Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

34 STARS IN 4 ROWS WITH 2 STARS OFFSET AT THE HOIST END, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG LIKELY PRODUCED FOR MILITARY FUNCTION, AS UNION ARMY CAMP COLORS; ONE OF JUST A TINY HANDFUL THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THIS EXACT STYLE, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD, OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1863

Web ID: 34j-1019

34 STARS IN A "GREAT STAR" PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH A BRILLIANT, ROYAL BLUE CANTON, MADE OF SILK; OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34j-1021

34 STARS ARRANGED IN A BEAUTIFUL RENDITION OF THE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH OFFSET WREATHS AND A LARGE CENTER STAR, MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1863, AND ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34j-954

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

34 NEEDLEWORK STARS ON A TINY, HAND-SEWN, SILK AMERICAN FLAG, AT ONE TIME SEWN INTO A QUILT MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34j-992

35 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD, 1863-65

Web ID: 35j-875

35 STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR, ON ITS ORIGINAL WOODEN STAFF, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD, 1863-65

Web ID: 35j-888

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 36 STARS ON A CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, CIVIL WAR ERA, 1864-1867, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF NEVADA AS THE 36TH STATE; A GREAT FOLK EXAMPLE WITH HAPHAZARD ROWS OF STARFISH-LIKE STARS

Web ID: 36j-833

36 STARS IN A RARE “GREAT STAR-IN-A-WREATH” PATTERN, WITH 2 OUTLIERS IN EACH CORNER AND A BIG CENTER STAR, ONE OF THE BEST DESIGNS IN ALL OF FLAG COLLECTING, 1864-1867, NEVADA STATEHOOD, CIVIL WAR ERA, FOUND AT NORMANDY FARM, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Web ID: 36j-841

36 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH ITS STARS ARRANGED IN THE "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, ON A DUSTY BLUE CANTON, AND THE FLY END OF THE LAST STRIPE SOUVENIRED; MADE circa 1864-67, CIVIL WAR ERA; LIKELY BELONGING TO CAPTAIN H.R. JENNINGS OF THE 21ST CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, KILLED AT PETERSBURG

Web ID: 36j-907

38 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A "NOTCHED" PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH BEAUTIFUL WEAR FROM HAVING BEEN EXTENSIVELY FLOWN, MADE AT THE TIME WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1143

38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE “GREAT-STAR-IN-A-WREATH” CONFIGURATION AND ENDEARING WEAR FROM OBVIOUS LONG-TERM USE, 1876-1889, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF COLORADO TO THE UNION

Web ID: 38j-1153

38 HAND-SEWN STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG IN AN EXTRAORDINARILY TINY SCALE AMONG ITS PIECED-AND-SEWN COUNTERPARTS, MADE AT THE TIME WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889; PROBABLY MADE BY THE ANNIN COMPANY IN NEW YORK CITY, SIGNED BY MEMBERS OF THE GRIMES & JOHNSON FAMILIES OF CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK

Web ID: 38j-1158

38 STARS IN A RARE AND STRIKING CIRCLE-IN-A-SQUARE MEDALLION, WITH AN ENORMOUS CENTER STAR, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION BY HORSTMANN BROTHERS OF PHILADELPHIA, A MAJOR MILITARY OUTFITTER

Web ID: 38j-1161

38 CANTED STARS IN STAGGERED ROWS, ON A CLAMP-DYED, WOOL, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE BY THE HORSTMANN BROTHERS IN PHILADELPHIA, ALMOST CERTAINLY FOR DISPLAY AT THE 1876 CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION; A VERY RARE EXAMPLE WITH STRONG COLORS AND GREAT TEXTURE; REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 38j-1163

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

Web ID: 44j-818

44 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH A TRIPLE WREATH FORM OF THE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, RARE IN THIS PERIOD WITH A CIRCULAR STAR ARRANGEMENT, 1890-1896, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF WYOMING TO THE UNION

Web ID: 44j-913

46 STAR U.S. MILITARY CAMP COLORS, PRESS-DYED ON WOOL BUNTING, MADE BY HORSTMANN, PHILADELPHIA, SIGNED AND DATED 1909, ON ITS REMARKABLE, ORIGINAL STAFF

Web ID: 46j-882

46 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG IN AN EXCEPTIONALLY SMALL SCALE AMONG ITS PIECED-AND-SEWN COUNTERPARTS, REFLECTS OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD, CIRCA 1907-1912:

Web ID: 46j-904

RARE & BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH IMAGES OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND HIS GREAT WHITE FLEET, 1907-1909, EX-RICHARD PIERCE COLLECTION

Web ID: 46j-906

 


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