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IRONSTONE PLATE WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, MADE JOHN MADDOCK & SONS FOR SUFFRAGIST AVA BELMONT FOR MARBLE HOUSE, HER FAMOUS ESTATE IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, CA 1914



EXCEPTIONAL 1821 PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ON CLOTH, PRODUCED AND DISTRIBUTED BY ROBERT & COLLIN GILLESPIE



CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL (STARS & BARS) PATTERN BIBLE FLAG WITH 8 EMBROIDERED STARS AND EXTRAORDINARY VISUAL PRESENCE; PROBABLY MADE BETWEEN APRIL AND MAY OF 1861, REFLECTS VIRGINIA AS THE 8TH STATE TO SECEDE



"VICTORY AT WAKE ISLAND U.S. MARINE CORPS": RARE OVERPRINTED PARADE FLAG CELEBRATING THE SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AT THIS REMOTE LOCATION AT THE BEGINNING OF WWII



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



38 STARS IN A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, MADE IN THE PERIOD WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889



13 CURIOUSLY SMALL STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, ON A SMALL-SCALE FLAG OF THE 1890-1900 ERA, WITH WONDERFUL PRESENTATION



42 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR AND A TRIO OF 3 STARS IN EACH CORNER, EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD



42 STARS, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD



EXTRAORDINARY, HAND-SEWN, 13 STAR AMERICAN NATIONAL FLAG WITH 8-POINTED STARS ON A GLAZED COTTON, CORNFLOWER BLUE, 12 STRIPES, AND ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, FOUND IN UPSTATE, NEW YORK, PRE-CIVIL WAR, CA 1830-1850

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UNUSUAL COUNTRY SLANT-LID, STAND-UP SECRETARY DESK IN WHITE PAINT WITH A SINGLE, RAISED PANEL DOOR, ca 1845



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



17TH CENTURY, OAK ARMCHAIR WITH 1876 RELIEF-CARVED DEPICTIONS OF WILLIAM PENN’S TREATY WITH THE INDIANS AND THE PRAYER BEFORE THE EMBARKATION OF THE PILGRIMS, PROBABLY CARVED BEFORE SPECTATORS AT THE CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION IN PHILADELPHIA



UNUSUAL PLANK-SEATED DEACON'S BENCH WITH PLANK SIDES AND A CANTED BACK, IN ORIGINAL PUTTY PAINT WITH SALMON OR LAVENDER UNDERTONES, FOUND IN PENNSYLVANIA, CA 1870-80



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



MAGIFICENT BLACK FOREST ANTLER GUN CABINET, LATE 19TH CENTURY



UNUSUAL DEACONS BENCH / BUCKET BENCH IN DRY SALMON RED PAINT, PROBABLY OF NEW ENGLAND ORIGIN, CA 1830-50



SET OF 6, GREEN, PLANK-SEATED, SPINDLE-BACK, PAINT-DECORATED, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS, CA 1845-70



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

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



NAÏVE MAP OF AMERICA, CRAYON OR PASTEL ON MUSLIN, CA 1920-30, WITH A MYRIAD OF INTERESTING GEOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC IMAGERY



MID-19TH CENTURY BARBER POLE WITH INTERESTING FORM AND EXCELLENT PAINT SURFACE, CA 1840-1860



OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING OF THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ca 1868-1880's



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



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



NATIVE AMERICAN BEADED WATCH FOB WITH A FEDERAL SHIELD AND CROSSED AMERICAN FLAGS, 1890-1910



CIVIL WAR PERIOD OR PRIOR NAVYMAN’S FROCK AND JACK TAR HAT WITH ELABORATE PATRIOTIC AND NAUTICAL DECORATION, LIKELY THE BEST EXAMPLES OF EACH TO HAVE SURVIVED IN PRIVATE HANDS



CARVED AMERICAN EAGLE, CA 1810-1830, WITH EXCEPTIONAL FORM, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND SCALE



FIREMAN'S "PARADE HAT" WITH AN IMAGE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, FROM THE INDEPENDENCE HOSE COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA, MADE BY G. G. STAMBACH, 2ND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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IRONSTONE PLATE WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, MADE JOHN MADDOCK & SONS FOR SUFFRAGIST AVA BELMONT FOR MARBLE HOUSE, HER FAMOUS ESTATE IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, CA 1914



RED, WHITE & BLUE DARTBOARD PATERSON, NJ, WWII ERA



EXCEPTIONAL HORE RACE GAME WHEEL FEATURING THE NAMES OF FAMOUS AMERICAN HARNESS HORSE CHAMPIONS, CA 1870-1880's



STRIKING LANCASTER COUNTY RIBBON SILK FAN PATTERN QUILT, REMINISCENT OF NECK TIES



MID-19TH CENTURY, PLANK SEAT, PAINT-DECORATED SETTEE WITH A RARE AND DESIREABLE BLUE GROUND, PENNSYLVANIA ORIGIN, 1845-1865:



SILK BANNER WITH GILDED AND HAND-PAINTED LETTERING AND BULLION TRIM, MADE FOR THE COMET SOCIAL & OUTING CLUB IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, 1912



OPEN, SWING-HANDLE, NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP SEWING BASKET, MADE BY FERDINANT SYLVARO (1868-1952) AND SIGNED, CA 1925



PAINT-DECORATED CORNER CUPBOARD, ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN RUPP, YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CA 1840-50



PRANCING HORSE WEATHERVANE, ATTRIBUTED TO JEWEL & CO. WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CA 1860



“WOMEN ARE TRUMPS!”: A SUFFRAGETTE CARD GAME, MADE IN PHILADELPHIA, ca 1915

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37 STARS IN A "DANCING" OR "TUMBLING" ORIENTATION ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH ELONGATED PROPORTIONS, NEBRASKA STATEHOOD, 1867-1876, THE ERA OF AMERICAN RECONSTRUCTION



45 STARS IN DANCING ROWS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A BEAUTIFUL, COBALT BLUE CANTON, AN UNUSUAL VARIANT, 1896-1908, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA, UTAH STATEHOOD



NATIVE AMERICAN BEADED WATCH FOB WITH A FEDERAL SHIELD AND CROSSED AMERICAN FLAGS, 1890-1910



7 STARS IN A VERY RARE HEXAGON MEDALLION, CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER, A WAR-PERIOD EXAMPLE, 1861-1865



REMARKABLE FRENCH FLAG WITH AMERICAN SALUTATIONS, WAVED AND SIGNED BY MEMBERS OF THE HENRY FAMILY IN THANKFUL CELEBRATION OF THEIR LIBERATION FROM THE NAZIS DURING WWII, 1944-45



CALIFORNIA STATE FLAG, WITH ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE COLORATION AND A GOLD SILK FRINGE, MADE BY EMERSON MFG. CO. IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA 1940-50:



ANTIQUE AMERICAN U.S. NAVY JACK WITH 45 STARS, MADE BETWEEN 1896 AND 1908, IN THE PERIOD WHEN UTAH WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, DURING THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION



ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 13 STAR, U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, CA 1884-1889, SIGNED "LYMAN," "THORNTON," and "GRIMM"



"THE DEFENDERS OF THE UNION": LATE CIVIL WAR BROADSIDE WITH PORTRAITS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, ANDREW JOHNSON, GEORGE WASHINGTON, SIX CIVIL WAR GENERALS & ADMIRALS