Lot 2056    

39-Star Silk U.S. Parade Flag
12/6/2012 - American History: TIMED Auction - ends 12/17
Ca 1889, 12" x 17", silk, with stars arranged in rows of 6-7-7-6-7-6, attached with blue thread to a crudely fashioned 30" wooden stick pencil inscribed with a previous owner's name and address.

A scarce flag as the 39-star flag never legally existed and is probably the result of a flag maker betting on the accession of the Dakota Territory as a single state in 1889. In reality the Dakotas joined the Union as two states simultaneously, and were joined by Montana and Washington within the next nine days, and the United States officially went from a 38-star flag in late 1889 to a 42-star flag in 1890.


Condition:  
VG+
Sold: $381.88
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
Mathew Brady Albumen Photograph, <i>Harper's Ferry & Vicinity, VA</i>, Plus
Lot # 2044 - Mathew Brady Albumen Photograph, Harper's Ferry & Vicinity, VA, Plus
Lot of 2, including: albumen photograph from Mathew Brady's Incidents of the War, titled on mount below image Harper's Ferry & Vicinity, VA, 22nd Regt. NYSNG, featuring a Zouave, 6.75 x 9.25 in., mounted, 9.25 x 11.5 in. Unfortunately, the mount is in rough condition; plus a post-wa... > Item Details
Harry Truman Wooden Figure, with Detachable Cork Stopper Head
Lot # 2253 - Harry Truman Wooden Figure, with Detachable Cork Stopper Head
Ca 1940s-1950s painted carved wood Harry Truman figural bottle stopper and stand; 7.5 in. tall. > Item Details
Theodore Roosevelt Bookends by Gregory Seymour Allen
Lot # 2230 - Theodore Roosevelt Bookends by Gregory Seymour Allen
Lot of 2 steel bookends depicting Theodore Roosevelt, one signed by Gregory S. Allen (American, 1884-1934), both 5.25 in. tall.  > Item Details
Declaration of Independence Plaque by Samuel H. Black
Lot # 2001 - Declaration of Independence Plaque by Samuel H. Black
Copper, with 1859 copyright to Samuel H. Black, New York, featuring John Trumbull's famous painting Declaration of Independence at center surrounded by the raised text of the Declaration and with the signatures reproduced below. Plaque is approx. 7.25 x 8 in. > Item Details
Abraham Lincoln Chromolithograph by E.C. Middleton
Lot # 2180 - Abraham Lincoln Chromolithograph by E.C. Middleton
Abraham Lincoln chromolithograph, 13 x 16 in., with canvas verso stamped Warranted Oil Colors, Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1864 by E.C. Middleton. In the Clerk's Order of the District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati.  In the original wood and gesso f... > Item Details
Early Photos of U.S. Towns and Steamboats, Including Indiana City After Tornado 
Lot # 2166 - Early Photos of U.S. Towns and Steamboats, Including Indiana City After Tornado 
Lot of 8 photographs, including: a 4.5" x 6.5" unmounted photograph, circa 1890, of Specht's Ferry, identifiable by a sign on one of the buildings. Specht's Ferry operated on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River, across from Wisconsin, from 1851 until 1948. Newspaper accounts ... > Item Details
Harrison & Morton Jugate Campaign Engraving, 1888
Lot # 2211 - Harrison & Morton Jugate Campaign Engraving, 1888
14 x 10 in. jugate campaign engraving of Benjamin H. Harrison & Levi P. Morton / Republican Candidates For President And Vice President, 1888., surrounded by patriotic symbolism.  Designed by S.J. Ferris, engraved by J.R. Rice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  > Item Details
Land Grants Under Presidents Fillmore & Pierce, Plus Related Manuscript Material
Lot # 2279 - Land Grants Under Presidents Fillmore & Pierce, Plus Related Manuscript Material
Lot of 18 items. An eclectic assortment of printed, typed and manuscript ephemera, including two 20th century copies of 19th century deeds secretarially signed for MIllard Fillmore (1850, 1851 deeds), plus a vellum deed secretarially signed for Franklin Pierce (1853); a typed receipt for b... > Item Details
The Later
Lot # 2368 - The Later "West"
Lot of 11. Including: Hough, Emerson. The Covered Wagon. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1922. 12mo, brown cloth, [v], 379pp plus 1p ads. Wear to spine, front hinge weak, tp about half torn at binding, entire volume cocked. Morrow, Honoré Willsie. On to Oregon! The Story of a Pioneer Boy. New York: Wil... > Item Details
Lot of Miscellaneous Manuscript Documents, Plus, Lot of 6
Lot # 2313 - Lot of Miscellaneous Manuscript Documents, Plus, Lot of 6
