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36 STAR FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA WITH AN EXTREMELY SCARCE STAR CONFIGURATION THAT DISPLAYS A “U” FOR UNION, NEVADA STATEHOOD, 1864-1867



13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF HAND-SEWN STARS ON A DUSTY BLUE CANTON, A SMALL-SCALE EXAMPLE OF THE LATE 19TH CENTURY



48 CROCHETED STARS ON A VERY GRAPHIC, THREE-DIMENSIONAL FLAG MADE FROM SILK RIBBON AND CROCHETED RINGS, WWI ERA (U.S. INVOLVEMENT 1917-18)



44 TUMBLING STARS IN AN HOURGLASS PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A GHOSTLY PRESENTATION FROM EXTENSIVE WEAR, REFLECTS WYOMING STATEHOOD, 1890-1896



27 STARS AND 15 STRIPES ON A HOMEMADE FLAG WITH ITS CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE AND WITH A HIGHLY UNUSUAL FRINGE AND TASSEL; AN EXTREMELY RARE STAR COUNT, MADE DURING THE CIVIL WAR, BOTH TO COMMEMORATE FLORIDA AS THE 27TH STATE AND ILLUSTRATE ITS UNITY WITH THE SOUTH



BOLDLY GRAPHIC AND COLORFUL TEDDY ROOSEVELT TEXTILE, WITH HIS PORTRAIT IN A LARGE HEART AND ROUGH RIDERS ABOVE, MADE TO CELEBRATE HIS RECEIPT OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR PEACE IN 1906



38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, WITH SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING, MADE DURING THE PERIOD WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889



ELABORATE SAILOR’S SOUVENIR EMBROIDERY FROM THE ORIENT WITH A LARGE FEDERAL EAGLE, CROSSED FLAGS, CANNON AND ANCHOR, CA 1896-1907



SOUTH CAROLINA PALMETTO / STATE FLAG, A WONDERFUL, SMALL SCALE, EXAMPLE, PROBABLY MADE FOR EVENTS IN CHARLESTON BETWEEN 1890-1899



42 STARS IN A WAVE CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL COLUMNS, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD

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YELLOW-PAINTED AMERICAN BLANKLET CHEST WITH WHIMSICAL, RED, BRUSHED DECORATION, ON BLACK, TURNED FEET, PENNSYLVANIA OR OHIO, GERMANIC ORIGIN, CIRC 1830



EXHUBERANTLY PAINTED, NEW ENGLAND TALL CASE CLOCK IN DARK UMBER, RED, & CHROME YELLOW DECORATION, WITH WOODEN WORKS BY RILEY WHITING, PLYMOUTH, CONNECTICUT, CA 1819-1835



SET OF 6 SALMON PAINTED, PLANK-SEAT, LYRE BACK, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS WITH YELLOW STRIPING AND ROSE DECORATION, CA 1845-1865



EXCEPTIONAL BUTCHER BLOCK IN BLACK PAINT, WITH GREAT, ROUND, BARRELL-SHAPED FORM, MISSOURI ORIGIN, 1850-1890



ANTIQUE TWO-DOOR PAINTED QUEBEC CUPBOARD / SERVER IN ROBIN’S EGG BLUE WITH RED TRIM, 1810-30



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

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RED, BLACK, AND OCHRE WHITE-PAINTED, FOLDING BACKGAMMON GAME BOARD WITH LEAF-LIKE MEDALLIONS, CIRCA 1870-1890



DIMINUTIVE, BLACK & WHITE BARBER POLE WITH ACORN FINIALS AND EXCEPTIONAL, EARLY SURFACE, CIRCA 1840-1860



CARVED EAGLE WITH EXHUBERANT DESIGN, BOLD SCALE, AND DARK, EARLY, DRY PATINA, FOUND IN VERMONT, CIRCA 1880



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



NATIVE AMERICAN BEADWORK GAUNTLETS WITH INDIAN CHIEFS IN FEATHERED HEADDRESSES, PROBABLY SOUIX, ca 1880-90



ORANGE, RED, AND YELLOW "SNOWFLAKE" PARCHEESI GAMEBOARD, CA 1875



MID-19TH CENTURY, CHECKERS & CHESS GAMEBOARD WITH UNUSUAL, SWELLED PROFILE, IN MUSTARD YELLOW & GREEN PAINT, WITH HALF-MOON AND CATHEDRAL WINDOWS DESIGNS, SIGNED ON THE REVERSE



COLORFUL PAINTED SHEET METAL GAME WHEEL ON A SHAPED WOODEN FRAME WITH A NICKLE-PLATED SPINNER, circa 1890-1910



PRINCESS FEATHER QUILT IN PATRIOTIC COLORS, STUNNING & HIGHLY UNUSUAL WITH SOLID RED ON A DARK BLUE GROUND, CIRCA 1870-1885



WOOLY, ANGORA CHAPS WITH BEAUTIFULLY TOOLED LEATHER, MADE BY THE JOHN CLARK SADDLERY COMPANY OF PORTLAND, OREGON, SIGNED, CIRCA 1873-1929

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UNUSUAL, PAINT-DECORATED, WOODEN STAMP BOX WITH STENCILED EAGLE, CIRCA 1880



UNUSUAL FOLK CARVING OF TWO RED PHEASANTS FACING OFF, CIRCA 1890-1920



AMERICAN RAILWAY EXPRESS SIGN, SAND-PAINTED AND GILDED, 1818-1829



PAINTING OF 2 HUNTING DOGS ON WOODEN PANEL, AMERICAN, CIRCA 1840-1870, SIGNED “M.W. CARPENTER”



PRE-CIVIL WAR AMERICAN CRIB QUILT WITH A FEDERAL EAGLE, 16 EIGHT-POINTED STARS, AND 16 STRIPES UPON ITS BREAST, BLUE CALICO ON WHITE, CIRCA 1830-1850



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



RED, WHITE, AND BLUE CALICO "SEVEN SISTERS" QUILT, A PATRIOTIC VARIANT WITH 6-POINTED STARS AND RIVETING VISUAL GRAPHICS, CIRCA 1890-1910



WHITE-PAINTED, COUNTRY STORE COUNTER / APOTHECARY WITH 15 DRAWERS, CIRCA 1840-1870



THE HORSE GEORGE M. PATCHEN WITH A SULKEY AND DRIVER, ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST IMPRESSIVE AMONG THIS FORM OF WEATHERVANE, UNIDENTIFIED MAKER, ca 1860-1890's



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

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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