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I have a 5'X3' confederate flag dated 1906. The label indicates that it is a Sterling all wool double warp bunting flag. The flag shows a lot of age, but I am not sure it was made in 1906. Someone indicated that it was made in the 1930's Can you help me?

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I am not certain if Annin used the Sterling label that early (that's a brand name owned by the Annin Co.).  I thought it came into use a bit later.

Send me some images though and I'd be happy to have a look.  My email address is jrbantq@ptd.net.  Be sure to include a few good close-ups of the fabrics and stitching.

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Jeff

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Jeff Bridgman

Expertise

I am an expert in antique American flags, particularly in Stars & Stripes flag, both printed and sewn varieties. I also have expertise in antique Confederate flags. I am not an expert in flag etiquette and flag laws, so please don't ask me questions concerning where and how to fly modern American flags. My particular focus is on the 19th century, when there basically were no laws or rules of formal etiquette.

Experience

I am the world's largest buyer and seller of antique flags. I also have 25 years of experience selling other early American textiles.

Organizations
Antiques Dealers Association of America (ADA); Antiques Counci; Antiques & Arts Dealer's League of America (AADLA); Cinoa; North American Vexillogical Association (NAVA)

Publications
The Magazine Antiques, FOCUS (Journal of the Antiques Council), Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Northeast, New England Antiques Journal, Chubb Collectors [Chubb Insurance Group], Country Home Magazine, Country Living Magazine, etc.

Education/Credentials
Graduate Degree, 1994

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