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42 STARS, 1889-1890, AN UNOFFICIAL



GRAPHIC HOMMADE BANNER COMMEMORATING THE LANDING OF APOLLO 11 ON THE MOON WITH ASTRONAUTS NEIL ARMSTRONG AND BUZZ ALDRIN, ON JULY 21st, 1969:



CONFEDERATE PARADE FLAG IN THE THIRD NATIONAL CONFEDERATE FORMAT, REUNION ERA, CA 1920-1940



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



"WELCOME MR. PRESIDENT": A PRINTED CANVAS BANNER MADE FOR THE VISIT OF PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT TO THE SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA GOLDEN GATE EXPO IN 1939



"REPEAL & ROOSEVELT", AN EMBROIDERED ARMBAND SUPPORTING THE REPEAL OF PROHIBITION, 1932



PAIR OF STEVENSGRAPH RIBBONS WITH IMAGES OF FRANKIN D. ROOSEVELT AND WINSTON CHURCHILL, WWII ERA (U.S. INVOLVEMENT 1941-45)



SILK SUFFRAGETTE SASH RIBBON IN YELLOW & WHITE WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT AND A SATIN RIBBON ROSETTE, 1910-1915



13 STAR FLAG WITH HAND-SEWN, CANTED STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN, THE ONLY EXAMPLE I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED WITH THE MARK OF THE “UNITED STATES LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT”, AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE IN A WONDERFUL SMALL SCALE, MADE ca 1880 - 1895

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



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

Folk Art


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



EXCEPTIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN BEADWORK HOLSTER, CA 1870-1880



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



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

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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



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

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PATRIOTIC VERTICAL BANNER WITH 13 METALLIC BULLION STARS IN THE "3RD MARYLAND" PATTERN, MADE OF SATIN SILK, PROBABLY FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE



45 STARS IN A "NOTCHED" DESIGN, LEAVING SPACE OPEN FOR THE FUTURE ADDITION OF THREE MORE WESTERN TERRITORIES, UTAH STATEHOOD, 1896-1908



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



SILK SUFFRAGETTE SASH RIBBON IN VIOLET & GREEN WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, MADE FOR THE WOMEN'S POLITICAL UNION IN NEW YORK CITY, 1910-1915



ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN 13 STAR FLAG WITH A 6-POINTED GREAT STAR / STAR OF DAVID PATTERN, ONE OF A TINY HANDFUL OF PIECED-AND-SEWN EXAMPLES WITH THIS EXTRAORDINARILY RARE STAR DESIGN, MADE DURING THE CIVIL WAR ERA (1861-65), WITH ENDEARING GRAPHICS, WEAR, AND EARLY REPAIRS:



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