ORIGINAL ANTIQUE SILK FLAG RIBBON 10 YD COMPLETE GAR CIVIL WAR VETERANS USE 1.5"

Category Collectibles Militaria Civil War (1861-65) Civil War Veterans' Items

Current price $140.00

Buy It Now price $185.00

Listing type Chinese

Location Columbia, Maryland 210** US

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Seller 210451953 (2989)

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Theme Militaria

Featured Refinements Grand Army of the Republic

Country/Region Of Manufacture United States

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ORIGINAL ANTIQUE SILK FLAG RIBBON 10 YD COMPLETE GAR CIVIL WAR VETERANS USE.
This is a vintage original spool of silk and cotton American Flag ribbon featuring 13 star flags in the Francis Hopkinson pattern. The ribbon is 1 1/2 inches wide, and each flag is 2 1/2 inches long. This means there are about 144 flags on the 10 yard spool. At the opening bid of $140 for this spool you are paying less than $1 per antique flag. The first two photos show the actual spool that I am offering in this lot. You are looking at the flag ribbon and the paper interleaving that has kept the ribbon in pristine condition for over 80 years. I have provided additional photos of 1.5 inch ribbon from my collection to show both the front and back of the ribbon as laid out flat. The whole original spool, with cardboard core and paper interleaving between the ribbon measures 2 1/2 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
These 13 star flag ribbons were used for many patriotic and political badges and ribbons worn by Civil War Veterans and Political campaigners at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. By the USA Sesquicentennial, or 150th birthday, in 1926 and the George Washington Birthday Bicentennial of 1932 the Betsy Ross pattern of 13 star flags predominated and the 3-2-3-2-3 pattern fell into disuse until the 21st Century.
Please see my other items as I am posting several flags and related patriotic and political Americana today. Please contact me if you have any questions.
I am a 45-year member, and Past President, of the North American Vexillological Association, one of the largest organizations in the world devoted to the scientific study of flags. If you have an interest in flags, please visit www.nava.org for more information.
Shipped with USPS First Class.

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