Lot #7109
Richard Nixon Official White House Flag

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Estimate: $5000+

Description

Handsome official 29 x 21 White House flag featuring the presidential seal against a navy blue field, edged with white-and-gold fringe, dating to the Nixon administration. The presidential seal is finely embroidered and boasts hand-painted details in the eagle's feathers, laurel, arrows, and "E Pluribus Unum" motto. Mounted and framed to an overall size of 34 x 26. In fine condition. Consignor notes that this flag was presented to his father by Bill Gulley, chief of the White House Military Office during the Nixon administration. Includes a letter from Gulley on White House letterhead, January 6, 1977, in part: "I have been asked to stay on with the Carter Administration which I will probably do…When things are more definite, I will be in touch…I will try and bring along the memorabilia that I previously mentioned." Also includes a photograph of the consignor visiting with Gulley at the White House, and a brief letter of provenance explaining their relationship.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: U.S. Presidents
  • Dates: #630 - Ended February 17, 2022