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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.

Experience in the area

I am the world's largest buyer and seller of antique flags. I also have 25 years of experience selling other early American textiles.

Organizations

Antiques Dealers Association of America (ADA); Antiques Counci; Antiques & Arts Dealer's League of America (AADLA); Cinoa; North American Vexillogical Association (NAVA)

Publications

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.

Education/Credentials

Graduate Degree, 1994

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Recent Answers from Jeff Bridgman

2016-08-05 34 star American Flag:

Hi and thanks for your email.    This is ca 1960 or so, possibly even later.  It's a late 20th century reproduction.  Storm King is a brand name.  I can't recall which maker it belongs to for a couple

2016-04-05 48 star american union jack flag replica:

Hi.    As a specialist in 18th and 19th century antique flags, I am afraid that I don't know a great deal about replicas.  It's just not where my interest lies.      I did a cursive search and found nothing

2016-04-02 Odd sized 48 star flag:

Hi.    Sorry for the delay in getting to your question, as I was traveling.  We here at AllExperts are volunteers from various fields.    The first flag would be post-WWII (1941-45) through 1959.  5.5

2016-03-12 Flag value:

Hi, Pamela.    The 48 star flag became official on July 4th, 1912 and remained so until July 3rd, 1859.  It was therefore our national flag during 3 major wars:  WWI (U.S. involvement 1917-18), WWI (U

2015-11-24 WW II Navy Burial Flag:

Hi.    I have been unavailable for a couple of weeks and just returned.  I found your question in the open pool, unanswered.    Because burial flags are undesirable to collectors, and I am a dealer in

 

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