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33 STARS IN A “GREAT STAR” PATTERN, ON A SILK ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE FOR THE 1864 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MADE FOR THE 1864 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND ANDREW JOHNSON, ONE OF THREE KNOWN EXAMPLES IN THIS STYLE



13 STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION ON A SMALL-SCALE, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1895-1926 ERA



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION



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 CIVIL WAR FLAG WITH 34 LARGE STARS, ORIENTED IN ALL DIRECTIONS, ON A RICH, STEEL BLUE CANTON, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD, 1861-63



ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, WITH THE RARE PRESENCE OF A COPPERPLATE-PRINTED EAGLE IN THE CANTON, SET WITHIN A FRACTURED WREATH PATTERN OF 34 STARS AND WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE; REFLECTS THE PERIOD OF KANSAS STATEHOOD, 1861-63



13 HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS AND EXPERTLY HAND-SEWN STRIPES ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN PHILADELPHIA BY SARAH M. WILSON, GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER OF BETSY ROSS, SIGNED & DATED 1911



HAND-PAINTED PATRIOTIC BANNER WITH THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND GREAT FOLK QUALITIES, 1861-1876



30 STAR FLAG OF THE PRE-CIVIL WAR ERA, A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE EXAMPLE WITH A DOUBLE-WREATH CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES A LARGE, HALOED CENTER STAR, WISCONSIN STATEHOOD, 1848-1850



THE EARLIEST SOUTH CAROLINA PALMETTO FLAG IN PRIVATE HANDS, MADE CA 1830-60, WITH BEAUTIFUL COLOR AND A LONE STAR IN PLACE OF A CRESCENT, HANDED DOWN THROUGH THE FAMILY OF GENERAL PHILIP D. COOK (b. 1804, d. 1872) OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA, WHO MUSTERED INTO THE HOLCOMB LEGION OF CHARLESTON AND SERVED IN CONFEDERATE CAVALRY COMPANY B (CONGAREE CAVALIERS); FOUND IN A SLIDE-LID WALNUT BOX ACCOMPANIED BY COOK’S MILITIA EPAULETS, RIDING BOOTS, AND COCKADE WITH A CADET BUTTON FROM THE CITADEL

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CHEST OF FOUR DRAWERS WITH ROBIN’S EGG BLUE PAINTED SURFACE AND SHAKER-LIKE SIMPLICITY, CA 1830-1860, FOUND IN INDIANA



UNUSUAL FORM PIE SAFE WITH LANTERN-STYLE TINS AND STRIKING, TOMATO RED PAINT, CIRCA 1840



QUEEN ANNE PERIOD BLANKET CHEST, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, PROBABLY MASSACHUSETTS, WITH BLACK DECORATION ON A RED GROUND, THAT INCLUDES TWO WHIMSICAL FACES, ca 1740-1760



MAHANTNGO VALLEY PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST WITH UNICORNS



18th CENTURY, NANTUCKET-ORIGIN, STAND-UP BLANKET CHEST, EXUBERANTLY PAINT-DECORATED, OWNED BY THE COFFIN FAMILY AND NICKNAMED "THE TIGER CHEST" BY FAMILY MEMBERS, WHO HANDED IT DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION, CIRCA 1780-90



STAND-UP DESK-ON-FRAME WITH FANTASTIC FORM IN ITS ORIGINAL PAINTED SURFACE, CA 1800-1830



PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST IN YELLOW AND ORANGE PAINT WITH SPONGED DECORATION, STYLIZED LIKE OPPOSING FANS OR SUNBURSTS, CA 1830-1850



PENNSYLVANIA, PAINT-DECORATED AND GILDED SETTEE WITH THE RARE INCLUSION OF BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES, ca 1845-1865



UNUSUAL, SMALL SCALE, PLANK- SEATED, PENNSYLVANIA DECORATED SETTEE WITH A BLACK GROUND AND LYRE (a.k.a. BOOTJACK) BACK SLATS, ca 1870-1890



COUNTRY SHERATON TRANSITIONAL CHEST OF DRAWERS WITH STENCILED AND HAND-PAINTED DECORATION ON A WHITE GROUND, MAINE ORIGIN, CA 1830-50

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EAGLE WEATHERVANE IN A BEAUTIFUL FORM WITH GREAT FOLK PRESENCE, POSSIBLY MADE BY A.L. JEWELL & CO. (1852-1867) OR ITS PREDECESSOR, CUSHING & WHITE / L.W. CUSHING (1867-1870’s), WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS



