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13 STARS IN THE BETSY ROSS PATTERN, A SCARCE SEWN EXAMPLE IN A DESIRABLE SMALL SCALE, 1900-1930:



13 STARS ARRANGED IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN, ON A SMALL-SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1895-1926 ERA



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 "THE STARS AND THE STRIPES"



THE EARLIEST FLAG OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS THAT I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED, MADE DURING THE MONARCHY, WITHIN THE PERIOD OF BRITISH PROTECTORATE, PRODUCED BY HORSTMANN & BROTHERS COMPANY IN PHILADELPHIA FOR DISPLAY AT THE 1876 CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION



13 STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, A UNITED STATES NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, MADE AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, NEW YORK, SIGNED & DATED 1912



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE BETWEEN APPROXIMATELY 1910 AND THE 1926 SESQUECENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE



34 GILT PAINTED STARS IN A BOLD REPRESENTATION OF THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, ON A SILK, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, PROBABLY MADE UNDER MILITARY CONTRACT OR FOR USE BY LOCAL MILITIA, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, IN A TINY SCALE FOR THE PERIOD, AND IN AN EXTRAORDINARY STATE OF PRESERVATION



CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER PARADE FLAG WITH 7 GRAPHICALLY WHIMSICAL STARS THAT REFLECT THE INITIAL WAVE OF 7 STATES SECEDED FROM THE UNION, A WAR-PERIOD EXAMPLE, 1861



WEST VIRGINIA STATE PARADE FLAG ON GLAZED COTTON, CA 1929 OR PERHAPS PRIOR, A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE



33 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION ON A LARGE SCALE PARADE FLAG, AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE, OREGON STATEHOOD, 1859-1861

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



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



SET OF 6, GREEN, PLANK-SEATED, LYRE BACK, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS WITH YELLOW STRIPING, CA 1850-1880

Folk Art


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



EXTRAORDINARY 19TH CENTURY, HAND-BLOWN, GLASS, PATRIOTIC PARADE CANE OF MASSIVE SCALE, 100 INCHES IN LENGTH, ca 1876-1910



ARMILLARY SUNDIAL WITH EXCEPTIONAL, ORIGINAL SURFACE, BRONZE & COPPER, CA 1890



ARMILLARY SUNDIAL WITH EXCEPTIONAL, ORIGINAL SURFACE, BRONZE & COPPER, CA 1890

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



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 WIH 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



Lancaster County, Pennsylvania German Watercolor



Lancaster County, Pennsylvania German Watercolor



PAINT-DECORATED, PENNSYLVANIA DOCUMENT BOX WITH ELABORATE MOLDINGS AND OGEE BRACKET FEET, 1830-50



MERGANSER HEN DECOY, 1890-1920:



PENNSYLVANIA, PAINT-DECORATED SETTEE WITH BOLD, CHROME YELLOW PINSTRIPING AND FLORAL DECORATION, 1845-1865



FANTASTIC, RED, WOOLY, ANGORA CHAPS WITH BEAUTIFULLY TOOLED LEATHER, MADE BY VISALIA STOCK SADDLE CO. OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, SIGNED IN 3 PLACES, ca 1880-1910

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34 STARS IN A LINEAL ARRANGEMENT THAT RESULTS IN A CONFIGURATION THAT I HAVE TERMED "GLOBAL ROWS," ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD



39 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH HAND-SEWN, SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD STARS, MADE BY ANNIN IN NEW YORK CITY, DATING TO THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, REFLECTS THE ANTICIPATED ARRIVAL OF COLORADO AND THE DAKOTA TERRITORY



WWII SON-IN-SERVICE BANNER FOR A SERVICEMAN IN THE U.S. ARMY AIR FORCES, WHICH WOULD SOON AFTER BREAK OFF FROM THE ARMY TO BECOME ITS OWN BRANCH, LARGE IN SCALE AMONG SERVICE BANNER OF THIS ERA, GRAPHIC, AND EXTREMELY SCARCE



ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 41 STARS, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, ACCURATE FOR JUST 3 DAYS AND AMONG THE MOST RARE EXAMPLES OF THE 19TH CENTURY, MONTANA STATEHOOD, CA 1889



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”



EARLY OHIO STATE FLAG WITH A BLUE DISC INSIDE THE BUCKEYE, CA 1902 - 1915, AN EXTREMELY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE



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



26 STARS ARRANGED IN A STUNNING "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION, THE EARLIEST KNOWN STAR COUNT FOR PRINTED EXAMPLES, 1837-1846, MICHIGAN STATEHOOD



32 STARS, COMMEMORATING MINNESOTA STATEHOOD, CA 1892 – 1926, A VERY RARE FLAG, IN A SMALL SIZE, WITH AN HOURGLASS OR "GLOBAL ROWS" CONFIGURATION



45 STARS IN LINEAR ROWS, WITH “DANCING” OR “TUMBLING” ORIENTATION, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG, 1896-1908, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA, REFLECTS UTAH STATEHOOD