Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

"WE MOURN OUR LOSS": SILK, 1865, ABRAHAM LINCOLN MOURNING RIBBON WITH AN EAGLE, PERCHED ON A FEDERAL SHIELD, BENEATH 13 STARS 
32 STARS, COMMEMORATING MINNESOTA STATEHOOD, CA 1892 – 1926, A VERY RARE FLAG, IN A SMALL SIZE, WITH AN HOURGLASS OR "GLOBAL ROWS" CONFIGURATION 
ANTIQUE AMERICAN U.S. NAVY JACK WITH 38 HAND-SEWN STARS AND A RARE MAKER'S MARK OF FLAG AND SAILMAKER W. K. HINMAN OF NEW YORK CITY, FLOWN ON THE YACHT "MARY EMMA," THE FIRST OF SUCH CRAFT OWNED BY AMERICAN FINANCIER AND THREE-TIME WINNER OF THE AMERICA'S CUP, C. OLIVER ISELIN; 1876-1877, REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD 
13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF HAND-SEWN STARS ON A DUSTY BLUE CANTON, A SMALL-SCALE EXAMPLE OF THE LATE 19TH CENTURY 
1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION PARADE BANNER WITH OVAL STANDING PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND HIS HORSE ON A GROUND OF RED & WHITE STRIPES 
EXCEPTIONAL PARADE FLAG STYLE BANNER, WITH A LARGE EAGLE AND 13 STARS ABOVE A PORTRAIT OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT, SET WITHIN A RING OF OAK LEAVES & ACORNS; MADE FOR HIS 1912 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 
BURGEE STYLE, SWALLOWTAILED JACK WITH A WREATH OF 5 STARS SURROUNDING A HUGE, 6TH, CENTER STAR, PROBABLY MADE FOR A HUDSON RIVER, PADDLE-WHEEL STEAMER BY ANNIN & COMPANY OF NEW YORK CITY, CIRCA 1866-1880’s 
WWII PERIOD FRENCH FLAG WITH THE CROSS OF LORRAINE, THE SYMBOL OF THE FREE FRENCH, CA 1940-1945 
WWII CZECHOSLOVAKIA NATIONAL FLAG, MADE FOR USE WHEN AMERICAN TROOPS LIBERATED THE TOWN OF SUSICE FROM NAZI GERMANY IN MAY OF 1945 
SILK KERCHIEF WITH A LARGE PORTRAIT OF PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY, FLANKED BY CROSSED PAIRS OF AMERICAN FLAGS, WITH A BORDER OF FLAGS REPRESENTING THE PAN-AMERICAN NATIONS; MADE FOR THE 1901 BUFFALO WORLD'S FAIR, WHERE THE PRESIDENT'S LIFE ENDED IN ASSASSINATION 
BRITISH UNION FLAG ("UNION JACK"), A PRESS-DYED WOOL EXAMPLE, MADE CIRCA 1895-1920’s 
42 STARS, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD 
EARLY 13 STAR SHIP'S FLAG WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL, LOPSIDED OVAL VARIATION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, CA 1840-1860, AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN EXAMPLE WITH BEAUTIFUL FOLK QUALITIES, ONCE BELONGING TO THE LINSLEY & GAY FAMILIES OF CONNECTICUT AND MASSACHUSETTS 
ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT FLAG (ENSIGN) WITH 13 STARS AROUND A CANTED ANCHOR, IN A VERY LARGE SCALE FOR THE FORM, MADE DURING THE LAST DECADE OF THE 19TH CENTURY 
13 STARS IN A RARE TOMBSTONE PATTERN, OR PERHAPS A "U" FOR UNION, ON AN EXCEPTIONAL HAND-SEWN FLAG MADE ENTIRELY OF SILK, DATED JULY 4TH, 1865; ONE OF THE BEST THAT I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED 
48 STARS IN STAGGERED ROWS ON A PARADE FLAG WITH A BRILLIANT, CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, 1896-1918 
VINTAGE CALIFORNIA STATE / BEAR FLAG WITH GOLD SILK FRINGE, CA 1950-60 
13 HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS AND EXPERTLY HAND-SEWN STRIPES ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN PHILADELPHIA BY SARAH M. WILSON, GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER OF BETSY ROSS, SIGNED & DATED 1911 
44 TUMBLING STARS IN AN HOURGLASS PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A GHOSTLY PRESENTATION FROM EXTENSIVE WEAR, REFLECTS WYOMING STATEHOOD, 1890-1896 
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 

 


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