A 25-Star American Flag commemorating Arkansas statehood or Exclusionary Flag

circa 1865

Machine-sewn, double appliqued cotton stars arranged in rows of 5,5,4,5,5, the middle row centering a large, single star, machine-sewn cotton stripes, cotton hoist retaining rope.

37 1/2 in. x 76 1/2 in.

Estimate $4,000-6,000

Literature: Kevin Keim & Peter Keim, A Grand Old Flag: A History of the United States Through its Flags (2007), 76 & 77.

Note: Likely an Exclusionary Flag, the canton rests on a red, so-called "blood" or "war" stripe.

Sold for $3,750 (buyer's premium included)