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1844 Native American Campaign Flag brings $59,375 at Heritage Auctions
This rare Campaign Flag brought top lot honors when it sold for $59,375.
DALLAS, TX.- A rare and fantastically-preserved Campaign Flag advising Native Americans to "Beware of Foreign Influence" brought top lot honors when it sold for $59,375 in Heritage Auctions' $739,000+ Americana & Political Signature® Auction May 24 in Dallas. The auction's 400+ lots spanned more than 200 years of American history.

"This campaign flag is particularly significant because it represents a historically important anti-immigration platform backed by a Native American group active in Philadelphia," said Tom Slater, Director of Americana Auctions. "It's a very rare item from a volatile era in American history which was depicted in the popular film 'Gangs of New York.' The condition is spectacular, and that no doubt contributed to a record price for this type of political flag "

Items relating to America's presidential leaders are always in demand. Five bidders pushed the hammer price of a Tiffany Gold Pocket Watch owned by Harry S. Truman to $35,000, against a $20,000 estimate. A White House Presidential Seal Flag, circa 1960-1965, which was likely used during either the Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy or Lyndon Johnson administrations, sold for $27,500.

Additional historical rarities include an exceptional 1904 Official Socialist Party Jugate Poster, featuring images of candidates Eugene Debs and Ben Hanford, which sold for $23,750 after interest from 13 bidders, and a Silver Tablespoon by Silversmith and American Patriot Paul Revere, circa 1790-1800, sold for $22,500. An amazing collection of items formerly owned by aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh sold for $18,750.

A circa 1880s bottle that is the earliest and best preserved example of Pemberton's French Wine Cola, the first beverage created by the man who would modify the narcotic-infused "wine" recipe to create Coca-Cola®, sold for $13,750. The historic bottle was found and purchased for only $4 at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, flea market, and easily surpassed its $5,000 estimate following interest by six different bidders.

"This bottle can be seen as the ultimate find for a Coca-Cola collector," said Tom Slater, Director of Americana Auctions at Heritage. "Not only is it one of just three such bottles believed to have survived, but the fact that it retains 90 percent of the original label gives it wonderful eye appeal. Even though it predates the Coca- Cola brand, it is an item coveted by collectors. Without this first effort by Pemberton we would never have had what has arguably become the most iconic of American consumer products."

Heritage's next Americana & Political Signature® Auction will be held July 30, live and online, in conjunction with the American Political Items Collectors National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Visit for more information on how to bid and consign.

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