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39-Star American Flag, Hand-cut and Sewn, Antique "Unofficial" Flag, circa 1889
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This 39-star flag is an "unofficial" flag, as there was never an official flag order for 39 stars. This very large 39-star flag was fully hand-cut and sewn, as it was a homemade flag...
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Antique 1880s American Historical Memorabilia

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Fabric

40-Star Antique Parade Flag Printed on Muslin, circa 1889
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a 40-star "unofficial" printed flag. This parade flag celebrates South Dakota statehood, which was granted along with North Dakota on November 2, 1889. In addition to No...
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Antique 1880s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Muslin

39-Star Antique American Flag with 'Whimsical' Star Pattern, 1889
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a 39-star unofficial American flag, handmade and printed on cotton. The flag dates to 1889 and has a unique history, thanks to its rare star-count. The flag’s canton is prin...
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Antique 1880s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

1889 North Dakota 39 Star United States of America Parade Flag
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
39 star silk parade flag. 23 1/2" x 15". Was the unofficial North Dakota Flag. As South Dakota was also admitted as the 40th state on the same day this flag became immediately obsole...
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Antique 1880s American Historical Memorabilia

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Silk

38 Star American Parade Flag, Medallion Pattern, Colorado Statehood, 1876-1889
Located in York County, PA
38 STARS IN A TRIPLE WREATH STYLE MEDALLION CONFIGURATION, WITH 2 OUTLIERS, ON A LARGE SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH GREAT COLORS AND PRESENCE, MADE IN THE ERA WHEN COLORAD...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

38 Star Antique American Flag with Hand-Sewn Stars, ca 1876-1889
Located in York County, PA
38 Star Antique American Flag with Hand-sewn Stars in an 8-7-8-7-8 Pattern of Justified Rows, Made in the Period When Colorado was the Most Recent State to Join The Union, 1876-1889:...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Wool

38 Star Indian Wars Era Infantry Battle Flag, Colorado Statehood, 1876-1889
Located in York County, PA
38 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE INDIAN WARS PERIOD, A U.S. ARMY REGULATION BATTLE FLAG, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, 1876-1889, SIGNED "VARRELL." MADE IN THE ERA WHEN COLORADO WAS THE MO...
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Antique 1870s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

42 Hand-Sewn Stars on An Antique Washington State American Flag, ca 1889-1890
Located in York County, PA
42 Hand-sewn Stars on an Antique American Flag with a Dusty Blue Canton; An Unofficial Star Count, Reflects Washington Statehood, Circa 1889-1890: 42 star American national flag, ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Wool

Dated 1883 Masonic Flag Holder in Iron
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Masonic cast iron original black painted masonic flag holder with footed ball and claw feet. The condition is very good and strong.
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Antique 1880s American Folk Art More Folk Art

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Iron

Essex Crystal Victorian Gold Navy Flag Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
With a domed round rock crystal reverse intaglio painted to depict three colors Navy flag To a rose-cut diamond frame mounted in silver and 18Kt Gold. Weight: 9.8 gr English, 18...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Cluster Rings

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Crystal, Rock Crystal, 18k Gold, Gold

History of the Flag of the United States of America
Located in New York, NY
History of the Flag of the United States of America, and of the Naval and Yacht-Club Signals, Seals, and Arms, and Principal National Songs of the United States. With a Chronicle of...
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1880s Prints and Multiples

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Engraving

41 Stars In a Lineal Pattern With Offset Stars, Montana Statehood American Flag
Located in York County, PA
41 STARS IN A LINEAL PATTERN WITH OFFSET STARS THAT CREATE A CROSSHATCH IN THE CORNERS AND CENTER, ONE OF THE RAREST STAR COUNTS AMONG SURVIVING FLAGS OF THE 19TH CENTURY, REFLECTS M...
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Antique 1880s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

39-Star Antique American Flag, Silk, 1889
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a 39-star unofficial American flag, printed on silk. The flag dates to 1889 showcasing a “whimsical” star pattern in the canton. An official flag with only 39 stars was never...
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Antique 1880s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Silk

  • 39-Star Antique American Flag, Silk, 1889
  • 39-Star Antique American Flag, Silk, 1889
  • 39-Star Antique American Flag, Silk, 1889
  • 39-Star Antique American Flag, Silk, 1889
H 24 in. W 31.75 in. D 1.25 in.
42-Star Antique American Parade Flag, circa 1889
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a 42-star parade flag printed circa 1889. It features a whimsical, dancing star pattern against a dark blue canton. The stars are arranged in six rows with seven stars e...
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Antique 1880s American Historical Memorabilia

