The reason that some of these flags take up to two years is due to the long line of flags being conserved by a number of institutions that far exceeds the capacity of the conservators. There are some that are in the South but there are some in the North too - and the bottom line for this expensive process is what is best for the flag. I can assure you that the Cape Fear Museum looked over several conservators getting bids for the flags. I have museum experience and this is what they all do for their flags.
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