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42 HAND-SEWN STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A DUSTY BLUE CANTON; AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, REFLECTS WASHINGTON STATEHOOD, CIRCA 1889-1890



46 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF ESPECIALLY HIGH QUALITY, WITH ORIGINAL REINFORCEMENTS AND HEAVY D-RINGS ON THE HOIST BINDING, 1907-1912, OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD



45 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, CIRCA 1896-1908, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA, UTAH STATEHOOD



44 STARS IN ZIGZAGGING ROWS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE LAST DECADE OF THE 19TH CENTURY, REFLECTS WYOMING STATEHOOD, 1890-1896



BRITISH UNION FLAG ("UNION JACK"), 1.5 YARDS, MADE CIRCA 1945-1965



BRITISH UNION FLAG ("UNION JACK"), A PRESS-DYED WOOL EXAMPLE, MADE CIRCA 1895-1920’s



UNITED STATES NAVY PENNANT WITH 13 STAR FEDERAL SHIELD AND TWO GOLD STARS, CIRCA 1930-1950's



15 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN EXTREMELY RARE “CIRCLE-STAR” VERSION OF THE GREAT STAR PATTERN AND A COMPLEMENT OF 13 STRIPES; MADE DURING THE 1ST QUARTER OF THE 20TH CENTURY TO EITHER CELEBRATE KENTUCKY STATEHOOD, OR TO COMMEMORATE THE WAR OF 1812, OR TO REPRESENT THE ERA IN WHICH THERE WERE OFFICIALLY 15 STARS (1792-1818)



13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH A MEDALLION STAR CONFIGURATION, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION



35 STAR AMERICAN CIVIL WAR FLAG, A SILK CAVALRY GUIDON WITH GILT-PAINTED STARS IN A DOUBLE WREATH ARRANGEMENT, REFLECTS WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD, CIRCA 1863-65; IN AN EXCEPTIONAL STATE OF PRESERVATION

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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



PENNSYLVANIA, PAINT-DECORATED AND GILDED SETTEE WITH THE RARE INCLUSION OF BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES, ca 1845-1865



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

Folk Art


CARVED EAGLE BY GEORGE STAPF, HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE WITH TWO OUTSTRETCHED AMERICAN FLAGS AND A FEDERAL SHIELD, ONE OF JUST TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES WITH COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING, MADE CIRCA 1890-WWI



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



WINTERBERRY PATTERN QUILT WITH FLYING GEESE, IN PATRIOTIC COLORS AND WITH EXCEPTIONAL GRAPHIC IMPACT, ENTIRELY HAND-PIECED AND HAND-QUILTED, CIRCA 1860-1870’s



RED & WHITE, SUNSHINE & SHADOWS, SIGNATURE QUILT, MADE BY THE LADIES AID SOCIETY CHAPTER AT THE UNITED EVANGELICAL CHURCH IN ROYERSFORD, PENNSYLVANIA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, DATED 1901



BROKEN STAR PATTERN, PATRIOTIC AMERICAN QUILT WITH 13 STARS, LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1915-1920’s



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



AMISH QUILT, SUNSHINE & SHADOWS PATTERN, LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA



CIVIL WAR BAND MASTER'S BATON WITH PRESSED BRASS EAGLE ON A SCULPTURAL FINIAL, TWISTED CORD & TASSELS, AND A BRASS ACORN TIP



PAPER MÂCHÉ PIG, A BUTCHER’S SHOP WINDOW DECORATION, MADE BY OLD KING COLE PAPER MACHE COMPANY, CANTON OHIO, circa 1896-1920



EXCEPTIONAL AND INTRICATE BLOWN GLASS SHIP, IN RED, WHITE, AND BLUE, TALL AND SHAPELY WITH A BILLOWING COMMISSION PENNANT AND FLAG, PROBABLY CZECHOSLOVAKIA, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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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



THE AMERICAN EAGLE DRINKS FROM THE GOBLET OF LIFE, IN THE HAND OF LADY LIBERTY: EARLY WATERCOLOR ON PAPER IN A SPECTACULAR, THREE-DIMENTIONAL, PUZZLE-WORK, TRAMP ART FRAME



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



HOOKED RUG FEATURING A STAR OF DAVID, FLANKED BY 4 BIRDS



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



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



SUBSTANTIAL CANNON-LEG TABLE [ALTER] FROM THE GREGG POST OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC (G.A.R.) IN BELLFONTE, PENNSYLVANIA, MADE BY CHARLES J. NAYLOR OF PHILDELPHIA, ACTIVE 1870-1913



HOOKED RUG WITH ELONGATED EAGLE, BEAUTIFUL COLORS AND GRAPHICS, CA 1876-1890



WOOL HORSE BLANKET IN CHOCOLATE BROWN, MUSTARD, GREEN, AND SALMON, MADE BY NORTHERN OHIO BLANKET MILLS (CLEVELAND), LATE 19TH CENTURY

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EXTREMELY RARE ABRAHAM LINCOLN MOURNING FLAG, WITH HIS PORTRAIT IN THE STRIPED FIELD; PRINTED ON PAPER, SIGNED “LYBRAND,” 1865



13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A BEAUTIFUL MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF STARS; A SMALL-SCALE EXAMPLE, MADE CIRCA 1895-1926



1860 ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAG WITH 33 STARS IN AN EXTREMELY UNUSUAL VARIATION OF A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, EXTREMELY RARE, ONE OF PERHAPS JUST TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES



33 STARS IN AN INTERESTING VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" CONFIGURATION, MADE FOR THE 1860 CAMPAIGN OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN & HANNIBAL HAMLIN, WITH WHIMSICAL SERPENTINE TEXT



13 STARS IN THE BETSY ROSS PATTERN, A SCARCE SEWN EXAMPLE IN A DESIRABLE SMALL SCALE, 1900-1930



13 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE FOR USE BY CIVIL WAR VETERANS AT THE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, WITH A RELATIONSHIP TO THE STORY OF GINNIE WADE



ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT FLAG (ENSIGN) WITH 13 STARS SURROUNDING A CANTED ANCHOR, AN ATTRACTIVE, ELONGATED EXAMPLE WITH AN OFF-SET DEVICE, CIRCA 1905 – 1920



U.S. NAVY COMMISSION OR HOMEWARD-BOUND PENNANT WITH 14 STARS, MADE BY E.L. ROWE AND SONS OF GLOUCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, MADE CA 1890-1909, WITH VERBAL HISTORY OF USE IN TEDDY ROOSEVELT'S GREAT WHITE FLEET



34 HAPHAZARDLY PLACED, HAND-SEWN STARS, IN CRUDE LINEAL ROWS, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD WITH HAND-SEWN STRIPES AND IN A TINY SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS, 1861-1863, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF KANSAS AS THE 34TH STATE



37 STARS ON A LARGE SCALE SILK PARADE FLAG WITH HAND-INSCRIBED MOURNING NOTATION REGARDING THE 1880 DEATH OF PRESIDENT JAMES GARFIELD AND ITS STARS ARRANGED IN A "DANCING" OR "TUMBLING" ORIENTATION, NEBRASKA STATEHOOD, 1867-1876, THE ERA OF AMERICAN RECONSTRUCTION