Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Polk & Dallas: An Important Large 1844 Political Cloth Flag Banner. While Collins lists twenty-eight different campaign flags and bandannas for Polk's 1844 opponent Henry Clay, he lists only four for Polk, including this one (the Threads of History plate example, page 120). It is a most impressive flag with very strong red and blue colors. Originally manufactured to read simply "James K. Polk and George M. Dallas." However, an enterprising supporter of Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Francis R. Shunk had stenciled the third name below. Unfortunately, the ink he used was vulnerable to moisture, and so the letters in Shunk's name have bled somewhat, although the name is still clearly readable. Pairs of the large Polk and Clay portrait flags have twice changed hands at the $100,000 level, making this an affordable opportunity to acquire a great flag for this tough candidate. 27.25" x 21.5".

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 747

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 December 9 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,136,332