Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE CALICO "SEVEN SISTERS" QUILT, A PATRIOTIC VARIANT WITH 6-POINTED STARS AND RIVETING VISUAL GRAPHICS, CIRCA 1890-1910 
31 STARS IN A 6-6-7-6-6 LINEAL PATTERN, WITH SCATTERED ORIENTATION, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE OF SILK AND WITH THE BLUE CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858, LIKELY HAND-CARRIED INTO THE CIVIL WAR BY A MILITIA UNIT 
13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A CIRCULAR VERSION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, MADE DURING THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD OR IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER, IN A GREAT SMALL SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS OF THE PERIOD WITH PIECED-AND-SEWN CONSTRUCTION 
EXCEPTIONAL 1821 PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ON CLOTH, IN MULBERRY RED ON A SULFUR YELLOW GROUND, PRODUCED AND DISTRIBUTED BY ROBERT & COLLIN GILLESPIE FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET, AN UNUSUALLY LARGE EXAMPLE AMONG KNOWN VERSIONS OF THIS TEXTILE, IN EXTRAORDINARY CONDITION 
LARGE, SWALLOWTAILED, YELLOW SUFFRAGETTE PENNANT WITH APPLIED LETTERING THAT READS "VOTES FOR WOMEN” DOWN A WIDE BLACK STRIPE, CIRCA 1910-1920 
35 STAR AMERICAN CIVIL WAR FLAG, A SILK CAVALRY GUIDON WITH GILT-PAINTED STARS IN A DOUBLE WREATH ARRANGEMENT, REFLECTS WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD, CIRCA 1863-65; IN AN EXCEPTIONAL STATE OF PRESERVATION 
RARE "FRANCO-ANGLO-AMERICAN" PARADE FLAG, DESIGNED BY ALBERT HEWITT OF MT. VERNON, NY AND PATENTED 1918; MADE TO SUPPORT WORLD DEMOCRACY THROUGH THE WWI ALLIANCE OF THE UNITED STATES, FRANCE, AND BRITAIN 
46 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF ESPECIALLY HIGH QUALITY, WITH ORIGINAL REINFORCEMENTS AND HEAVY D-RINGS ON THE HOIST BINDING, 1907-1912, OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD 
ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT ENSIGN WITH 13 SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD, HAND-SEWN STARS & CANTED ANCHOR, A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE WITH ENDEARING WEAR, MADE BY ANNIN IN NEW YORK CITY, CIRCA 1870-1885 
13 STAR FLAG WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF HAND-SEWN STARS ON A DUSTY BLUE CANTON; A SMALL-SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE LATE 19TH CENTURY: 
37 STARS IN A WHIMSICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" PATTERN WITH A STAR BETWEEN EACH ARM, ON A HAND-SEWN FLAG IN A REMARKABLY TINY SCALE FOR THE PERIOD, PROBABLY 1867-1876, NEBRASKA STATEHOOD, AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE 
EXTREMELY RARE ABRAHAM LINCOLN MOURNING FLAG, WITH HIS PORTRAIT IN THE STRIPED FIELD; PRINTED ON PAPER, SIGNED “LYBRAND,” 1865 
13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF STARS; A SMALL-SCALE EXAMPLE, MADE CIRCA 1895-1926 
1860 ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAG WITH 33 STARS IN AN EXTREMELY UNUSUAL VARIATION OF A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, EXTREMELY RARE, ONE OF PERHAPS JUST TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES 
33 STARS IN AN INTERESTING VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION, MADE FOR THE 1860 CAMPAIGN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN & HANNIBAL HAMLIN, WITH WHIMSICAL SERPENTINE TEXT 
13 STARS IN THE BETSY ROSS PATTERN, A SCARCE SEWN EXAMPLE IN A DESIRABLE SMALL SCALE, 1900-1930 
13 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE FOR USE BY CIVIL WAR VETERANS AT THE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, WITH A RELATIONSHIP TO THE STORY OF GINNIE WADE 
ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT FLAG (ENSIGN) WITH 13 STARS SURROUNDING A CANTED ANCHOR, AN ATTRACTIVE, ELONGATED EXAMPLE WITH AN OFF-SET DEVICE, CIRCA 1905 – 1920 
U.S. NAVY COMMISSION OR HOMEWARD-BOUND PENNANT WITH 14 STARS, MADE BY E.L. ROWE AND SONS OF GLOUCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, MADE CA 1890-1909, WITH VERBAL HISTORY OF USE IN TEDDY ROOSEVELT'S GREAT WHITE FLEET 
34 HAPHAZARDLY PLACED, HAND-SEWN STARS, IN CRUDE LINEAL ROWS, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD WITH HAND-SEWN STRIPES AND IN A TINY SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, 1861-1863, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF KANSAS AS THE 34TH STATE 

 


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