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OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE CHINA

THE FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S 1934 WHITE HOUSE SELECTION SPEAKS VOLUMES IN SIMPLE ELEGANCE


Official White House China Franklin Roosevelt
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s - 10.5" Dinner Plate, from The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection - was ordered by the Rosevelt's in 1934. This Lenox production, at the suggestion of Eleanor Roosevelt, featured an inner Gold border with feathers alternating with bands of roses with motifs actually borrowed from the historic Roosevelt family Coat of Arms.
FDR's Official White House China
Lenox 1934 Official White House China

 

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FDR PERSONALLY CHOOSES THIS SERVICE PLATE FOR THE USS WILLIAMSBURG AND ULTIMATELY CAMP DAVID
Official China USS Williamsburg Service Plate
Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the above Lenox - 10.5" Service Plate (this example is from The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection) and other pieces of suitable complimenting china during World War II, for the USS Williamsburg. Unfortunately, the April 12, 1945 untimely death of FDR meant that he would not only never use It but not see this gorgeous final product.
Official White House China By Lenox

This resulted in Harry S. Truman adopting it for his USS Williamsburg where it remained until Dwight D. Eisenhower became President. At that point, President Eisenhower decommissioned this enormous and previously much appreciated Presidential Yacht.
COMMISSIONED BY FDR- BUT DUE TO THE SUDDEN DEATH OF THE PRESIDENT, ON APRIL 12, 1945, THE U.S.S. WILLIAMSBURG WAS ONLY USED BY HARRY S. TRUMAN


Only the USS Williamsburg Service Plate had the
dramatic encircling, in
13 Gold Stars, representing
the 13 Original States.

Following the decommissioning of the Presidential Yacht,
all the USS Williamsburg China was taken to the Presidential Retreat, Camp David.
USS Williamsburg
THE PRESIDENTIAL YACHT
THE USS WILLIAMSBURG

There it remained in Official Presidential Service until Ronald and Nancy Reagan made significant changes in the early 80s, which resulted in a more
rustic set of Official Camp David China.

 

Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT & ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

 


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ATTENTION: Would be pleased to purchase Presidential China from Collectors, Former Lenox, Castleton, Tiffany, Shenango, Wedgwood, Pickard and White House Employees

My name is Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. Currently I possess the most prolific American Presidential China collection in America. However, it is always in the forefront of my mind to keep improving the quality and quantity of this White House China collection.

If you happen to have several examples of Presidential China that are either duplicates, or have less appeal to you today than they once did, then feel free to contact me immediately using the contact form or phone number below - I would be very interested in buying your sample Presidential pieces. With the above in mind, please know that all contacts from you to me are to remain totally confidential in nature. You will find me a fair man.

Please feel free to review the current Presidential China pieces in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection on this website. However, I have multiple floor-to-near-ceiling lighted and mirrored cases awaiting additional and/or duplicate Official White House China examples to include along with existing highlights.

 

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SPECIAL NOTE:
Mr. Amyx is always looking for new and interesting additions to this portion of the collection, via trade and/or purchase. Also, some items may be available for purchase.
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