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Cigar Flannels Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania

Cigar Flannels Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920: Item # 1297544
 $575 
$575.

This comforter is made of cigar flannels from the early 20th century. The flannels were given as premiums wrapped around packages of cigarettes and small cigars. The largest flannel is the American flag in the center with slightly smaller flags of Mexico; Italy; Russia and Greece for the corner blocks. All of the other flannels are of Native American motifs. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is tied rather than quilted. The border is a light blue cotton sateen. Measurements are 74" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1915.