Lot 1684

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Wonderful hand-sewn silk flag with 13 embroidered stars in canton; 7.25 x 12 in., period-inscribed on hoist: 'First Flag made 1777 by Betsy Ross. This copy of the original flag, made in Feb. 1903 by Rachel Albright aged 90 y. 8 m. Grand-daughter of Betsy Ross'. Tiny hole at extreme upper-right corner, else fine condition. The flag is accompanied by the frame in which it was originally encased. A partial handwritten label on the reverse reads: 'Eugene H. Spangler Rachel Albright was a great Aunt of Wm. Brownlee Albright, husband of Ella Yeage[r?] [second?] cousin of Geo. Leon [illeg.]...', hinting that Ross was a distant relative of Spangler. A near-identical flag was sold by Cowan's for $5,875 in 2014.

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January 27, 2023 10:00 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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Bid Increments
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$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $20
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $999,999 $10,000
$1,000,000 $1,999,999 $50,000
$2,000,000 + $100,000