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36 STARS IN THE "GREAT STAR" OR "GREAT LUMINARY" PATTERN ON A CIVIL WAR ERA FLAG WITH A DUSTY BLUE CANTON AND A SECTION OF ONE STRIPE SOUVENIRED, 1864-67, NEVADA STATEHOOD



13 STARS IN A CIRCULAR VERSION OF THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, ON AN ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE, SMALL SCALE, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, MADE IN THE 1890's-1910 ERA



ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT FLAG (ENSIGN) WITH 13 STARS AROUND A CANTED ANCHOR, IN A VERY LARGE SCALE FOR THE FORM, MADE DURING THE LAST DECADE OF THE 19TH CENTURY



EXCEPTIONAL, LARGE, VOTES FOR WOMEN BANNER IN VIOLET AND GREEN, MADE IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, PROBABLY COMMISSIONED BY HARRIOT EATON STANTON BLATCH'S "WOMEN'S POLITICAL UNION," CIRCA 1915



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



EXTRAORDINARILY EARLY (1806) PRINTED LINEN KERCHIEF GLORIFYING GEORGE WASHINGTON, PRINT WORKS, GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA



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)



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



38 STARS IN A NOTCHED, CROSSHATCH PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE BY THE U.S. BUNTING COMPANY IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS, SIGNED "TORREY," REFLECTS THE ERA OF COLORADO STATEHOOD, CIRCA 1876-1889



34 STARS ON A HOMEMADE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, WITH A CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON AND A VERY INTERESTING CONFIGURATION THAT SUBTLY INCORPORATES THE CROSSES OF ST. ANDREW AND ST. GEORGE, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD, 1861-63

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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



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

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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



NATIVE AMERICAN, PENOBSCOT ROOT CLUB WITH GREAT CHARACTER AND PATINA, ca 1870-1890's



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



"SEA SHOOTING GUNPOWDER" TIN WITH BITTERSWEET RED-ORANGE COLOR AND AN IMAGE OF A HUNTER WITH A DOG, HORSE, AND DEER, HAZARD POWDER COMPANY, HAZARDVILLE, CT, 1850-1876



"IMPERIAL POWDER" GUNPOWDER TIN, EUREKA POWDER COMPANY, DURHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE, CA 1853-70



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

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



TRADE SIGN: RELIABLE BROOM FACTORY, ca 1890-1920



TRADE SIGN: "FRESH AND SMOKED FISH", FOUND IN NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, ca 1890-1910



LIDDED & LINED SPLINT BASKET IN GREEN PAINT, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY



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



SPLAY-LEG, COUNTRY HEPPLEWHITE DOUGH TABLE, IN SALMON RED AND BLACK PAINT, WITH A DOVETAILED CASE AND GENEROUS PROPORTIONS, CA 1830-1850



ENORMOUS 19TH CENTURY PATRIOTIC BASE DRUM, WITH AN AMERICAN FLAG AND A MARINER'S COMPASS, PROBABLY AROUND THE TIME OF THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE



CIGAR SILK PIECEWORK SHAM OR TABLE COVER, CIRCA 1880-1910



PAINT-DECORATED SHELF, CARVED IN THE FORM OF A NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEF WITH GREAT COLORS AND EXCEPTIONAL, ORIGINAL SURFACE, CA 1890



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

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38 STARS IN A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION WITH 2 OUTLIERS, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1876-1889 ERA, COLORADO STATEHOOD



PERHAPS THE BEST WWII SON-IN-SERVICE BANNER I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED, WITH AN ALL-AMERICAN SLOGAN THAT PERSONALIZES THE WAR AND 11 OF ITS 14 STARS ARRANGED IN A "V" FOR VICTORY



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



13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, A SMALL SCALE EXAMPLE OF THE 1876 CENTENNIAL ERA



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE BETWEEN APPROXIMATELY 1910 AND THE 1926 SESQUECENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE



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



30 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1870 AND THE 1890's, PROBABLY TO COMMEMORATE THE YEAR IN WHICH WISCONSIN ENTERED THE UNION AS THE 30th STATE, IN 1848



CONFEDERATE THIRD NATIONAL FORMAT PARADE FLAG, CA 1884-1910, AN EARLY REUNION EXAMPLE



47 STARS, ONE OF JUST A TINY HANDFUL OF PRINTED FLAGS KNOWN TO EXIST WITH THIS RARE AND UNOFFICIAL COUNT, 1912, NEW MEXICO STATEHOOD



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