An 1876 paper flag advertising The Van Amburgh Circus is possibly the best I have ever seen, followed closely by the “Cooked Corned Beef” flag from the Mastai collection that reads “put
this on a stick for the children” in tiny print along its sleeve . I feel privileged to have been lucky enough to own both of them. Flags like theses exhibit traits that turn the gears
of American folk art collectors, and herein lies the reason for their attraction. As a collector of American painted furniture and folk art, such designs are more interesting to me than are some
extremely rare political flags, such as those that carry the last names in block text of the long-forgotten candidates who lost an election. But to each his own, as the saying goes. Individuality
is inherent in the love of antiques.
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