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George IV black-japanned and livery-painted state chariot by Barker & Co., second quarter, 19th century
est. £50,000 - £80,000
The Althorp Attic Sale
Christie’s South Kensington
July 7-8, 2010
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by Brook S. Mason

Call it red, white and blue fervor. Antique flags are revving up in price. What may well be the ultimate Old Glory is a flag signed by Abraham Lincoln and featuring the stars spelling out the word "Free." This historical rarity is priced at $2 million, and antique flag dealer Jeff Bridgman, who is based in York, Pa., is, well, waving the flag about it.