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    Blue Silk New York State Militia Flag, Circa 1830. 55" on the hoist and 87" on the fly, double sided and now archivally mounted and framed. There are 13 white five pointed stars, with an average point to point size of 2 3/4" in an arc across the top. The rather fierce looking eagle is 39" wide , holding a blank riband is his beak and arrows and olive branch in his talons. Beneath the eagle is a panoply of arms including in intertwined American flag. Beneath the arms panoply is a 16 1/2" X 3 1/2" panel which bears the following identification "2nd Regt / 2nd Brigde / 5th Divisn". The bottom of the decoration includes a howitzer tube with stacked cannon balls and a musket.

    Some overall fading but generally excellent and entirely hand painted. The hoist retains 4 of the original 7 blue silk ties attached to hand whipped grommets. The flag is overall in excellent sound condition with just a few scattered holes and small tears but 95% intact. Most impressive, and a wonderful example of the flags that graced the town greens, during drill and dress parade, by militia organizations throughout the United States during this period. The New York identification has its origins with the late iconic flag expert Howard Madaus who examined and authenticated the flag about 15 years ago.


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    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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