Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

CONFEDERATE 1st NATIONAL (STARS & BARS) PATTERN BIBLE FLAG WITH 8 EMBROIDERED STARS AND EXTRAORDINARY VISUAL PRESENCE; PROBABLY MADE BETWEEN APRIL AND MAY OF 1861, REFLECTS VIRGINIA SECESSION, FOUND AMONG THE EFFECTS OF ALFRED BELLARD OF THE 5TH NEW JERSEY

Web ID: fcj-873

THE 15-STAR CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG OF GENERAL LLOYD TILGHMAN OF MARYLAND & KENTUCKY [KILLED AT VICKSBURG], ONE OF ONLY FOUR SUCH FLAGS KNOWN IN THIS STAR COUNT, AN EXQUISITE EXAMPLE OF BOTH HISTORIC AND GRAPHIC IMPORTANCE

Web ID: fcj-870

CONFEDERATE, SOUTHERN CROSS, BATTLE-STYLE PARADE FLAG WITH A RARE 1935 OVERPRINT IN GOLD LEAF FOR A 1935 REUNION OF THE UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS (UCV) IN AMARILLO, TEXAS

Web ID: fcb-003

WWII VINTAGE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 48 STARS AND ENDEARING WEAR FROM OBVIOUS LONG-TERM USE, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN MARKED "No. 11"

Web ID: 48j-990

48 STAR U.S. NAVY JACK, MADE AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, DURING WWII, DATED 1943

Web ID: 48j-1024

46 STAR U.S. MILITARY CAMP COLORS, PRESS-DYED ON WOOL BUNTING, MADE BY HORSTMANN, PHILADELPHIA, SIGNED AND DATED 1909, ON ITS REMARKABLE, ORIGINAL STAFF

Web ID: 46j-882

44 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN EXAGGERATEDLY TALL AND NARROW CANTON, ON A U.S. ARMY REGULATION BATTLE FLAG MADE DURING THE LATE INDIAN WARS PERIOD, REFLECTS THE RECENT ADDITION OF WYOMING TO THE UNION, 1890-1896

Web ID: 44j-905

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

Web ID: 38j-1115

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 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, MADE BY ANNIN IN NEW YORK CITY; DESCENDED IN THE FAMILY OF MAJOR CHARLES HARROD BOYD OF PORTLAND, MAINE, A SURVEYOR ENGINEER FOR BOTH THE U.S. NAVY UNDER COMMODORE DUPONT, AND THE U.S. ARMY UNDER GENERALS J.G. BERNARD, W. L. ELLIOTT, AND GEORGE H. THOMAS; THE STAR COUNT REFLECTS NEVADA STATEHOOD, 1864-67

Web ID: 36j-928

36 STARS IN THE "GREAT STAR" OR "GREAT LUMINARY" PATTERN ON A CIVIL WAR ERA FLAG WITH A DUSTY BLUE CANTON AND A SECTION OF ONE STRIPE SOUVENIRED, 1864-67, NEVADA STATEHOOD

Web ID: 36j-907

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

34 STARS IN 4 ROWS WITH 2 STARS OFFSET AT THE HOIST END, LIKELY A UNION ARMY CAMP COLORS, ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THIS EXACT STYLE, OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1863, REFLECTS THE PERIOD WHEN KANSAS WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION

Web ID: 34j-997

34 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG PEN WIPE / BIBLE FLAG, OPENING YEARS THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF KANSAS AS THE 34TH STATE

Web ID: 34j-978

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

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

U.S. NAVY COMMISSION OR HOMEWARD-BOUND PENNANT WITH 14 STARS, MADE BY E.L. ROWE AND SONS OF GLOUCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, MADE CA 1890-1909, WITH VERBAL HISTORY OF USE IN TEDDY ROOSEVELT'S GREAT WHITE FLEET

Web ID: 14j-810

EXTREMELY RARE U.S. WAR DEPARTMENT COMMISSIONING PENNANT WITH 13 STARS, A REVERSAL OF THE U.S. NAVY COLOR SCHEME, TWENTY-FOUR FEET ON THE FLY, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR - WWI ERA (1898-1917)

Web ID: 13j-1580

ONE OF THE EARLIEST 13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAGS THAT ONE WILL EVER ENCOUNTER, CIRCA 1820's-1840's, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, WITH SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD STARS IN A 4-5-4 ARRANGEMENT, TINY IN SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS

Web ID: 13j-1577

 


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