Manuscript document from Jefferson County, KY, 30 July 1855 appointing Margaret Steele as guardian of  “…Anna M. Steele, infant orphan of Robert Steele, decd., & under the age of fourteen years. Whereas she gave bond with John W. Anderson her security as required by law.”... > Item Details
Fine Album of Wabash Railway & Related Railroad Photographs, Ca 1910-1940
Lot # 2396 - Fine Album of Wabash Railway & Related Railroad Photographs, Ca 1910-1940
Wonderful collection of nearly 300 silver gelatin photographs, most mounted in a scrapbook, 12 x 16 in., with black heavy paper pages. The silver gelatin photos within the scrapbook capture Wabash railroad engines, each with location and date written in white ink below the image. Dates range fr... > Item Details
Railroad and Western Maps, Plus, Lot of 4
Lot # 2394 - Railroad and Western Maps, Plus, Lot of 4
Map of the Alton & Springfield Railroad, in Illinois. Showing its connection with other Roads and proposed Roads Leading to the Eastern Cities. Boston: Lith. of E.W. Bouve, n.d. 17.5 x 28 in. Map of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, with a bit of Michigan. No date, but clearly an early map with only t... > Item Details
Unusual Order of Railway Conductors Illustrated Certificate
Lot # 2395 - Unusual Order of Railway Conductors Illustrated Certificate
17 x 11 in., recognizing the membership of J.R. Turner, of De Soto Division No. 241, initiated January 17, 1904, featuring a portrait of Mr. Turner and watercolor printed illustrations. > Item Details
Portfolio of Prints Relating to the French Revolution of 1848
Lot # 2338 - Portfolio of Prints Relating to the French Revolution of 1848
Lot of 20 black and white lithographs. Most by Casse Freres, editors. Published by A. Bes and F. Dubreuil, Paris. Each approx. 12 x 18 in. Titles include: Massacre au Ministere des Affaires Entrangeres (23 Fevrier 1848) Carniceria en el Ministerio de los Negocios Estrangeros. Le Peuple aux Tuile... > Item Details
<i>New York Tribune</i>, January through December 1865
Lot # 2374 - New York Tribune, January through December 1865
Lot of 38 weekly issues of the New York Tribune, from January through December 1865. The Tribune, established by Horace Greeley in 1841, was widely considered the most influential newspaper in America from soon after its inception until Greeley's death in 1872 just weeks after his losing the ... > Item Details
Rare Civil War Camp Newspaper, <i>The Patrol, Charleston</i>
Lot # 2090 - Rare Civil War Camp Newspaper, The Patrol, Charleston
February 28, 1862, Vol. 1, No. 2. 9.5 x 13", 4pp. The first page features an article with a description of the Battle at Bull Run, and expresses the view that one thing the battle taught them right off was that they might lose a fight. An  outsider looking on would have thought that the so... > Item Details
Political Campaign Cigars, William H. Taft to Lyndon B. Johnson
Lot # 2235 - Political Campaign Cigars, William H. Taft to Lyndon B. Johnson
Lot of 8, including William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Charles Evan Hughes (in box), Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Al Smith (in box), Wendell Willkie, and a Johnson/Humphrey 1965 inauguration dated cigar; 8.5 to 10.5 in. long. > Item Details
Mitchell's Map of Missouri & Arkansas, 1844
Lot # 2384 - Mitchell's Map of Missouri & Arkansas, 1844
Mitchell's Map of Missouri & Arkansas.  Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1844.  24mo, gilt imprinted boards, folds out to 20.75 x 17.25 in.  Map fully titled Map of the States of Missouri and Arkansas, and the Indian Territory, Compile from the Latest Authorities.  ... > Item Details
Group of Western Photographs, Including Locomotives at Golden, Colorado
Lot # 2170 - Group of Western Photographs, Including Locomotives at Golden, Colorado
Lot of eight mounted photographs on 10 x 12 in. mounts.  No credits or inscriptions.  One shows two locomotives at the front of a train stopped at the Golden, Colorado, depot.  Two views feature a very large sawmill somewhere in the Northwest, one showing a panoramic view of the entir... > Item Details
Theodore Roosevelt & William H. Taft Prints & Advertisements, Including Winchester & the Edison Phonograph
Lot # 2231 - Theodore Roosevelt & William H. Taft Prints & Advertisements, Including Winchester & the Edison Phonograph
Lot of 6, including: Winchester advertisement featuring Theodore Roosevelt, for the "30-30" Repeating Rifle / The Big-Game Gun of To-Day / ...which Vice-President Roosevelt used on his recent hunting trip.  16 x 11.25 in. framed to 18.5 x 14 in. Theodore Roosevelt and Hiram John... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: