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STEVENSGRAPH BOOK MARK WITH AN IMAGE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, CA 1876-1905, MADE BY PHOENIX MFG. CO. AND SOLD BY ALLEN CHESTERS, BOTH OF PATERSON, NEW JERSEY, WITH THE ORIGINAL PAPER LABEL



STEVENSGRAPH BOOK MARK, WITH A PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION IN PHILADELPHIA BY THOMAS STEVENS, WHO INVENTED THE PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THEM



13 STARS ARRANGED IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON A SMALL-SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE LAST DECADE OF THE 19TH CENTURY AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE 20TH



42 STARS IN A WAVE CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL COLUMNS, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD



38 STARS IN A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH 2 OUTLIERS, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1876-1889 ERA, COLORADO STATEHOOD



46 STARS ON A BRILLIANT ROYAL BLUE CANTON, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1907-1912 PERIOD, OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD, SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING



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 ESPECIALLY FOLKY STARS AND ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH STRONG COLORATION, ON COTTON AND FLAX BLENDED FABRIC WITH A CRUDE WEAVE, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889



37 STARS IN A "DANCING" OR "TUMBLING" ORIENTATION ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH ELONGATED PROPORTIONS, NEBRASKA STATEHOOD, 1867-1876, THE ERA OF AMERICAN RECONSTRUCTION



13 STARS IN A CIRCULAR VERSION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, ON A SMALL SCALE FLAG PROBABLY DATING TO THE FIRST HALF OF THE 1890'S, WITH ENDEARING PRESENTATION FROM EXTENDED USE

Antique Furniture


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



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



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



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



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

Folk Art


MASTERPIECE QUALITY COMBINATION FOX & GEESE AND MILL GAME BOARD, IN ORIGINAL AND UNTOUCHED RED, OCHRE WHITE AND BLUE PAINT, WITH PINWHEEL QUILT PATTERN DESIGN IN THE CENTER AND A WINDING VINE BORDER, CA 1820-1845, WITH CHECKERS ON THE REVERSE, FRESH-TO-THE-MARKET FROM A TOP DEALER'S OWN COLLECTION



OPEN, SWING-HANDLE, NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP SEWING BASKET, MADE BY FERDINANT SYLVARO (1868-1952) AND SIGNED, CA 1925



TRADE SIGN: "FRESH AND SMOKED FISH", FOUND IN NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, ca 1890-1910



PLAQUE WITH A PORTRAIT BUST OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, NEW YORK TERRACOTTA CO., 1887, MADE IN ANTICIPATION OF THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF HIS 1889 INAUGURATION



PAINTED CHECKERBOARD WITH MASONIC DECORATION, CA 1830-50



AMERICAN CHECKER BOARD WITH GREAT POLYCHROME PAINTED SURFACE IN BRILLIANT LIPSTICK RED AND BLACK, CA 1870-1880



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



THE HORSE GEORGE M. PATCHEN WITH A SULKEY AND DRIVER, ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST IMPRESSIVE AMONG THIS FORM OF WEATHERVANE, UNIDENTIFIED MAKER, ca 1860-1890's



ALL HONOR TO THE BOYS IN BLUE: PAINT-DECORATED AMERICAN SIGN, 1866-1880



EAGLE FLAG POLE FINIAL WITH GREAT FORM AND SURFACE, 1910-1930

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PAINT-DECORATED CORNER CUPBOARD, ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN RUPP, YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CA 1840-50



PRANCING HORSE WEATHERVANE, ATTRIBUTED TO JEWEL & CO. WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CA 1860



“WOMEN ARE TRUMPS!”: A SUFFRAGETTE CARD GAME, MADE IN PHILADELPHIA, ca 1915



EXCEPTIONAL HORSE AND HOOP WEATHERVANE WITH EXCELLENT EARLY SURFACE, MADE BY J.W. FISKE IN NEW YORK CITY, ca 1875-1890's



AMERICAN PARCHEESI BOARD WITH TERRIFIC DESIGN AND BEAUTIFUL, POLYCHROME-PAINTED SURFACE IN RED, GREEN, AND BLUE, CA 1870-1880



NARROW BLUE PAINTED PIE SAFE ON TALL LEGS, PROBABLY UPSTATE NEW YORK OR PENNSYLVANIA, ca 1870-1880's



WILLIAM McKINLEY & THEODORE ROOSEVELT POLITICAL CAMPAIGN POSTER, MADE IN CHICAGO, 1900



EARLY YARD GOODS TEXTILE MEMORIALIZING GEORGE WASHINGTON, CIRCA 1824-1830



RED & WHITE COVERLET, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION IN PHILADELPHIA, FEATURING MEMORIAL HALL ART MUSEUM



LARGE BAND OR PANTRY BOX WITH HAND-PAINTED FEDERAL EAGLE, CA 1810-1830

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THE BEST OF ALL REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR BANNERS THAT I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED, WITH UNCLE SAM , A “V” FOR VICTORY, “KEEP ‘EM ROLLING AND KEEP ‘EM FLYING SLOGANS



SILK CAMPAIGN KERCHIEF IN AN UNUSUAL, HORIZONTAL FORMAT, MADE TO PROMOTE THE 1912 PRESIDENTIAL RUN OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT, WHEN HE RAN ON THE NATIONAL PROGRESSIVE PARTY “BULL MOOSE” TICKET



13 HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS AND EXPERTLY HAND-SEWN STRIPES, ON A FLAG MADE BY RACHEL ALBRIGHT, GRANDDAUGHTER OF BETSY ROSS, IN PHILADELPHIA IN 1903, A VERY LARGE EXAMPLE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, WITH A STAR CONFIGURATION THAT IS MORE OVAL THAN CIRCULAR



13 HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS AND EXPERTLY HAND-SEWN STRIPES, ON A FLAG MADE BY SARAH M. WILSON, GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER OF BETSY ROSS, IN PHILADELPHIA IN 1904



37 STARS IN A VERY RARE DIAMOND CONFIGURATION WITH TRIOS OF STARS FLANKING EACH SIDE, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL



CONFEDERATE SOUTHERN CROSS NAVY JACK / “BATTLE FLAG”, MADE BY COPELAND, WASHINGTON, D.C., CIRCA 1895-1920's



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN, AN UNUSUAL EXAMPLE WITH A LARGE CENTER STAR THAT HAS A SLIGHTLY BULBOUS PROFILE, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE



33 STARS IN AN INTERESTING VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION, MADE FOR THE 1860 CAMPAIGN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN & HANNIBAL HAMLIN, WITH WHIMSICAL SERPENTINE TEXT



13 CURIOUSLY SMALL STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, ON A SMALL-SCALE FLAG OF THE 1890-1900 ERA, WITH WONDERFUL PRESENTATION



42 STARS IN A WAVE CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL COLUMNS, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD