Naval Flag Collection Fetches $784,500 at Auction

  • Freeman's will offer historic and rare naval flags from one of the most revered patrons and collectors of American art, the late H.  Richard Dietrich, Jr.

    Freeman's will offer historic and rare naval flags from one of the most revered patrons and collectors of American art, the late H. Richard Dietrich, Jr.

Eleven rare and historic naval flags brought a total of $784,500 at a Freeman's auction in Philadelphia, according to reports.

Banners that flew over the course of two centuries from the USS Constitution, dubbed "Old Ironsides" for its battle toughness, were sold along with a cannonball from the storied warship.

Late collector H. Richard Dietrich Jr. assembled the offered collection of 12 flags; one did not sell.

 

 

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