Lot #103
Richard Nixon 1973 Inauguration Flag

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Estimate: $500+

Description

Historic 50-star American flag flown over the United States Capitol on January 20, 1973, the date of Richard Nixon's second inauguration as president. The 100% cotton flag, manufactured by the Dettra Flag Company under the 'Bull Dog Bunting' brand name, measures 5' x 3', and is housed in its original box. Includes the original transmittal letter signed by Architect of the Capitol George M. White, to Congressman Thomas F. Railsback, in full: "My dear Congressman Railsback: This is to certify that the accompanying flag was flown over the United States Capitol on Inauguration Day, January 20, 1973." Flag is in fine condition; box is very good, with splits to corners. In very fine condition. Nixon's second term would end unceremoniously with his resignation on August 9, 1974, following the Watergate scandal.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021