was a grand hoax, fabricated by Ross’s nephew, for his own interests. In the late 1890’s through the first decade of the 20th century, Betsy’s granddaughter and great granddaughter made flags in the East Wing of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, selling them to tourists and proliferating the same story. The Betsy Ross house was opened to the public and carried on the belief concerning her use of the circular design. In short, the story stuck and has subsequently appeared in more books than one can count.

Though Betsy did make early flags and there are receipts to prove it, most flag historians believe that Betsy did not even design or make the first flag. The credit is rather placed on one of our founding fathers,
Francis Hopkinson, native Philadelphian, Delegate to the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Hopkinson was a member of the Continental Navy Board in 1976, designed many pieces of artwork for Congress, and logic would suggest that he might have been given the task of designing the flag."

An Article For “Focus”, The Semi-Annual Journal Of The Antiques Council, Winter 2006

by Jeff Bridgman, 2006