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42 STARS IN AN HOURGLASS PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, LATE WASHINGTON STATEHOOD, 1889-90



CONFEDERATE SOUTHERN CROSS “BATTLE FLAG”, AN UNUSUAL AND GRAPHICALLY PLEASING, REUNION PERIOD EXAMPLE, CA 1884-1900



GLASS U.S. ARMY HORSE BRIDAL ROSETTE, WWII ERA (1941-45) WITH A “V” FOR VICTORY



RARE 13 STAR PARADE FLAG DATING TO THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-65) OR PRIOR, WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL SNOWFLAKE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF 13 STARS



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



13 HAND-SEWN STARS ARRANGED IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN, WITH VARYING VERTICAL ORIENTATION, ON A HOMEMADE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG DATING TO THE ERA OF THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE



13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION ON A SMALL SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1876 CENTENNIAL ERA



45 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION A RARE FEATURE IN THIS PERIOD, 1896-1908, UTAH STATEHOOD



37 SINGLE APPLIQUÉD STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA, DURING THE INDIAN WARS, BETWEEN 1867-1876, WHEN NEBRASKA WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION



HAWAIIAN PARADE FLAG, CA 1893-1920's, PRE-STATEHOOD, A RARE EXAMPLE IN THIS EARLY PERIOD

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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



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



OVERSIZED & WHIMSICAL, PAINT-DECORATED, PENNSYLVANIA SETTEE, CA 1865-1870, MADE BY WILLIAM F. SNYDER, MIFFLINTOWN CHAIR WORKS

Folk Art


MID-19TH CENTURY BARBER POLE WITH INTERESTING FORM AND EXCELLENT PAINT SURFACE, CA 1840-1860



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



OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING OF THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ca 1868-1880's



CIVIL WAR PERIOD WATERCOLOR DEPICTING LADY LIBERTY DIRECTING HER SWORD AT THE CONFEDERACY IN THE FORM OF THE BRITISH LION, CA 1861-65



DYNAMIC, UNUSUAL KITE, MADE BY MARX BROS., BOSTON IN THE WWI – WWII ERA (1917-45)



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



CIVIL WAR PERIOD OR PRIOR NAVYMAN’S FROCK AND JACK TAR HAT WITH ELABORATE PATRIOTIC AND NAUTICAL DECORATION, LIKELY THE BEST EXAMPLES OF EACH TO HAVE SURVIVED IN PRIVATE HANDS



CARVED AMERICAN EAGLE, CA 1810-1830, WITH EXCEPTIONAL FORM, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND SCALE



AMERICAN PATRIOTIC FLAG QUILT WITH 44 BLUE STARS SET UPON A WHITE GROUND IN THE TOP CENTER OF 13 RED, WHITE, AND BLUE STRIPES, 1890-1896, WYOMING STATEHOOD



OUTSTANDING CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC QUILT IN A DIAMOND-IN-A-SQUARE PATTERN SOURCED FROM PETERSON'S MAGAZINE, JULY 1861, MODIFIED BY THE MAKER TO INCLUDE 35 STARS AROUND THE PERIMETER AND A SOUTHERN-EXCLUSIONARY COUNT OF 20 STARS IN THE CENTER, 1863-1864

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



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:



SILK BANNER WITH GILDED AND HAND-PAINTED LETTERING AND BULLION TRIM, MADE FOR THE COMET SOCIAL & OUTING CLUB IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, 1912



FIREMAN'S "PARADE HAT" WITH AN IMAGE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, FROM THE INDEPENDENCE HOSE COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA, MADE BY G. G. STAMBACH, 2ND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY



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



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

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AN EXCEPTIONAL, PRE-CIVIL WAR, 13 STAR FLAG WITH A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF STARS THAT IS UNIQUE AMONG ITS KNOWN EARLY COUNTERPARTS, 1830-1850



35 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR, 1863-65, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD



U.S. NAVY COMMISSIONING PENNANT WITH 7 STARS, CLOSING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1864-65, POSSIBLY MADE ABOARD SHIP



32 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, REPRESENTING MINNESOTA STATEHOOD, 1858-59, IN A STYLE KNOWN TO HAVE SEEN MILITARY SERVICE DURING THE FORTHCOMING CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND BEARING THE SIGNATURE OF A SOLDIER WHO FOUGHT WITH THE 15TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY, POSSIBLY MADE BY THE ANNIN COMPANY IN NEW YORK CITY



44 STARS IN A NOTCHED PATTERN ON A LARGE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH A PENCILED INSCRIPTION FROM A CELEBRATION OF JULY 4TH IN NORTH DAKOTA, 1890-1896, REFLECTS WYOMING STATEHOOD, EX-RICHARD PIERCE COLLECTION



RARE U.S. NAVY HOMEWARD-BOUND OR COMMISSIONING PENNANT WITH 10 STARS, SIGNED "JORDAN", CA 1890-1895



19TH CENTURY KERCHIEF WITH A HIGHLY DETAILED PORTRAIT OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN KERCHIEF, A WARTIME EAGLE, AND A BROWN BORDER WITH CANTONESE LETTERING, ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, 1885 - 1909



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION ON A SMALL-SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1895-1920’s ERA



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



48 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG DESIGNED AND COMMISSIONED BY WAYNE WHIPPLE, 1910-1912, A RARE AND HIGHLY DESIRED EXAMPLE