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CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER PARADE FLAG WITH 7 GRAPHICALLY WHIMSICAL STARS THAT REFLECT THE INITIAL WAVE OF 7 STATES SECEDED FROM THE UNION, A WAR-PERIOD EXAMPLE, 1861



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION



U.S. NAVY JACK WITH 30 STARS, AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, PRE-CIVIL WAR EXAMPLE WITH MARKINGS FROM NEW YORK SHIPSMITH ISCAAC HALL, WISCONSIN STATEHOOD, 1848-1850



COMBINATION MARINE CORPS BUGLE, SASH, AND BANNER, WWI - WWII ERA (1917-1945)



"RALLY FREEMEN! …COME ONE! COME ALL! AND SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR THE BEST COUNTRY ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH." A CIVIL WAR RECRUITMENT BROADSIDE FOR THE UNION LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA, COMPANY F, DESIGNATED AS THE 187TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY, ESCORTED LINCOLN'S BODY WITH PHILADELPHIA'S 1ST CITY TROOP



1865 ABRAHAM LINCOLN MOURNING BROADSIDE DEPICTING A RED AND BLACK STRIPED FLAG WITH 34 STARS



HOOKED RUG WITH ELONGATED EAGLE, BEAUTIFUL COLORS AND GRAPHICS, CA 1876-1890



UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY PENNANT WITH "BILL THE GOAT" MASCOT AND WHIMSICAL LETTERING, CA 1910-1920's



WEST POINT PENNANT WITH STRIKING GRAPHICS AND COLORATION, WWI (U.S. INVOLVEMENT, CA 1940-1950's



WWII SON-IN-SERVICE BANNER FOR A SERVICEMAN IN THE U.S. ARMY AIR FORCES, WHICH WOULD SOON AFTER BREAK OFF FROM THE ARMY TO BECOME ITS OWN BRANCH, LARGE IN SCALE AMONG SERVICE BANNER OF THIS ERA, GRAPHIC, AND EXTREMELY SCARCE

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LONG PENNSYLVANIA WATER BENCH WITH HALF-MOON, BOOTJACK FEET AND PUTTY / OCHRE WHITE PAINTED SURFACE, CA 1870-80



COUNTRY SHERATON TRANSITIONAL CHEST OF DRAWERS WITH STENCILED AND HAND-PAINTED DECORATION ON A WHITE GROUND, MAINE ORIGIN, CA 1830-50



SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NEW YORK STATE BLANKET CHEST, 1820-30



MID-19TH CENTURY, PLANK SEAT, PAINT-DECORATED SETTEE IN APPLE GREEN WITH BELL FLOWERS, GRAPES & FLORA, 1845-1865



SET OF 6, OCHRE WHITE / PUTTY-COLORED, PLANK-SEATED, LYRE BACK, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS WITH STRONG DECORATION, CA 1840-1860



SET OF 6, GREEN, PLANK-SEATED, LYRE BACK, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS WITH YELLOW STRIPING, CA 1850-1880



MAGIFICENT BLACK FOREST ANTLER GUN CABINET, LATE 19TH CENTURY



UNUSUAL DEACONS BENCH / BUCKET BENCH IN DRY SALMON RED PAINT, PROBABLY OF NEW ENGLAND ORIGIN, CA 1830-50



SET OF 6, GREEN, PLANK-SEATED, SPINDLE-BACK, PAINT-DECORATED, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS, CA 1845-70



CHROME YELLOW, PAINT-DECORATED SETTEE IN AN UNUSUAL TRIPLE-BACK-SLAT DESIGN WITH BOLD, SHIELD-SHAPED SPINDLES, CA 1820-30

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SANTEE SIOUX, QUILL-DECORATED TOBACCO BAG, ca 1880



HOOKED RUG WITH ELONGATED EAGLE, BEAUTIFUL COLORS AND GRAPHICS, CA 1876-1890



CAST IRON BOOTH JACK, MADE FOR THE 1864 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL GEORGE B. MC CLELLAN, WITH A FANTASTIC SLOGAN THAT READS "THE UNION AT ALL HAZZARDS"



HAND-CARVED & PAINT-DECORATED SNAKE CANE, FOUND IN PENNSYLVANIA, CA 1870-1890



ELABORATE PEN & INK SOLDIER’S RECORD WITH AMERICAN PATRIOTIC COLORS AND IMAGERY, MADE FOR VERNON E. CUMMINGS OF THE 2ND REGIMENT, COMPANY D, WHO SUPPORTED TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S ROUGH RIDER’S ON SAN JUAN HILL, 1898, SIGNED “ODBEERE”



