Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

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

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 EIGHT-POINTED STARS IN MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, ON AN OCEAN BLUE CANTON THAT RESTS ON THE WAR STRIPE; A SPECTACULAR CIVIL WAR PERIOD FLAG FROM THE TINCLAD GUNBOAT "GENERAL GRANT," THAT SERVED ON THE TENNESSEE RIVER IN DEFENSE OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Web ID: 36j-929

36 STAR PARADE FLAG, MADE FOR THE 1868 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT, WITH GOOD SCALE, LARGE TEXT, AND WITH A RARE "GREAT-STAR-IN-A-WREATH" CONFIGURATION

Web ID: 36j-927

36 STARS, MADE FOR THE 1868 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF ULYSSES S. GRANT & SCHUYLER COLFAX, UNIQUE AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, IN A BOLD LARGE SIZE, WITH ATTRACTIVE WESTERN LETTERS AND THE INTERESTING INCLUSION OF AN EXCLAMATION POINT

Web ID: 36j-868

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

EXTRAORDINARY 34 STAR, CIVIL WAR PERIOD FLAG WITH EIGHT-POINTED STARS IN A PROPELLER MEDALLION ON ONE SIDE AND A DOUBLE-WREATH CONFIGURATION OF FIVE-POINTED STARS ON THE OTHER; A HOMEMADE EXAMPLE WITH ITS STRIPES STARTING AND ENDING ON WHITE; EXTREMELY SMALL IN SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS AND A MASTERPIECE IN ALL RESPECTS, KANSAS STATEHOOD, 1861-1863

Web ID: 34j-988

34 STAR, HAND-SEWN, HOMEMADE, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, MADE OF A COMBINATION OF SALVAGED FABRICS, INCLUDING MENS' SHIRTING, 1861-1863, OPENING YEARS OF THE WAR, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF KANSAS

Web ID: 34j-972

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

CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1860 PRESIDENTIAL RUN OF NORTHERN DEMOCRAT STEPHEN DOUGLAS, WITH 31 STARS IN AN INTERESTING VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION AND BOLD LETTERING IN A SERPENTINE FORMAT, THE ONLY EXAMPLE PRESENTLY KNOWN IN THIS LARGE SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS

Web ID: 31j-845

31 STARS ARRANGED IN A RARE VARIATION OF THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, WITH THE WORD "VIRGINIA" 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-843

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 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

EXTREMELY RARE, COTTON, ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH 26 STARS, 11 STRIPES, AND ITS CANTON RESTING ON A RED STRIPE; THE EARLIEST KNOWN STAR COUNT FOR PRINTED EXAMPLES, 1837-1846, MICHIGAN STATEHOOD

Web ID: 26j-826

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

SILK, CIVIL WAR BATTLE FLAG WITH "GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS" GILT-PAINTED IN WHIMSICAL SERPENTINE TEXT, INSIDE A RING OF 20 STARS THAT EXCLUDES THE SOUTHERN STATES, WITH A FEDERAL EAGLE ON THE REVERSE; APPARENTLY DISPLAYED POST-WAR, AT WHICH TIME A PAINTED PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS APPLIED OVER THE UNIT NICKNAME; THIS ALMOST CERTAINLY OCCURRED IN 1877, WHEN A GIANT CELEBRATION WAS HELD TO COMMEMORATE THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BENNINGTON ( VERMONT ), AND HONOR A VISIT OF PRESIDE

Web ID: 20j-806

EXTRAORDINARY, HAND-SEWN, 13 STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL FLAG WITH 8-POINTED STARS ON A GLAZED COTTON, CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, 12 STRIPES, AND ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, FOUND IN UPSTATE, NEW YORK, PRE-CIVIL WAR, CA 1830-1850

Web ID: 13j-1463

 


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