Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 914

"National Commercial Flags of All Nations", Colton, G.W. & C.B.

Subject: Ships - Flags

Period: 1872 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

26.8 x 17 inches
68.1 x 43.2 cm

Full folio sheet features 131 hand colored flags of the world's nations plus scores of marine pennants and signal flags are shown at the sides and bottom. The flags of the U.S., Russia, the German Empire, France, Britain, Spain and Italy are shown in large scale. Some of the more unusual flags include those of Batavia, the Japanese Emperor, Cochin China, and Grand Vizier. A most colorful sheet that contains more flags than most.


Condition: B

Close trimmed, as issued. Toned or soiled along lower margin, centerfold toned, and both lower corners with small chip.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/6/2007