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48 STAR U.S. NAVY JACK, MADE AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, DURING WWII, DATED 1941



FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT CAMPAIGN TIRE COVER WITH THE TERRIFIC SLOGAN: “A BIG MAN FOR A BIG JOB,” MADE IN 1932 FOR THE FIRST OF HIS FOUR SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGNS FOR THE PRESIDENCY



WWI ERA, "PRIDE OF THE AGE", CIGAR BOX LABEL WITH THE IMAGE OF A SPREAD-WINGED AMERICAN EAGLE



CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL (STARS & BARS) PATTERN BIBLE FLAG WITH 8 EMBROIDERED STARS AND EXTRAORDINARY VISUAL PRESENCE; PROBABLY MADE BETWEEN APRIL AND MAY OF 1861, REFLECTS VIRGINIA AS THE 8TH STATE TO SECEDE



"VICTORY AT WAKE ISLAND U.S. MARINE CORPS": RARE OVERPRINTED PARADE FLAG CELEBRATING THE SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AT THIS REMOTE LOCATION AT THE BEGINNING OF WWII



EXCEPTIONALLY RARE COMPLETE DECK OF CIVIL WAR PERIOD PATRIOTIC PLAYING CARDS FEATURING 52 UNION GENERALS, PUBLISHED BY MORTIMER NELSON IN NEW YORK, 1863



38 STARS IN A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, MADE IN THE PERIOD WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889



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 MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR AND A TRIO OF 3 STARS IN EACH CORNER, EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD



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

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SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NEW YORK STATE BLANKET CHEST, 1820-30



UNUSUAL COUNTRY SLANT-LID, STAND-UP SECRETARY DESK IN WHITE PAINT WITH A SINGLE, RAISED PANEL DOOR, ca 1845



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

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AMERICAN PARCHEESI BOARD WITH GREAT POLYCHROME PAINTED SURFACE IN CRIMSON RED AND BLACK, CA 1870



EXCEPTIONALLY RARE COMPLETE DECK OF CIVIL WAR PERIOD PATRIOTIC PLAYING CARDS FEATURING 52 UNION GENERALS, PUBLISHED BY MORTIMER NELSON IN NEW YORK, 1863



NAÏVE MAP OF AMERICA, CRAYON OR PASTEL ON MUSLIN, CA 1920-30, WITH A MYRIAD OF INTERESTING GEOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC IMAGERY



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



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)



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



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

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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:



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



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

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36 STARS ARRANGED IN A RARE "SNOWBALL MEDALLION," ON AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, WITH GREAT WEAR FROM EXTENDED USE AND IN A GREAT SMALL SIZE FOR THE PERIOD, 1864-1867, NEVADA STATEHOOD



48 STAR U.S. NAVY JACK, MADE AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, DURING WWII, DATED 1942



13 STARS IN A RARE VARIETY THAT HAS BEEN TERMED A “TRI-CORNER HAT” MEDALLION AND DATES TO THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR (1861-63)



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



34 STARS IN A LINEAL ARRANGEMENT THAT RESULTS IN A CONFIGURATION THAT I HAVE TERMED "GLOBAL ROWS," MADE DURING THE OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD



48 STARS CONFIGURED INTO THE LETTERS “U.S.A.”, COPYRIGHTED IN 1916 BY C.A. HARTMAN, ONE OF ONLY FOUR KNOWN SURVIVING EXAMPLES AND ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING DESIGNS KNOWN TO EXIST IN EARLY FLAGS



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



38 STARS IN A RARE CIRCLE-IN-A-SQUARE MEDALLION WITH A HUGE CENTER STAR, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, PROBABLY BY HORSTMANN BROS. IN PHILADELPHIA



27 STARS, AN EXTREMELY RARE STAR COUNT REFLECTING FLORIDA STATEHOOD, OFFICIAL FOR ONLY ONE YEAR, 1845-46



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