Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

13 STARS ARRANGED IN 6-POINTED GREAT STAR / STAR OF DAVID PATTERN, A RARE AND PARTICULARLY EARLY EXAMPLE AMONG PARADE FLAGS IN THIS STAR COUNT, PROBABLY MADE FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNING, CA 1848-1860 
42 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION. WITH A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR AND A TRIO OF 3 STARS IN EACH CORNER, ON AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD, circa 1889-1890 
31 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL PENTAGON MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF STARS; REFLECTS THE PERIOD WHEN CALIFORNIA WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1850-1858; THE ONLY EXAMPLE IN THIS EXACT FORM THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED 
EXTRAORDINARY CANTON FROM A BRITISH BLUE ENSIGN OF THE MID-19TH CENTURY, WITH OPPOSING, CONCAVE BARS TO REFLECT THE CROSSES OF ST. ANDREW AND ST. PETER, INSTEAD OF THE PROPER, OFFSET SALTIRES, circa 1850-1860’s 
SALTILLO SERAPE, MADE circa 1885-1910, IN THE VARY RARE FORM OF THE MEXICAN NATIONAL FLAG; ACQUIRED IN MEXICO BY TEXTILE MANUFACTURING MOGUL AND BANKER, A.L. WILLISTON (1834-1915) AND HIS WIFE, SARAH (1839-1912), OF NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
13 STARS WITH SHORT, CONICAL ARMS ON A SMALL SCALE SHIP'S COMMISSION PENNANT WITH UNUSUAL WIDTH, PROBABLY MADE FOR A PRIVATE YACHT, CA 1896-1908, POSSIBLY MADE BY J.S. OBERHOLZER, PHILADELPHIA 
FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES TERRITORY OF HAWAII, THAT WOULD EVENTUALLY BECOME THE FLAG OF THE STATE; EXHIBITS AN UNUSUAL VARIANT OF THE BRITISH UNION FLAG AND GREAT COLORS, MADE circa 1900-1915, SIGNED “LOCKWOOD” 
46 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH VARIED STAR POSITIONING, 1907-1912, REFLECTS THE PERIOD WHEN OKLAHOMA WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION 
WAR-PERIOD CONFEDERATE FLAG IN THE FIRST NATIONAL PATTERN (a.k.a., STARS & BARS) WITH A CRUDE WREATH OF 7 STARS, IN A SMALL SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, PROBABLY MADE FOR USE AS A MILITARY FLANK MARKER OR CAMP COLORS, CIRCA 1861 
13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF STARS; A SMALL-SCALE EXAMPLE, MADE CIRCA 1895-1926 
WAR-PERIOD CONFEDERATE FLAG IN THE FIRST NATIONAL PATTERN (a.k.a., STARS & BARS), WITH WREATH OF 7 STARS, IN A TINY SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, PROBABLY MADE FOR USE AS A MILITARY FLANK MARKER OR CAMP COLORS, CIRCA 1861 
48 STARS, WWI - WWII ERA (1917-1945), MARKED "HIGH GRADE," MADE BY THE ANNIN COMPANY OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY 
ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 48 STARS, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, MADE IN SEPTEMBER OF 1943, DURING WWII, AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, WITH ENDEARING WEAR FROM OBVIOUS LONG-TERM USE 
44 STARS IN AN INTERESTING, NOTCHED CONFIGURATION, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE BY THE U.S. BUNTING COMPANY IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS, REFLECTS THE ERA WHEN WYOMING WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1890-1896 
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 
ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 13 STAR AMERICAN FLAG, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN MARKED “No. 12,” WITH A 3-2-3-2-3 ARRANGEMENT OF ESPECIALLY LARGE AND ATTRACTIVE STARS, LIKELY MADE DURING THE CLOSING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1864-1865 
13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE; A LARGE EXAMPLE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS OF THE PERIOD; PRESENTED IN THE FIRST EVER LARGE SCALE MUSEUM EXHBITION OF EARLY 13 STAR FLAGS 
13 STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 LINEAL CONFIGURATION, ON A LARGE SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE LAST DECADE OF THE 19TH CENTURY 
STRIKING AND RARE WWII POSTER BY N.C. WYETH, WITH A WINDSWEPT IMAGE OF A FERVANT UNCLE SAM DIRECTING AMERICAN TROOPS TO THE FIGHT 
38 STARS ON A CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, ARRANGED IN AN EXTREMELY INTERESTING VERSION OF A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT INCORPORATES A DISTINCT SALTIRE, A BEAUTIFUL HOMEMADE FLAG OF THE 1876-1889 PERIOD, REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD 

 


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