1981 First White House Christmas Ornament in Box with Authenticity, RARE Historical Society Copper Angel Ornament
This is a hard find ornament, the first in this series from the White House Historical Society, dated and distributed in 1981.
It is a complete set with the red velvet lined box and printed history card. The lovely flying trumpeting angel is made of copper sheeting and is a replica of a famous angel weathervane made in 1840 which is described in the pamphlet. She has a wonderful antique patina and measures 4.25 inches wide with a gold cord hanging loop. The box measures 5.75 inches by 5.25 and is embossed with gold foil writing, “Christmas 1981, The White House”. All pieces are in excellent vintage condition free of wear. The pamphlet has a few small foxing spots.
Ronald Reagan was President at this time, and the original ornament hung on the tree in the Blue Room of the White House that Christmas season. This first in the series ornament is a great piece of history and highly collectible.
We have the second ornament in this series, the 1982 White House Christmas Ornament, also a complete set!
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