Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

AMERICAN REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE ENSIGN BELONGING TO CAPTAIN WILLIAM HENRY BAGLEY (b. 1838, DURHAM, MAINE), A RARE AND FANTASTICALLY VISUAL EXAMPLE, MADE CA 1870-80

Web ID: ofj-805

38 STARS ON AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A DYNAMIC STARBURST CROSS, ONE OF THE MOST RARE AND VISUALLY SPECTACULAR CONFIGURATIONS IN FLAG COLLECTING; POSSIBLY MADE WITH SOUTHERN SYMPATHIES, YET ONCE BELONGING TO IRA SWARTZ OF PENNSYLVANIA, A CAREER SOLDIER WHO SERVED WITH THE FAMED 1ST MICHIGAN CAVALRY DURING THE CIVIL WAR; ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1079

13 STAR, CENTENNIAL ERA, ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH UNUSUAL OVERPRINTED 1888 DATE AND SCROLL WORK, PROBABLY MADE FOR A BENJAMIN HARRISON RALLY IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR

Web ID: 13j-1373

45 STARS IN A "NOTCHED" DESIGN, LEAVING SPACE OPEN FOR THE FUTURE ADDITION OF THREE MORE WESTERN TERRITORIES, UTAH STATEHOOD, 1896-1908

Web ID: 45j-981

45 UPSIDE-DOWN STARS, 1896-1908, UTAH STATEHOOD, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA

Web ID: 45j-979

33 STARS, MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH WAR PERIOD, 1859-1861

Web ID: 33j-854

HAND-PAINTED PATRIOTIC BANNER WITH THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF OREGON AND GREAT FOLK QUALITIES, 1861-1876

Web ID: pat-245

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

8 STARS, CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER, VIRGINIA SECESSION, EXTREMELY SCARCE, 1861

Web ID: 8j-807

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

SILK "WOMAN SUFFRAGE" RIBBON, IN AN UNUSUALLY LARGE SCALE, WITH WONDERFUL, EARLY, ROMANESQUE LETTERING, CA 1910-1920

Web ID: ws-060

32 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, REPRESENTING MINNESOTA STATEHOOD, 1858-59, IN A STYLE KNOWN TO HAVE SEEN MILITARY SERVICE DURING THE FORTHCOMING CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND BEARING THE SIGNATURE OF A SOLDIER WHO FOUGHT WITH THE 15TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY, POSSIBLY MADE BY THE ANNIN COMPANY IN NEW YORK CITY

Web ID: 32j-808

13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL ROWS, ON A LARGE SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A STENCILED SIGNATURE ALONG THE HOIST THAT READS "GEO L. WRIGHT. BOYLSTON. MA.", PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE IN 1876, OR PERHAPS FOR THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FOUNDING OF THE TOWN IN 1886

Web ID: 13j-1050

15 STARS AND 15 STRIPES, A COPY OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, THE FAMOUS FLAG ON WHICH FRANCIS SCOTT KEY GAZED IN BALTIMORE HARBOR WHILE WRITING THE WORDS TO THE SONG OF THE SAME NAME; THIS EXAMPLE MADE BY ANNIN & COMPANY IN NEW YORK CITY, CA 1912-15:

Web ID: 15j-813

46 STARS ON A COTTON FLAG WITH AN UNUSUAL LINEAL PATTERN OF STARS IN 7 ROWS, PROBABLY OF HOMEMADE ORIGIN, WITH BEAUTIFUL WEAR AND PRESENTATION, OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD, 1907-1912

Web ID: 46j-895

36 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, IN AN ESPECIALLY LARGE SCALE AND WITH BOLD COLOR, 1864-67, NEVADA STATEHOOD

Web ID: 36j-909

UNUSUAL ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 38 STARS ON A PAINT-PRINTED CANTON, ADJOINED TO 13 PIECED-AND-SEWN STRIPES, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 38j-950

38 STAR, SILK FLAG WITH 12 STRIPES AND THREE DIFFERENT STYLES OF HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS, ARRANGED TO REFLECT THE NUMBER OF NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN SUPPORTING STATES DURING THE CIVIL WAR, AND RESULTING IN ONE OF THE MOST RARE STAR CONFIGURATIONS EXTANT AMONG SURVIVING EXAMPLES, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-961

42 STARS IN A WAVE CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL COLUMNS, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD

Web ID: 42j-901

STRIKING AND RARE WWII POSTER BY N.C. WYETH, IN THE LARGEST AND RAREST OF THREE KNOWN SIZES, WITH A WINDSWEPT IMAGE OF A FERVENT UNCLE SAM DIRECTING AMERICAN TROOPS TO THE FIGHT

Web ID: pat-457

 


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