A Grand Old Flag: The Stars and Stripes Collection of Dr. Peter J. Keim | Sessions I & II

Freeman's
2400 Market Street, Philadelphia

Date of the auction: 24.11.2019

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An American Grand Union Flag or Continental Colors circa 1876 Hand-sewn and pieced wool bunting canton, hand-sewn wool bunting stripes with cotton sleeve hoist retaining rope, mounted and framed. 41 1/2 in. x 75 in. (sight) PROVENANCE: The Boleslaw and Marie-Louise d'Otrange Mastai Collection of

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A United States Revenue Cutter Service Ensign Annin Flag Company (1847-present), early 20th century Printed with emblazoned eagle and 13 stars and 16 vertical stripes on cotton, with a machine-sewn canvas hoist, two brass grommets, a printed cloth manufacturer's tag to hoist, "In Name Annin

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 13-Star 'Great Star' pattern American Flag late 18th/early 19th century Hand-sewn, double appliqued linen stars arranged in a 'Great Star' formation on a wool bunting canton, hand-sewn stripes, a later cotton canvas hoist with two lead grommets with rope attached, mounted and framed. 30 1/4 in. x

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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Three 13-Star American "Betsy Ross House" souvenir Flags Rachel Wilson Albright or Sarah M. Wilson, Philadelphia, PA 1894, 1910 and 1934 The first item, hand-embroidered silk thread stars arranged in a wreath pattern on a silk canton, hand-sewn silk stripes, mounted and framed with typed note of

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 13-Star Masthead or Commissioning Pennant from the Sloop Edith second half 19th century The wood hoist handle stenciled, "25" and inscribed in graphite, "Sloop Edith," the pennant with hand-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars on wool bunting, two hand-sewn, tapering wool bunting stripes. L: 25 ft

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 13-Star American Flag circa 1861 Hand-sewn, double appliqued linen stars in a rare linear 5,3,5 arrangement on a wool bunting canton, machine-sewn wool bunting stripes, and a linen hoist with two grommets, includes a manufacturer's or ship chandlery stamp, "HILL STEADBER" to hoist and on reverse

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$10,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 13-Star American Flag circa 1865 Machine-sewn cotton stars arranged in a 4,5,4 pattern with upper and lower rows in opposing arcs, on a wool bunting canton, with wool bunting, machine-sewn stripes, cotton twill hoist with two hand-sewn grommets attached to tape tabs, mounted and framed. 32 in. x

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 13-Star American Flag associated with pre-statehood California dated, "1840" Emblazoned with a hand-painted eagle with outstretched wings, clutching branch and arrows in talons, beneath an arc of blue stars and above the hand-painted date, "1840," on a cotton canton, 10 hand-sewn wool and cotton

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$20,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 13-Star American Flag circa 1876 Hand-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars arranged in a wreath or medallion of 8 stars enclosing a larger star with 4 corner stars on a hand-sewn cotton canton, with hand and machine-sewn cotton stripes, and a fold-over hoist retaining rope, mounted and framed. 44

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 13-Star Coast Guard Flag circa 1920 The embroidered stars arc above an American Eagle with shield on silk canton, 16 vertical machine-sewn silk stripes, embroidered Coast Guard insignia on fly, with gold fringe, sleeved hoist, mounted and framed. 4 ft. x 6 ft. (sight) PROVENANCE: Jeffrey Kenneth

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 16-Star American Flag commemorating Tennessee statehood circa 1830 Hand-sewn, single appliqued cotton stars on cotton canton, 9 hand-sewn cotton stripes, the canton resting on a red, so-called "blood" or "war" stripe. 42 in. x 91 in

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 17-Star American Flag commemorating Ohio statehood first half 19th century Hand-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars arranged in a wreath or medallion of 10 stars enclosing a single large star, flanked by 3 stars to each side on a wool bunting canton, hand-sewn wool bunting stripes, fold-over

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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An 18-Star American Flag commemorating Louisiana statehood mid-19th century Hand-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars in a double medallion arrangement on a two-part wool bunting canton, machine-sewn wool bunting stripes, canvas hoist with three small brass grommets, mounted and framed. 66 in. x 93

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A rare 19-Star American parade Flag commemorating Indiana statehood circa 1870 Printed on cotton, the stars arranged in 4 rows of 4 with 3 additional stars to the right side of canton, mounted and framed. 3 3/4 in. x 6 1/4 in. (sight

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 20-Star American Flag commemorating Mississippi statehood circa 1818 Hand-sewn, single appliqued cotton stars arranged in 4 rows of 5, the rows of stars tilting in opposite directions, wool bunting canton, hand-sewn wool bunting stripes, canvas hoist with two whip-sewn grommets to ends, mounted

