Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    Rare Texas Confederate "Bonnie Blue" Flag of the 3rd Texas State Cavalry One of the rarest Confederate flags in existence, this "Bonnie Blue" Flag is one of only six known to exist in private hands as well as in museum collections. During the Civil War, patriotic songs were written about the "Bonnie Blue" flag of Texas that led Texans into battle. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the rarest Confederate flags in existence.

    History ascribed to the flag at that time stated that it was "picked up on one of the Texas battlefields during of the War of the 60's by Private 1st Class S.A. Buffum, Co. A. 3rd Regt. Cavalry Texas State Troops." The flag is 36" square with a dark blue field. It is made of a bunting or wool mix, and its method of attachment is missing. The white five-pointed star is 17½" inches across its point in the center of the field of cotton.

    Authentication: Letters of authenticity and research from renowned Civil War flag expert and author Howard Madaus.

    Exhibit History: This flag was part of the centerpiece display at the Texas Historical Exhibit in the Texas Building during the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.

    Provenance: Crow Art Partnership Collection (Dallas, Texas). Originally acquired by Mr. George W. Wray, Jr., Atlanta, Georgia in 1970s.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 8,776

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 40 days left to consign to the 2017 March 8 - 9 Books Signature Auction - New York !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I believe Heritage did a very good job of the cataloging. I am very pleased overall!
    P.C. ,
    Lexington, SC
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2016 December 3 Americana & Political Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2016 December 3 Americana & Political Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,787,652