Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

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 
EARLY KERCHIEF IN THE FORM OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE BEAR FLAG, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE PANAMA-PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION IN SAN FRANCISCO IN 1915 
48 STAR U.S. NAVY JACK, MARKED AS HAVING BEEN FLOWN ON THE U.S.S. FT. MANDAN, LAUNCHED NEAR THE END OF WWII, IN 1945, WITH SERVICE DURING BOTH THE KOREAN AND VIETNAM WAR ERAS, IN THE ARCTIC, AT THE NORTH POLE, AND AT GUANTANAMO BAY DURING THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS; FLOWN DURING THE EARLIEST POINT OF THE SHIP’S SERVICE, THE FLAG EXHIBITS ENDEARING WEAR FROM OBVIOUS USE 
AMERICAN PATRIOTIC FLAG QUILT WITH 44 BLUE STARS SET UPON A WHITE GROUND IN THE TOP CENTER OF 13 RED, WHITE, AND BLUE STRIPES, 1890-1896, WYOMING STATEHOOD 
STEVENSGRAPH BOOKMARK, WITH A PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION IN PHILADELPHIA BY THOMAS STEVENS, WHO INVENTED THE PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THEM 
EXTRAORDINARILY RARE, 1876 EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG OF AMERICA, THE “GRAND UNION”, MADE BY HORSTMANN BROS. & CO. OF PHILADELPHIA FOR THE CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 
13 STARS IN A SIX-POINTED GREAT STAR / STAR OF DAVID PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, FORMERLY IN THE MASTAI COLLECTION 
U.S. NAVY COMMISSION PENNANT OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-1865), WITH 13 STARS, ENTIRELY HAND SEWN, AN EXCEPTIONAL SURVIVOR 
44 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH A TRIPLE WREATH FORM OF THE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, RARE IN THIS PERIOD WITH A CIRCULAR STAR ARRANGEMENT, 1890-1896, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF WYOMING TO THE UNION 
45 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH STAGGERED ROWS OF STARS ON A DUSTY BLUE CANTON; REFLECTS THE PERIOD WHEN UTAH WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1896-1908 
13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION OF STARS ON AN INDIGO CANTON, SQUARISH PROPORTIONS, AND A BEAUTIFUL OVERALL PRESENTATION, MADE circa 1895-1926 
ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 48 STARS, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, MADE AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, WWI-WWII ERA (1917-1945) 
13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF STARS; A SMALL-SCALE EXAMPLE, MADE CIRCA 1895-1926 
ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 48 STARS, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, MADE DURING WWII, IN DECEMBER OF 1943, AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, SIGNED & DATED 
43 GILT-PAINTED STARS ON A SILK, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH BULLION FRINGE; REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF IDAHO AS THE 43RD STATE ON JULY 3RD, 1890, ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING AMERICAN FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY 
45 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH ITS STARS ARRANGED IN A NOTCHED PATTERN, 1896-1908, UTAH STATEHOOD 
13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN OVAL VERSION OF WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, MADE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 
PRIVATE YACHT CLUB COMMODORE'S FLAG, MADE BY HORSTMANN IN PHILADELPHIA, circa 1927-1940's 
WWI U.S. MARINE CORPS RECRUITING POSTER, ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLES B. FALLS, DEPICTING THE CORPS AS A BULL DOG, CHASING GERMANY, REPRESENTED AS A DASCHUND, BENEATH A SLOGAN THAT REPRESENTS ONE OF THE FIRST GRAPHIC USES OF THE NICKNAME “DEVIL DOGS,” circa 1918 
34 STARS IN A "GREAT STAR" PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH A BRILLIANT, ROYAL BLUE CANTON, MADE OF SILK; OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD 

 


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