November 10, 2021 11:00 EST

American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

 
  Lot 36
 
Lot 36 - A  rare 44-Star American National Flag commemorating Wyoming statehood

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A rare 44-Star American National Flag commemorating Wyoming statehood
Patent date August 12, 1890

The felt stars arranged to form the initials "U S" machine-sewn to a three-part wool bunting canton, tredle machine-sewn wool bunting stripes, canvas header pocket retaining period hemp rope. The heading inscribed in ink, "Dr. H.F. Copeland/ Whitman, Mass." on one side and "Pat. Aug 12, 1890," on the reverse.

70 3/4 in. x 114 in.

Provenance

The flag was once owned by Dr. Horatio Franklin Copeland (1842-1918) who lived for many years on Washington Street in Whitman, Massachusetts. Copeland studied medicine at Harvard and upon graduation served as assistant physician to the U.S. 23rd Regiment Colored Infantry at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia during the last year of the Civil War.

Collection of Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn, MD.

Sold for $63,000
Estimated at $15,000 - $25,000


 

The felt stars arranged to form the initials "U S" machine-sewn to a three-part wool bunting canton, tredle machine-sewn wool bunting stripes, canvas header pocket retaining period hemp rope. The heading inscribed in ink, "Dr. H.F. Copeland/ Whitman, Mass." on one side and "Pat. Aug 12, 1890," on the reverse.

Provenance

The flag was once owned by Dr. Horatio Franklin Copeland (1842-1918) who lived for many years on Washington Street in Whitman, Massachusetts. Copeland studied medicine at Harvard and upon graduation served as assistant physician to the U.S. 23rd Regiment Colored Infantry at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia during the last year of the Civil War.

Collection of Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn, MD.

Note

The design of this rare flag was patented by W. R. Washburn of Plymouth, Massachusetts. It is one of four or five known to exist.

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