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30 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE PRE-CIVIL WAR ERA, RARE AND BEAUTIFUL, WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT FEATURES A HALOED CENTER STAR, WISCONSIN STATEHOOD, 1848-1850



EXCEPTIONAL RED CROSS BANNER WITH GREAT GRAPHICS AND SLOGAN, WWI (U.S. INVOLVEMENT 1917-18)



ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 29 WHIMSICAL STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, IOWA STATEHOOD, PRE-CIVIL WAR, 1846-1848



39 STARS WITH BOTH DANCING AND CANTED POSITIONING, ALTERNATING FROM ROW-TO-ROW, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG LIKELY MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, REFLECTS THE ANTICIPATED ARRIVAL OF THE DAKOTA TERRITORY



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



38 WHIMSICAL STARS, WITH 6-POINTED PROFILES, SIMILAR TO THE STAR OF DAVID, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CENTENNIAL ERA; A REMARKABLE SPECIMEN, ONE-OF-A-KIND AMONG KNOWN EXAMPLES, REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889



SILK KERCHIEF WITH A LARGE PORTRAIT OF PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY, FLANKED BY CROSSED PAIRS OF AMERICAN FLAGS, WITH A BORDER OF FLAGS REPRESENTING THE PAN-AMERICAN NATIONS; MADE FOR THE 1901 BUFFALO WORLD'S FAIR, WHERE THE PRESIDENT'S LIFE ENDED IN ASSASSINATION



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



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



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE; AN EXTREMELY SCARCE EXAMPLE WITH NICE FOLK QUALITIES

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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



WYTHE COUNTY, VIRGINIA PIE SAFE WITH ITS ORIGINAL, OXBLOOD RED PAINT AND CIRCULAR TINS BEARING WREATHS OF PRETZELS AROUND 6-POINTED STARS; AN ESPECIALLY EARLY EXAMPLE, FROM THE MOST DESIRABLE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF THE FORM, CA 1820-1830



SPLAY-LEG, COUNTRY HEPPLEWHITE DOUGH TABLE, IN SALMON RED AND BLACK PAINT, WITH A DOVETAILED CASE AND GENEROUS PROPORTIONS, 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



SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NEW YORK STATE BLANKET CHEST, 1820-30



MID-19TH CENTURY, PLANK SEAT, PAINT-DECORATED SETTEE IN APPLE GREEN WITH BELL FLOWERS, GRAPES & FLORA, 1845-1865



SET OF 6, OCHRE WHITE / PUTTY-COLORED, PLANK-SEATED, LYRE BACK, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS WITH STRONG DECORATION, CA 1840-1860

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



KIDS' BATWING LEATHER CHAPS WITH HORSESHOES, SILVER-PLATED CONCHOS AND STUDS, ca 1930-40



COLORFUL, LITHOGRAPHED POSTER FROM COL. TIM McCOY’S “WILD WEST SHOW & ROUGH RIDERS OF THE WORLD” EXTRAVAGANZA, DEPICTING “THE INDIAN VILLAGE,” 1936-1938



RED BANDANNA WITH IMAGES OF PLAYING CARDS, LATE 19TH CENTURY, EXTRAORDINARILY UNUSUAL AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS TEXTILE THAT I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED



PATRIOTIC FLOUR BARRELL LID ADVERTISING "OUR BRAND, SILVER LEAF PATENT" FOM THE HOLLY MILLING CO., MADE BY E.W. BAILEY & CO., MONTPELIER, VT, CA 1898



CARVED EAGLE BY GEORGE STAPF, HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, AN UNUSUALLY FINE EXAMPLE WITH A STAR IN ITS BEAK AND A SHIELD IN RELIEF ON ITS BREAST WITH THE WORD "LIBERTY," FEATURES UNIQUE TO THIS CARVING, 1890-WWI



EXCEPTIONAL PATRIOTIC SCHERENSCHNITTE (PAPER CUTTING), IN THE STYLE OFTEN ATTRIBUTED TO ISAAC STIEHLY, ENTITLED “LIBERTY,” WITH IMAGERY THAT INCLUDES AN AMERICAN EAGLE WITH A 14-STAR, 13-STRIPE FLAG IN ITS BEAK, A RATTLESNAKE, AND SNOWFLAKE MEDALLIONS, CA 1830-1850



