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Published June 09, 2011, 12:00 AM

Molded copper Liberty weathervane

Look closely at the stars shown in any flag used as a design. It may help date it. This rare molded copper Liberty weathervane was estimated to sell for $150,000 to $200,000, but no one bid high enough to buy it. The circle of stars shows it was made in 1867. Cowles Syndicate Inc.
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