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CONFEDERATE 1st NATIONAL (STARS & BARS) PATTERN NEEDLEWORK BOOK MARK / BIBLE FLAG WITH 7 STARS AND EXTRAORDINARY FOLK QUALITIES, 1861



48 STAR AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH A RARE, TWO-COLOR OVERPRINT, MADE TO COMMEMORATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG



ROOSEVELT BATTLE FLAG KERCHIEF, MADE FOR THE 1912 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT, WHEN HE RAN ON THE INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE PARTY TICKET, SIGNED "D&C / NY" WITH "UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD" IMAGE COPYRIGHT



48 STARS ON A CROCHETED ON AN AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE WWI - WWII ERA, A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE WITH STRIKING COLORS



48 STARS ON A SMALL-SCALE FLAG OF THE MID-19TH CENTURY, SIGNED "STORM KING," CA 1920-1950's



48 STARS IN STAGGERED ROWS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE BETWEEN 1912 AND 1918, OR PERHAPS PRIOR; REFLECTS ARIZONA & NEW MEXICO STATEHOOD



46 STARS IN CANTED ROWS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE OF SILK, 1907-1912, OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD



U.S. NAVY COMMISSION PENNANT WITH 7 STARS, A 4 FT. EXAMPLE, WWI-WWII ERA (1917-1945)



48 STAR U.S. NAVY JACK, MADE AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, DURING WWII, DATED 1943



13 ENORMOUS, HAND-SEWN STARS ON A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, ca 1890-1899, AN EXTRAORDINARILY BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE IN A REMARKABLE STATE OF PRESERVATION

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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



PAINT-DECORATED 6-BOARD BLANKET CHEST WITH AN ADIRONDACK SENSIBILITY, ON BOOTJACK FEET, POSSIBLY NEW YORK STATE, CA 1810-1840

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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



AMERICAN BARBER POLE, AN UNUSUALLY HEFTY EXAMPLE WITH GREAT POLYCHROME COLOR, CA 1880



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



PAINT-DECORATED, CARRIAGE-STRIPED, CHILD’S WHEELBARROW, WITH EXCEPTIONAL IRON WORK AND PAINT-DECORATED SURFACE, ATTRIBUTED TO A SLEDMAKER IN PARIS HILL, MAINE, CA 1870-90



LARGE NATIVE AMERICAN BEADED COIN PURSE, MADE FOR THE AMERICAN MILITARY VETERANS MARKET, WITH EAGLE AND FLAG IMAGERY, CA 1920-30's



ASSINIBOINE (STONE SIOUX) BEADED DRUM STICK, A GREAT FORM WITH AMERICAN FLAG IMAGERY, CA 1890, GROS VENTRE REGION



OUTSTANDING, NATIVE AMERICAN, QUILLED, TIN CONE & FEATHERED BREASTPLATE WITH AN INTERESTING BEADED STRAP, PROBABLY LAKOTA SIOUX, CA 1870-80



CARVING OF SIAMESE TWIN MERMAIDS, ATTRIBUTED TO THE "CAPE CARVER" WHO WORKED NEAR SANDWICH, PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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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



ÉGLOMISÉ CLOCK DOOR WITH AN EAGLE AND 15 STARS, FLANKED BY SHELL DESIGNS, CA 1825-1855

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SILK SUFFRAGETTE SASH RIBBON IN VIOLET & GREEN WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, MADE FOR THE WOMEN'S POLITICAL UNION IN NEW YORK CITY, 1910-1915



38 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A CONFINED PATTERN OF JUSTIFIED ROWS, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH ENDEARING WEAR AND WONDERUL PRESENTAITION, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD



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



CIVIL WAR ERA PARADE FLAG WITH 36 STARS IN A SCARCE FORM THAT DISPLAYS A “U” FOR UNION



38 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A "NOTCHED" PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE AT THE TIME WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889



13 HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS AND EXPERTLY HAND-SEWN STRIPES ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN PHILADELPHIA IN BY RACHEL ALBRIGHT OR SARAH M. WILSON, GRANDDAUGHTER AND GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF BETSY ROSS, 1898-1913



34 STARS, WITH SCATTERED POSITIONING, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE DURING THE OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD



34 STARS IN A "GREAT STAR" PATTERN ON A BRILLIANT, ROYAL BLUE CANTON, OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD



33 STARS, MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH WAR PERIOD, 1859-1861



HIGHLY UNUSUAL ALLIED FORCES FLAG FROM THE LATTER HALF OF WWI (1914-1918), COMPRISED OF SIX INDIVIDUALLY PIECED-AND-SEWN FLAGS OF THE MAJOR ALLIED NATIONS: AMERICA, ITALY, BELGIUM, FRANCE, BRITAIN, AND JAPAN