Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

48 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, ARIZONA & NEW MEXICO STATEHOOD

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EXCEPTIONAL, HAND-SEWN, SILK FLAG WITH 13 GILT-PAINTED STARS ARRANGED IN THE "TRUMBULL” PATTERN, ONE OF JUST A TINY HANDFUL OF EARLY EXAMPLES TO SURVIVE IN THIS CONFIGURATION, FOUND IN SWITZERLAND, IN THE ESTATE OF A SWISS-AMERICAN WHO FOUGHT IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR; THIS FLAG MADE IN THE LATE FEDERAL –ANTEBELLUM PERIOD, circa 1824-1851

Web ID: 13j-1538

44 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, WITH GREAT FOLK CHARACTERISTICS THAT INCLUDES A NARROW, VERTICALLY-ORIENTED CANTON AND EXPECIALLY LARGE STARS, ORIENTED IN ALL DIRECTIONS, THE ARMS OF WHICH ARE NECESSARILY INTERTWINED; WYOMING STATEHOOD, 1890-1896

Web ID: 44j-818

13 STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, A UNITED STATES NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, MADE AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, NEW YORK, SIGNED & DATED 1898

Web ID: 13j-1656

8-FOOT COMMISSION PENNANT WITH 13 STARS, A UNIQUE EXAMPLE IN MY EXPERIENCE, LIKELY PRODUCED FOR DISPLAY ON A PRIVATE VESSEL, MADE circa 1892-1910

Web ID: 13j-1655

13 STAR AMERICAN PARADE FLAG IN AN EXTREMELY RARE DESIGN, WITH “PROTECTION TO HOME INDUSTRIES” SLOGAN ON A FANCIFUL, SCROLLING STREAMER, MADE FOR THE 1888 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF BENJAMIN HARRISON; FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD PIERCE

Web ID: 13j-914

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 13 STAR, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A 4-5-4 PATTERN, PROBABLY A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, WITH THE CURIOUS INSCRIPTION OF “GETTYSBURG” ALONG THE HOIST, MADE SOMETIME BETWEEN THE 1850’s AND THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, circa 1854-1863

Web ID: 13j-1638

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 STARS ARRANGED IN 6-POINTED GREAT STAR / STAR OF DAVID PATTERN, OF A TYPE MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, WORN AND HAND-INSCRIBED BY THE OWNER IN 1896, IN SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, IN CELEBRATION OF THE VICTORY OF REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT-ELECT WILLIAM McKINLEY; FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD PIERCE

Web ID: 13-869

CALIFORNIA "BEAR" FLAG, MADE IN OR AROUND THE TIME THAT THE DESIGN WAS OFFICIALLY ADOPTED AS THE CALIFORNIA STATE FLAG, in 1911, OR POSSIBLY PRIOR, SIGNED “SADLER”, circa 1899-1915

Web ID: ofj-972

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN AN EXTREMELY RARE LINEAL CONFIGURATION OF 5-3-5, PROBABLY MADE WITH THE INTENT OF USE BY LOCAL MILITIA OR PRIVATE OUTFITTING OF A VOLUNTEER COMPANY, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1861-1865

Web ID: 13j-1544

13 STAR FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WITH A DIAMOND SHAPED CONFIGURATION OF STARS; ONE OF JUST TWO EARLY EXAMPLES OF THE STARS & STRIPES, WITH SEWN CONSTRUCTION, TO SHARE A VARIANT OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE DESIGN, circa 1863-1865

Web ID: 13j-1646

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 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-944

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, WITH 36 SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD STARS, REFLECTS NEVADA STATEHOOD, 1864-1867, TINY IN SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, MADE BY ANNIN IN NEW YORK CITY

Web ID: 36j-942

38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH SCATTERED STAR ORIENTATION, MADE OF SILK, WITH GENEROUS SCALE AND VIVID COLORS, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1137

EXTRAORDINARY, JUMBO SCALE, JACQUARD-WOVEN, SILK RIBBON, MADE TO MOURN THE DEATH OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, SIGNED & DATED BY THE MAKER, JORDAN TCHAPP, OF BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 1866

Web ID: pat-670

COLORADO STATE FLAG OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY, MADE OF SILK, CIRCA 1911-1920’s, EXTRAORDINARILY RARE IN THIS PERIOD AND THE EARLIEST EXAMPLE THAT I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED

Web ID: ofj-965

48 STAR FLAG OF THE WWII ERA, WITH ATTRACTIVE WEAR FROM BEING EXTENSIVELY FLOWN, MADE BY THE ANNIN COMPANY OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY

Web ID: 48j-1049

44 TUMBLING STARS IN AN HOURGLASS PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A STRIKING, BRIGHT BLUE CANTON AND SCARLET STRIPES, REFLECTS WYOMING STATEHOOD, circa 1890-1896

Web ID: 44j-915

13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG IN THE BETSY ROSS PATTERN, ONE OF JUST THREE EXAMPLES THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED THAT PRE-DATE THE 1890’s; AN EXTRAORDINARY FIND, CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-1865) OR JUST AFTER, EXTREMELY LARGE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS OF ALL PERIODS IN THIS DESIGN

Web ID: 13j-1643

 


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