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 20-Star 'Great Star' pattern American Flag commemorating Mississippi statehood circa 1876 Machine-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars arranged in a 'Great Star' pattern on a two-part wool bunting canton, machine-sewn wool bunting stripes, two brass grommets on canvas hoist. 54 in. x 86 in

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 21-Star American Flag commemorating Illinois statehood circa 1819 Hand-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars in a 3,4,3,4,3,4 arrangement on a three-piece wool bunting canton, wool bunting stripes, linen hoist with rope and hand-sewn grommets. 4 ft 9 in. x 7 ft. 9 in

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 21-Star American Flag commemorating Illinois statehood or Exclusionary Flag circa 1860 Hand-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars arranged in vertical rows of 3,4,3,4,3,4 on a bright blue cotton canton, with 12 machine-sewn cotton stripes, sleeve with hemp rope, bears "Mastai Collection" stamp and

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 22-Star American Flag commemorating Alabama statehood or a Exclusionary Flag circa 1860 Hand-sewn, single appliqued cotton stars arranged in 6,5,6,5 pattern, machine-sewn stripes, linen hoist retains rope with looped ends; possibly a Naval Ensign. 73 in. x 138 in

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 22-Star American Flag commemorating Alabama statehood or Exclusionary Flag circa 1830 Hand-sewn, red cotton appliqued stars 'scattered' on a muslin canton, the reverse with hand-sewn gold cotton appliqued stars similarly arranged, the stripes of woven figured wool, the fly appliqued with an

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$20,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 23-Star American Flag commemorating Maine statehood or Exclusionary Flag "Made by Mary B. Lyon," second half 19th century Hand-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars arranged in a double wreath or medallion enclosing a single star and flanked by 4 corner stars on a two-part cotton canton

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 24-Star American Flag commemorating Missouri statehood circa 1822 Hand-sewn, single appliqued cotton stars arranged in 4 rows of 6, on a three-part wool bunting canton, the stars are unusual in that they "peek" through to the front, hand-sewn stripes, canvas hoist retains hemp rope, two hand-sewn

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 25-Star American Flag commemorating Arkansas statehood or Exclusionary Flag circa 1865 Machine-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars arranged in rows of 5,5,4,5,5, the middle row centering a large, single star, machine-sewn cotton stripes, cotton hoist retaining rope. 37 1/2 in. x 76 1/2 in

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 25-Star American Flag commemorating Arkansas statehood or Exclusionary Flag after 1860 Hand-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars arranged in a 5,5,5,5,5 pattern on a wool bunting canton, with 11 machine-sewn cotton stripes, cotton sleeve hoist. 41 in. x 81 in

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 25-Star American Flag commemorating Arkansas statehood circa 1860 Machine-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars in 5 rows of 5 on a cotton canton, machine-sewn stripes, the hoist pieced with segment of dark blue printed cotton, small holes to hoist. 38 in. x 57 in

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 26-Star 'Great Luminary' American Flag commemorating Michigan statehood circa 1840 Hand-sewn, single appliqued 'puffy' stars arranged in the 'Great Luminary' or 'Great Star' pattern on a two-part wool bunting canton, hand-sewn wool bunting stripes, canvas hoist with two whip-stitched grommets. 66

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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"Flags of the Principal Nations in the World" chart Published by R. L. Barnes, Philadelphia, PA 1837 Hand-colored engraving, showing an American 26-Star Flag acknowledging Michigan statehood and the Lone Star Flag of the independent Republic of Texas, framed. 17 3/4 in. x 21 3/4 in. (sight

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 27-Star American Flag commemorating Florida statehood circa 1860 Hand-sewn cotton stars arranged in staggered rows of 5,4,5,4,5,4 on a two-piece wool canton, machine-sewn wool bunting stripes, fold-over sleeve, machine-sewn hoist, mounted and framed. 52 1/2 in. x 58 in. (sight

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 28-Star 'Great Star' American Flag commemorating Texas statehood circa 1846 Hand-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars in a 'Great Star' pattern, with hand-sewn cotton stripes, with a twill cotton hoist with hand-stitched grommet, mounted and framed. 52 1/2 in. x 107 in. (sight) PROVENANCE: Jeffrey

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019

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A 28-Star American Flag commemorating Texas statehood circa 1846 White stenciled stars, configured in 4 rows of 7 on a four-part cotton canton, 11 navy blue, red and white stripes all hand-sewn, heavy cotton hoist with eight brass rings, mounted and framed. 54 in. x 121 in. (sight) PROVENANCE

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 24 Nov 2019