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WWII VINTAGE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 48 STARS AND ENDEARING WEAR FROM OBVIOUS LONG-TERM USE, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN MARKED "No. 11"



31 STARS IN A 6-6-7-6-6 LINEAL PATTERN, WITH SCATTERED ORIENTATION, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE OF SILK AND WITH THE BLUE CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858, LIKELY HAND-CARRIED INTO THE CIVIL WAR BY A MILITIA UNIT



EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY (1806) PRINTED LINEN KERCHIEF GLORIFYING GEORGE WASHINGTON, GERMANTOWN PRINT WORKS, GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA



EXCEPTIONAL NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE FLAG WITH A HAND-PAINTED SEAL, SURROUNDED BY 45 HAND-SEWN STARS, MADE BY LAMPRELL & MARBLE, BOSTON, CA 1896-1907



U.S. NAVY FORMATION PENNANT, MADE AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA DURING WWII, SIGNED AND DATED 1943



13 STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 LINEAL CONFIGURATION ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN NEW YORK CITY BY JOHN BOYLE & COMPANY, CA 1885-1900, WITH AN UNUSUAL, BLACK-INKED STENCIL ALONG THE HOIST THAT READS “BOYLE’S YACHT SAIL”



LARGE TRIANGULAR SUFFRAGETTE PENNANT WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT AND TWO 1915 PENNSYLVANIA SUFFRAGE PINBACKS



FIRST NATIONAL PATTERN CONFEDERATE FLAG WITH 8 METALLIC BULLION STARS, GOLD ON THE OBVERSE AND SILVER ON THE REVERSE, AN EARLY REUNION ERA EXAMPLE, MADE CA 1884-1910; THE STAR COUNT REFLECTING VIRGINIA’S SECESSION IN APRIL / MAY OF 1861



EXCEPTIONAL PATRIOTIC CALLIGRAPHY WITH REVOLUTIONARY WAR REFERENCE, MADE SOMETIME BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE



SUFFRAGETTE TROLLEY POSTER WITH EXCEPTIONAL "DANCE WITH YOU, MARRY YOU, VOTE WITH YOU..." SLOGAN, AND IN THE TRADITIONAL SUFFRAGE COLORS, MADE IN NEW YORK FOR A CONSORTIUM OF SUFFRAGE ORGANIZATIONS, HEADQUARTERED IN EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY

Antique Furniture


STAND-UP DESK-ON-FRAME WITH FANTASTIC FORM



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



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

Folk Art


NATIVE AMERICAN BEADED COIN PURSE WITH A FOLKY PATRIOTIC SHIELD ON THE OBVERSE AND A GEOMETRIC REPRESENTATION OF AN ANIMAL ON THE REVERSE, CA 1910-1930



PLAINS INDIAN BEADED COIN PURSE WITH BEAUTIFUL BLUE COLOR, AN AMERICAN PATRIOTIC SHIELD ON THE OBVERSE, AND A FLORAL DESIGN ON THE REVERSE, CA 1880



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, 13-STRIPE FLAG IN ITS BEAK, A RATTLESNAKE, AND SNOWFLAKE MEDALLIONS, CA 1830-1850



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

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MAHANTNGO VALLEY PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST WITH UNICORNS



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



EXCEPTIONALLY RARE COMPLETE DECK OF CIVIL WAR PERIOD PATRIOTIC PLAYING CARDS FEATURING 52 UNION GENERALS, PUBLISHED BY MORTIMER NELSON IN NEW YORK, 1863



PAINTED WOODEN MODEL OF A FORD TRI-MOTOR AIRPLANE, EXCELLENT FORM AND SURFACE, Ca 1926-1930's



BOHEMIAN MILK GLASS MUG WITH AN EAGLE, 13 STARS, AND THE CAPTION “LIBERTY”, LATE 18TH CENTURY



CIVIL WAR PERIOD WATERCOLOR DEPICTING LADY LIBERTY DIRECTING HER SWORD AT THE CONFEDERACY IN THE FORM OF THE BRITISH LION, CA 1861-65



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

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40 CANTED STARS IN AN ORDERLY PHALANX, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A RARE STAR COUNT, ACCURATE FOR JUST SIX DAYS AND NEVER OFFICIAL, REFLECTING SOUTH DAKOTA’S ADMISSION TO THE UNION



COPY OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ON CLOTH, PRINTED IN BOSTON IN 1832 TO MEMORIALIZE THE PASSING OF THE LAST SURVIVING SIGNER, CHARLES CARROLL OF MARYLAND, IN THE YEAR THAT COINCIDED WITH THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON



46 STARS WITH VARIED STAR POSITIONING ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, 1907-1912, REFLECTS OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION ON A SMALL-SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1890-1900 ERA



34 STAR, HAND-SEWN, HOMEMADE, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, MADE OF A COMBINATION OF SALVAGED FABRICS, INCLUDING MENS' SHIRTING, 1861-1863, OPENING YEARS OF THE WAR, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF KANSAS



38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING MADE DURING THE PERIOD WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889



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



UNUSUAL, PAPER, SWALLOWTAIL DESIGN SUFFRAGETTE BADGE WITH “VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, 1910-1920



ROOSEVELT BATTLE FLAG KERCHIEF, MADE FOR THE 1912 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT, WHEN HE RAN ON THE INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE PARTY TICKET, SIGNED "D&C / NY" WITH "UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD" IMAGE COPYRIGHT



EXCEPTIONALLY RARE COMPLETE DECK OF CIVIL WAR PERIOD PATRIOTIC PLAYING CARDS FEATURING 52 UNION GENERALS, PUBLISHED BY MORTIMER NELSON IN NEW YORK, 1863