Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

WAR-PERIOD CONFEDERATE FLAG IN THE FIRST NATIONAL PATTERN (a.k.a., STARS & BARS), IN A TINY SIZE, WITH AN ELONGATED PROFILE, AND 11 STARS ARRANGED IN AN UNUSUAL, RECTANGULAR MEDALLION; ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, MADE BETWEEN MAY - NOVEMBER, 1861

Web ID: fcj-943

38 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH 2 OUTLIERS, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH VIBRANT COLORATION, REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889, ILLUSTRATED IN “THE STARS & STRIPES: FABRIC OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT” by RICHARD PIERCE, 2005

Web ID: 38j-812

RARE SUFFRAGETTE ARMBAND IN GOLDEN YELLOW FELT, ONE OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THIS COLOR & THE ONLY ONE IN THIS EXACT STYLE; MADE circa 1912-1919

Web ID: ws-021

38 STARS IN AN EXTREMELY UNUSUAL CONFIGURATION THAT BEARS A CLUSTER OF 6 SMALL STARS WITHIN A LINEAL PATTERN OF LARGER STARS, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 38j-1057

42 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A WAVE CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL COLUMNS, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT THAT REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF WASHINGTON STATE, MONTANA, AND THE DAKOTAS, circa 1889-1890

Web ID: 42j-939

42 STARS IN A WHIMSICAL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR AND INCORPORATES 7 TINY STARS; NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF WASHINGTON STATE, circa 1889-1890

Web ID: 42j-938

13 STAR RIBBON, WOVEN SILK, circa 1876-1910

Web ID: 13j-1684

43 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG, ONE OF JUST THREE KNOWN EXAMPLES AND THE ONLY ONE WITH A DYNAMIC STAR PATTERN; ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING AMERICAN FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY; REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF IDAHO AS THE 43RD STATE IN 1890

Web ID: 43j-802

WEST POINT PENNANT WITH STRIKING COLOR & GRAPHICS, WWII ERA - 1950's

Web ID: pat-727

36 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE FOR THE 1868 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF ULYSSES S. GRANT & SCHUYLER COLFAX

Web ID: 36j-892

ONE OF THE TWO BEST OF ALL KNOWN FLAGS ADVERTISING ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S 1864 INCUMBENT PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, WITH VICE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE ANDREW JOHNSON; ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, WITH A DOUBLE-WREATH CONFIGURATION OF 34 STARS, IN THREE DIFFERENT SIZES, THAT FEATURES HUGE STARS IN EACH CORNER, WITH 9 STRIPES AND WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, BOLD LETTERING , AND IN AN IDEAL SCALE AMONG ALL FLAGS OF THIS ERA

Web ID: 34j-1015

EXTRAORDINARY 34 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN ACCORDION OR HOURGLASS MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT SURROUNDS A PENTAGON OF STARS IN THE CENTER; MADE OF FINE SILK AND ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN; MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR (1861-63), IN A TINY SIZE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS OF THE PERIOD; REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF KANSAS AS THE 34TH STATE

Web ID: 34j-1009

34 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR; CIVIL WAR PERIOD, KANSAS STATEHOOD, 1861-1863

Web ID: 34j-980

36 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG, WITH STARS THAT ALTERNATE IN THEIR VERTICAL POSITION FROM COLUMN TO COLUMN AND ROW-TO-ROW, PRINTED ON AN ESPECIALLY INTERESTING LENGTH OF COARSE COTTON WITH A CRUDE WEAVE THAT RESULTS IN A VISUALLY COMPELLING APPEARANCE; CIVIL WAR ERA, NEVADA STATEHOOD, 1864-1867

Web ID: 36j-943

44 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN HOURGLASS FORMATION ON A BRILLIANT BLUE CANTON; REFLECTS THE ERA WHEN WYOMING WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1890-1896

Web ID: 44j-920

EARLY OHIO STATE FLAG WITH A BLUE DISC INSIDE THE BUCKEYE, circa 1902 - 1915, AN EXTREMELY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE

Web ID: ofj-1002

ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT ENSIGN WITH 13 STARS & A CANTED ANCHOR, MADE circa 1910-1945

Web ID: 13j-1683

"ROOSEVELT BATTLE FLAG" KERCHIEF, MADE FOR THE 1912 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT, WHEN HE RAN ON THE INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE PARTY TICKET, SIGNED "D&C / NY" WITH "UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD" IMAGE COPYRIGHT

Web ID: ker-253

13 STARS WITH SHORT, CONICAL ARMS ON A SMALL SCALE, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE LAST DECADE F THE 19TH CENTURY; POSSIBLY OF PHILADELPHIA ORIGIN; FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF BOLESLAW & MARIE D'OTRANGE MASTAI, THE FIRST MAJOR COLLECTORS TO PUBLISH A PICTORIAL REFERENCE (KNOPF, NEW YORK, 1973):

Web ID: 13j-1682

48 STARFISH-LIKE, NEEDLEWORK EXECUTED STARS ON A HAND-CROCHETED ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG FROM THE EARLIEST PART OF THE 48 STAR ERA, 1912-WWI (U.S. INVOLVEMENT 1917-18) OR EVEN PRIOR TO THE RESPECTIOVCE STATES’ ADDITION; AN EXCEPTIONAL LITTLE EXAMPLE OF THE HIGHEST ORDER

Web ID: 48j-1022

 


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