Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

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

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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 MADE AT THE TIME WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889

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38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE INDIAN WARS PERIOD, A U.S. ARMY REGULATION BATTLE FLAG, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 1876-1889, SIGNED "VARRELL." MADE IN THE ERA WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION

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38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH HAND-SEWN STARS IN AN 8-7-8-7-8 PATTERN OF JUSTIFIED ROWS, MADE IN THE PERIOD WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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RARE REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE FLAG WITH A BLUE EAGLE AMID AN ARCH OF 13 BLUE STARS, ON A WHITE FIELD, AND AN UNUSUAL COUNT OF 17 VERTICAL RED AND WHITE STRIPES, CA 1880-1895

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SALTILLO SERAPE, MADE circa 1885-1910, IN THE VARY RARE FORM OF THE MEXICAN NATIONAL FLAG; ACQUIRED IN MEXICO BY TEXTILE MANUFACTURING MOGUL AND BANKER, A.L. WILLISTON (1834-1915) AND HIS WIFE, SARAH (1839-1912), OF NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS

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