Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
 

RARE AND EARLY YARD GOODS TEXTILE, MADE FOR THE 1829 INAUGRATION OF ANDREW JACKSON, ROLLER PRINTED IN A STRIKING SHADE OF CORNFLOWER BLUE

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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

U.S. NAVY FORMATION PENNANT, MADE AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA DURING WWII, SIGNED AND DATED 1943

Web ID: ofj-902

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

Web ID: ofj-868

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

Web ID: BRITj-824

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

Web ID: 48j-1024

44 STAR JACK, PROBABLY MADE FOR USE ON A PRIVATE YACHT, BUT POSSIBLY FOR U.S. NAVY PURPOSE; POSSIBLY MADE BY J.S. OBERHOLZER OF PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1890-1896; REFLECTS THE PERIOD OF WYOMING STATEHOOD

Web ID: 44j-904

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

ANTIQUE AMERICAN U.S. NAVY JACK WITH 38 HAND-SEWN STARS AND A RARE MAKER'S MARK OF FLAG AND SAILMAKER W. K. HINMAN OF NEW YORK CITY, FLOWN ON THE YACHT "MARY EMMA," THE FIRST OF SUCH CRAFT OWNED BY AMERICAN FINANCIER AND THREE-TIME WINNER OF THE AMERICA'S CUP, C. OLIVER ISELIN; 1876-1877, REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD

Web ID: 38j-1071

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

29 STARS IN A SPECTACULAR, RECTANGULAR MEDALLION WITH 4 STARS INSIDE THE PERIMETER AND A HUGE CENTER STAR ON AN OPEN BLUE EXPANSE; AMONG THE RAREST OF ALL KNOWN STAR COUNTS ON PIECED-AND-SEWN EXAMPLES, IOWA STATEHOOD, 1846-48, MEXICAN WAR PERIOD

Web ID: 29j-816

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

ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT FLAG (ENSIGN) WITH 13 STARS SURROUNDING A CANTED ANCHOR, AN ATTRACTIVE, ELONGATED EXAMPLE WITH AN OFF-SET DEVICE, CIRCA 1905 – 1920

Web ID: 13j-1587

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

ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT ENSIGN WITH 13 SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD, HAND-SEWN STARS & CANTED ANCHOR, A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE WITH ENDEARING WEAR, MADE BY ANNIN IN NEW YORK CITY, CIRCA 1870-1885

Web ID: 13j-1579

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

ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 13 STAR, U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, CA 1882-1890

Web ID: 13j-1524

13 STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 LINEAL CONFIGURATION ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN NEW YORK CITY BY JOHN BOYLE & COMPANY, CA 1885-1900, WITH AN UNUSUAL, BLACK-INKED STENCIL ALONG THE HOIST THAT READS “BOYLE’S YACHT SAIL”

Web ID: 13j-1498

13 STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON A UNITED STATES NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN OF EXCEPTIONALLY SMALL SCALE, MADE AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, NEW YORK, SIGNED & DATED 1906

Web ID: 13j-1483

 


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