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VINTAGE FLAG OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, THAT BECAME THE TEXAS STATE FLAG, MADE BY DECORATORS, INC. OF BRAZIL, INDIANA, [LATER KNOWN AS THE “OLD GLORY DECORATING COMPANY”], MOST LIKELY FOR THE 1936 CENTENNIAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS AS AN INDEPENDENT NATION, OR FOR THE 1945 CENTENNIAL OF TEXAS STATEHOOD



UNIQUE, HAND-PAINTED BANNER WITH THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, LIKELY HUNG TO REPRESENT DELEGATES OF THAT STATE AT THE 1872 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION IN PHILADELPHIA, OR THE DEMOCRAT NATIONAL CONVENTIONS IN BALTIMORE



48 STAR, CROCHETED, ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE WWII ERA (1941-1945), A BEAUTIFUL, HOMEMADE EXAMPLE, WITH A RED, WHITE, & BLUE HOIST AND FLOWER-LIKE STARS



VERY SCARCE WWI SON-IN-SERVICE BANNER FOR A COMMISSIONED, U.S. NAVY OFFICER



STANDARD OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE CONTINENTAL U.S. NAVY, BETTER KNOWN AS THE "GADSDEN FLAG," CIRCA 19-TEENS – 1940’s



CAST BRASS OR BRONZE FIREHOUSE EAGLE WITH GREAT FORM, SURFACE, AND A GREAT SLOGAN, AMERICAN, circa 1850-1880



THIRTY-FOUR-FOOT U.S. NAVY COMMISSIONING PENNANT WITH 13 STARS, CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-65), ENTIRELY HAND SEWN



UNUSUAL AND GRAPHIC, RED BANDANNA-STYLE PARADE FLAG FROM TEDDY ROOSEVELT'S 1912 “BULL MOOSE CAMPAIGN”



13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION OF STARS; A TINY EXAMPLE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS WITH SEWN CONSTRUCTION, MADE circa 1895-1926, EXHIBITED AT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, JUNE-JULY 2019



13 STARS ARRANGED IN 6-POINTED GREAT STAR / STAR OF DAVID PATTERN, AN EXTREMELY SCARCE EXAMPLE, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

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STATE OF MAINE BLANKET CHEST WITH SCALLOPED FEET AND EXUBERANT PAINT DECORATION IN TOMATO RED ON A CHROME YELLOW GROUND. CIRCA 1820-1840



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



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

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LARGE, SQUARE, TAPERED, BLACK & WHITE BARBER POLE WITH A VOLUPTUOUS, GILDED, ACORN FINIAL, AMERICAN, CIRCA 1885-1900



CAST BRASS OR BRONZE FIREHOUSE EAGLE WITH GREAT FORM, SURFACE, AND A GREAT SLOGAN, AMERICAN, circa 1850-1880



ELABORATE CALLIGRAPHY DRAWING FEATURING DIANA, GODDESS OF THE HUNT, RIDING A STAG, SIGNED AND DATED 1888



CIVIL WAR PERIOD PAINTING OF AN EAGLE ON A NEST, WRAPPED WITH AN AMERICAN FLAG, WITH EGGS TO REPRESENT THE STATES, PORTRAYING LINCOLN’S ATTEMPT TO KEEP THE UNION TOGETHER; PENNSYLVANIA ORIGIN, OIL ON CANVAS, CIRCA 1863-1864



EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY AND EXPERTLY DEVELOPED CARVING OF AN EAGLE, PERCHED ON A BED OF CLOUDS, CIRCA 1785-1820, AMERICAN



WOOL HORSE BLANKET IN FOREST GREEN & BURGUNDY, WITH GEOMETRIC AND STRIPED DESIGNS, LATE 19TH CENTURY



WOOL HORSE BLANKET WITH A BEAUTIFUL TAN / RUST / CLAY COLORED GROUND AND SOUTHWEST STYLE STRIPING, LATE 19TH CENTURY



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

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PAINT-DECORATED CIVIL WAR DRUM, MADE BY THE JOHN C. HAYNES COMPANY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1861-63



WOOL HOOKED RUG, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, WITH STARS AND A PATRIOTIC SHIELD



WOOL HOOKED RUG WITH A CANTED, SPREAD-WINGED, FEDERAL EAGLE, ON A MODELED GROUND WITH TWO STARS, A PRAIRIE POINT BORDER, AND A CHENILLE FRINGE, circa 1835 -1865



PATRIOTIC WATERCOLOR OF AN EAGLE, IN THE FORM OF THE FEDERAL ARMS, WITH 13 RANDOMLY PLACED STARS, LIKELY DATING TO THE WAR OF 1812 (1812-1815)



EXTRAORDINARY, PRE-REVOULTIONARY WAR, ENGLISH CREAMWARE JUG WITH JOHN WILKES PATRIOTIC VERSE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE LEEDS POTTERY, MADE FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET



FIREMAN'S "PARADE HAT" WITH AN IMAGE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, FROM THE INDEPENDENCE HOSE COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA, MADE BY G. G. STAMBACH, 2ND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY



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



STAND-UP DESK-ON-FRAME WITH FANTASTIC FORM IN ITS ORIGINAL PAINTED SURFACE, CA 1800-1830



FOLK PAINTING OF FOURTEEN BOBWHITE QUAIL, OIL ON CANVAS IN AN ELONGATED FORMAT, circa 1890-1920



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

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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



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



ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 48 STARS, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, MADE DURING WWII, IN DECEMBER OF 1943, AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, SIGNED & DATED



COLORFUL WEST POINT WINDOWN BANNER OF THE WWI ERA (U.S. INVOLVEMENT 1917-1918), OR SHORTLY THEREAFTER, WITH STRONG COLORS AND GRAPHICS



ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 48 STARS, A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, MADE IN JUNE OF 1943, DURING WWII, AT MARE ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, HEADQUARTERS OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, WITH ENDEARING WEAR FROM OBVIOUS LONG-TERM USE



13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, WITH A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION OF STARS ON A BEAUTIFUL, DUSTY BLUE CANTON, A SMALL-SCALE EXAMPLE OF THE LATE 19TH CENTURY



36 STAR PARADE FLAG, MADE FOR THE 1868 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT, WITH GOOD SCALE, LARGE TEXT, AND WITH A RARE "GREAT-STAR-IN-A-WREATH" CONFIGURATION



35 WHIMSICALLY SHAPED STARS IN A DOUBLE-WREATH PATTERN, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, 1863-65, WEST VIRGINIA STATEHOOD, A RARE AND VISUALLY INTERESTING VARIETY



34 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, HOMEMADE AND WITH HAND-SEWN STARS, ARRANGED IN AN UNUSUAL LINEAL PATTERN THAT HAS A SINGLE COLUMN OF 4 STARS BETWEEN COLUMNS OF 5; OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1863, LIKELY FIELD CARRIED, REFLECTS KANSAS STATEHOOD



GRAPHIC FELT PENNANT FROM THE 1960 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF JOHN F. KENNEDY AND LYNDON JOHNSON, WITH REPEATING NAMES IN PATRIOTIC COLORS