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48 STAR FLAG OF THE WWII ERA, WITH ATTRACTIVE WEAR FROM BEING EXTENSIVELY FLOWN, MADE BY ANNIN IN NEW YORK CITY



38 STARS IN AN EXTREMELY UNUSUAL CONFIGURATION THAT BEARS A CLUSTER OF 6 SMALL STARS WITHIN A LINEAL PATTERN OF LARGER STARS, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD



44 TUMBLING STARS IN AN HOURGLASS PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A STRIKING, BRIGHT BLUE CANTON AND SCARLET STRIPES, REFLECTS WYOMING STATEHOOD, circa 1890-1896



44 STARS IN AN INTERESTING, NOTCHED CONFIGURATION, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE BY THE U.S. BUNTING COMPANY IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS, REFLECTS THE ERA WHEN WYOMING WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1890-1896



13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG IN THE BETSY ROSS PATTERN, ONE OF JUST THREE EXAMPLES THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED THAT PRE-DATE THE 1890’s; AN EXTRAORDINARY FIND, CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-1865) OR JUST AFTER, EXTREMELY LARGE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS OF ALL PERIODS IN THIS DESIGN



13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION OF STARS AND STRONG PRESENTATION, WITH RICH COLORS AND SQUARISH PROPORTIONS, MADE CIRCA 1895-1926; EXHIBITED AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, JUNE-JULY 2019



AMERICAN SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT PENNANT WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, CIRCA 1912-1920



ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN THE 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN, ORIENTED IN VARIOUS DIRECTIONS ON THEIR VERTICAL AXIS; PROBABLY A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, MADE BETWEEN ROUGHLY 1865 - 1875



13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG, OF THE TYPE ISSUED TO SUPPORTERS OF THE BETSY ROSS HOUSE IN ITS INFANCY AS A MUSEUM, ONE OF THE FIRST PRINTED FLAGS PRODUCED IN THIS DESIGN, circa 1898 – 1915



34 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE CIRCLE-IN-A-SQUARE CONFIGURATION AND A “Y” FORMATION OF STARS IN THE CENTER, ONE OF JUST THREE OR FOUR KNOWN EXAMPLES IN THIS STYLE; OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1863, KANSAS STATEHOOD, POSSIBLY A UNION ARMY CAMP COLORS

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RED-PAINTED, SPLAY LEG, SPADE FOOT, TAVERN TABLE WITH BREADBOARDED TOP, CIRCA 1810-1840



PENNSYLVANIA HANGING PIE SAFE, IN FIRST SURFACE GREEN PAINT, WITH CIRCULAR MEDALLION AND OPPOSING FAN DECORATION, CIRCA 1850-1880



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



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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PAINT-DECORATED, 19TH CENTURY, GAME WHEEL IN SCARLET RED, CHROME YELLOW, AND BLACK, WITH EXCEPTIONAL GRAPHICS AND SURFACE, circa 1880



PAINTING OF GEORGE WASHINGTON IN OIL ON CANVAS, AN EARLY EXAMPLE, RENDERED circa 1850, A VERY PLEASING AND WELL-EXECUTED COPY OF GILBERT STUART'S ATHENAEUM PORTRAIT



WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE, PAINTED IN OIL ON CANVAS, IN AN IMPRESSIVE SCALE, AFTER THE 1851 PAINTING BY EMANUEL LEUTZE; FOUND IN A HOUSE APPROXIMATELY ONE MILE FROM WHERE THE CELEBRATED EVENT TOOK PLACE, PROBABLY PAINTED FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE



PAINT-DECORATED, 19TH CENTURY, RACEHORSE GAME WHEEL WITH CAST ZINC HORSES AND EXCEPTIONAL, ORIGINAL SURFACE, circa 1880-90



CARVED EAGLE WITH ELONGATED FORMAT, FROM THE SHOP OF JOHN HALEY BELLAMY, THE MOST REKNOWNED CARVER OF THE FORM, CIRCA 1875-1890’s



MASTERPIECE TRAMP ART CARVING: "THE GRADUATE"



BACKGAMMON BOARD WITH GENEROUS DEPTH, A MOLDED EDGE, EXCEPTIONAL PAINT SURFACE, AND EXAGGERATEDLY STEEP PIPS THAT RESEMBLE ICICLES OR JAGGED TEETH. CIRCA 1840-1850



PRESSED BRASS EAGLE, AN EARLY PARADE FLAG HOLDER & BUNTING TIE-BACK, AN ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE, circa 1880-1895



