Antiques and Collecting: Rare American flag table carries hefty price tag

“Unique” — meaning one of a kind — is a word often misused by collectors.

There can never be a unique mass-produced chair, but there can be a rare one.

More than 20 years ago, the Kovels’ newspaper column featured a table with a top that was made to look like an American flag.

In September, a similar table is being sold by Woody Auction. The Kovel table had 23 stars on the flag. Maine was the 23rd state, added in 1820.

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