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    Default Re: Puerto Rico Votes to Become 51st U.S. State

    Quote Originally Posted by Calliope View Post
    I honestly think it'd be just as much a burden for flag makers as a boon, as they'll have a surplus of 50-star flags that are now completely useless and unsellable.

    They will be rare a collectable in a couple hundred years though

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    I honestly think it'd be just as much a burden for flag makers as a boon, as they'll have a surplus of 50-star flags that are now completely useless and unsellable.

    They will be rare a collectable in a couple hundred years though
    Maybe, but that's really not of immediate economic concern.

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    Default Re: Puerto Rico Votes to Become 51st U.S. State

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    I honestly think it'd be just as much a burden for flag makers as a boon, as they'll have a surplus of 50-star flags that are now completely useless and unsellable.

    They will be rare a collectable in a couple hundred years though
    Maybe, but that's really not of immediate economic concern.
    Most if not all our flags are produced over seas.

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    Default Re: Puerto Rico Votes to Become 51st U.S. State

    Things that are mass produced generally aren't collectible or worth anything, even over 50 years later. I guess if you had a flag collection a 50 star flag might be worth something, but probably not as a general collector's piece.
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    Default Re: Puerto Rico Votes to Become 51st U.S. State

    So I assume that Canada will no longer be the butt of 51st-state jokes if this goes through?

    Although then we'd be the butt of 52nd-state jokes, I guess...
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    Default Re: Puerto Rico Votes to Become 51st U.S. State

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    So I assume that Canada will no longer be the butt of 51st-state jokes if this goes through?

    Although then we'd be the butt of 52nd-state jokes, I guess...
    Most likely, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin View Post
    Things that are mass produced generally aren't collectible or worth anything, even over 50 years later. I guess if you had a flag collection a 50 star flag might be worth something, but probably not as a general collector's piece.
    As someone who is casually into coin-collecting, mass-produced items (as money is, by nature) can become valuable in a hundred years or more, depending on just how many were made (obviously, there are a lot more coins being made now than there were in the 19th century, which is part of the value of the latter). But yeah, 50 years is premature - it's not that hard to find a coin that old just by going through your loose change, so no one's going to pay money to add it to their collection. It's the same, I would guess, with flags.

    So while mass-produced items are something that maybe your descendants could cash in on if they keep it around long enough, it's not something people should be expecting to make money off in their own lifetimes like they might with an ultra-rare first-edition Pokemon card.

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