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13 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION ON A SMALL-SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1895-1926 ERA



38 STARS ON A CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, ARRANGED IN AN EXTREMELY INTERESTING VERSION OF A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT INCORPORATES A DISTINCT SALTIRE, A BEAUTIFUL HOMEMADE FLAG OF THE 1876-1889 PERIOD, REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD



LARGE SCALE CONFEDERATE BIBLE FLAG IN THE FIRST NATIONAL PATTERN, WITH 7 STARS, APRIL 1861 OR PRIOR, FOUND WITH THE DIARY OF 1st LIEUTENANT JOHN M. WEIDEMEYER OF THE 6TH MISSOURI INFANTRY (CONFEDERATE), FORMERLY IN THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF MILITARY EXPERT AND DEALER, NORM FLAYDERMAN



THEODORE ROOSEVELT BANNER WITH AN EXQUISITE PORTRAIT IMAGE IN ROUGH RIDER'S GARB, COPYRIGHTED BY GEORGE ROCKWOOD (INVENTOR OF THE CDV), PRINTED IN BOSTON; ALMOST CERTAINLY MADE FOR USE ON THE 1900 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, DURING WHICH T.R. MADE 673 STUMP SPEECHES IN 24 STATES; THIS EXACT TEXTILE IS THE PLATE EXAMPLE FROM "THREADS OF HISTORY" BY COLLINS



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



38 STARS IN AN EXTREMELY UNUSUAL CONFIGURATION THAT BEARS A CLUSTER OF 6 SMALL STARS WITHIN A LINEAL PATTERN OF LARGER STARS, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD



38 STARS IN A "NOTCHED" PATTERN ON A 5 ft. CLAMP-DYED AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1876-1889 PERIOD, REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD, MADE BY THE U.S. BUNTING COMPANY IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS



38 DANCING STARS ON A SILK ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH GENEROUS SCALE AND VIVID COLORS, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889



38 STARS IN A RARE CIRCLE-IN-A-SQUARE MEDALLION WITH A HUGE CENTER STAR, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, PROBABLY BY HORSTMANN BROS. IN PHILADELPHIA



38 STARS IN A "NOTCHED" PATTERN ON A 7 ft. CLAMP-DYED AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1876-1889 PERIOD, REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD, MADE BY THE U.S. BUNTING COMPANY IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS

Antique Furniture


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



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



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

Folk Art


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



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



WWI AMERICAN SOLDIER’S TRENCH ART, MADE FROM A 75mm ARTILLERY SHELL IN THE RHINELAND DURING U.S. OCCUPATION, 1918-1919



COW WEATHERVANE EXCELLENT SCALE, GREAT, BOXY FORM, AND BEAUTIFUL, GILDED SURFACE, L.W. CUSHING & SONS, BOSTON, CA 1880

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BLUE & WHITE "LIBERTY" COVERLET, MADE IN 1849 FOR AURISSA A. GILLETT BY WEAVER JAMES VANNESS, IN PALMYRA, NEW YORK, A VERY SCARCE VARIETY WITH EXCEPTIONAL IMAGERY



BLUE PAINTED MAINE BLANKET CHEST IN BLUE PAINT WITH BEAUTIFULLY SCALLOPED FEET, CA 1800-1820



YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST WITH RED AND BLACK STYLIZED DECORATION ON BLACK FEET, ca 1835



TIN SIGN THAT SIMPLY READS “AMERICAN”, CA 1910-30



LIVERPOOL JUG WITH "PEACE, PLENTY, AND INDEPENDENCE" VIEW ON ONE SIDE AND "AMERICA IN TEARS" GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL ON THE OTHER, LARGE AND IN PERFECT CONDITION, HERCULANEUM POTTERY, 1800-1805



HAND-CARVED AND PAINTED FIGURE OF AL SMITH OF NEW YORK, DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT IN 1928, THE FIRST CATHOLIC TO RUN FOR THE NATION’S HIGHEST OFFICE ON A MAJOR PARTY TICKET



WOODEN, PAINT-DECORATED, MARINER'S COMPASS WHEEL, LATTER 18TH OR 1ST HALF 19TH CENTURY



NATIVE AMERICAN CHILD'S MOCCASINS WITH FLAG IMAGERY, PROBABLY SIOUX, ca 1890



LARGE 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN PARCHEESI BOARD WITH 10 COLORS OF POLYCHROME PAINT AND EXUBERANT GRAPHICS, POSSIBLY YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CA 1880-90



NATIVE AMERICAN BEADED WATCH FOB WITH A FEDERAL SHIELD AND CROSSED AMERICAN FLAGS, 1890-1910

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



ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 45 UPSIDE-DOWN STARS, 1896-1908, UTAH STATEHOOD, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA



BLUE & WHITE "LIBERTY" COVERLET, MADE IN 1849 FOR AURISSA A. GILLETT BY WEAVER JAMES VANNESS, IN PALMYRA, NEW YORK, A VERY SCARCE VARIETY WITH EXCEPTIONAL IMAGERY



44 STARS IN ZIGZAGGING ROWS ON A PRESS-DYED WOOL AMERICAN FLAG, PROBABLY MADE BY THE HORSTMANN COMPANY IN PHILADELPHIA, POSSIBLY FOR USE AS A MILITARY CAMP COLORS, 1890-1896, REFLECTS WYOMING STATEHOOD



15 STARS IN A CIRCULAR MEDALLION WITH A SQUARE OF STARS IN THE CENTER, A UNIQUE FLAG WITH A RARE STAR COUNT AND IN A DESIRABLE SMALL SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS OF THE PERIOD; MADE CA 1842-1867



32 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, MADE IN THE PERIOD WHEN MINNESOTA JOINED THE UNION AS THE 32nd STATE; A VERY RARE STAR COUNT, OFFICIAL FOR JUST ONE YEAR, AND ACCURATE FOR JUST NINE MONTHS, 1858-59



SILK HANDKERCHIEF WITH HAND-EMBROIDERED IMAGE OF A SUFFRAGETTE AND “VOTES FOR WOMEN” SLOGAN, 1910-1920



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



34 STARS, IN A CONFIGURATION THAT IS UNIQUE TO THIS SMALL SCALE, CIVIL WAR FLAG, WITH SUBSTANTIAL FOLK ART QUALITIES, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD



34 STARS IN 3 DIFFERENT SIZES, ARRANGED IN THE "GREAT STAR" OR "GREAT LUMINARY" PATTERN ON A LARGE SCALE CIVIL WAR PERIOD PARADE FLAG, 1861-1863, KANSAS STATEHOOD