Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

U.S. NAVY COMMISSIONING PENNANT WITH 7 STARS, CLOSING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1864-65, POSSIBLY MADE ABOARD SHIP

Web ID: 07j-871

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

13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL ROWS, ON A LARGE SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A STENCILED SIGNATURE ALONG THE HOIST THAT READS "GEO L. WRIGHT. BOYLSTON. MA.", PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE IN 1876, OR PERHAPS FOR THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FOUNDING OF THE TOWN IN 1886

Web ID: 13j-1050

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

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN13 STAR FLAG WITH A 6-POINTED GREAT STAR PATTERN, ONE OF A TINY HANDFUL OF PIECED-AND-SEWN EXAMPLES WITH THIS EXTRAORDINARILY RARE STAR DESIGN, MADE DURING THE CIVIL WAR ERA (1861-65), WITH ENDEARING GRAPHICS, WEAR, AND EARLY REPAIRS:

Web ID: 13j-1299

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

13 STARS IN A 4-5-4 PATTERN ON STONE BLUE CANTON, ON A FLAG WITH BEAUTIFUL ELONGATED PROPORTIONS, MADE BETWEEN 1876 AND THE EARLY 1890’s

Web ID: 13j-1385

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 (PROB

Web ID: 20j-806

24 STARS AND 13 STRIPES ON A SOUTHERN-EXCLUSIONARY FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, PROBABLY 1861 OR 1863-64, AN EXTREMELY RARE STAR COUNT, EX-TOM CONNELLY COLLECTION

Web ID: 24j-804

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 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 HAND-SEWN STARS STITCHED WITH BROWN THREAD TO A STEEL BLUE CANTON, AN ANTIQUE MERICAN FLAG WITH EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1054

38 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH A RARE GROUPING OF 3 STARS IN EACH CORNER, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 38j-915

38 STARS IN A DYNAMIC STARBUSRST, ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACUALAR CONFIGURATION IN FLAG COLLECTIONG, POSSIBLY MADE WITH SOUTHERN SYMPATHIES, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-939

39 STARS IN A LINEAL PATTERN WITH A HUGE, HALOED CENTER STAR AND DYNAMIC VISUAL FEATURS, ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

Web ID: 39j-825

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

ONE OF THE TWO EARLIEST BRITISH UNION JACKS THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN PRIVATE HANDS, 1801-1835

Web ID: BRITj-824

 


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