19TH CENTURY AMERICAN PARCHEESI BOARD IN FOUR COLORS, WITH GREAT SURFACE AND INTERESTING GRAPHICS, CA 1850-70



MASTERPIECE QUALITY AMERICAN GAMEBOARD WITH FANCIFULLY PAINTED CHERUBS, CA 1870



EXCEPTIONALLY GRAPHIC AND COLORFUL RACE HORSE GAME WHEEL, MADE BY H.C. EVANS, CHICAGO, CA 1920-50

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EXCEPTIONAL PATRIOTIC CALLIGRAPHY WITH REVOLUTIONARY WAR REFERENCE, MADE SOMETIME BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE



NATIVE AMERICAN BEADED COIN PURSE WITH A FOLKY PATRIOTIC SHIELD ON THE OBVERSE AND A GEOMETRIC REPRESENTATION OF AN ANIMAL ON THE REVERSE, CA 1910-1930



PLAINS INDIAN BEADED COIN PURSE WITH BEAUTIFUL BLUE COLOR, AN AMERICAN PATRIOTIC SHIELD ON THE OBVERSE, AND A FLORAL DESIGN ON THE REVERSE, CA 1880



“WELCOME NUGGET” BRAND TOBBACCO CADDY LABEL WITH MINING SCENE, CA 1880



GIANT FORMAT BUFFALO BILL WILD WEST SHOW POSTER, 1908, STROBRIDGE LITHOGRAPH CO., CINCINNATI & NEW YORK



MAHANTNGO VALLEY PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST WITH UNICORNS



LONG PENNSYLVANIA WATER BENCH WITH HALF-MOON, BOOTJACK FEET AND PUTTY / OCHRE WHITE PAINTED SURFACE, CA 1870-80



EXCEPTIONALLY RARE COMPLETE DECK OF CIVIL WAR PERIOD PATRIOTIC PLAYING CARDS FEATURING 52 UNION GENERALS, PUBLISHED BY MORTIMER NELSON IN NEW YORK, 1863



PAINTED WOODEN MODEL OF A FORD TRI-MOTOR AIRPLANE, EXCELLENT FORM AND SURFACE, Ca 1926-1930's



BOHEMIAN MILK GLASS MUG WITH AN EAGLE, 13 STARS, AND THE CAPTION “LIBERTY”, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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TRIANGULAR FELT SUFFRAGETTE PENNANT WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT AND WEAR FROM OBVIOUS LONG-TERM USE, 1910-20



45 STARS ON AN ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE DENIM BLUE CANTON, A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A COTTON BUNTING FLAG OF THIS PERIOD, 1896-1908, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA, UTAH STATEHOOD



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



45 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG OF THE 1896-1908 PERIOD, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA, REFLECTS UTAH STATEHOOD



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



CALIFORNIA "BEAR" FLAG WITH A 1912 INSCRIPTION, JUST ONE YEAR AFTER THE DESIGN WAS OFFICIALLY ADOPTED AS THE STATE FLAG, AND THE EARLIEST DATED EXAMPLE THAT I HAVE EVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE, SIGNED “D & M Co”



RARE 13 STAR PARADE FLAG DATING TO THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-65) OR PRIOR, WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL SNOWFLAKE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF 13 STARS



SUFFRAGETTE TROLLEY POSTER WITH EXCEPTIONAL "DANCE WITH YOU, MARRY YOU, VOTE WITH YOU..." SLOGAN, AND IN THE TRADITIONAL SUFFRAGE COLORS, MADE IN NEW YORK FOR A CONSORTIUM OF SUFFRAGE ORGANIZATIONS, HEADQUARTERED IN EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY



IRONSTONE PLATE WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, MADE JOHN MADDOCK & SONS FOR SUFFRAGIST AVA BELMONT FOR MARBLE HOUSE, HER FAMOUS ESTATE IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, CA 1914



48 STAR VINTAGE AMERICAN FLAG WITH "VICTORY AT WAKE ISLAND" AND "U.S. MARINE CORPS" OVERPRINTS, MADE TO CELEBRATE THE TRIUMPHANT DEFENSE OF THIS REMOTE AMERICAN BASE AGAINST REPEATED JAPANESE ATTACKS IN 1941, AT THE OUTSET OF WWII