EAGLE BRAND TOBBACCO CADDY LABEL, CA 1880



EXTRAORDINARY 19TH CENTURY, HAND-BLOWN, GLASS, PATRIOTIC PARADE CANE OF MASSIVE SCALE, 100 INCHES IN LENGTH, ca 1876-1910



ARMILLARY SUNDIAL WITH EXCEPTIONAL, ORIGINAL SURFACE, BRONZE & COPPER, CA 1890



ARMILLARY SUNDIAL WITH EXCEPTIONAL, ORIGINAL SURFACE, BRONZE & COPPER, CA 1890



19TH CENTURY AMERICAN PARCHEESI BOARD IN SIX COLORS, WITH BOLD YELLOW FLOWERS IN EACH CORNER AND FANTASTIC, CRYSTALLIZED SURFACE, CA 1870-90

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LEATHER CHAPS WIH NICKEL-PLATED CONCHOS, BLUE-GREEN AND WHITE WITH WONDERFUL WEAR AND PATINA, MADE FOR THE GEER RODEO COMPANY OF MANTANA, ca 1960 - 1970’s



Lancaster County, Pennsylvania German Watercolor



Lancaster County, Pennsylvania German Watercolor



Lancaster County, Pennsylvania German Watercolor



PAINT-DECORATED, PENNSYLVANIA DOCUMENT BOX WITH ELABORATE MOLDINGS AND OGEE BRACKET FEET, 1830-50



MERGANSER HEN DECOY, 1890-1920:



PENNSYLVANIA, PAINT-DECORATED SETTEE WITH BOLD, CHROME YELLOW PINSTRIPING AND FLORAL DECORATION, 1845-1865



FANTASTIC, RED, WOOLY, ANGORA CHAPS WITH BEAUTIFULLY TOOLED LEATHER, MADE BY VISALIA STOCK SADDLE CO. OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, SIGNED IN 3 PLACES, ca 1880-1910



WWI POSTER FEATURING UNCLE SAM AND LADY BRITANNIA, ARM-IN-ARM, ACCOMPANIED BY THE AMERICAN EAGLE AND BRITISH LION, ILLUSTRATED BY JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG TO COMMEMORATE BRITAIN’S DAY, DEC. 7TH, 1918



MAGNIFICENT EMBROIDERY WITH A TRAPUNTO (RAISED) NEEDLEWORK RENDERING OF EMANUEL GOTTLIEB LEUTZE'S "WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE," LIKELY FROM AN ORIENTAL PAVILLION AT A WORLD'S FAIR, CA 1885-1900, UNIQUE IN MY EXPERIENCE IN THE PRIVATE MARKETPLACE

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42 STARS, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD



48 STARS IN STAGGERED ROWS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A BRILLIANT, CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, MADE BETWEEN 1912 - 1918, OR PERHAPS PRIOR; REFLECTS ARIZONA & NEW MEXICO STATEHOOD



13 STARS ARRANGED IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON A SMALL-SCALE FLAG OF THE 1890's-1910 ERA, WITH AN ATTRACTIVE, ELONGATED PROFILE



"A NATION'S LOSS": SILK, 1865, ABRAHAM LINCOLN MOURNING RIBBON IN AN ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE PORTRAIT DESIGN



FLAG OF ISRAEL, MADE IN THE YEAR WHEN THE IT BECAME A SOVEREIGN STATE (1948), OR SHORTLY THEREAFTER



SILK "VOTES FOR WOMEN" RIBBON IN AN UNUSUALLY LARGE SCALE, CA 1910-1920



RARE & EXTRAORDINARY STARS & STRIPES PENNANT FROM THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON, AUGUST 28, 1963, WHEN MARTIN LUTHER KING DELIVERED HIS HISTORIC "I HAVE A DREAM" SPEECH



CANADIAN VERSION OF THE BRITISH RED ENSIGN, A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE, 1873-1905



PRINTED COTTON KERCHIEF WITH A PORTRAIT OF ULYSSES S. GRANT IN MILITARY DRESS, ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES, 1868 OR 1872



EXTRAORDINARILY RARE ABRAHAM LINCOLN KERCHIEF WITH CARTES DE VISITE PHOTO IMAGES OF THE PRESIDENT AND FOUR OF HIS GENERALS, 1861-62