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STEVENSGRAPH RIBBON WITH A WONDERFUL PORTRAIT OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND GREAT FALLS ON THE PASSAIC RIVER, MADE TO CELEBRATE THE CENETNNIAL OF THE TOWN OF PATERSON, NEW JERSEY IN 1892



44 TUMBLING STARS IN AN HOURGLASS FORMATION, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG OF THE 1890-1896 PERIOD,, REFLECTS WYOMING STATEHOOD



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



STEVENSGRAPH BOOK MARK WITH AN IMAGE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, MADE FOR THE 1893 WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION (A.K.A.THE CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR), ON ITS ORIGINAL PAPER LABEL



RARE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BANNER OF THE 1910-1920's ERA, MADE OF SATIN SILK WITH STRONG COLOR AND ATTRACTIVE LETTERING



EXTREMELY EARLY COPY OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ON SILK, DESIGNED AFTER WOODRUFF, ENGRAVED BY H. BRUNET ET CIE, LYON, FRANCE, CA 1820-25



ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT FLAG (ENSIGN) WITH 13 STARS, MARKED "U.S. ARMY STANDARD BUNTING", 1895-1910 ERA



ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH 13 STARS, 1861-1876 (CIVIL WAR – CENTENNIAL ERA), FEATURING THREE SIZES OF STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN



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

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



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


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



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



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



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

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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



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

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13 HAND-SEWN, SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD STARS, LIKELY MADE BY ANNIN & CO. IN NEW YORK CITY, IN A RARE, SMALL SIZE AMONG KNOWN FLAGS WITH SEWN CONSTRUCTION, 1861-1876 ERA, PROBABLY DESIGNED FOR USE AS A CAMP COLORS OR IN SOME OTHER MILITARY FUNCTION



CONFEDERATE PARADE FLAG IN THE SOUTHERN CROSS / BATTLE FLAG FORMAT, REUNION PERIOD, ca 1920-30



CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION BATTLE FLAG OF THE 64TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS, COMPANY “C”, DESCENDED THROUGH THE FAMILY OF ITS COLOR SEARGEANT, NICHOLAS WHITMIRE, ONE OF THE BEST OF ALL EXAMPLES THAT EXISTS IN PRIVATE HANDS



42 STARS IN A WAVE CONFIGURATION ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD



17 STARS IN AN OVAL MEDALLION WITH 2 STARS IN THE CENTER, A MID-19TH CENTURY FLAG WITH A RARE STAR COUNT, IN AN EXTRAORDINARY CONFIGURATION, AND IN A DESIRABLE SMALL SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS OF THE PERIOD; MADE CA 1850-1865, LIKELY TO COMMEMORATE OHIO AS THE 17TH STATE



42 UPSIDEDOWN STARS IN A WAVE CONFIGURATION ON A BRILLIANT BLUE CANTON, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT



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



35 STAR SILK CAVALRY GUIDON WITH GILT-PAINTED STARS, IN AN EXCEPTIONAL STATE OF PRESERVATION, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1863-65



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



42 STARS, 1889-1890, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD, SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING