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Happy Father’s Day! Celebrate with 10% off Your Purchase! (Today Only!)

June 18, 2017

How often do you think of our Founding Fathers as dads? Personally speaking, I never do. That changed for me the day we acquired an 1865 engraving of Washington with his family.   (1865 George Washington and Family print after painting by C. Schussel. Engraved signed by William Sartain) This engraving was done by William Sartain (1843-1924), a leading engraver of the mid-19th century. It is after an oil-on-canvas by Sartain’s contemporary and painting instructor, C. Schussele. The scene depicts George and Martha Washington seated at a table, with their adopted grandchildren George Washington Parke Custis and Nelly Custis standing nearby. Until next post,  Ebben    Continue Reading →

Happy Flag Day! 15% Off All Flags Today!

June 14, 2017

"Centennial Celebration" 13-Star Flag Waver on Original Wooden Stick, Circa 1876 ($695)    In honor of Flag Day, and our 15% Flag Day Sale on Flags, I thought I’d share a few fun facts about our nation’s flag!  1.June 14th was established as Flag Day in 1916 by a proclamation issued by President Woodrow Wilson to commemorate the official adoption of the American Flag in 1777.  2. Prior to June 14,1777, stars were not featured in the top left corner of the flag--the Union Jack was.  3. “The Star Spangled Banner” was written about a version of the flag that featured 15 stars and 15 stripes.  4. Most American flags available for public sale, including those flown over the U.S.... Continue Reading →

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