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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Flag from Presidential Yacht "Potomac". 42" x 63" (hoist included) cotton and wool bunting flag used on FDR's yacht, the "Potomac". It has an appliqué design with embroidered stitching showing stars and the Presidential Seal on both sides. The hoist is stamped "President's Flag 6" on one side. Excellent condition. It is accompanied by newspaper clippings showing FDR on a fishing trip in Florida, taken on the "Potomac", a 23" x 16" photo on canvas of the ship under weigh with an identical flag (plus the state flag of Maryland) hoisted above, plus a 2013 letter of provenance from Kathalynn Turner Davis, daughter of Chief Warrant Officer "Joe" Turner (d. 2001). Joe Turner served as Captain aboard the yacht and was a highly trusted aide to the President who, in appreciation of his long service, gave the flag to Turner. Turner is shown in the newspaper article, in the first photo on the left.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    8th Saturday
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