Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

13 STARS ARRANGED IN 6-POINTED GREAT STAR / STAR OF DAVID PATTERN, A RARE AND PARTICULARLY EARLY EXAMPLE AMONG PARADE FLAGS IN THIS STAR COUNT, PROBABLY MADE FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNING, CA 1848-1860

Web ID: 13j-1417

13 HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS AND EXPERTLY HAND-SEWN STRIPES ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN PHILADELPHIA IN BY RACHEL ALBRIGHT, GRANDDAUGHTER OF BETSY ROSS, SIGNED AND DATED 1903

Web ID: 13j-1468

13 STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON A UNITED STATES NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN OF EXCEPTIONALLY SMALL SCALE, MADE AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, NEW YORK, SIGNED & DATED 1906

Web ID: 13j-1483

13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION; A LARGE EXAMPLE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS OF THE PERIOD

Web ID: 13j-1533

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

15 STARS, MADE EITHER TO CELEBRATE KENTUCKY STATEHOOD OR TO GLORIFY THE SOUTH, 1861-1876, A VERY RARE EXAMPLE

Web ID: 15j-817

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

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

33 STARS IN AN INTERESTING VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION, MADE FOR THE 1860 CAMPAIGN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN & HANNIBAL HAMLIN, WITH WHIMSICAL SERPENTINE TEXT

Web ID: 33j-844

33 STARS IN A "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, A RARE AND EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH THE WAR'S OPENING YEAR, 1859-1861, OREGON STATEHOOD

Web ID: 33j-850

1860 ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAG WITH 33 STARS IN AN EXTREMELY UNUSUAL VARIATION OF A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, EXTREMELY RARE, ONE OF PERHAPS JUST TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES

Web ID: 33j-858

34 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34j-847

34 NEEDLEWORK STARS ON A TINY, HAND-SEWN, SILK AMERICAN FLAG, AT ONE TIME SEWN INTO A QUILT MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34j-992

36 STARS, MADE FOR THE 1868 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF ULYSSES S. GRANT & SCHUYLER COLFAX, UNIQUE AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, IN A BOLD LARGE SIZE, WITH ATTRACTIVE WESTERN LETTERS AND THE INTERESTING INCLUSION OF AN EXCLAMATION POINT

Web ID: 36j-868

36 STARS IN AN EXTRAORDINARY MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES A GIGANTIC CENTER STAR, SURROUNDED BY A SINGLE WREATH, FLANKED BY PARENTHESES; ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, EX-RICHARD PIERCE COLLECTION, CIVIL WAR ERA, NEVADA STATEHOOD, 1864-67

Web ID: 36j-912

36 STAR PARADE FLAG, MADE FOR THE 1868 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT, WITH GOOD SCALE, LARGE TEXT, AND WITH A RARE "GREAT-STAR-IN-A-WREATH" CONFIGURATION

Web ID: 36j-927

37 STARS IN THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN WITH A STAR IN EACH CORNER, A RARE, BEAUTIFUL, AND DESIRABLE DESIGN, MADE DURING THE PERIOD OF RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SOUTH, POSSIBLY FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, NEBRASKA STATEHOOD, 1867-1876

Web ID: 37j-848

37 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A DOUBLE-WREATH CONFIGURATION, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE IN 1876, REFLECTS THE TIME DURING WHICH NEBRASKA WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION

Web ID: 37j-849

 


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