Flags of the 49 States


Complete set of flag pins and map for a 1950’s Nabisco advertising campaign.

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Issued in the brief window between Alaskan (Jan. 3) and Hawaiian (Aug. 21) statehood, this promotional map of America’s 49 states would soon need updating. It was published by C.S. Hammond & Company on behalf of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) for an advertising campaign in 1959.

The tin flag pins seen in the outer border could be found in boxes of Shredded Wheat cereal, and the map seen here on which they hung was obtainable via the mail. Facts and miscellaneous information about each state can be found on the back of its pin, each of which can be affixed to one another via the tab at the top and insert at the bottom.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1959

Author: C.S. Hammond & Co.

Sheet Width (in): 20.25

Sheet Height (in): 16.50

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Complete set of 49 tin flag pins with painted color and printed versos, each measuring approximately 2" x 1.5". Accompanying map has wear along fold lines and pinholes in the corners, but remains in good condition.


1 in stock