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    Magnificent and Rare Regulation Civil War Cavalry Regimental Flag. This beautiful Federal regulation cavalry standard is among the most difficult of all American flags to obtain, particularly in such fine condition. The body measures approximately 26" x 29" and retains all its border of 2" yellow fringe. Overall, the banner is almost completely intact with only a scattering of small missing pieces that do not detract from its general appeal. This example is believed to have been produced during the conflict by famed military supplier William H. Horstmann of Philadelphia and conforms to the 1861 regulations. The impressive, hand painted emblem centers on a spread winged eagle grasping an olive branch in one talon and a clutch of arrows in the other. A red riband is held in its beak and a national red/white/blue shield is on the chest. Below is a larger riband and thirteen gold stars are painted above. The flag is held in a 36" x 32" frame, making it tremendously displayable. No adhesives were used in the framing, so it could be easily removed and reframed if desired. This is a true rarity with great character and is worthy of the finest collection.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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