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VINTAGE CALIFORNIA STATE "BEAR FLAG" WITH ENDEARING WEAR, CIRCA 1960-1980



38 HAND-SEWN STARS IN AN UNUSUALLY CONFINED PATTERN OF JUSTIFIED ROWS, ON AN ANTIQUE FLAG IN AN ESPECIALLY SMALL SCALE FOR THE PERIOD, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION



38 STARS IN A NOTCHED, CROSSHATCH PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE BY THE U.S. BUNTING COMPANY IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD



38 STARS IN A DYNAMIC STARBURST CROSS, ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR CONFIGURATIONS IN FLAG COLLECTING, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889



34 NEEDLEWORK STARS ON A TINY, HAND-SEWN, SILK AMERICAN FLAG, AT ONE TIME SEWN INTO A QUILT MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD



34 STARS ARRANGED IN A BEAUTIFUL RENDITION OF THE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH OFFSET WREATHS AND A LARGE CENTER STAR, MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1863, AND ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD



ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 13 STAR, U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, CA 1882-1890



29 STARS IN A SPECTACULAR CROSS OR STARBURST MEDALLION, ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, PRE-CIVIL WAR, 1846-48, MEXICAN WAR PERIOD, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF IOWA AS THE 29TH STATE



UNUSUAL, PAPER, SWALLOWTAIL DESIGN SUFFRAGETTE BADGE WITH “VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, 1910-1920

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PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST IN YELLOW AND ORANGE PAINT WITH SPONGED DECORATION, STYLIZED LIKE OPPOSING FANS OR SUNBURSTS, CA 1830-1850



WYTHE COUNTY, VIRGINIA PIE SAFE WITH ITS ORIGINAL, OXBLOOD RED PAINT AND CIRCULAR TINS BEARING WREATHS OF PRETZELS AROUND 6-POINTED STARS; AN ESPECIALLY EARLY EXAMPLE, FROM THE MOST DESIRABLE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF THE FORM, CA 1820-1830



SPLAY-LEG, COUNTRY HEPPLEWHITE DOUGH TABLE, IN SALMON RED AND BLACK PAINT, WITH A DOVETAILED CASE AND GENEROUS PROPORTIONS, CA 1830-1850



PENNSYLVANIA, PAINT-DECORATED AND GILDED SETTEE WITH THE RARE INCLUSION OF BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES, ca 1845-1865



UNUSUAL, SMALL SCALE, PLANK- SEATED, PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED SETTEE WITH A BLACK GROUND AND LYRE (a.k.a. BOOTJACK) BACK SLATS, ca 1870-1890



LONG PENNSYLVANIA WATER BENCH WITH HALF-MOON, BOOTJACK FEET AND PUTTY / OCHRE WHITE PAINTED SURFACE, CA 1870-80



COUNTRY SHERATON TRANSITIONAL CHEST OF DRAWERS WITH STENCILED AND HAND-PAINTED DECORATION ON A WHITE GROUND, MAINE ORIGIN, CA 1830-50



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



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

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EXCEPTIONAL PATRIOTIC SCHERENSCHNITTE (PAPER CUTTING), IN THE STYLE OFTEN ATTRIBUTED TO ISAAC STIEHLY, ENTITLED “LIBERTY,” WITH IMAGERY THAT INCLUDES AN AMERICAN EAGLE WITH A 14-STAR, 13-STRIPE FLAG IN ITS BEAK, A RATTLESNAKE, AND SNOWFLAKE MEDALLIONS, CA 1830-1850



19TH CENTURY AMERICAN PARCHEESI BOARD IN FOUR COLORS, WITH GREAT SURFACE AND INTERESTING GRAPHICS, CA 1850-70



MASTERPIECE QUALITY AMERICAN GAMEBOARD WITH FANCIFULLY PAINTED CHERUBS, CA 1870



EXCEPTIONALLY GRAPHIC AND COLORFUL RACE HORSE GAME WHEEL, MADE BY H.C. EVANS, CHICAGO, CA 1920-50



BLUE & YELLOW "SNOWFLAKE" PARCHEESI GAMEBOARD, CA 1875



EXCEPTIONAL PATRIOTIC SCHERENSCHNITTE (PAPER CUTTING), IN THE STYLE OFTEN ATTRIBUTED TO ISAAC STIEHLY, ENTITLED “LIBERTY,” WITH IMAGERY THAT INCLUDES AN AMERICAN EAGLE WITH A 14 STAR, 14 STRIPE FLAG IN ITS BEAK, A RATTLESNAKE, LOVE BIRDS, AND EAGLES ON URNS, CA 1830-1850