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Muslin

40-Star "Unofficial" Whimsical Star Pattern American Flag, circa 1889
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This 40-star American flag is very rare and celebrates the addition of North and South Dakota to the Union. The body of the flag is constructed of wool, with 40 machine-sewn, dou...
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Antique 1880s Historical Memorabilia

42-Star American Flag, Antique Whimsical Star Pattern, circa 1889
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is an uncommon 42-star flag, commemorating the addition of the state of Washington to the Union. The flag dates to 1889-1890, and is printed on cotton. The canton consists of si...
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Antique 1880s American Historical Memorabilia

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Cotton

42 Stars, 1889-1890, An Unofficial Star Count Flag
Located in York County, PA
42 STARS, 1889-1890, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD, SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING: 42 star parade flag, printed on cotton muslin. The stars are arranged in a rectil...
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Antique 19th Century Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

39-Star Patriotic "Unoffical Flag" Bandana, circa 1876-1889
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a patriotic textile featuring a 39-star flag surrounded by other flags of the world. The 39-star flag was never an official flag of America. The reason there never was an ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

42 Star Flag, 1889-1890, An Unofficial Star Count
Located in York County, PA
42 STARS, 1889-1890, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD, SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING:<br /> <br /> 42 star parade flag, printed on cotton muslin. The stars are arranged ...
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Antique 19th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

  • 42 Star Flag, 1889-1890, An Unofficial Star Count
  • 42 Star Flag, 1889-1890, An Unofficial Star Count
  • 42 Star Flag, 1889-1890, An Unofficial Star Count
  • 42 Star Flag, 1889-1890, An Unofficial Star Count
H Frame: 20.5&quot; x 25.5&quot; in. W Flag: 17&quot; x 12.25&quot; in.
38 Star American Flag Ribbon, Colorado Statehood, 1876-1889:
Located in York County, PA
38 star, American national flag ribbon, printed on silk. Note how the stars, which are arranged in justified rows of 6-6-7-6-7-6, vary in their vertical position from one row to the ...
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Antique 19th Century Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

  • 38 Star American Flag Ribbon, Colorado Statehood, 1876-1889:
  • 38 Star American Flag Ribbon, Colorado Statehood, 1876-1889:
  • 38 Star American Flag Ribbon, Colorado Statehood, 1876-1889:
  • 38 Star American Flag Ribbon, Colorado Statehood, 1876-1889:
H Frame: 3.5&quot; x 5.75&quot; in. W Flag: 1.5&quot; x 3&quot; in.
39-Star "Unofficial" American Parade Flag Whimsical Star Pattern circa 1877-1889
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a 39-star unofficial American flag, handmade and printed on cotton. The flag dates to 1889 and has a unique history, thanks to its rare star-count. The flag’s canton is pr...
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Antique 1880s American Historical Memorabilia

38 AMERICAN FLAG, HAND-SEWN STARS, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD
Located in York County, PA
38 star American National flag in a great, small size for the period (1876-1889) with hand-sewn stars.<br /> <br /> The 38th state, Colorado, gained its statehood on August 1st, 18...
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Antique 19th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Wool, Cotton

  • 38 AMERICAN FLAG, HAND-SEWN STARS, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD
  • 38 AMERICAN FLAG, HAND-SEWN STARS, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD
  • 38 AMERICAN FLAG, HAND-SEWN STARS, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD
  • 38 AMERICAN FLAG, HAND-SEWN STARS, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD
H Flag - 35&quot;, Frame - 42&quot in. W Flag - 46&quot;, Frame - 72&quot in. D Frame - 2.5&quot; in.
42 Star American Parade Flag, Washington Statehood, circa 1889-1890
Located in York County, PA
42 stars in a Wave configuration of lineal columns, never an official star count, 1889-1890, Washington Statehood: 42 star American parade flag, printed on cotton. The stars are a...
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Early 20th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

42 Stars, 1889-1890, An Unofficial Star Count, Washington Statehood Flag
Located in York County, PA
42 STARS, 1889-1890, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD, SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING: 42 star parade flag, printed on cotton muslin. The stars are arranged in a rectili...
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Antique 19th Century Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

42 Star Antique American Flag, Wave Configuration, Washington Statehood, 1889-90
Located in York County, PA
42 STARS IN A WAVE CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL COLUMNS, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD: 42 star American parade flag, printed on cotton. This interestin...
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Antique 19th Century Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

42 Star Antique American Parade Flag, An Unofficial Star Count, 1889-90
Located in York County, PA
42 STARS, 1889-1890, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD, SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING: Frame Size (H x L): 20.5" x 25.75" Flag Size (H x L): 12.25" x 17.25" 42 star...
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Antique 19th Century Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

