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Antiques & Collectibles: Flags on toys have been attractive to children since Victorian era

This is the month we celebrate a holiday that goes back to 1868, after the Civil War.
Flags were put on soldiers' graves in the North, and Gen. John A. Logan of the Union Army declared May 30 to be "Decoration Day" for the nation. Twenty-seven states celebrated it that year.

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