Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT FLAG / ENSIGN, WITH 13 STARS & A CANTED ANCHOR, MADE BY WM. H. HORSTMANN CO., PHILADELPHIA, circa 1893 – 1920’s

Web ID: 13j-1310

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; EXHIBITED AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FROM JUNE – JULY, 2019

Web ID: 13j-1463

EXTREMELY RARE U.S. WAR DEPARTMENT COMMISSION PENNANT WITH 13 STARS, A REVERSAL OF THE U.S. NAVY COLOR SCHEME, 24 FEET ON THE FLY, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR – WWI ERA (1898-1918) N THE FLY, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR - WWI ERA (1898-1917)

Web ID: 13j-1580

13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION OF STARS; A SMALL-SCALE EXAMPLE, MADE CIRCA 1895-1926

Web ID: 13j-1596

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, WITH 13 SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION, IN A GREAT, SMALL SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, PROBABLY MADE IN NEW YORK CITY, SIGNED “GRÜNFILD”

Web ID: 13j-1615

13 STARS ON A FLAG MADE FOR THE 1840 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, WITH THE INCLUSION OF A THREE-COLOR PORTRAIT MEDALLION, IN VIOLET , GOLD, AND BLACK; AMONG THE EARLIEST OF ALL PRINTED FLAGS KNOWN TO EXIST; REFLECTS THE VERY FIRST NOMINEE FOR WHOM PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAGS WERE MADE

Web ID: 13j-1649

8-FOOT COMMISSION PENNANT WITH 13 STARS, A UNIQUE EXAMPLE IN MY EXPERIENCE, LIKELY PRODUCED FOR DISPLAY ON A PRIVATE VESSEL, MADE circa 1892-1910

Web ID: 13j-1655

13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN MADE AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, SIGNED & DATED 1902

Web ID: 13j-1677

13 STARS WITH SHORT, CONICAL ARMS ON A SMALL SCALE, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE LAST DECADE F THE 19TH CENTURY; POSSIBLY OF PHILADELPHIA ORIGIN; FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF BOLESLAW & MARIE D'OTRANGE MASTAI, THE FIRST MAJOR COLLECTORS TO PUBLISH A PICTORIAL REFERENCE (KNOPF, NEW YORK, 1973):

Web ID: 13j-1682

ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT ENSIGN WITH 13 STARS & A CANTED ANCHOR, MADE circa 1910-1945

Web ID: 13j-1683

U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN WITH 13 STARS IN THE 4-5-4 PATTERN, A VERY EARLY EXAMPLE, MADE circa 1835-1850’s, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN AND IN A TINY SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS

Web ID: 13j-1696

13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-1865), WITH 9 STRIPES TO REFLECT THE OMISSION OF NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, & VIRGINIA, THE 4 SLAVE STATES AMONG THE ORIGINAL 13 COLONIES THAT SECEDED FROM THE UNION, WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, STRIKING COLOR, AND A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION

Web ID: 13J-1697

16 STARS IN A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL STARBURST MEDALLION THAT FEATURES A DISTINCT SALTIRE; A HOMEMADE AND ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE WITH AN ABOLITIONIST MESSAGE BY REMOVING THE SLAVE STATES FROM THE STAR COUNT, circa 1850-1858, YET WITH A COMBINATION OF TRAITS AND FEATURES THAT CURIOUSLY REFLECT TENNESSEE AS THE 16TH STATE TO JOIN THE UNION AND THE 11TH STATE TO LEAVE

Web ID: 16j-807

18 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 STRIPES, LIKELY MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 1812 ADMISSION OF LOUISIANA AS THE 18TH STATE, AND PRODUCED EITHER FOR THE 1893 CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR, OR THE 1876 PHILADELPHIA WORLD’S FAIR, ATTRIBUTED TO LEADING, CIVIL WAR, U.S. ARMY ENGINEER & CHICAGO ARCHITECT, WILLIAM LeBARON JENNEY

Web ID: 18j-804

21 STARS IN A “GREAT STAR” OR “GREAT LUMINARY” PATTERN, A SOUTHERN-EXCLUSIONARY STAR COUNT ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, SIGNED BY THE MAKER, ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES

Web ID: 21j-806

24 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE IN THE PERIOD WHEN MISSOURI WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1821-1836, EXTRAORDINARILY RARE, WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE “WAR STRIPE” OR “BLOOD STRIPE," AND IN A REMARKABLY TINY SCALE AMONG FLAGS OF THIS ERA

Web ID: 24j-806

26 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH 11 STRIPES AND IT’S CANTON RESTING ON THE “WAR STRIPE.” THE EARLIEST KNOWN STAR COUNT FOR PRINTED EXAMPLES, 1837-1846, MICHIGAN STATEHOOD

Web ID: 26j-830

31 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE PRE-CIVIL WAR ERA, WITH A DOUBLE-WREATH STYLE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR; REFLECTS THE PERIOD WHEN CALIFORNIA WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1850-1858

Web ID: 31j-828

32 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF A TYPE KNOWN TO HAVE LIKELY SEEN MILITARY USE, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF MINNESOTA TO THE UNION IN 1858, AN EXTREMELY RARE FLAG, ACCURATE FOR JUST 9 MONTHS AND OFFICIAL FOR ONLY ONE YEAR

Web ID: 32j-814

34 UPSIDE-DOWN, HAND-SEWN STARS IN A NOTCHED CONFIGURATION, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WITH A BEAUTIFUL AND HIGHLY UNUSUAL JACQUARD WEAVE BINDING, AND IN A TINY SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF KANSAS AS THE 34TH STATE, 1861-1863

Web ID: 34j-1008

 


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