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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:



48 STARS IN DANCING ROWS, A RARE VARIETY OF ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG IN A LARGE SCALE, 1912-1918 OR PERHAPS EARLIER, ARIZONA & NEW MEXICO STATEHOOD



34 STARS IN A LINEAL ARRANGEMENT THAT RESULTS IN A CONFIGURATION THAT I HAVE TERMED "GLOBAL ROWS," ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD



13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A CIRCULAR VERSION OF WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, WITH AN ESPECIALLY LARGE CENTER STAR, A FLAG WITH ESPECIALLY TINY SCALE AMONG THOSE WITH PIECED-AND-SEWN CONSTRUCTION, EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, MADE CIRCA 1890



CALIFORNIA BEAR FLAG VARIANT DESIGN, MADE IN 1969 FOR THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN DISCOVERY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY; THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS TEXTILE THAT I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED



48 STARS IN STAGGERED ROWS ON A PARADE FLAG WITH A BRILLIANT, CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, 1896-1918



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



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



1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION PARADE BANNER WITH OVAL STANDING PORTRAIT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND HIS HORSE ON A GROUND OF RED & WHITE STRIPES



TRIANGULAR FELT SUFFRAGETTE PENNANT WITH AN INTERESTING DESIGN AND TEXT THAT READS: "VOTES FOR WOMEN", IN AN EXCEPTIONAL STATE OF PRESERVATION, CA 1910-1920

Antique Furniture


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

Folk Art


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



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



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

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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



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



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

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1865 ABRAHAM LINCOLN MOURNING BROADSIDE / HANDBILL DEPICTING A RED AND BLACK STRIPED FLAG WITH 34 STARS



38 ESPECIALLY FOLKY STARS AND ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH STRONG COLORATION, ON COTTON AND FLAX BLENDED FABRIC WITH A CRUDE WEAVE, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889



13 STARS IN A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION ON A SMALL SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE LAST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY



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



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



1940 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN POSTER FOR FDR, ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL ACROSS ALL FOUR OF HIS RUNS FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, WITH A RICH, COLORFUL PORTRAIT AND TOPICS INDICATIVE OF HIS “NEW DEAL” PLATFORM, COMMISSIONED BY THE AMERICAN LABOR PARTY IN NEW YORK



WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE HATBAND, 1910-20



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



CONFEDERATE, SOUTHERN CROSS, BATTLE-STYLE PARADE FLAG WITH A RARE 1935 OVERPRINT IN GOLD LEAF FOR A 1935 REUNION OF THE UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS (UCV) IN AMARILLO, TEXAS



WWII VINTAGE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 48 STARS AND ENDEARING WEAR FROM OBVIOUS LONG-TERM USE, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN MARKED "No. 11"