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38 HAND-SEWN, SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE AT THE TIME WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889, FORMERLY PART OF THE MASTAI COLLECTION



13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN AN ELLIPTICAL MEDALLION THAT FEATURES A ROW OF 3 STARS IN THE CENTER, A DESIGN IDENTIFIED ON JUST THREE SURVIVING FLAGS; CIVIL WAR - CENTENNIAL ERA (1861-1876)



13 HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS AND EXPERTLY HAND-SEWN STRIPES ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN PHILADELPHIA IN BY RACHEL ALBRIGHT, GRANDDAUGHTER OF BETSY ROSS, SIGNED AND DATED 1903



41 STARS IN A LINEAL PATTERN WITH OFFSET STARS THAT CREATE A CROSSHATCH IN THE CORNERS AND CENTER, ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY, REFLECTS MONTANA STATEHOOD IN NOVEMBER, 1889, ACCURATE FOR JUST 3 DAYS



EXTREMELY SCARCE PIECED-AND-SEWN EXAMPLE OF THE CONFEDERATE THIRD NATIONAL FLAG, MADE DURING THE REUNION ERA, CA 1895-1920, WITH UNUSUAL PROPORTIONS THAT RESULT IN INTRIGUING GRAPHICS



13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN OF THE CENTENNIAL ERA, ca 1870-1882



13 STARS IN A 4-5-4 PATTERN ON DUSTY BLUE-GREY CANTON, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE LAST DECADE OF THE 19TH CENTURY, CA 1890-1895



ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT FLAG (ENSIGN) WITH 13 STARS, 1895-1926 ERA



38 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, WITH 2 OUTLIERS, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH RICH, CORNFLOWER BLUE COLORATION AND ENDEARING WEAR, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD



RARE 13 STAR PARADE FLAG DATING TO THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-65) OR PRIOR, WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL SNOWFLAKE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF 13 STARS

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PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST IN YELLOW AND ORANGE PAINT WITH SPONGED DECORATION, STYLIZED LIKE OPPOSING FANS OR SUNBURSTS, CA 1830-1850



WYTHE COUNTY, VIRGINIA PIE SAFE WITH ITS ORIGINAL, OXBLOOD RED PAINT AND CIRCULAR TINS BEARING WREATHS OF PRETZELS AROUND 6-POINTED STARS; AN ESPECIALLY EARLY EXAMPLE, FROM THE MOST DESIRABLE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF THE FORM, CA 1820-1830



SPLAY-LEG, COUNTRY HEPPLEWHITE DOUGH TABLE, IN SALMON RED AND BLACK PAINT, WITH A DOVETAILED CASE AND GENEROUS PROPORTIONS, CA 1830-1850



PENNSYLVANIA, PAINT-DECORATED AND GILDED SETTEE WITH THE RARE INCLUSION OF BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES, ca 1845-1865



UNUSUAL, SMALL SCALE, PLANK- SEATED, PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED SETTEE WITH A BLACK GROUND AND LYRE (a.k.a. BOOTJACK) BACK SLATS, ca 1870-1890



LONG PENNSYLVANIA WATER BENCH WITH HALF-MOON, BOOTJACK FEET AND PUTTY / OCHRE WHITE PAINTED SURFACE, CA 1870-80



COUNTRY SHERATON TRANSITIONAL CHEST OF DRAWERS WITH STENCILED AND HAND-PAINTED DECORATION ON A WHITE GROUND, MAINE ORIGIN, CA 1830-50



SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NEW YORK STATE BLANKET CHEST, 1820-30



MID-19TH CENTURY, PLANK SEAT, PAINT-DECORATED SETTEE IN APPLE GREEN WITH BELL FLOWERS, GRAPES & FLORA, 1845-1865



SET OF 6, OCHRE WHITE / PUTTY-COLORED, PLANK-SEATED, LYRE BACK, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS WITH STRONG DECORATION, CA 1840-1860

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19TH CENTURY AMERICAN PARCHEESI BOARD IN FOUR COLORS, WITH GREAT SURFACE AND INTERESTING GRAPHICS, CA 1850-70



