Flags From The Revolutionary War Are Going On The BlockBreaking News
"They represented the soul of the regiment," says Dave Redden of Sotheby's auction house. "They represented the cause for which they were fighting."
Now, more than two centuries later, the battle flags are up for auction at Sotheby's in New York.
British warrior Banastre Tarleton captured them and sent them to his home in England, where his heirs passed them down.
"They're worth millions," Redden says.
Tarleton's descendants say they are selling the flags now because they can not afford to insure them.
One, which Redden describes as a "sacred icon," is estimated to be worth between $1.5 million to $3.5 million.
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