Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

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 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 EXTREMELY RARE DOUBLE-WREATH CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES A SQUARE OF FOUR STARS BOTH INSIDE AND OUT, ON A BEAUTIFUL, CORNFLOWER BLUE CANON THAT RESTS ON THE BLOOD STRIPE, HAVING A WIDE, OXBLOOD RED HOIST AND STRIPES OF THE SAME UNUSUAL COLOR; A STRIKING, HOMEMADE FLAG, FOUND IN WEST VIRGINIA AND WITH VERBAL HISTORY AS TO HAVING BEEN MADE THERE; REFLECTS THE PERIOD OF COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1162

38 STARS IN A "NOTCHED" PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A DUSTY BLUE CANTON; LEAVES SPACE FOR MORE WESTERN TERRITORIES THAT HAD NOT YET JOINED THE UNION; REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889

Web ID: 38j-1169

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 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

44 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE OF SILK, WITH GILT-PAINTED STARS & LETTERS THAT DESIGNATE A CHAPTER OF THE JUNIOR ORDER OF UNITED AMERICAN MECHANICS, A PATRIOTIC FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA IN 1853; MADE DURING THE PERIOD WHEN WYOMING WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, circa 1890-1896

Web ID: 44j-815

44 STARS CONFIGURED INTO THE LETTERS “U.S.”, PATENTED IN 1890 BY W.R. WASHBURN, ONE OF ONLY FOUR KNOWN SURVIVING EXAMPLES & ONE OF THE VERY BEST DESIGNS KNOWN TO EXIST ACROSS EARLY AMERICAN FLAGS OF ALL PERIODS

Web ID: 44j-816

45 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH BEAUTIFUL, ELONGATED PROPORTIONS AND GENEROUS SCALE, 1896-1908, UTAH STATEHOOD, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA

Web ID: 45j-1002

47 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH ZIGZAGGING ROWS, AN EXTREMELY SCARCE EXAMPLE, IN AN UNUSUALLY MANAGEABLE SIZE AMONG ITS KNOWN COUTERPARTS; AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, 1912, NEW MEXICO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 47j-009

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

Web ID: BRITj-824

TIFFANY-MADE, CHENNILE-EMBROIDERED, SILK FLAG FEATURING THE SEAL OF NEW YORK, MADE FOR THE 1ST REGIMENT NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD, PROBABLY BETWEEN THE 1876 CENTENNIAL AND THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR (1898)

Web ID: ofj-838

EXCEPTIONAL NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE FLAG WITH A HAND-PAINTED SEAL, SURROUNDED BY 45 HAND-SEWN STARS, MADE BY LAMPRELL & MARBLE, BOSTON, CA 1896-1907

Web ID: ofj-847

NATIONAL TRICOLOR FLAG OF ITALY WITH THE SHIELD AND CROSS DEVICE IN THE CENTER PALE, WWII ERA, ca 1940-1945

Web ID: ofj-941

CANADIAN RED ENSIGN WITH THE ARMS OF CANADA, IN THE DESIGN ADOPTED IN 1922, IN USE UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 1957; THIS EXAMPLE LIKELY MADE circa 1920’s – 1940’s

Web ID: ofj-988