Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

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

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

36 STARS ARRANGED IN A RARE "SNOWBALL MEDALLION," ON AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, WITH GREAT WEAR FROM EXTENDED USE AND IN A GREAT SMALL SIZE FOR THE PERIOD, 1864-1867, NEVADA STATEHOOD

Web ID: 36j-905

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

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

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

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 10-POINTED STARS THAT SPELL "1776-1876", MADE FOR THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, ONE OF THE MOST GRAPHIC OF ALL EARLY EXAMPLES

Web ID: 38j-1015

38 STARS IN A RARE CIRCLE-IN-A-SQUARE MEDALLION WITH A HUGE CENTER STAR, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, PROBABLY BY HORSTMANN BROS. IN PHILADELPHIA

Web ID: 38j-1028

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

Web ID: 38j-1047

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

38 STARS IN A DYNAMIC STARBURST CROSS, ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR CONFIGURATIONS IN FLAG COLLECTING, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-939

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

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

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

44 STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL PARADE FLAG WITH OVERPRINT ADVERTISING ONE OF ONLY FIVE AMERICAN OPERAS WRITTEN DURING THE 19TH CENTURY: “SHIP AHOY!”

Web ID: 44-004

44 STARS CONFIGURED INTO THE LETTERS “U.S.”, PATENTED IN 1890 BY W.R. WASHBURN, ONE OF ONLY FOUR KNOWN SURVIVING EXAMPLES AND ONE OF THE BOLDEST DESIGNS KNOWN TO EXIST IN EARLY FLAGS

Web ID: 44j-816

48 STARS CONFIGURED INTO THE LETTERS “U.S.A.”, COPYRIGHTED IN 1916 BY C.A. HARTMAN, ONE OF ONLY FOUR KNOWN SURVIVING EXAMPLES AND ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING DESIGNS KNOWN TO EXIST IN EARLY FLAGS

Web ID: 48j-1014

ONE OF THE TWO EARLIEST BRITISH UNION JACKS THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN PRIVATE HANDS, 1801-1835

Web ID: BRITj-824

THE 15-STAR CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG OF GENERAL LLOYD TILGHMAN OF MARYLAND & KENTUCKY [KILLED AT VICKSBURG], ONE OF ONLY FOUR SUCH FLAGS KNOWN IN THIS STAR COUNT, AN EXQUISITE EXAMPLE OF BOTH HISTORIC AND GRAPHIC IMPORTANCE

Web ID: fcj-870

CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL PATTERN BIBLE FLAG WITH 13 EMBROIDERD STARS, CAPTURED IN NEW ORLEANS AT SOMETHING CALLED THE "BATTLE OF THE HANDKERCHIEFS," BY MAJOR FREDERICK GREEN STILES OF THE 42nd MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY, FEB. 20th, 1863

Web ID: fcj-871

 


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