A 29-Star American Flag commemorating Iowa statehood

mid-19th century

Hand-sewn, single appliqued cotton stars arranged in a medallion, with 4 corner stars on a two-part cotton canton, machine-sewn cotton stripes, cotton hoist retains rope.

61 1/4 in. x 103 1/2 in.

Estimate $5,000-8,000

Note: Iowa entered the Union under President James K. Polk, December 28, 1846. The Flag became official July 4, 1847, but lasted only one year when Wisconsin was granted statehood, May 29, 1848.

Sold for $10,000 (buyer's premium included)