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

U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN WITH 13 HAND-SEWN STARS, PROBABLY MADE BETWEEN MADE BETWEEN 1866 AND 1870, IN THE LARGEST SIZE DICTATED BY NAVY REGULATIONS, A VERY SCARCE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE WITH A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL ROWS

Web ID: 13j-1316

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 13 STAR, U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN WITH A 4-5-4 CONFIGURATION, MADE SOMETIME BETWEEN 1850 AND THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR (1861-63)

Web ID: 13j-1444

13 HAND-SEWN STARS, IN AN OVAL VERSION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE 1876 CENTENIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

Web ID: 13j-1473

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 16 STARS, MADE DURING THE MID-19TH CENTURY, PERHAPS DURING THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-65) TO GLORIFY TENNESSEE AS THE 16TH STATE

Web ID: 16j-806

SILK, CIVIL WAR BATTLE FLAG OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS, WITH WHIMSICAL GOLD TEXT SURROUNDED BY A SOUTHERN-EXCLUSIONARY COUNT OF 20-STARS, A PAINTED EAGLE ON THE REVERSE, AND A PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON THAT WAS AFTERWARDS APPLIQUED IN THE CANTON (PROBABLY IN 1876 OR 1889). ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL, RARE AMERICAN FLAGS IN PRIVATE HANDS

Web ID: 20j-806

30 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1870 AND THE 1890's, PROBABLY TO COMMEMORATE THE YEAR IN WHICH WISCONSIN ENTERED THE UNION AS THE 30th STATE, IN 1848

Web ID: 30j-812

33 STARS IN A "GREAT STAR" OR "GREAT LUMINARY" PATTERN ON A HOMEMADE FLAG WITH A BEAUTIFUL, GLAZED COTTON CANTON, 1859-61, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH WAR PERIOD, OREGON STATEHOOD

Web ID: 33j-820

33 STARS, LATER UPDATED TO 35, WITH A RARE AND INTERESTING DIAMOND CONFIGURATION, ACCOMPANIED BY HAND-WRITTEN NOTES THAT RECORD IT AS HAVING BEEN FLOWN IN CELEBRATION OF WARTIME VICTORIES, AS WELL AS TO MOURN THE DEATH OF THREE PRESIDENTS, YET WITH A DESIGN THAT MAY DISPLAY CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIES; MADE BY MRS. JOHN DRUM, 1861, FOUND NEAR ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA

Web ID: 35j-821

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

Web ID: 35j-874

36 SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, SIGNED "J.A. STEWART," 1864-1867, NEVADA STATEHOOD

Web ID: 36j-888

36 STARS, A HOMEMADE FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL RANDOM STAR PATTERN AND GREAT DISPARITY BETWEEN THE WIDTH OF THE RED AND WHITE STRIPES, NEVADA STATEHOOD, 1864-67

Web ID: 36j-889

A MASTERPIECE AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES: AMAZINGLY GRAPHIC FLAG WITH 37 SIX-POINTED STARS IN A SPECTACULAR DOUBLE-WREATH STYLE MEDALLION, POSSIBLY WITH A PRO-UNION MESSAGE, INSCRIBED WITH THE INTIALS "A.P." AND THE NAME "PURSEL"

Web ID: 37j-839

38 STARS IN A DYNAMIC STARBURST CROSS, ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR STAR CONFIGURATIONS IN FLAG COLLECTING, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH POSSIBLE CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIES, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-939

39 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH GREAT FOLK QUALITIES, CONSISTING OF A JUMBLED CONFIGURATION SURROUNDING A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR, SET AGAINST A ROYAL BLUE CANTON, THAT RESTS ON A RED STRIPE (SOMETIMES TERMED THE "BLOOD STRIPE" PR THE "WAR STRIPE); PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

Web ID: 39j-825

42 STARS IN AN HOURGLASS PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD, 1889-90

Web ID: 42j-868

44 STARS, RARE WITH ADVERTISING FOR A PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER OF THE Jr.O.U.A.M.

Web ID: 44j-815

44 STARS CONFIGURED INTO THE LETTERS “U.S.”, PATENTED IN 1890 BY W.R. WASHBURN, ONE OF ONLY FOUR KNOWN SURVIVING EXAMPLES AND ONE OF THE BOLDEST DESIGNS KNOWN TO EXIST IN EARLY FLAGS

Web ID: 44j-816

44 BEAUTIFULLY HAND-SEWN STARS IN AN “HOURGLASS” PATTERN, WYOMING STATEHOOD, 1890-1896

Web ID: 44j-883

 


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