December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
Search By:
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/14/2021
Civil War era US 34 Star Flag. The 34 star flag became the official United States flag on July 4, 1861 after the admission of Kansas as a state. 34 star flags were flown during the first half of the Civil War for about 2 years, until West Virginia was admitted as a state, meaning July 4, 1863 would then be the official date for its replacement by the 35-star flag. The flag is wool bunting and measures approximately 18 feet on the fly by 9 feet on the hoist and is marked "8x12" on the hoist. The stars are arranged 8,1,8,8,1,8 and are 5-pointed cut-out style, sewn to one side of the blue canton with the fabric cut away under them to make them visible from both sides. The hoist has 2 rope loops, 1 on each end. The flag is marked "18 Foot" and "Revenue Cutter City of Detroit" on the hoist. The Revenue Cutter service was formed in 1790 and was disbanded when it merged with the United States Life-Saving Service to form the United States Coast Guard in 1915. Revenue cutters assisted the United States Navy with their operations throughout the Civil War. CONDITION: The flag exhibits several holes and tears including tears and loose stitching along the hoist. There appears to be a period repair to the canton where one strip of stars is sewn to a lighter shade of blue. A few holes and thinning to fabric on the field. The flag also exhibits several stains and tarnishing. The color remains vibrant with slight fading. Overall good. JLD

Item Dimensions: 15 x 18 x 6
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,280.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
Email A Friend
Ask a Question
Have One To Sell

Auction Notepad


You may add/edit a note for this item or view the notepad:  

Submit    Delete     View all notepad items