OVER-SIZED, PAINT-DECORATED BASEBALL BAT, PRESENTED TO "J. WHIPPLE" OF THE "ERIE BASEBALL CLUB," CA 1858-1870's



NATIVE AMERICAN BEADED BLANKET STRIP, BUFFALO HIDE, NORTHERN CHEYENNE OR LAKOTA SIOUX, WESTERN MONTANA / EASTERN MINNESOTA, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY



SUBSTANTIAL ROSEWOOD CANE WITH A HAND-CARVED BUFFALO HEAD, CA 1940



LEATHER FIREMAN'S PARADE BELT WITH THE WORD "LIBERTY" IN WHITE ON A RED GROUND, BLOOMSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, CA 1900



MASONIC SHELF FROM THE SHOP OF MASTER EAGLE CARVER JOHN HALEY BELLAMY, 1866-1890, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS



EARLY QUILL WEATHERVANE WITH EXCEPTIONAL FORM AND ORIGINAL SURFACE, CA 1850-1870



EAGLE FORM POLITICAL PARADE TORCH FROM THE 1860 or 1864 CAMPAIGN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN



ANTI-WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE PIN CUSHION, MADE OF VELVETEEN AND HAND-PAINTED, ENGLISH, CIRCA 1880-1910, EXCEPTIONALLY RARE



NATIVE AMERICAN “GOOD LUCK” HORSESHOE BEADWORK WHIMSEY, DATED 1909, IROQUOIS, UPSTATE, NEW YORK

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HOOKED RUG WITH ELONGATED EAGLE, BEAUTIFUL COLORS AND GRAPHICS, CA 1876-1890



WOOL HORSE BLANKET IN CHOCOLATE BROWN, MUSTARD, GREEN, AND SALMON, MADE BY NORTHERN OHIO BLANKET MILLS (CLEVELAND), LATE 19TH CENTURY



OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING OF THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ca 1868-1880's



BLUE & YELLOW "SNOWFLAKE" PARCHEESI GAMEBOARD, CA 1875



AMERICAN CHECKER BOARD WITH GREAT POLYCHROME PAINTED SURFACE IN BRILLIANT LIPSTICK RED AND BLACK, CA 1870-1880



AMERICAN PARCHEESI BOARD WITH GREAT POLYCHROME PAINTED SURFACE IN CRIMSON RED AND BLACK, CA 1870



NAÏVE MAP OF AMERICA, CRAYON OR PASTEL ON MUSLIN, CA 1920-30, WITH A MYRIAD OF INTERESTING GEOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC IMAGERY



TWO-DOOR MAINE JELLY CUPBOARD, IN OXBLOOD RED PAINT, WITH EXCEPTIONAL PATINA, ca 1830



RARE SWIVELING WINDSOR STOOL IN BLACK PAINT, CA 1820-1840



TRADE SIGN: RELIABLE BROOM FACTORY, ca 1890-1920

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42 STARS, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD



VINTAGE CALIFORNIA STATE "BEAR FLAG" WITH ENDEARING WEAR, CIRCA 1960-1980



U.S. NAVY COMMISSION PENNANT WITH 7 STARS, IN A SELDOM-ENCOUNTERED SCALE, CIRCA 1899 -1915



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION



COMBINATION MARINE CORPS BUGLE, SASH, AND BANNER, WWII ERA (1941-1945), BUGLECRAFT, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK



38 STAR FLAG WITH "DANCING" OR "TUMBLING" STARS, MADE OF SILK, WITH GENEROUS SCALE AND VIVID COLORS, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889



46 STARS WITH VARIED STAR POSITIONING ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, 1907-1912, REFLECTS OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD



TRIANGULAR, YELLOW, SUFFRAGETTE PENNANT WITH VIOLET "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, A BLACK BINDING & TIES, AND A GOLD PIN-BACK AFFIXED TO THE HOIST END, CA 1910-1920



WWII AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN ELONGATED PROFILE, A SKY BLUE CANTON, AND 48 SIX-POINTED STARS WITH STAR-OF-DAVID PROFILES; PROBABLY MADE IN FRANCE OR BELGIUM TO WELCOME U.S. TROOPS FOLLOWING LIBERATION FROM THE GERMANS, CIRCA 1944, AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE



44 STAR FLAG WITH BEAUTIFULLY HAND-SEWN STARS IN AN HOURGLASS PATTERN ON A SOLDIER BLUE CANTON, AN ANTIQUE EXAMPLE; REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF WYOMING 1890-1896