Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

SPECTACULAR 34 STAR CIVIL WAR FLAG WITH A RARE DIAMOND CONFIGURATION AND AN APPLIED BANNER WITH A STENCILED PATRIOTIC SLOGAN, AMONG THE BEST EXAMPLES I HAVE EVER OWNED, 1861-63

Web ID: 34j-925

34 STARS IN A VERY RARE PATTERN THAT FEATURES A HUGE CENTER STAR IN THE MIDST OF A LINEAL STAR PATTERN, ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1861-63

Web ID: 34j-909

34 STARS ON AN EARLY CIVIL WAR FLAG (1861-1863) WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, AN UNUSUAL ELONGATED FORM; AN ATTRACTIVE SHADE OF BLUE, AND LARGE, MAKE-DO TASSELS

Web ID: 34j-845

34 STARS IN A WHIMSICAL RENDITION OF THE GREAT STAR PATTERN, ON A CIVIL WAR PERIOD FLAG WITH A CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, UPDATED TO 39 STARS IN 1876

Web ID: 34j-841

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

Web ID: 33j-858

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

Web ID: 33j-844

33 GILT-PAINTED STARS IN THREE DIFFERENT SIZES, ARRANGED IN AN INVERTED "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, ON AN ENTIRELY SILK FLAG; AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE, PROBABLY MADE FOR A STATE MILITIA UNIT, PRE-CIVIL WAR THROUGH WAR PERIOD, 1859-1861, OREGON STATEHOOD

Web ID: 33j-841

31 STARS IN A 6-6-7-6-6 LINEAL PATTERN, WITH SCATTERED ORIENTATION, 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

Web ID: 31j-850

31 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ELONGATED, HOMEMADE FLAG WITH A VERTICALLY-ORIENTED CANTON AND EXCEPTIONAL FOLK QUALITIES, PRE-CIVIL WAR, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858

Web ID: 31j-846

CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1860 PRESIDENTIAL RUN OF NORTHERN DEMOCRAT STEPHEN DOUGLAS, WITH 31 STARS IN AN INTERESTING VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION AND BOLD LETTERING IN A SERPENTINE FORMAT, THE ONLY EXAMPLE PRESENTLY KNOWN IN THIS LARGE SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS

Web ID: 31j-845

31 STARS ARRANGED IN A RARE VARIATION OF THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, WITH THE WORD "VIRGINIA" PAINTED IN THE STRIPES, A PRE-CIVIL WAR FLAG, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858, PART OF A SERIES OF THESE FLAGS, THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN USED AT THE WIGWAM CONVENTION (THE 1860 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION) IN CHICAGO

Web ID: 31j-843

31 STARS ARRANGED IN A RARE VARIATION OF THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, WITH THE WORD "CALIFORNIA" PAINTED IN THE STRIPES, A PRE-CIVIL WAR FLAG, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858, PART OF A SERIES OF THESE FLAGS, THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN USED AT THE WIGWAM CONVENTION (THE 1860 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION) IN CHICAGO

Web ID: 31j-830

WWI, BELGIAN-MADE VERSION OF THE STARS & STRIPES WITH 30 CROSS-HATCH STARS, USED TO WELCOME U.S. SOLDIERS INTO THE CITY OF VIRTON, BELGIUM IN 1918, FOLLOWING ITS LIBERATION FROM GERMAN OCCUPATION

Web ID: 30j-805

29 STARS IN A SPECTACULAR CROSS OR STARBURST MEDALLION, ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, PRE-CIVIL WAR, 1846-48, MEXICAN WAR PERIOD, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF IOWA AS THE 29TH STATE

Web ID: 29j-817

29 STARS IN A SPECTACULAR, RECTANGULAR MEDALLION WITH 4 STARS INSIDE THE PERIMETER AND A HUGE CENTER STAR ON AN OPEN BLUE EXPANSE; AMONG THE RAREST OF ALL KNOWN STAR COUNTS ON PIECED-AND-SEWN EXAMPLES, IOWA STATEHOOD, 1846-48, MEXICAN WAR PERIOD

Web ID: 29j-816

27 STARS AND 15 STRIPES ON A HOMEMADE FLAG WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE AND WITH A HIGHLY UNUSUAL FRINGE AND TASSEL; AN EXTREMELY RARE STAR COUNT REFLECTING FLORIDA STATEHOOD, OFFICIAL FOR ONLY ONE YEAR, 1845-1846 ; PROBABLY MADE FOR MILITARY USE BY A MILITIA UNIT DURING THE MEXICAN WAR

Web ID: 27j-802

EXTREMELY RARE, COTTON, ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH 26 STARS, 11 STRIPES, AND ITS CANTON RESTING ON A RED STRIPE; THE EARLIEST KNOWN STAR COUNT FOR PRINTED EXAMPLES, 1837-1846, MICHIGAN STATEHOOD

Web ID: 26j-826

21 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A “GREAT STAR” OR “GREAT LUMINARY” PATTERN, ON AN EXTRAORDINARY SOUTHERN-EXCLUSIONARY FLAG MADE DURING THE CIVIL WAR

Web ID: 21j-805

SILK, CIVIL WAR BATTLE FLAG WITH "GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS" GILT-PAINTED IN WHIMSICAL SERPENTINE TEXT, INSIDE A RING OF 20 STARS THAT EXCLUDES THE SOUTHERN STATES, WITH A FEDERAL EAGLE ON THE REVERSE; DISPLAYED POST-WAR, AT WHICH TIME A PAINTED PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS APPLIED OVER THE UNIT NICKNAME, LIKELY IN 1877, WHEN A GIANT CELEBRATION WAS HELD TO COMMEMORATE THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BENNINGTON (VERMONT), AND HONOR A VISIT OF PRESIDENT RUTHERFORD B. HAYES

Web ID: 20j-806

19 STARS IN AN SPECTACULAR STARBURST MEDALLION UNIQUE TO THIS FLAG, MADE SOMETIME BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE OPENING OF THE 1890'S, EITHER TO REFLECT NORTHERN SYMPATHIES, BY REPRESENTING THE COMPLIMENT OF UNION-SUPPORTING STATES AT THE TIME, OR TO COMMEMORATE INDIANA AS THE 19TH STATE TO JOIN THE UNION

Web ID: 19j-801

 


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