Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

OUTSTANDING CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC QUILT IN A DIAMOND-IN-A-SQUARE PATTERN SOURCED FROM PETERSON'S MAGAZINE, JULY 1861, MODIFIED BY THE MAKER TO INCLUDE 35 STARS AROUND THE PERIMETER AND A SOUTHERN-EXCLUSIONARY COUNT OF 20 STARS IN THE CENTER, 1863-1864

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RARE REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE FLAG WITH A BLUE EAGLE AMID AN ARCH OF 13 BLUE STARS, ON A WHITE FIELD, AND AN UNUSUAL COUNT OF 17 VERTICAL RED AND WHITE STRIPES, CA 1880-1895

Web ID: ofj-868

TIFFANY-MADE, CHENNILE-EMBROIDERED, SILK FLAG FEATURING THE SEAL OF NEW YORK, MADE FOR THE 1ST REGIMENT NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD, PROBABLY BETWEEN THE 1876 CENTENNIAL AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR (1898)

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ONE OF THE THREE EARLIEST BRITISH UNION JACKS THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN PRIVATE HANDS, 1801-1835

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46 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, SIGNED BY THE MAKER, M.G. COPELAND OF WASHINGTON, D.C., 1907-1912, OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD

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44 BEAUTIFULLY HAND-SEWN STARS IN AN “HOURGLASS” PATTERN, WYOMING STATEHOOD, 1890-1896

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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

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44 STARS, RARE WITH ADVERTISING FOR A PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER OF THE Jr.O.U.A.M.

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42 STARS IN AN HOURGLASS PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD, 1889-90

Web ID: 42j-868

39 STARS IN A LINEAL PATTERN WITH A HUGE, HALOED CENTER STAR AND DYNAMIC VISUAL FEATURS, ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, REFLECTS THE ANTICIPATED ARRIVAL OF THE DAKOTA TERRITORY

Web ID: 39j-825

38 STARS IN A DYNAMIC STARBURST CROSS, ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR STAR CONFIGURATIONS IN FLAG COLLECTING, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH POSSIBLE CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIES, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

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38 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A "NOTCHED" PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE AT THE TIME WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1064

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

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

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

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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

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30 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1870 AND THE 1890's, PROBABLY TO COMMEMORATE THE YEAR IN WHICH WISCONSIN ENTERED THE UNION AS THE 30th STATE, IN 1848

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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

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ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 16 STARS, MADE DURING THE MID-19TH CENTURY, PERHAPS DURING THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-65) TO GLORIFY TENNESSEE AS THE 16TH STATE

Web ID: 16j-806

13 HAND-SEWN STARS, IN AN OVAL VERSION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE 1876 CENTENIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

Web ID: 13j-1473

 


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