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CONFEDERATE BIBLE FLAG IN AN INTERESTING VARIANT OF THE 1ST NATIONAL DESIGN, WITH 10 WHIMSICALLY EMBROIDERED STARS, PROBABLY MADE BETWEEN MAY AND JULY OF 1861, FOUND WITH A BOOK OF SIGNATURES PRESENTED TO A BALTIMORE WOMAN IN 1864, WHO TENDED TO CONFEDERATE OFFICERS AT THE UNION ARMY PRISON CAMP AT POINT LOOKOUT, MARYLAND; THE FLAG CURIOUSLY REMINISCENT OF THE 3RD NATIONAL PATTERN



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



44 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH AN EXAGGERATEDLY TALL AND NARROW CANTON, ON A U.S. ARMY REGULATION BATTLE FLAG MADE DURING THE LATE INDIAN WARS PERIOD, REFLECTS THE RECENT ADDITION OF WYOMING TO THE UNION, 1890-1896



RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL 44 STAR UNITED STATES INFANTRY BATTLE FLAG WITH A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, GOLD FRINGE, AND RED WOOL TIES, LATE INDIAN WARS, WYOMING STATEHOOD, 1890-1896



PATRIOTIC, 4TH OF JULY THEMED BREAD WRAPPER WITH BALLOONS & FIREWORKS, STURM'S SPLENDID BREAD, NEW YORK CITY, 1915



34 STARS IN 4 ROWS WITH 2 STARS OFFSET AT THE HOIST END, LIKELY A UNION ARMY CAMP COLORS, ONE OF ONLY THREE EXAMPLES I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN THIS EXACT STYLE, OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1863, REFLECTS THE PERIOD WHEN KANSAS WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION



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



ANTIQUE AMERICAN PRIVATE YACHT FLAG (ENSIGN) WITH 13 STARS, CIRCA 1910 – 1920’s



13 STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION; A LARGE EXAMPLE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS OF THE PERIOD



13 STAR AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, FEATURING THREE SIZES OF WHIMSICALLY SHAPED STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION

Antique Furniture


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



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



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



SET OF 6, GREEN, PLANK-SEATED, LYRE BACK, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS WITH YELLOW STRIPING, CA 1850-1880

Folk Art


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



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



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



ANTI-WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE PIN CUSHION, MADE OF VELVETEEN AND HAND-PAINTED, ENGLISH, CIRCA 1880-1910, EXCEPTIONALLY RARE



NATIVE AMERICAN “GOOD LUCK” HORSESHOE BEADWORK WHIMSEY, DATED 1909, IROQUOIS, UPSTATE, NEW YORK

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



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



EXCEPTIONAL PATRIOTIC CALLIGRAPHY WITH REVOLUTIONARY WAR REFERENCE, MADE SOMETIME BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE



NATIVE AMERICAN BEADED COIN PURSE WITH A FOLKY PATRIOTIC SHIELD ON THE OBVERSE AND A GEOMETRIC REPRESENTATION OF AN ANIMAL ON THE REVERSE, CA 1910-1930



PLAINS INDIAN BEADED COIN PURSE WITH BEAUTIFUL BLUE COLOR, AN AMERICAN PATRIOTIC SHIELD ON THE OBVERSE, AND A FLORAL DESIGN ON THE REVERSE, CA 1880



“WELCOME NUGGET” BRAND TOBBACCO CADDY LABEL WITH MINING SCENE, CA 1880



GIANT FORMAT BUFFALO BILL WILD WEST SHOW POSTER, 1908, STROBRIDGE LITHOGRAPH CO., CINCINNATI & NEW YORK



CARVED EAGLE BY GEORGE STAPF, HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, AN UNUSUALLY FINE EXAMPLE WITH A STAR IN ITS BEAK AND A SHIELD IN RELIEF ON ITS BREAST WITH THE WORD "LIBERTY," FEATURES UNIQUE TO THIS CARVING, 1890-WWI



MAHANTNGO VALLEY PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST WITH UNICORNS



LONG PENNSYLVANIA WATER BENCH WITH HALF-MOON, BOOTJACK FEET AND PUTTY / OCHRE WHITE PAINTED SURFACE, CA 1870-80

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WWI, BELGIAN-MADE VERSION OF THE STARS & STRIPES WITH 30 CROSS-HATCH STARS, USED TO WELCOME U.S. SOLDIERS INTO THE CITY OF VIRTON, BELGIUM IN 1918, FOLLOWING ITS LIBERATION FROM GERMAN OCCUPATION



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



48 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG DESIGNED AND COMMISSIONED BY WAYNE WHIPPLE, AN EXTRAORDINARY DESIGN AND ONE OF JUST TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES WITH PIECED-AND-SEWN CONSTRUCTION, 1909-1912



POSTCARD WITH A SUFFRAGETTE DRESSED IN YELLOW AND DISPLAYING A YELLOW "VOTES FOR WOMEN" PENNANT, WITH A MESSAGE THAT CALLS FOR CALIFORNIA TO BECOME THE 6TH STATE TO ADOPT WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE



U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN WITH 13 HAND-SEWN STARS, PROBABLY MADE BETWEEN MADE BETWEEN 1866 AND 1870, IN THE LARGEST SIZE DICTATED BY NAVY REGULATIONS, A VERY SCARCE AND BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE WITH A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL ROWS



34 STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE OPENING YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, WITH SPLENDID PRESENTATION RESULTING FROM THE ENDEARING CHARACTERISTICS OF LONG-TERM USE, POSSIBLY FIELD-CARRIED BY A UNION REGIMENT, CA 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD



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



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



NEW YORK YACHT CLUB BURGEE, CA 1875-1895, A VERY RARE FIND FROM THE LATE 19TH CENTURY