How about kicking off your local Fourth of July Parade dressed as Uncle Sam? A bidder at a recent Skinner auction took home this vintage Uncle Sam costume for $3,063. It's made of cotton fabric with a painted wooden cane and was sold with its wooden stand.
Our image of Uncle Sam was shaped by Thomas Nast (1840-1902), a popular caricaturist and editorial cartoonist in the 1860s.
Find prices of other Uncle Sam collectibles here.
Ran on July 1, 2009