A 21-Star American Flag commemorating Illinois statehood

circa 1819

Hand-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars in a 3,4,3,4,3,4 arrangement on a three-piece wool bunting canton, wool bunting stripes, linen hoist with rope and hand-sewn grommets.

4 ft 9 in. x 7 ft. 9 in.

Estimate $5,000-8,000

Note: Under President James Monroe, Illinois was admitted as a "Free" state, December 2, 1818, almost one year to the day after the admittance of "Slave" state Mississippi.

Sold for $3,125 (buyer's premium included)