Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A STARBURST CROSS ARRANGEMENT ON A PRUSSIAN BLUE CANTON, ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS THAT EXISTS IN FLAG COLLECTING, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-939

38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A DOUBLE-WREATH CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES AN ENORMOUS CENTER STAR, REFLECTS THE PERIOD OF COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-975

39 STARS IN A LINEAL PATTERN WITH A HUGE, HALOED CENTER STAR AND DYNAMIC VISUAL FEATURES, ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, REFLECTS THE ANTICIPATED ARRIVAL OF COLORADO AND THE DAKOTA TERRITORY

Web ID: 39j-825

41 STARS IN A LINEAL PATTERN WITH OFFSET STARS THAT CREATE A CROSSHATCH IN THE CORNERS AND CENTER, ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY, REFLECTS MONTANA STATEHOOD IN NOVEMBER, 1889, ACCURATE FOR JUST 3 DAYS

Web ID: 41j-806

43 GILT-PAINTED STARS ON A SILK, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH BULLION FRINGE; REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF IDAHO AS THE 43RD STATE ON JULY 3RD, 1890, ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING AMERICAN FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY

Web ID: 43j-805

43 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING AMERICAN FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF IDAHO IN 1890, ACCURATE FOR JUST 7 DAYS

Web ID: 43j-806

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE 44 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH OVERPRINTED ADVERTISING FOR ONE OF ONLY FIVE AMERICAN OPERAS WRITTEN DURING THE 19TH CENTURY: “SHIP AHOY!”; THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE

Web ID: 44-004

44 STARS CONFIGURED INTO THE LETTERS “U.S.”, PATENTED IN 1890 BY W.R. WASHBURN, ONE OF ONLY FOUR KNOWN SURVIVING EXAMPLES AND ONE OF THE BOLDEST DESIGNS KNOWN TO EXIST IN EARLY FLAGS

Web ID: 44j-816

ONE OF THE THREE EARLIEST BRITISH UNION JACKS THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN PRIVATE HANDS, 1801-1835

Web ID: BRITj-824

THE 15-STAR CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG OF GENERAL LLOYD TILGHMAN, WHO LED THE 3RD KENTUCKY INFANTRY, COMPANY D, CAPTURED AND IMPRISONED AT FORT WARREN IN BOSTON HARBOR, RELEASED IN EXCHANGE FOR UNION GENERAL JOHN REYNOLDS; DEFEATED GRANT AT COFFEYVILLE, KANSAS; KILLED IN ACTION IN VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN AT THE BATTLE OF CHAMPION HILL WHEN STRUCK IN THE CHEST BY A CANNONBALL; THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE I HAVE EVER SEEN ACROSS ALL SOUTHERN CROSS FORMAT BATTLE FLAGS & ONE OF JUST FOUR KNOWN IN THIS RARE S

Web ID: fcj-870

WAR-PERIOD CONFEDERATE FLAG IN THE FIRST NATIONAL PATTERN (a.k.a., STARS & BARS) WITH A CRUDE WREATH OF 7 STARS, IN A SMALL SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, PROBABLY MADE FOR USE AS A MILITARY FLANK MARKER OR CAMP COLORS, CIRCA 1861

Web ID: fcj-917

PATRIOTIC SILK KERCHIEF OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WITH AN ENGRAVED IMAGE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, CROSSED 34 STAR FLAGS, AN EAGLE, AND "UNION FOREVER" SLOGAN

Web ID: ker-205

RARE CIVIL WAR PERIOD FEDERAL STANDARD STYLE FLANK GUIDON OF THE 100TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, HAND-PAINTED AND GILDED ON SILK, 1862-1865

Web ID: ofj-885

PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1868 DEMOCRAT NATIONAL CONVENTION IN NEW YORK CITY

Web ID: pat-244

HAND-PAINTED PATRIOTIC BANNER WITH THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF OREGON AND GREAT FOLK QUALITIES, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1868 DEMOCRAT NATIONAL CONVENTION IN NEW YORK CITY

Web ID: pat-245

HAND-PAINTED PATRIOTIC BANNER WITH THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND GREAT FOLK QUALITIES, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1868 DEMOCRAT NATIONAL CONVENTION IN NEW YORK CITY

Web ID: pat-248

HAND-PAINTED PATRIOTIC BANNER WITH THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND GREAT FOLK QUALITIES HAND-PAINTED PATRIOTIC BANNER WITH THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF OREGON AND GREAT FOLK QUALITIES, PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 1868 DEMOCRAT NATIONAL CONVENTION IN NEW YORK CITY

Web ID: pat-250

STARS & STRIPES PENNANT FROM THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON, AUGUST 28, 1963, WHEN MARTIN LUTHER KING DELIVERED HIS HISTORIC "I HAVE A DREAM" SPEECH

Web ID: pat-251

MASSIVE & COLORFUL CIVIL WAR RECRUITMENT BROADSIDE FOR THE "MANHATTAN RIFLES,” WHICH MUSTERED INTO 43RD AND THE 57TH NEW YORK INFANTRY DIVISIONS IN THE WAR'S OPENING YEAR, EASILY AMONG THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF ITS KIND, 1861

Web ID: pat-363

CIVIL WAR PERIOD OR PRIOR NAVYMAN’S FROCK AND JACK TAR HAT WITH ELABORATE PATRIOTIC AND NAUTICAL DECORATION, LIKELY THE BEST EXAMPLES OF EACH TO HAVE SURVIVED IN PRIVATE HANDS

Web ID: pat-428

 


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