Source : Freemans Historic USS Constitution Colors
|Source Title||Historic USS Constitution Colors from the Collection of H. Richard Dietrich Jr.|
|Description|| Freeman's Auctioneers and Appraisers. April 30, 2012.
Unique collection of historic and rare naval flags from one of the most revered patrons and collectors of American art, the late H. Richard Dietrich, Jr., on Monday, April 30, 2012 following the American Furniture, Silver and Decorative Arts auction. Included are some of the earliest known and significant patterns of our Nation’s naval ensigns from our country’s most iconic ship, the USS Constitution. This exceptional grouping of 12 flags spanning six decades has been in private hands for more than 150 years and never been on the open market. Dietrich’s ambition and foresight to preserve American history through material culture combined with his lifelong passion for the sea has secured the survival of these flags; the ensigns are testaments to American pride, patriotism and preservation.
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|Total Records in AED||13|