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13 HAND-SEWN STARS, IN AN OVAL VERSION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE 1876 CENTENIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE



42 STARS IN A WAVE CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL COLUMNS, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD



13 STARS IN A CIRCULAR VERSION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, ON AN ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE, SMALL SCALE, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE IN THE 1890-1910 ERA



13 STARS ARRANGED IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON A SMALL-SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MARKED "UNITED STATES ARMY STANDARD BUNTING", CA 1895 - 1910



SILK HANDKERCHIEF WITH HAND-EMBROIDERED IMAGE OF A SUFFRAGETTE AND “VOTES FOR WOMEN” SLOGAN, 1910-1920



13 STAR JACK WITH A SUPERELLIPSE VARIANT OF A DIAMOND CONFIGURATION THAT IS UNIQUE AMONG KNOWN 13 STAR FLAGS, PROBABLY MADE FOR A HUDSON RIVER PADDLE WHEEL STEAMER, CA 1880-1895



RARE CIVIL WAR PERIOD FEDERAL STANDARD STYLE FLANK GUIDON OF THE 100TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, HAND-PAINTED AND GILDED ON SILK, 1862-1865



ELABORATE SAILOR’S SOUVENIR EMBROIDERY FROM THE ORIENT WITH A LARGE FEDERAL EAGLE, CROSSED FLAGS, CANNON AND ANCHOR, OBTAINED IN YOKOHAMA, JAPAN, DATED 1906



48 STARS ON ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH HAND-WRITTEN INSCRIPTIONS AND AN EMBROIDERED DATE OF APRIL 12TH, 1945, MOURNING THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVET



34 STARS, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, PRINTED ON A WOOL BLENDED FABRIC, RARE NOTCHED DESIGN WITH TILTED STARS, POSSIBLY A UNION ARMY CAMP COLORS

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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



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



PENNSYLVANIA, PAINT-DECORATED SETTEE WITH BOLD, CHROME YELLOW PINSTRIPING AND FLORAL DECORATION, 1845-1865

Folk Art


EXCEPTIONAL CIGAR SILK PIECEWORK GAME TABLE COVER, CIRCA 1894-1910



RED & BLACK GAMEBOARD WITH SHADOWED, GOLD SCROLLWORK, CA 1840-1870



MASTERPIECE QULAITY TUMBLING BLOCKS PATTERN DOLL QUILT, PENNSYLVANIA, CA 1860's-70's



PRANCING HORSE WEATHERVANE, ATTRIBUTED TO JEWEL & CO. WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CA 1860



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

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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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13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, IN AN UNUSUALLY LARGE SIZE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS



38 STARS IN AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE "GREAT-STAR-IN-A-WREATH" CONFIGURATION, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD



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



WWII SON-IN-SERVICE BANNER FOR A UNITED STATES MARINE, IN A LARGE SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, GRAPHIC, AND EXTREMELY SCARCE



42 STARS IN A WAVE CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL COLUMNS, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD



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



45 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH ELONGATED PROPORTIONS AND IN A SMALL SCALE FLAG OF THE PERIOD AMONG THOSE WITH PIECED-AND-SEWN CONSTRUCTION, 1896-1908, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA, UTAH STATEHOOD



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



WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE PENNANT IN AN EXTREMELY RARE FORMAT THAT FEATURES A SUFFRAGETTE TAKING THE POSE OF LADY COLUMBIA OR LADY JUSTICE, 1910-1920



34 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, MADE BY WILLIAM G. MINTZER IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, 1861-63, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD