Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

43 STARS, IDAHO STATEHOOD, ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING AMERICAN FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY; AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE U.S. INFANTRY BATTLE FLAG, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, MADE FOR AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN UNIT OF CIVIL WAR ORIGIN, CA 1889

Web ID: 43j-801

39 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH GREAT FOLK QUALITIES, CONSISTING OF A JUMBLED CONFIGURATION SURROUNDING A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR, SET AGAINST A ROYAL BLUE CANTON, THAT RESTS ON A RED STRIPE (SOMETIMES TERMED THE "BLOOD STRIPE" PR THE "WAR STRIPE); PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

Web ID: 39j-825

38 STAR, SILK FLAG WITH 12 STRIPES AND THREE DIFFERENT STYLES OF HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS, ARRANGED TO REFLECT THE NUMBER OF NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN SUPPORTING STATES DURING THE CIVIL WAR, AND RESULTING IN ONE OF THE MOST RARE STAR CONFIGURATIONS EXTANT AMONG SURVIVING EXAMPLES, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-961

38 STARS IN A DYNAMIC STARBURST CROSS, ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR STAR CONFIGURATIONS IN FLAG COLLECTING, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH POSSIBLE CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIES, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-939

38 STARS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, LIKELY BY THE HORSTMANN COMPANY IN PHILADELPHIA, WITH AN EXTREMELY RARE FORM OF THE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT BEARS AN ELLIPSE OF 6 STARS IN THE CENTER AND A LARGE STAR IN EACH CORNER; REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 38j-1073

RARE & BEAUTIFUL INDIAN WAR PERIOD MILITARY GUIDON, MADE OF SILK AND ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, WITH 38 EMBROIDERED STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 38j-1047

A MASTERPIECE AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES: AMAZINGLY GRAPHIC FLAG WITH 37 SIX-POINTED STARS IN A SPECTACULAR DOUBLE-WREATH STYLE MEDALLION, POSSIBLY WITH A PRO-UNION MESSAGE, INSCRIBED WITH THE INTIALS "A.P." AND THE NAME "PURSEL"

Web ID: 37j-839

37 STARS IN A WHIMSICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" PATTERN WITH A STAR BETWEEN EACH ARM, ON A HAND-SEWN FLAG IN A REMARKABLY TINY SCALE FOR THE PERIOD, PROBABLY 1867-1876, NEBRASKA STATEHOOD, AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE

Web ID: 37j-833

37 STARS IN 4 DIFFERENT SIZES, ARRANGED IN A RARE VARIATION OF A DOUBLE-WREATH CONFIGURATION, ON A POWDER BLUE CANTON, 1867-1876, NEBRASKA STATEHOOD

Web ID: 37j-825

36 STARS, A HOMEMADE FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL RANDOM STAR PATTERN AND GREAT DISPARITY BETWEEN THE WIDTH OF THE RED AND WHITE STRIPES, NEVADA STATEHOOD, 1864-67

Web ID: 36j-889

35 STARS IN A NOTCHED PATTERN ON A FLAG MADE FOR THE 1864 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN & ANDREW JOHNSON; A MONUMENTAL EXAMPLE AND THE SECOND TO THE LARGEST KNOWN AMONG ALL CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY, ACROSS ALL ELECTIONS

Web ID: 35j-879

33 STARS, LATER UPDATED TO 35, WITH A RARE AND INTERESTING DIAMOND CONFIGURATION, ACCOMPANIED BY HAND-WRITTEN NOTES THAT RECORD IT AS HAVING BEEN FLOWN IN CELEBRATION OF WARTIME VICTORIES, AS WELL AS TO MOURN THE DEATH OF THREE PRESIDENTS, YET WITH A DESIGN THAT MAY DISPLAY CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIES; MADE BY MRS. JOHN DRUM, 1861, FOUND NEAR ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA

Web ID: 35j-821

34 STARS IN 3 DIFFERENT SIZES, ARRANGED IN THE "GREAT STAR" OR "GREAT LUMINARY" PATTERN ON A LARGE SCALE CIVIL WAR PERIOD PARADE FLAG, 1861-1863, KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34j-957

34 STARS, IN A CONFIGURATION THAT IS UNIQUE TO THIS SMALL SCALE, CIVIL WAR FLAG, WITH SUBSTANTIAL FOLK ART QUALITIES, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34j-949

SPECTACULAR 34 STAR CIVIL WAR FLAG WITH A RARE DIAMOND CONFIGURATION AND AN APPLIED BANNER WITH A STENCILED PATRIOTIC SLOGAN, AMONG THE BEST EXAMPLES I HAVE EVER OWNED, 1861-63

Web ID: 34j-925

34 STARS IN A VERY RARE PATTERN THAT FEATURES A HUGE CENTER STAR IN THE MIDST OF A LINEAL STAR PATTERN, ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1861-63

Web ID: 34j-909

34 STARS ON AN EARLY CIVIL WAR FLAG (1861-1863) WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, AN UNUSUAL ELONGATED FORM; AN ATTRACTIVE SHADE OF BLUE, AND LARGE, MAKE-DO TASSELS

Web ID: 34j-845

1860 CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAG WITH 33 STARS IN A PENTAGON MEDALLION AND AN INTRIGUING ABBREVIATION OF LINCOLN'S NAME, ATTRIBUTED TO H.C. HOWARD, PHILADELPHIA

Web ID: 33j-853

33 STARS IN AN INTERESTING VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION, MADE FOR THE 1860 CAMPAIGN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN & HANNIBAL HAMLIN, WITH WHIMSICAL SERPENTINE TEXT

Web ID: 33j-844

33 GILT-PAINTED STARS IN THREE DIFFERENT SIZES, ARRANGED IN AN INVERTED "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, ON AN ENTIRELY SILK FLAG; AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE, PROBABLY MADE FOR A STATE MILITIA UNIT, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH WAR PERIOD, 1859-1861, OREGON STATEHOOD

Web ID: 33j-841

 


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