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Stunning Civil War 35 star silk Guidon that have gilt hand painted Stars In A circular medallion the form of a standard rectangle flag. Made identically as a standard Guidon without the swallow tail. This double sided flag has been preserved in a pressure mount with very little restoration to the silk. The flag presents very well and is archive mounted ready to hang on the wall! This flag seen military service and came from a prominent family in Chicago with an extensive military background. The 35 star flag was in service from June 20th, 1863 for a period of one year, 34 days to July 4th 1865 and is considered very scarce for the limited time allowed to fly. Period flags are scarce. The secession of West Virginia from Virginia, which resulted in the introduction of another state in the Union, carved from one of the southern states, lead to great tension between various sympathizers of either cause, especially along the Virginia-West Virginia and West-Virginia-Ohio borders. 35 star flags are the only count that falls squarely into the active period of the war.

Starting Bid

$2,500

Buyer's Premium

  • 20%

ULTRA RARE CIVIL WAR SILK 35 STAR FLAG OR GUIDON

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000
2d
17h
49m
17s
$2,8002 bids
Starting Bid $2,500
Secure
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