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HAND-PAINTED SILK BANNER, MADE FOR THE PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER OF A TEMPERANCE ORGANIZATION IN 1851, REPAINTED FOR THE 1860 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF JOHN BELL OF TENNESSEE AND EDWARD EVERETTE OF MASSACHUSETTS, WHO RAN AGAINST ABRAHAM LINCOLN ON THE INDEPENDENT CONSTITUTIONAL UNION TICKET



44 STARS ON A LARGE SCALE PARADE FLAG, WYOMING STATEHOOD, 1890-1896, RARE IN THIS PERIOD WITH A WREATH CONFIGURATION



15 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE EITHER TO CELEBRATE KENTUCKY STATEHOOD, OR TO GLORIFY THE SOUTH, 1861-1865, A VERY RARE EXAMPLE WITH GREAT FOLK QUALITIES



GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES IN OIL ON WOODEN PANEL, A FINE AND COLORFUL EXAMPLE WITH EXCEPTIONAL, ORIGINAL SURFACE, CIRCA 1876-1890



ANTIQUE BRASS SUFFRAGETTE CAR BADGE WITH TEXT THAT READS: "JOIN THE DRIVE" AND "VOTES FOR WOMEN," BRITISH, CA 1905-1914



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



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



TRIANGULAR FELT SUFFRAGETTE PENNANT , UNUSUAL WITH THE SINGULAR WORD "VOTE" INSTEAD OF "VOTES" FOR WOMEN, 1910-20



PRO-UNION CIVIL WAR BROADSIDE WITH SPECTACULAR GRAPHICS THAT INCLUDE A LARGE IMAGE OF WASHINGTON INSIDE A STAR-SHAPED MEDALLION WITH 34 STARS, PHILADELPHIA, 1861-1863



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

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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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GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES IN OIL ON WOODEN PANEL, A FINE AND COLORFUL EXAMPLE WITH EXCEPTIONAL, ORIGINAL SURFACE, CIRCA 1876-1890



ANTIQUE BRASS SUFFRAGETTE CAR BADGE WITH TEXT THAT READS: "JOIN THE DRIVE" AND "VOTES FOR WOMEN," BRITISH, CA 1905-1914



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



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

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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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SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 31 STARS ARRANGED IN THE "GREAT STAR" PATTERN; ITS CANTON RESTING THE WAR STRIPE, 1850- 1858, CALIFORNIA STATEHOOD



YELLOW SUFFRAGETTE SASH RIBBON MADE FOR CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT'S "WOMAN SUFFRAGE PARTY" OF NEW YORK CITY, CA 1912-20



YELLOW FELT SUFFRAGETTE FLAG, MADE FOR CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT'S "WOMAN SUFFRAGE PARTY" OF NEW YORK CITY, CA 1912-20, THE ONLY EXAMPLE THAT I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED, CA 1910-20, FOUND WITH A LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE HEADQUARTERS OF PHILADELPHIA



LARGE TRIANGULAR SUFFRAGETTE PENNANT WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT AND TWO 1915 PENNSYLVANIA SUFFRAGE PINBACKS



35 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, IN A DESIRABLE SMALL SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, REFLECTS THE TIME DURING WHICH WEST VIRGINIA WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1863-1865



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



COLORADO STATE FLAG, MADE BY ANNIN & COMPANY IN NEW YORK CITY, CA 1935-1944, FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF FLAG EXPERT WHITNEY SMITH, THE MAN WHO COINED THE TERM VEXILLOLOGY



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 1908



46 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, SIGNED BY THE MAKER, M.G. COPELAND OF WASHINGTON, D.C., 1907-1912, OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD



34 STARS, CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-63), AN UNUSUAL EXAMPLE WITH WOVEN STRIPES AND PRESS-DYED STARS, POSSIBLY MADE IN NEW YORK BY THE ANNIN COMPANY, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD: