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    Rare Confederate Seven-Star, so called "Texas Pattern," 1st National Flag.
    Unusual form with six stars surrounding a central star, possibly indicative of Texas association, the "Lone Star State" being the seventh to secede from the Union. Pre dates April 17, 1861 when the eighth state, Virginia, approved secession. Very desirable size, generally associated with field use, 28" on the hoist and 57" on the fly including the 2¼" cotton hoist binding which utilizes five hand whipped grommets. Double sided, constructed of bunting, entirely hand stitched. White cotton stars approximately 4" tip to tip. Each stripe is constructed of two equal sized strips. The body of the flag, excluding the hoist is bound with a thin, stitched in, white cotton cord. All colors bright, white cotton hand stitching tight, just some minor spots of deterioration scattered about, most notably at the corners of the fly edge and the top of the canton at the hoist. Nicely framed for display. A very attractive, character laden, and very early, Confederate 1st national flag.

    Provenance: Chicago Historical Society/Arnold Chernoff


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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