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34 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, WITH SPLENDID PRESENTATION RESULTING FROM THE ENDEARING CHARACTERISTICS OF LONG-TERM USE, POSSIBLY FIELD-CARRIED UNION REGIMENT, CA 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD



TIFFANY-MADE, CHENNILE-EMBROIDERED, SILK FLAG FEATURING THE SEAL OF NEW YORK, MADE FOR THE 1ST REGIMENT NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD, PROBABLY BETWEEN THE 1876 CENTENNIAL AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR (1898)



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



CONFEDERATE SOUTHERN CROSS “BATTLE FLAG”, AN UNUSUAL AND GRAPHICALLY PLEASING EXAMPLE, MADE OF SATIN SILK AND DATING TO THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1890 AND 1920



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



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



36 STAR PARADE FLAG, MADE FOR THE 1868 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT, WITH GOOD SCALE, LARGE TEXT, AND WITH A RARE "GREAT-STAR-IN-A-WREATH" CONFIGURATION



45 STARS ON AN ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE DENIM BLUE CANTON, A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A COTTON BUNTING FLAG OF THIS PERIOD, 1896-1908, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA, UTAH STATEHOOD



SILK SUFFRAGETTE RIBBON WITH “VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, 1910-1920

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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



17TH CENTURY, OAK ARMCHAIR WITH 1876 RELIEF-CARVED DEPICTIONS OF WILLIAM PENN’S TREATY WITH THE INDIANS AND THE PRAYER BEFORE THE EMBARKATION OF THE PILGRIMS, PROBABLY CARVED BEFORE SPECTATORS AT THE CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION IN PHILADELPHIA



UNUSUAL PLANK-SEATED DEACON'S BENCH WITH PLANK SIDES AND A CANTED BACK, IN ORIGINAL PUTTY PAINT WITH SALMON OR LAVENDER UNDERTONES, FOUND IN PENNSYLVANIA, CA 1870-80



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

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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



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



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



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



PAINT-DECORATED CIVIL WAR DRUM, MADE BY THE JOHN C. HAYNES COMPANY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1861-63

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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



IRONSTONE PLATE WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, MADE JOHN MADDOCK & SONS FOR SUFFRAGIST AVA BELMONT FOR MARBLE HOUSE, HER FAMOUS ESTATE IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, CA 1914



RED, WHITE & BLUE DARTBOARD PATERSON, NJ, WWII ERA



EXCEPTIONAL HORE RACE GAME WHEEL FEATURING THE NAMES OF FAMOUS AMERICAN HARNESS HORSE CHAMPIONS, CA 1870-1880's



STRIKING LANCASTER COUNTY RIBBON SILK FAN PATTERN QUILT, REMINISCENT OF NECK TIES



MID-19TH CENTURY, PLANK SEAT, PAINT-DECORATED SETTEE WITH A RARE AND DESIREABLE BLUE GROUND, PENNSYLVANIA ORIGIN, 1845-1865:

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RECTANGULAR VERSION OF THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG / SOUTHERN CROSS FORMAT, A PARADE FLAG WITH A “UCV” (UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS) OVERPRINT, IN A STYLE THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE LAST REUNION OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS IN 1951



UNIQUE, HAND-PAINTED BANNER WITH THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF OHIO, MADE CA 1868-1880, LIKELY HAVING REPRESENTED DELEGATES FROM THAT STATE AT THE 1872 REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT NATIONAL CONVENTIONS [SIMILAR EXAMPLES DISPLAYED AT BOTH]



38 STAR, SILK FLAG W/ 12 STRIPES AND 3 UNIQUE STYLES OF HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS, ARRANGED TO REFLECT THE NUMBER OF NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN SUPPORTING STATES DURING THE CIVIL WAR, AND RESULTING IN ONE OF THE MOST RARE STAR CONFIGURATIONS EXTANT AMONG SURVIVING EXAMPLES, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889



13 STARS, A US NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN MADE AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, NEW YORK, DATED 1907



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



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



13 STARS ARRANGED IN A 3-2-3-2-3 LINEAL CONFIGURATION ON AN TINY ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS WITH PIECED-AND-SEWN CONSTRUCTION, ca 1895-1920's, MADE BY ANNIN IN NEW YORK CITY



13 STARS, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1861-65, WITH WONDERFULLY CRUDE BLOCK PRINTING AND A RARE VARIATION OF A WREATH DESIGN THAT HAS MORE OF AN OCTAGON PROFILE THAN CIRCULAR



36 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, IN AN ESPECIALLY LARGE SCALE AND WITH BOLD COLOR, 1864-67, NEVADA STATEHOOD



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