A 35-Star American parade Flag commemorating the statehood of West Virginia

circa 1863

Printed with a double medallion of stars enclosing a larger star flanked by 4 corner stars and stripes on cotton, mounted and framed.

20 in. x 30 in. (sight)

Estimate $5,000-7,000

Literature: Kevin Keim & Peter Keim, A Grand Old Flag: A History of the United States Through its Flags (2007), 124 & 125.

Note: West Virginia was admitted to statehood June 20, 1863, under President Abraham Lincoln.

Sold for $6,250 (buyer's premium included)