This 15-star American War Naval Jack used in the Anglo-American War of 1812, is thought to be the first of its kind to be offered at auction.
Comprising four conjoined blue bunting
strips with fifteen appliquéd five-point stars, it was used by
Capt. Thomas Brown, one of the Captains during the extraordinary
'Lake Actions', an event which prompted the British to burn
Washington and the White House in vengeance.
It was secured by a European collector in 1998 from a US
book dealer to whom the Brown family had sold it.
It will go under the hammer at maritime specialist Charles
Miller Ltd in London where it will be offered on May 1.
Contact: 0207 8065530.