Vermont state coat of arms civil war flag. it is 5ft by 4ft very fragile material.
i purchase this flag online auction. came with a certificate of information that is was a union vermont state civil war flag.capture in a battle in tennessee by confederates and taken back to north carolina where is displayed at uvc hall until they closed. Then it went into private collection. I know the flag is in poor condition. but i feel that the flag hold value for historical purpose being a piece of history. there was repairs done in early 1900 the the metal grommets have been replace. I have talk to professional framer that will frame this for about $700. I don't know how much more it would bring the value up but I was going to have this done. what i am trying to get an ideal value of it being a captured flag. Also you could tell the flag was blue flag that has been faded.
Although the statement letter mentions this as a captured flag from the Civil War era, there is not supporting evidence, proof or provenance of such. IN 1862 there were not rubber stamps (referring to the stamped number 1862) and the numbers could also apply to an inventory number and not a year. In addition, the Vermont State flag with the crest and motto was not adopted until 1919. For the most part, Civil War era flags carried by regiments from Vermont would be focused on 'Green Mountain Boys' themes; although the crest was known to be used on Civil War era flags, the re-stitching, if it were with a sewing machine throws this off significantly. As well, the crest is pre-printed, whereas most original Civil War era flags would have been produced in a home and hand painted/hand stitched. I recommend contacting the Vermont Historical Society which has an active digital and conservation archive of Vermont flags during the Civil War. At this juncture, the historical background supplied on this is questionable and hearsay. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.