Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

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

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

31 STARS ON AN EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A RANDOM CONSTELLATION, IN VARIOUS SHAPES AND SIZES, CLUSTERED ABOUT AN ENORMOUS CENTER STAR, WITH A COMPLIMENT OF 10 STRIPES; A MASTERPIECE OF EARLY AMERICAN FLAG-MAKING, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD, 1850-1858

Web ID: 31j-853

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

Web ID: 31j-854

32 STARS IN A VERY UNUSUAL NOTCHED VERSION OF THE “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, WITH TWO STARS ABSENT AT THE EXTREME POINTS OF EACH ARM, MADE IN THE PERIOD WHEN MINNESOTA JOINED THE UNION AS THE 32nd STATE; A VERY RARE STAR COUNT, OFFICIAL FOR JUST ONE YEAR, AND ACCURATE FOR JUST NINE MONTHS, 1858-59

Web ID: 32j-811

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

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 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 IN AN OUTSTANDING OVAL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, ON A NARROW CANTON THAT RESTS ON THE 6TH STRIPE, A HOMEMADE, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD

Web ID: 34j-976

35 STARS, PROBABLY A CIVIL WAR CAMP COLORS, WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD, 1863-1865, ONE OF A TINY HANDFUL OF PRESS-DYED WOOL FLAGS WITH A RANDOM CONFIGURATION OF STARS

Web ID: 35-013

33 STARS, LATER UPDATED TO 35, WITH A RARE AND INTERESTING DIAMOND CONFIGURATION, ACCOMPANIED BY HAND-WRITTEN NOTES THAT RECORD IT AS HAVING BEEN FLOWN IN CELEBRATION OF WARTIME VICTORIES, AS WELL AS TO MOURN THE DEATH OF THREE PRESIDENTS, MADE BY MRS. JOHN DUNN OF MILES GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA (ERIE COUNTY) , IN 1861

Web ID: 35j-821

35 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, IN A DESIRABLE SMALL SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, WITH A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL "SNOWBALL MEDALLION"; LIKELY MADE IN BALTIMORE BY SAILMAKER JABEZ LOANE; REFLECTS THE TIME WHEN WEST VIRGINIA WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1863-1865

Web ID: 35j-895

36 STAR PARADE FLAG, MADE FOR THE 1868 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT, WITH GOOD SCALE, LARGE TEXT, AND WITH A RARE "GREAT-STAR-IN-A-WREATH" CONFIGURATION

Web ID: 36j-927

36 EIGHT-POINTED STARS IN MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, ON AN OCEAN BLUE CANTON THAT RESTS ON THE WAR STRIPE; A SPECTACULAR CIVIL WAR PERIOD FLAG FROM THE TINCLAD GUNBOAT "GENERAL GRANT," THAT SERVED ON THE TENNESSEE RIVER IN DEFENSE OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Web ID: 36j-929

36 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG & MATCHING 6 STAR HOMEWARD BOUND PENNANT, (NEVADA STATEHOOD), 1864-1867

Web ID: 36j-934

36 STARS IN THE "GREAT STAR" OR "GREAT LUMINARY" PATTERN, ON A MERINO WOOL FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA WITH BEAUTIFUL SCARLET AND ROYAL BLUE COLOR AND WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE "WAR STRIPE," REFLECTS NEVADA STATEHOOD, 1864-67

Web ID: 36j-935

A MASTERPIECE AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES: AMAZINGLY GRAPHIC FLAG WITH 37 SIX-POINTED STARS IN A SPECTACULAR DOUBLE-WREATH STYLE MEDALLION, POSSIBLY WITH A PRO-UNION MESSAGE, INSCRIBED WITH THE INTIALS "A.P." AND THE NAME "PURSEL." NEBRASKA STATEHOOD, 1867-1876

Web ID: 37j-839

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 37 STARS ON A CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, ARRANGED IN A UNIQUE “GREAT STAR” OR “GREAT LUMINARY” CONFIGURATION, INCORPORATED INTO A RECTANGULAR MEDALLION; A HOMEMADE EXAMPLE, MADE DURING THE ERA OF AMERICAN RECONSTRUCTION; REFLECTS NEBRASKA STATEHOOD, 1867-1876

Web ID: 37j-853

38 WHIMSICAL STARS, WITH 6-POINTED PROFILES, SIMILAR TO THE STAR OF DAVID, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CENTENNIAL ERA; A REMARKABLE SPECIMEN, ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1118

ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 10-POINTED STARS THAT SPELL “1776 – 1876”, MADE FOR THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, ONE OF THE MOST GRAPHIC OF ALL EARLY EXAMPLES

Web ID: 38j-1138

 


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