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    Stephen A. Douglas: Wonderful Portrait Flag. 13.5" x 8.5" cotton flag with portrait of Douglas in the canton surrounded by thirteen meandering stars. The white stripes are inscribed: "Douglas and Johnson. People's Rights." Originally attached to a stick, as evidenced by five holes in the hoist. This came out of an old-time Ohio collection. We are aware of only one other example (with the canton in the normal "left corner" position) which recently sold at an Ohio estate auction. Scattered soiling and small stains (easily overlooked on an item of this importance), strong colors, nicely pressured mounted and framed. One of the signature items in the collection of the late Judge Lynn Griffith.





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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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