November 19, 2020 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


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48-Star Auburn and Turner Railroad Flag

Printed flag on glazed cotton muslin, 1.75 x 2.75 in. Original staff, 6 in. Staggered star pattern. Overprint: "Auburn and Turner Railroad." Ca 1905-1910.

The Auburn and Turner Railroad was opened on November 4, 1905, from a connection with the local Lewiston, ME system at Lake Grove through to Turner. Considerable trolley freight was developed along the line evidenced by its many spur tracks into mills and lumbering operations. The line was absorbed by the Lewiston, Augusta & Waterville Street Railway in 1910 and became part of its Lewiston Division.

The Augusta & Waterville Street Railway operated 156 trolley cars on 161 miles of track. After a series of acquisitions of other railway companies, the line continued serving the public until 1941.

More than ninety cities, towns and villages in Maine were served by electric railways of nearly 520 miles.

Provenance:J. Richard Pierce Collection of American Parade Flags

Condition:

Light toning to flag. Professionally mounted using stitch on board. 

Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$531
11/19/2020

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