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WOOL, CIVIL WAR, UNION INFANTRY BATTLE FLAG WITH 34 STARS AND EXCEPTIONAL PRESENTATION FROM HAVING BEEN EXTENSIVELY CARRIED, ACCOMPANIED BY ITS ORIGINAL STAFF, 1861-1863



CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG COVER ADVERTISING JEFFERSON DAVIS FOR PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WITH 8 STARS [INCLUDES VIRGINIA SECESSION] SURROUNDING THE WORDS “PIRATE FLAG,” PRINTED IN NEW YORK, 1861



15 STARS, MADE EITHER TO CELEBRATE KENTUCKYSTATEHOOD OR TO GLORIFY THE SOUTH, 1863-1865, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, EXTREMELY RARE



HAND-PAINTED PATRIOTIC BANNER WITH THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND GREAT FOLK QUALITIES PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1868 DEMOCRAT NATIONAL CONVENTION AT TAMMANY HALL IN NEW YORK CITY



HAND-PAINTED 19TH CENTURY BANNER WITH AN 1867 VERSION OF THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PROPOSED IN THAT YEAR BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE, BUT IN A VARIATION NEVER FORMALLY ADOPTED



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



U.S. NAVY COMMISSIONING PENNANT WITH 7 STARS, A 4 FT. EXAMPLE, WWI-WWII ERA (1917-1945)



38 STARS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION, LIKELY BY THE HORSTMANN COMPANY IN PHILADELPHIA, WITH AN EXTREMELY RARE FORM OF THE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT BEARS AN ELIPSE OF 6 STARS IN THE CENTER AND A LARGE STAR IN EACH CORNER



38 LARGE STARS POINTING IN VARIOUS DIRECTIONS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH PERSIMMON STRIPES, AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE IN A VARIATION THAT I HAVE NOT BEFORE SEEN, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889



48 STAR, U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, MADE AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA DURING WWII, SIGNED AND DATED JULY 1942, WITH EXTENSIVE WEAR FROM OBVIOUS USE

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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



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

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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



WATERCOLOR PAINTING OF THE GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES, CA 1820-1850

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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



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

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37 STAR PORTRAIT PARADE FLAG FROM THE 1868 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF ULYSSES S. GRANT & SCHUYLER COLFAX, IN A LARGE SCALE, THE PLATE EXAMPLE FROM THE BOOK "THREADS OF HISTORY," ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT & GRAPHIC DESIGNS KNOWN TO EXIST



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



8 STARS, CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER, VIRGINIA SECESSION, EXTREMELY SCARCE, 1861



13 STARS IN A 4-5-4 PATTERN ON STONE BLUE CANTON, ON A FLAG WITH BEAUTIFUL ELONGATED PROPORTIONS, MADE BETWEEN 1876 AND THE EARLY 1890’s



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



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



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION ON A SMALL-SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1890-1900 ERA, WITH AMPLE WEAR AND LOSSES



38 HAND-SEWN STARS STITCHED WITH BROWN THREAD TO A STEEL BLUE CANTON, AN ANTIQUE MERICAN FLAG WITH EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889



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