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Signal Flag from Admiral Farragut's Flagship USS Hartford

Auction:
2856M
Lot:
226
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Sale #2856M - 2856M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 30, 2015 4:00PM

Description:

Signal Flag from Admiral Farragut's Flagship USS Hartford, c. 1861-65, hand-sewn blue wool bunting flag with linen hoist, linen rope, and handmade wooden toggle, with a handwritten provenance note, ht. 36, lg. 48 in.

Provenance: From the collection of the Valley Forge Historical Society.

Note: A tag accompanies the lot which reads on the front: "SIGNAL FLAG/FROM ADMIRAL FARRAGUT'S/ FLAGSHIP HARTFORD," and on the back "MISS MAY F. TAYLOR/OF 4829 N. 12TH ST./PHILA. PA. STATED/THAT THE FLAG WAS/GIVEN TO HER GRAND-/MOTHER WHEN A YOUNG/GIRL, BY JAMES ISLES/WHO WAS A SAILMAKER'S/MATE ON BOARD THE/"HARTFORD" UNDER/FARRAGUT."


Estimate $1,000-1,200

Flag has some light moth nips, and a small tear in the center.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Farragut, American folklore, David Farragut