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    James Buchanan: Important South Carolina Portrait Flag. 17" x 11.75" glazed cotton flag attached with five nails to the original 24.5" whittled stick. There are thirteen stars in the canton, arranged in the "Betsy Ross" pattern with a larger, central star in the middle. It is inscribed "Buchanan & Breckinridge." (in a unusual font that gives the impression of depth), followed by "For President," above a woodcut portrait of Buchanan followed, on a lower stripe, "South Carolina." There is fading to the right side, but no rips, holes or stains. Considering its delicate nature, it is very well preserved. Heritage holds the record for the most expensive political flag sold at auction [$275,000] which, as it turns out, was also a Buchanan portrait flag. We don't know if they made these for each state in the Union for use in a torchlight procession; however, the consignor tells us she received this from a neighbor who hailed from the South. We are selling a Frémont mate in this sale, as well. We are thrilled to offer this historic "find" which is totally "fresh to the market".

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    3500 Maple Ave
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    Dallas, TX 75219

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