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|Comment||I purchased a 36 star flag with provenance to a 1864-65 civil war military unit and wondered if it might have been a battle flag. While answer did say that it was completely impossible, it did make it clear that it was extremely unlikely. I often visit the expert's website, so I presume that he knows his business quite well[which of course is why I selected him as an expert]. His answer came extraordinarily fast[especially on a holiday weekend], and, as you can read, it was clear, concise and logical. Thank you, Mr. Bridgman|
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.
I am the world's largest buyer and seller of antique flags. I also have 25 years of experience selling other early American textiles.
Antiques Dealers Association of America (ADA); Antiques Counci; Antiques & Arts Dealer's League of America (AADLA); Cinoa; North American Vexillogical Association (NAVA)
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.
Graduate Degree, 1994