December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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Sometimes known as "bible flags" from their post-War places of preservation, small flags like these were used for patriotic display in public gatherings, parades and the like, and sometimes even worn as ribbons on the chest, hung like a banner from a cross stick and pin, even larger sizes. This one is certainly homemade, likely by young girl in the family demonstrating her sewing skills and patriotism. The flag follows the lines of the Confederate first national flag and the presence of 5 stars in the canton suggests it was made in celebration of Georgia's secession, the fifth state to do so, on January 9, 1861, which also gives it a likely narrow time frame of only one week, Louisiana becoming the sixth state to secede, on January 26, thought it may have taken a short time for word to spread. The flag consists of 3 stripes about 2 - 1/4" wide, red, white and red, with a blue canton, roughly 4 - 1/4" square, with 5 5-pointed white stars about 1 - 1/8" wide, applied on either side. A line of stitching on the hoist end created a narrow sleeve, which still retains part of a wood stick. The flag as a whole is 13 - 1/2" long on the upper side and 13" on the lower. CONDITION: Very good. One short separation line in the canton. Pleasing fading of the red to reddish brown. Canton a light blue. Professionally mounted in a double sided frame.

Item Dimensions: 21" X 15"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,600.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
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