Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

WWII LIBERATION FLAG WITH 48 HASTILY SEWN STARS ON A BEAUTIFUL, CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, FOUND BEHIND A CABINET IN A PARIS BASEMENT, MADE TO WELCOME U.S. TROOPS IN FRANCE FOLLOWING LIBERATION FROM THE GERMANS IN 1944, A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE WITH ENDEARING WEAR 
THE EARLIEST FLAG OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS THAT I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED, MADE DURING THE MONARCHY, WITHIN THE PERIOD OF BRITISH PROTECTORATE, PRODUCED BY HORSTMANN & BROTHERS COMPANY IN PHILADELPHIA FOR DISPLAY AT THE 1876 CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 
RARE SUFFRAGETTE ARMBAND IN GOLDEN YELLOW FELT, THE ONLY EXAMPLE I HAVE ENCOUNTERED THAT WAS PURPOSEFULLY SEAMED, LIKELY BY THE MAKER; GOLDEN YELLOW & BLACK FELT, MADE CIRCA 1912-20 
38 STARS IN A NOTCHED, CROSSHATCH PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE BY THE U.S. BUNTING COMPANY IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD; EX-WHITNEY SMITH COLLECTION (THE MAN WHO COINED THE TERM VEXILLOLOGY) 
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 
FLAG OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, WHICH BECAME THE TEXAS STATE FLAG, MADE CIRCA 1920 – 1950 
44 STARS IN ZIGZAGGING ROWS ON A SMALL SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN ATTRACTIVE, ELONGATED PROFILE, WYOMING STATEHOOD, 1890-1896 
27 STARS IN A BROKEN OR IRREGULAR MEDALLION, ON A MEXICAN WAR PERIOD GUIDON OR CAMP COLORS, A TINY HAND-SEWN FLAG AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, IN AN EXTREMELY RARE STAR COUNT THAT REFLECTS FLORIDA STATEHOOD, OFFICIAL FOR ONLY ONE YEAR, 1845-46 
13 STAR AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, FEATURING THREE SIZES OF WHIMSICALLY SHAPED STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION 
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 
SPECTACULAR 34 STAR FLAG WITH AN EXTREMELY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL DIAMOND CONFIGURATION, AND AN APPLIED BANNER WITH A STENCILED PATRIOTIC SLOGAN, AMONG THE BEST EXAMPLES I HAVE EVER OWNED, KANSAS STATEHOOD, OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63 
38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE DURING THE PERIOD WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889, WITH PENCILED INSCRIPTION FROM THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETY OF CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR (YPSCE), EX-RICHARD PIERCE COLLECTION OF AMERICAN FLAGS, ILLUSTRATED IN HIS BOOK "THE STARS & THE STRIPES" 
46 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, 1907-1912, REFLECTS OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD 
46 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, 1907-1912, REFLECTS OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD 
BRITISH UNION FLAG ("UNION JACK") OF THE WWI - WWII ERA, MADE BY JOHN EDGINGTON IN LONDON 
43 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG REFLECTING IDAHO STATEHOOD, ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING AMERICAN FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY; A MASTERPIECE OF EARLY FLAG-MAKING WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL STARBURST MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, CIRCA 1890 
OUTSTANDING CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC QUILT IN A DIAMOND-IN-A-SQUARE PATTERN SOURCED FROM PETERSON'S MAGAZINE, JULY 1861, MODIFIED BY THE MAKER TO INCLUDE 35 STARS AROUND THE PERIMETER AND A SOUTHERN-EXCLUSIONARY COUNT OF 20 STARS IN THE CENTER, 1863-1864 
45 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH ITS STARS ARRANGED IN A NOTCHED PATTERN, 1896-1908, UTAH STATEHOOD 
33 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A DOUBLE WREATH STAR CONFIGURATION, PRESS-DYED ON WOOL BUNTING, PROBABLY MADE FOR MILITARY USE AS CAMP COLORS OR A GUIDON, ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD, 1863-1865 
34 STARS ON A CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, ARRANGED IN A BEAUTIFUL VARIANT OF THE "GREAT STAR" PATTERN, ON AN ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN ANTIQUE AMERICAN MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, IN AN EXTREMELY SMALL AND DESIRABLE SCALE FOR THE PERIOD 

 


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