SANTEE SIOUX, QUILL-DECORATED TOBACCO BAG, ca 1880



HOOKED RUG WITH ELONGATED EAGLE, BEAUTIFUL COLORS AND GRAPHICS, CA 1876-1890



CAST IRON BOOT JACK, MADE FOR THE 1864 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL GEORGE B. MC CLELLAN, WITH A FANTASTIC SLOGAN THAT READS "THE UNION AT ALL HAZZARDS"



HAND-CARVED & PAINT-DECORATED SNAKE CANE, FOUND IN PENNSYLVANIA, CA 1870-1890

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PAINTED WOODEN MODEL OF A FORD TRI-MOTOR AIRPLANE, EXCELLENT FORM AND SURFACE, Ca 1926-1930's



BOHEMIAN MILK GLASS MUG WITH AN EAGLE, 13 STARS, AND THE CAPTION “LIBERTY”, LATE 18TH CENTURY



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



PAINTED CHECKERBOARD WITH MASONIC DECORATION, CA 1830-50



BATWING, LEATHER CHAPS WITH PLAYING CARD SYMBOLS & STARS, POSSIBLY HAMLEY & COMPANY, PENDLETON, OREGON, ca 1915-1930



LARGE NATIVE AMERICAN BEADED COIN PURSE, MADE FOR THE AMERICAN MILITARY VETERANS MARKET, WITH EAGLE AND FLAG IMAGERY, CA 1920-30's



AMERICAN INDIAN (CHIPPEWA) BEADWORK GAUNTLETS WITH STARS AND FLORAL DECORATION, 1880-90



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



PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN PENNY RUG WITH SALMON BACKGROUND, CLOVER LEAFS AND BLOSSOMS



UNUSUAL BLUE-GREY GRAIN BIN WITH THREE DRAWERS, NEW YORK STATE, ca 1865-1885

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44 BEAUTIFULLY HAND-SEWN STARS IN AN “HOURGLASS” PATTERN, WYOMING STATEHOOD, 1890-1896



WEST VIRGINIA STATE PARADE FLAG, CA 1929 OR PERHAPS PRIOR, A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE



U.S. NAVY JACK WITH 30 STARS, AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, PRE-CIVIL WAR EXAMPLE WITH MARKINGS FROM NEW YORK SHIPSMITH ISAAC HALL, WISCONSIN STATEHOOD, 1848-1850



AMERICAN RED CROSS FLAG, WWII (U.S. INVOLVEMENT 1941-45), SIGNED "PHILADELPHIA QUARTERMASTER DEPOT, DATED AUGUST 1st, 1942



31 STARS, PRE-CIVIL WAR (1850-1858), CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR



34 STARS ON A HOMEMADE AND ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, THE SMALLEST I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED AMONG PIECED-AND-SEWN WOOL EXAMPLES, AN EXTRAORDINARY FIND, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD



BEAUTIFULLY GRAPHIC AND HIGHLY UNORDINARY 13 STAR FLAG IN THE BETSY ROSS PATTERN, A MADE OF FINE SILK WITH SILK FRINGE AND TIES, IN A TINY SIZE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS CA 1895-1926



13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN OF THE CENTENNIAL ERA, ca 1870-1882



48 STARS ON A SMALL-SCALE FLAG OF THE MID-19TH CENTURY, SIGNED "STORM KING," CA 1920-1950's



WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE BROADSIDE FROM A 1914 MASS MEETING IN CAPE MAY COURTHOUSE, NEW JERSEY, WHERE THE FEATURED SPEAKER WAS WYOMING SALOON-KEEPER WILLIAM H. BRIGHT, THE MAN WHO, IN 1869, INTRODUCED THE BILL THAT LED THAT STATE TO BE THE FIRST TO GIVE WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE