Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

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

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 STARS, AN EXTRAORDINARY SURVIVOR OF THE 1820-1840 PERIOD OR PRIOR; FORMERLY ACCOMPANIED THE "EASTON FLAG" AT THE EASTON PUBLIC LIBRARY IN NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Web ID: 13j-1054

SILK, CIVIL WAR BATTLE FLAG OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS, WITH WHIMSICAL GOLD TEXT SURROUNDED BY A SOUTHERN-EXCLUSIONARY COUNT OF 20-STARS, A PAINTED EAGLE ON THE REVERSE, AND A PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON THAT WAS AFTERWARDS APPLIQUED IN THE CANTON (PROBABLY IN 1876 OR 1889). ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL, RARE AMERICAN FLAGS IN PRIVATE HANDS

Web ID: 20j-806

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

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

27 STARS, AN EXTREMELY RARE STAR COUNT REFLECTING FLORIDA STATEHOOD, OFFICIAL FOR ONLY ONE YEAR, 1845-46

Web ID: 27j-801

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 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

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 "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

33 STARS IN A "GREAT STAR" OR "GREAT LUMINARY" PATTERN ON A HOMEMADE FLAG WITH A BEAUTIFUL, GLAZED COTTON CANTON, 1859-61, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH WAR PERIOD, OREGON STATEHOOD

Web ID: 33j-820

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

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

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

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

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

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

Web ID: 34j-949

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

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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