Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

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

CUBAN FLAG, A BEAUTIFUL SATIN EXAMPLE ON ITS ORIGINAL SQUARE WOODEN STAFF, MADE CA 1890'S-1915

Web ID: ofj-901

47 STARS, ONE OF JUST A TINY HANDFUL OF PRINTED FLAGS KNOWN TO EXIST WITH THIS RARE AND UNOFFICIAL COUNT, 1912, NEW MEXICO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 47-005

36 STARS IN AN EXTRAORDINARY MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES A GIGANTIC CENTER STAR, SURROUNDED BY A SINGLE WREATH, FLANKED BY PARENTHESES; ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, EX-RICHARD PIERCE COLLECTION, CIVIL WAR ERA, NEVADA STATEHOOD, 1864-67

Web ID: 36j-912

31 STARS ARRANGED IN A RARE VARIATION OF THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, WITH THE WORD "CALIFORNIA" PAINTED IN THE STRIPES, A PRE-CIVIL WAR FLAG, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858, PART OF A SERIES OF THESE FLAGS, THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN USED AT THE WIGWAM CONVENTION (THE 1860 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION) IN CHICAGO

Web ID: 31j-830

31 STARS IN A RARE PENTAGON MEDALLION, MADE FOR THE 1860 CAMPAIGN OF INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE JOHN BELL OF TENNESSEE, WHO RAN AGAINST ABRAHAM LINCOLN ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL UNION TICKET, PROBABLY MADE BY H.C. HOWARD IN PHILADELPHIA

Web ID: 31j-840

31 STARS IN A FANCIFUL STARBURST OR "GREAT STAR-IN-A-SQUARE", ONE OF THE MOST RARE AND INTERESTING CONFIGURATIONS THAT A COLLECTOR CAN ENCOUNTER, ON A PRE-CIVIL WAR PARADE FLAG, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858

Web ID: 31j-839

33 STARS IN A "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, A RARE AND EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH THE WAR'S OPENING YEAR, 1859-1861, OREGON STATEHOOD

Web ID: 33j-850

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

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

1840 CAMPAIGN KERCHIEF FEATURING AN IMAGE OF WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON ON HORSEBACK IN MILITARY GARB, ONE OF THE FIRST KNOWN CAMPAIGN TEXTILES IN EARLY AMERICA

Web ID: ker-074

34 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34j-847

26 STARS ARRANGED IN A STUNNING "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION, THE EARLIEST KNOWN STAR COUNT FOR PRINTED EXAMPLES, 1837-1846, MICHIGAN STATEHOOD

Web ID: 26j-825

48 STARS IN DANCING ROWS, A RARE VARIETY OF ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG IN A LARGE SCALE, 1912-1918 OR PERHAPS EARLIER, ARIZONA & NEW MEXICO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 48j-988

35 SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD STARS ON A CIVIL WAR PERIOD FLAG, SIGNED BY A SURGEON FROM SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK WHO SERVED WITH THE 29TH NEW YORK STATE MILITIA, WHICH MUSTERED OUT ON JUNE 20TH, 1863, THE EXACT DAY UPON WHICH WEST VIRGINIA BECAME THE 35TH STATE; OFFICIAL FROM THAT YEAR UNTIL 1865

Web ID: 35j-874

CONFEDERATE SOUTHERN CROSS “BATTLE FLAG”, A SCARCE, UNUSUALLY ACCURATE AND GRAPHICALLY PLEASING, REUNION PERIOD EXAMPLE, SIGNED "WOLVERINE," SHERRITT FLAG CO., RICHMOND, VA, 1922-WWII ERA

Web ID: fcj-876

LARGE SCALE, PRINTED SILK KERCHIEF FEATURING CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS AND EIGHT OF HIS STAFF, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, EXTREMELY RARE AND THE ONLY KNOWN STYLE PRODUCED FOR THE CONFEDERACY

Web ID: ker-149

EARLY 13 STAR SHIP'S FLAG WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL, LOPSIDED OVAL VARIATION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, CA 1840-1860, AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN EXAMPLE WITH BEAUTIFUL FOLK QUALITIES, ONCE BELONGING TO THE LINSLEY & GAY FAMILIES OF CONNECTICUT AND MASSACHUSETTS

Web ID: 13j-1009

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

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

 


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