40 Canted Stars on an Antique American Flag, South Dakota Statehood, 1889
Located in York County, PA
40 CANTED STARS IN AN ORDERLY PHALANX, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A RARE STAR COUNT, ACCURATE FOR JUST SIX DAYS AND NEVER OFFICIAL, REFLECTING SOUTH DAKOTA'S ADMISSION TO THE U...
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Antique 1890s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

Antique American Flag Cigar Label with Sailor & 42 Six-Pointed Stars, 1889-1920
Located in York County, PA
CIGAR BOX LABEL WITH IMAGE OF A 42-STAR AMERICAN FLAG WITH SIX-POINTED STARS AND IT'S BLUE CANTON RESTING ON THE WAR STRIPE, AND AN IMAGE OF A SAILOR LIGHTING A CIGAR, 1889-1920: T...
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Antique 1890s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Paper

Harrison & Morton Bandanna Flag from the Mastai Collection
Located in York County, PA
The Harrison & Morton bandanna flag from the Mastai collection, prominently featured in both their book on flag collecting and the book "Threads of history" by the Smithsonian, circa...
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Antique 1880s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

42 Star Flag with Canted Stars, Never an Official Star Count
Located in York County, PA
42 CANTED STARS, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD: 42 star American parade flag, printed on cotton. Note how the stars, which are arranged in a rectil...
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Antique 1880s Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

42 Scattered Stars, an Unofficial Star Count, Washington Statehood Flag
Located in York County, PA
42 star parade flag, printed on cotton muslin. The stars are arranged in a rectilinear fashion, but vary in position on their vertical axis. This adds a nice element of folk quality ...
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Antique 1880s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

George H W Bush Vice-Presidential Limousine Flag, circa 1981-1989
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is an original Vice Presidential limousine flag, flown when George H. W. Bush was Vice President. This white limousine flag has the Presidential Seal at center and blue five-...
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Antique 1880s American Historical Memorabilia

35 Stars in a Double Wreath Pattern on a Civil War Veteran's Flag
Located in York County, PA
35 stars in a double wreath pattern on a Civil War Veteran's flag with overprinted battle honors of the New York 71st Volunteer Infantry: 35 star parade flag with double-wreath pa...
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Antique 1880s Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

13 Star, Centennial Era, Antiques American Parade Flag with Overprinted Date
Located in York County, PA
13 STAR, CENTENNIAL ERA, ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG WITH UNUSUAL OVERPRINTED 1888 DATE AND SCROLL WORK, PROBABLY MADE FOR A BENJAMIN HARRISON RALLY IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YE...
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Antique 1880s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

13-Star American Flag, Handcut Medallion Pattern, Signed by Maker, 1884
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a bright 13-star handcut American Flag, signed by J.L. Wakefield from Preston, Ohio and dated November 10, 1884. This flag's canton features the highly sought-after meda...
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Antique 1880s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

42 Stars, an Unofficial Star Count on an Antique American Flag, Scattered Stars
Located in York County, PA
42 STARS, AN UNOFFICIAL STAR COUNT, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH SCATTERED STAR POSITIONING, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD 42 star parade flag, printed on cotton muslin. The ...
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Antique 1880s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Cotton

38-Star Antique Grand Army of the Republic American Flag, Silk, circa 1885
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
This is a beautiful and finely printed silk flag that celebrates the “G.A.R.” or Grand Army of the Republic. The flag features the Grand Army Badge, printed on a dark navy blue cant...
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Antique 1880s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

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Silk

Antique American Flag Original Oil Painting Trompe L'Oeil Still Life Patriotic
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique American Flag still life oil painting. Oil on canvas, circa 1898. Signed. Displayed in a period giltwood frame. Image, 26"L x 18"H.
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1880s American Realist Still-life Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Rare 36 Star Parade Flag Made for the 1880 Campaign of Garfield and Arthur
Located in York County, PA
36 star American national parade flag made for the 1880 presidential Campaign of Republicans James A. Garfield and Chester Arthur. This rare style has an extended area at the fly end...
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Antique 1880s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia

42 Star State of Washington United States of America Flag
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Washington 42 star parade flag. Bold colors printed on cotton, cut from bolt of 42 star flags, no edges have been sewn. The 42 star flag was an official flag until Idaho joined just ...
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Antique 1880s American Historical Memorabilia

1889 Flag For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal 1889 flag for your home. Frequently made of fabric, cotton and wool, every 1889 flag was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a 1889 flag — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right 1889 flag, those designed in Folk Art styles are of considerable interest.

How Much is a 1889 Flag?

A 1889 flag can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,550, while the lowest priced sells for $575 and the highest can go for as much as $32,500.