Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

EARLY 13 STAR SHIP'S FLAG WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL, LOPSIDED OVAL VARIATION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, CA 1840-1860, AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN EXAMPLE WITH BEAUTIFUL FOLK QUALITIES, ONCE BELONGING TO THE LINSLEY & GAY FAMILIES OF CONNECTICUT AND MASSACHUSETTS

Web ID: 13j-1009

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 STARS, AN EXTRAORDINARY SURVIVOR OF THE 1820-1840 PERIOD OR PRIOR; FORMERLY ACCOMPANIED THE "EASTON FLAG" AT THE EASTON PUBLIC LIBRARY IN NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Web ID: 13j-1054

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 STARS ARRANGED IN A RARE TOMBSTONE PATTERN, AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN FLAG IN A TINY SCALE, DATED JULY 4TH, 1865; MADE OF SILK AND WOOL; ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES THAT I HAVE EVER ACQUIRED

Web ID: 13j-1247

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN 13 STAR FLAG WITH A 6-POINTED GREAT STAR / STAR OF DAVID PATTERN, ONE OF A TINY HANDFUL OF PIECED-AND-SEWN EXAMPLES WITH THIS EXTRAORDINARILY RARE STAR DESIGN, MADE DURING THE CIVIL WAR ERA

Web ID: 13j-1295

13 STARS IN AN UNUSUAL PATTERN ON A RARE PAPER PARADE FLAG WITH ADVERTISING HOP BITTERS, PROBABLY DISTRIBUTED FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL

Web ID: 13j-1320

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

Web ID: 13j-1463

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)

Web ID: 13j-1525

13 LARGE STARS WITH AN EVEN LARGER CENTER STAR, IN A CIRCULAR VERSION OF WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, MADE SOMETIME BETWEEN 1850 AND THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65), AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE WITH WONDERFUL FOLK QUALITIES

Web ID: 13j-1529

13 STARS IN A 5-POINTED FORM OF THE "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, UNIQUE AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES AND ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN AMERICAN FLAGS TO SURVIVE; MADE CA 1800 -1825 (OR POTENTIALLY PRIOR), FORMERLY PART OF THE MASTAI COLLECTION

Web ID: 13j-1536

19 STARS IN AN SPECTACULAR STARBURST MEDALLION UNIQUE TO THIS FLAG, MADE SOMETIME BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE OPENING OF THE 1890'S, EITHER TO REFLECT NORTHERN SYMPATHIES, BY REPRESENTING THE COMPLIMENT OF UNION-SUPPORTING STATES AT THE TIME, OR TO COMMEMORATE INDIANA AS THE 19TH STATE TO JOIN THE UNION

Web ID: 19j-801

SILK, CIVIL WAR BATTLE FLAG WITH "GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS" GILT-PAINTED IN WHIMSICAL SERPENTINE TEXT, INSIDE A RING OF 20 STARS THAT EXCLUDES THE SOUTHERN STATES, WITH A FEDERAL EAGLE ON THE REVERSE; APPARENTLY DISPLAYED POST-WAR, AT WHICH TIME A PAINTED PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS APPLIED OVER THE UNIT NICKNAME; THIS ALMOST CERTAINLY OCCURRED IN 1877, WHEN A GIANT CELEBRATION WAS HELD TO COMMEMORATE THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BENNINGTON ( VERMONT ), AND HONOR A VISIT OF PRESIDE

Web ID: 20j-806

21 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A “GREAT STAR” OR “GREAT LUMINARY” PATTERN, ON AN EXTRAORDINARY SOUTHERN-EXCLUSIONARY FLAG MADE DURING THE CIVIL WAR

Web ID: 21j-805

EXTREMELY RARE, COTTON, ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH 26 STARS, 11 STRIPES, AND ITS CANTON RESTING ON A RED STRIPE; THE EARLIEST KNOWN STAR COUNT FOR PRINTED EXAMPLES, 1837-1846, MICHIGAN STATEHOOD

Web ID: 26j-826

29 STARS IN A SPECTACULAR, RECTANGULAR MEDALLION WITH 4 STARS INSIDE THE PERIMETER AND A HUGE CENTER STAR ON AN OPEN BLUE EXPANSE; AMONG THE RAREST OF ALL KNOWN STAR COUNTS ON PIECED-AND-SEWN EXAMPLES, IOWA STATEHOOD, 1846-48, MEXICAN WAR PERIOD

Web ID: 29j-816

29 STARS IN A SPECTACULAR CROSS OR STARBURST MEDALLION, ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, PRE-CIVIL WAR, 1846-48, MEXICAN WAR PERIOD, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF IOWA AS THE 29TH STATE

Web ID: 29j-817

31 STARS ARRANGED IN A RARE VARIATION OF THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, WITH THE WORD "CALIFORNIA" PAINTED IN THE STRIPES, A PRE-CIVIL WAR FLAG, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858, PART OF A SERIES OF THESE FLAGS, THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN USED AT THE WIGWAM CONVENTION (THE 1860 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION) IN CHICAGO

Web ID: 31j-830

31 STARS ARRANGED IN A RARE VARIATION OF THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, WITH THE WORD "VIRGINIA" PAINTED IN THE STRIPES, A PRE-CIVIL WAR FLAG, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858, PART OF A SERIES OF THESE FLAGS, THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN USED AT THE WIGWAM CONVENTION (THE 1860 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION) IN CHICAGO

Web ID: 31j-843

CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1860 PRESIDENTIAL RUN OF NORTHERN DEMOCRAT STEPHEN DOUGLAS, WITH 31 STARS IN AN INTERESTING VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION AND BOLD LETTERING IN A SERPENTINE FORMAT, THE ONLY EXAMPLE PRESENTLY KNOWN IN THIS LARGE SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS

Web ID: 31j-845

31 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ELONGATED, HOMEMADE FLAG WITH A VERTICALLY-ORIENTED CANTON AND EXCEPTIONAL FOLK QUALITIES, PRE-CIVIL WAR, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858

Web ID: 31j-846

33 GILT-PAINTED STARS IN THREE DIFFERENT SIZES, ARRANGED IN AN INVERTED "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, ON AN ENTIRELY SILK FLAG; AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE, PROBABLY MADE FOR A STATE MILITIA UNIT, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH WAR PERIOD, 1859-1861, OREGON STATEHOOD

Web ID: 33j-841

 


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