Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
calendar of events:
Manhattan
new york city

One Man Selling Exhibition

Friday, July 1st - Monday, August 29th, 2022

Announcing a two-month-long exhibition of 13 star flags on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, July 1st - Aug. 29th.

Jeff Bridgman is a leading authority on Antique American flags, and the nation’s largest buyer and seller of them. Jeff is unusual among antiques dealers, as he also operates a textile conservation department, where he and his staff have conserved and framed thousands of early flags and antique textiles. Jeff also curates major museum exhibitions.

In 2019, Jeff presented our nation’s first ever, large scale exhibition of 13 star flags at a major museum, entitled “A New Constellation.” Presented at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, this included 40 dynamic and interesting examples, with 32 different star patterns represented, spanning a period from as early as the 18th century, to the 1st quarter of the 20th. This July & August, Jeff R. Bridgman Antiques, Inc. brings some of those same examples — some never exhibited before or since — as well as many others, to a private, first floor gallery on Park Avenue, just south of Grand Central Station, in an exhibition of 13 star flags only.

Unlike our presentation in Philadelphia, which was educational, this is a selling exhibition.  Attendance is by pre-arrangement or appointment only, specifically for past clients and potential new ones, with significant intent to get to know Jeff, learn about the material, and make purchase inquiries.

When:  The exhibit will be open for 2 months, beginning Friday, July 1st, 2022 and closing on Monday, August 29th, 2022.

Where:  The Union League Club, 38 East 37th St., New York, NY  [S.W. Corner of Park Ave. & 37th Streets]

What Time: Call us at 717-676-0545 to arrange a visit, or send us an email at info@JeffBridgman.com.  Don’t worry about short notice.  While its best to plan ahead, we have a very good grasp of the speed at which the lives of busy people often moves.  Please note that we can bring other material to the gallery that you may wish to consider.

What Else Do I Need to Know:

Please note that club rules prohibit jeans and cell phone use within the lobby.  Golf shorts and those of a dress nature, are permitted in the summer.

If you are considering a purchase, this is a great opportunity to do so, as I will have approximately 40+ examples.

About the Union League

One of the city’s most exclusive institutions, the Union League was founded during the Civil War in 1863 by a group of concerned and influential citizens, to aid President Abraham Lincoln in his quest to preserve the Union.  Over the past 140 years, the club has quietly rendered distinguished service to the nation.  During the Civil War it raised and outfitted three volunteer regiments.  The Sanitary Fair (a major fundraising effort for the war) was directed by club members and held outside the club house, at that time located in Union Square.  Union League Club members were instrumental in establishing The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1870.  They played an essential role in the founding of the American Red Cross (an outgrowth of the Sanitary Commission), as well as to help to erect both the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor and the Lincoln Monument in Union Square.  Among many other accomplishments, they were the driving force that ended the ongoing corruption at Tammany Hall.

Many prominent civic, state and national leaders have enjoyed membership in the ULC, including fifteen presidents, many senators and congressmen, cabinet members, diplomats, and scores of CEOs of major corporations.  J. Pierpont Morgan was a regular during the 19th century, along with John Jay, William Cullen Bryant, Chester Arthur, and Thomas Nast.  Western artist and sculptor Frederic Remington was a member, as was Emanuel Leutze, who painted Washington Crossing the Delaware.  Leutze’s famous work was exhibited at the Sanitary Fair upon completion.  Theodore Roosevelt managed his early political career from the Club’s chambers and chose them as a place to hold interrogations during the time in which he served as New York’s Chief of Police.

Today one of the primary focuses of the Club is the well being of our military veterans.



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Manhattan
New York City

Speaking Engagement

Thursday, August 4th - Thursday, August 4th, 2022

“In A New Constellation:  13 Star Flags in Early America”

In conjunction with his selling exhibition of early 13 star American flags in the gallery, antique American flag specialist Jeff Bridgman will present a 45-minute talk on the subject, including how and why they were used, what the flag looked like in early America, and related facts.

When:  Start Time:  6:00 PM, with 15 minutes of cocktails before the presentation begins.

Where:  The Union League Club, 38 East 37th St., New York, NY  [S.W. Corner of Park Ave. & 37th Streets]

How:  Call us at 717-676-0545 if you wish to attend, or send us an email at info@JeffBridgman.com.

What Else Do I Need to Know:

Please note that club rules prohibit jeans and cell phone use within the lobby.  Golf shorts and those of a dress nature, are permitted in the lobby and gallery during the summer.





Texas
Round Top

The Big Red Barn

Monday, October 24th - Saturday, October 29th, 2022

I am delighted to be returning to the Lone Star State, where I will be exhibiting at the Round Top Antiques Fair in The Big Red Barn.

Round Top is a huge event with many exhibitors, in many ways similar to Brimfield, Massachusetts, with a string of shows that begin and end, overlapping one-another for a 2-3 week period.  The Big Red Barn is the original show and is indoors, primarily focused on Americana, with an attached annex and a nearby high-end style tent with continental dealers, some of whom I have exhibited with at the best shows in America.

When:  The show begins Monday morning, October 24th, with an early buyers (VIP) entry available from 9 AM - 1 PM for $25.  Regular admission is $10 and begins at 1 PM and the show is open until 6 PM.  Each day after the hours are the same, from 9-5, through and including Saturday, October 29th.  One ticket is good for all 6 days of the show.

Where:  The Big Red Barn Event Center, 475 Texas 237, Round Top, TX  78954

What Else Do I Need to Know?

*  I suggest you come into Round Top from Burton, heading Southwest on Rt. 237.  If you do so, the Big Red Barn is the first show you will come to and you will avoid traffic all-together.  Traffic can be extremely slow in this small town if you plan to come up Rt. 237 heading Northeast from LaGrange.  You can come this way, but be sure to allow a good deal of extra time if you do.