FINE 11 STAR CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL BATTLE FLAG.
FLAG. 16.5” x 40”. This beautiful well preserved 11 star Confederate “STARS & BARS” was sold by Norm Flayderman to Dr. Francis Lord in 1950. It is all hand sewn, red & white wool bunting bars, blue wool bunting canton, double applique 2.75” cotton stars. Canton is made from 3 pieces of pieced bunting as cloth was so scarce in South for flags, and pieces would suffice. Unusual 4:3:4 placement of stars instead of circle of stars which was first adopted. Leading edge, fly, and top edge of canton are folded under sewn, top & bottom edges of red bars have selvedge finish. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: file on some other Confederate first national flags of same configuration. Collection card & letter from D. Francis Lord concerning flag, 1990.