PATRIOTIC, NATIVE AMERICAN, BEADED & QUILLED PIPE BAG, WITH AMERICAN FLAGS AND THE VERY RARE INCLUSION OF THE DATE OF JULY 4TH, SELDOM EVER ENCOUNTERED ON EARLY TEXTILES OR INDIAN BEADWORK, PROBABLY SIOUX, CIRCA 1890-1910



PATRIOTIC, PAINT-DECORATED BASE DRUM, WITH EXTRAORDINARY COLOR AND BOLD IMAGERY THAT INCLUDES AN EAGLE AND CROSSED FLAGS; FROM THE GENESEO CORONET BAND [LATER C.C.G. CORONET BAND], ACTIVE AT LEAST 1862 – 1901

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EARLY WEATHERVANE, IN THE FORM OF A CLIPPER SHIP, WITH EXCEPTIONAL, UNTOUCHED SURFACE, FOUND IN MICHIGAN, circa 1850



PAINT-DECORATED, MAINE BLANKET CHEST, CIRCA 1790-1810, IN EARLY RED PAINT WITH BLACK DECORATION THAT INCLUDES A REPEATING, STYLIZED “M”



EXCEPTIONAL AND HIGHLY UNUSUAL, 19TH CENTURY, “STITCH-IN-THE-DITCH” WOOL RUG, WITH TWO SEATED CATS AND TWO TREES, FOUND IN MAINE, circa 1880 – 1890



KIDS' BATWING LEATHER CHAPS WITH HORSESHOES, SILVER-PLATED CONCHOS AND STUDS, ca 1930-40



MAINE DRESSING TABLE IN ORIGINAL PAINT WITH A CHROME YELLOW GROUND & VINEGAR DECORATION, CA 1825-1840's



EXCEPTIONALLY GRAPHIC AND COLORFUL RACE HORSE GAME WHEEL, MADE BY H.C. EVANS, CHICAGO, CA 1920-50



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



SET OF 6, OCHRE WHITE / PUTTY-COLORED, PLANK-SEATED, LYRE BACK, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS WITH STRONG DECORATION, CA 1840-1860



DIMINUTIVE CHECKERBOARD IN BLACK AND RED PAINT WITH RED POLKA DOTS, CIRCA 1820-1840



DIMINUTIVE CHECKERBOARD IN SOLDIER BLUE AND BLACK PAINT, CIRCA 1820-1850’s

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13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE; A LARGE EXAMPLE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS OF THE PERIOD; PRESENTED IN THE FIRST EVER LARGE SCALE MUSEUM EXHBITION OF EARLY 13 STAR FLAGS



13 STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 LINEAL CONFIGURATION, ON A LARGE SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE LAST DECADE OF THE 19TH CENTURY



STRIKING AND RARE WWII POSTER BY N.C. WYETH, WITH A WINDSWEPT IMAGE OF A FERVANT UNCLE SAM DIRECTING AMERICAN TROOPS TO THE FIGHT



38 STARS ON A CORNFLOWER BLUE CANTON, ARRANGED IN AN EXTREMELY INTERESTING VERSION OF A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION THAT INCORPORATES A DISTINCT SALTIRE, A BEAUTIFUL HOMEMADE FLAG OF THE 1876-1889 PERIOD, REFLECTS COLORADO STATEHOOD



38 STARS WITH SCATTERED ORIENTATION, ON A SILK ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH GENEROUS SCALE AND ENDEARING WEAR FROM OBVIOUS USE, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889



38 STAR FLAG WITH A RARE AND BEAUTIFUL VARIATION OF THE "GREAT STAR" PATTERN THAT FEATURES 4 OUTLIERS AND A STAR BETWEEN EACH ARM, EXCEPT IN ONE LOCATION, LEAVING ROOM FOR A 39TH TO BE ADDED; MADE IN THE PERIOD WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION, 1876-1889



13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF HAND-SEWN STARS AND EXCEPTIONALLY ENDEARING GRAPHIC QUALITIES FROM HAVING BEEN EXTENSIVELY FLOWN; A SMALL SCALE EXAMPLE, MADE IN THE ERA OF THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE



34 STARS WITH "DANCING" OR "TUMBLING" ORIENTATION, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH EXTRAORDINARY COLORS, PRINTED ON SILK, LIKELY PRODUCED FOR USE AS MILITARY CAMP COLORS, CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1861-1863, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF KANSAS TO THE UNION AS A FREE STATE



U.S. NAVY COMMISSION PENNANT WITH 7 STARS, A 5 FT. EXAMPLE, circa WWII ERA



WHITEWORK “VOTES FOR WOMEN” TEXTILE, 1910-1920