MASTERPIECE QUALITY AMERICAN GAMEBOARD WITH FANCIFULLY PAINTED CHERUBS, CA 1870



EXCEPTIONALLY GRAPHIC AND COLORFUL RACE HORSE GAME WHEEL, MADE BY H.C. EVANS, CHICAGO, CA 1920-50



BLUE & YELLOW "SNOWFLAKE" PARCHEESI GAMEBOARD, CA 1875



EXCEPTIONAL PATRIOTIC SCHERENSCHNITTE (PAPER CUTTING), IN THE STYLE OFTEN ATTRIBUTED TO ISAAC STIEHLY, ENTITLED “LIBERTY,” WITH IMAGERY THAT INCLUDES AN AMERICAN EAGLE WITH A 14 STAR, 14 STRIPE FLAG IN ITS BEAK, A RATTLESNAKE, LOVE BIRDS, AND EAGLES ON URNS, CA 1830-1850



SANTEE SIOUX, QUILL-DECORATED TOBACCO BAG, ca 1880



HOOKED RUG WITH ELONGATED EAGLE, BEAUTIFUL COLORS AND GRAPHICS, CA 1876-1890



CAST IRON BOOT JACK, MADE FOR THE 1864 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL GEORGE B. MC CLELLAN, WITH A FANTASTIC SLOGAN THAT READS "THE UNION AT ALL HAZZARDS"



HAND-CARVED & PAINT-DECORATED SNAKE CANE, FOUND IN PENNSYLVANIA, CA 1870-1890



EAGLE BRAND TOBBACCO CADDY LABEL, CA 1880

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PAINTED CHECKERBOARD WITH MASONIC DECORATION, CA 1830-50



BATWING, LEATHER CHAPS WITH PLAYING CARD SYMBOLS & STARS, POSSIBLY HAMLEY & COMPANY, PENDLETON, OREGON, ca 1915-1930



LARGE NATIVE AMERICAN BEADED COIN PURSE, MADE FOR THE AMERICAN MILITARY VETERANS MARKET, WITH EAGLE AND FLAG IMAGERY, CA 1920-30's



AMERICAN INDIAN (CHIPPEWA) BEADWORK GAUNTLETS WITH STARS AND FLORAL DECORATION, 1880-90



DYNAMIC, UNUSUAL KITE, MADE BY MARX BROS., BOSTON IN THE WWI – WWII ERA (1917-45)



PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN PENNY RUG WITH SALMON BACKGROUND, CLOVER LEAFS AND BLOSSOMS



UNUSUAL BLUE-GREY GRAIN BIN WITH THREE DRAWERS, NEW YORK STATE, ca 1865-1885



ELABORATE PEN & INK SOLDIER’S RECORD WITH AMERICAN PATRIOTIC COLORS AND IMAGERY, MADE FOR VERNON E. CUMMINGS OF THE 2ND REGIMENT, COMPANY D, WHO SUPPORTED TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S ROUGH RIDER’S ON SAN JUAN HILL, 1898, SIGNED “ODBEERE”



LEATHER CHAPS WItH NICKEL-PLATED CONCHOS, BLUE-GREEN AND WHITE WITH WONDERFUL WEAR AND PATINA, MADE FOR THE GEER RODEO COMPANY OF MANTANA, ca 1960 - 1970’s



Lancaster County, Pennsylvania German Watercolor

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21 STARS IN A SPECTACULARLY WHIMSICAL AND CRUDE OVAL WREATH, A RARE AND EARLY EXAMPLE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE, ILLINOIS STATEHOOD, 1818-1820



38 DANCING STARS ON A SILK ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH GENEROUS SCALE AND VIVID COLORS, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889



23 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1870 AND THE 1890's; AN EXTREMELY RARE STAR COUNT, PROBABLY MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE YEAR IN WHICH MAINE ENTERED THE UNION AS THE 23rd STATE, IN 1820



ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 29 WHIMSICAL STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, IOWA STATEHOOD, PRE-CIVIL WAR, 1846-1848



CONFEDERATE PARADE FLAG IN THE THIRD NATIONAL CONFEDERATE FORMAT, REUNION ERA, CA 1920-1940



SILK SUFFRAGETTE RIBBON WITH “VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, 1910-1920



38 STARS IN A CIRCLE-IN-A-SQUARE MEDALLION WITH A HUGE CENTER STAR, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, ONE OF JUST A TINY HANDFUL IN THIS STYLE AND AN ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT EXAMPLE, FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD PIERCE AND ILLUSTRATED IN HIS BOOK



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



DYNAMIC, UNUSUAL KITE, MADE BY MARX BROS., BOSTON IN THE WWI – WWII ERA (1917-45)



13 STARS ARRANGED IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON A SMALL-SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MARKED "UNITED STATES ARMY STANDARD BUNTING", CA 1895 - 1910