November 19, 2020 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


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46-Star Boston Post Transfer Flag

Printed flag on paper, 7 x 10 in., framed, 10.5 x 14 in. Supplement to the Boston Sunday Post. Notation under flag: "Directions: thoroughly moisten a piece of thin white cloth on which you wish to transfer the flag, place it over the printed side of this supplement, then place a few thicknesses of paper over the cloth and rub hard with a crumpled cloth or handkerchief until the color shows through the cloth." Ca 1908-1912.

Founded in 1831, the Boston Post was the most popular newspaper in New England and one of the largest in the country for more than 100 years. Increased competition from other newspapers and from radio and television in the 1950s caused declines in circulation, and inevitably the paper closed its doors in 1957.

Provenance:J. Richard Pierce Collection of American Parade Flags

Condition:

Toning to flag. Loss to top right corner, creasing to bottom right and left corners. Minor water stain in lower left corner. 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$406
11/19/2020

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