Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

13 STARS IN THE BETSY ROSS PATTERN, ON A VINTAGE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE BY THE ANNIN COMPANY OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY, circa 1955 - 1965

Web ID: 13j-1645

36 STARS IN A RARE “GREAT STAR-IN-A-WREATH” PATTERN, WITH 2 OUTLIERS IN EACH CORNER AND A BIG CENTER STAR, ONE OF THE BEST DESIGNS IN ALL OF FLAG COLLECTING, 1864-1867, NEVADA STATEHOOD, CIVIL WAR ERA, FOUND AT NORMANDY FARM, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Web ID: 36j-841

36 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH CANTED STARS IN DANCING ROWS, ON A BEAUTIFUL, CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON; CIVIL WAR ERA, NEVADA STATEHOOD, 1864-1867

Web ID: 36j-948

33 STARS IN A DOUBLE-WREATH CONFIGURATION, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG DATING IMMEDIATELY PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH THE WAR'S OPENING YEAR, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF OREGON TO THE UNION, 1859-1861

Web ID: 33j-827

38 CANTED STARS IN STAGGERED ROWS, ON A CLAMP-DYED, WOOL, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE BY THE HORSTMANN BROTHERS IN PHILADELPHIA, ALMOST CERTAINLY FOR DISPLAY AT THE 1876 CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION; A VERY RARE EXAMPLE WITH STRONG COLORS AND GREAT TEXTURE; REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 38j-1163

34 STARS IN 4 ROWS WITH 2 STARS OFFSET AT THE HOIST END, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG LIKELY PRODUCED FOR MILITARY FUNCTION, AS UNION ARMY CAMP COLORS; ONE OF JUST A TINY HANDFUL THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THIS EXACT STYLE, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD, OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1863

Web ID: 34j-1019

31 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH ITS STARS ARRANGED IN THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, WITH A STAR BETWEEN EACH ARM, USED TO MARK THE PLACE WHERE DELEGATES FROM FLORIDA AT THE 1860 ‘WIGWAM’ CONVENTION IN CHICAGO, WHERE ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS SELECTED FROM THE 3rd BALLOT AS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE; THIS EXACT FLAG ILLUSTRATED IN THE 1997 BOOK “COLLECTING LINCOLN,” BY SCHNEIDER

Web ID: 31j-857

39 STARS IN TWO SIZES, ALTERNATING FROM ONE COLUMN TO THE NEXT, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG DATING TO THE 1876 CENTENNIAL, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, REFLECTS THE ANTICIPATED ARRIVAL OF COLORADO AND THE DAKOTA TERRITORY

Web ID: 39j-852

SILK CAMPAIGN KERCHIEF FEATURING A PROMINENT BULL MOOSE, MADE FOR THE 1912 PRESIDENTIAL RUN OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT, WHEN HE RAN ON THE NATIONAL PROGRESSIVE PARTY TICKET

Web ID: ker-248

38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN EXTREMELY RARE DOUBLE-WREATH CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES A SQUARE OF FOUR STARS BOTH INSIDE AND OUT, ON A BEAUTIFUL, CORNFLOWER BLUE CANON THAT RESTS ON THE BLOOD STRIPE, HAVING A WIDE, OXBLOOD RED HOIST AND STRIPES OF THE SAME UNUSUAL COLOR; A STRIKING, HOMEMADE FLAG, FOUND IN WEST VIRGINIA AND WITH VERBAL HISTORY AS TO HAVING BEEN MADE THERE; REFLECTS THE PERIOD OF COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1162

ANTIQUE, AMERICAN, 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION PARADE BANNER, WITH AN OVAL STANDING PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND HIS HORSE, ON A GROUND OF RED & WHITE STRIPES

Web ID: pat-616

RARE FELT PENNANT FROM THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON, AUGUST 28, 1963, WHEN MARTIN LUTHER KING DELIVERED HIS HISTORIC "I HAVE A DREAM" SPEECH

Web ID: pat-706

EXTRAORDINARY MARINE CORPS RECRUITMENT POSTER BY SIDNEY RIESENBERG (1885-1971), WITH SHARPLY APPOINTED OFFICERS STROLLING IN AN EXOTIC LOCAL, LIKELY DERNA OR MARRAKESH (i.e., “THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI”), circa 1913-1918

Web ID: pat-705

48 STAR FLAG WITH STARS CANTED TO THE RIGHT AND LEFT IN DANCING ROWS, A RARE VARIETY OF ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG IN A LARGE SCALE, 1912-1918 OR PERHAPS EARLIER, REFLECTS ARIZONA & NEW MEXICO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 48j-1059

EXTREMELY RARE 14-STAR, 13-STRIPE FLAG, LIKELY MADE DURING THE ANTEBELLUM WITH AN ABOLITIONIST MESSAGE, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN AND WITH ENDEARING WEAR FROM OBVIOUS USE, POSSIBLY OF U.S. NAVY ORIGIN, circa 1846-1848; EXHIBITED JUNE- SEPTEMBER, 2021 AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Web ID: 14j-811

38 STARS IN A RARE AND STRIKING CIRCLE-IN-A-SQUARE MEDALLION, WITH AN ENORMOUS CENTER STAR, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION BY HORSTMANN BROTHERS OF PHILADELPHIA, A MAJOR MILITARY OUTFITTER

Web ID: 38j-1161

31 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE PRE-CIVIL WAR ERA, WITH A DOUBLE-WREATH STYLE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR; REFLECTS THE PERIOD WHEN CALIFORNIA WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1850-1858

Web ID: 31j-828

MASTERPIECE QUALITY SCHERENSCHNITTE, IN THE STYLE OFTEN ATTRIBUTED TO ISAAC STIEHLY, WITH A PATRIOTIC EAGLE AND REFERENCE TO THE 1844 NEW YORK MAYORAL ELECTION OF PUBLISHING MAGNATE JAMES HARPER

Web ID: sch-006

13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE BETWEEN APPROXIMATELY 1910 AND THE 1926 SESQUICENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

Web ID: 13j-1674

38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING MADE DURING THE PERIOD WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1152

 


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