Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags

As the nation’s largest seller of antique American Stars & Stripes, antique flags are my foremost business. As a very serious collector and dealer in paint-decorated American furniture, folk art, paintings and early textiles, American Fancy—to borrow the title of Sumpter Priddy’s fantastic book—is my foremost love.

Twenty four years ago I combined my fascination with collecting with the desire to buy and sell Americana as a profession. Since then I have exhibited at more than 750 antique shows, traveling to the top events in the country for both selling and acquisition.

My objective as a buyer and my advice for a new collector are one-in-the-same. Buy the best you can afford and you will seldom be dismayed. I don’t often buy an object because of price. I buy because it’s great.

If you are a bargain shopper, I must warn you that you have come to the wrong place. But if you are looking for extraordinary form, outstanding surface, early condition, and confidence in authenticity, you have arrived at a destination that I encourage you to consider.

Antiques & Flags

"Anytime you are in doubt about buying something you really want, remember this is the final act, there is no encore, don't miss the opportunity. You can put money on a shelf or live with great things and enjoy them."

— Leading Americana collector Irv Shorsch (1927-2014)