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.


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