The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection
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OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE CHINA


LADY BIRD JOHNSON & THE PRESIDENT
CHOSE THIS EXQUISITE EXAMPLE AS
THE WHITE HOUSE CHINA-1967


Lyndon Johnson Official White House China
Lyndon B. Johnson – 1968 – 11 3/4" Service Plate - Manufactured by Castleton China, subsidiary of Shenango - Note: Lady Bird Johnson took hands-on interest in
the decorative theme, including each wildflower appearing on the border, as
well as the reintroduction of the old eagle style shield at top center. When
Lady Bird Johnson made the determination to order the First State Dinner China since Harry Truman in 1951, she made a radical departure from the ever
reliable Lenox Co, and contacted Tiffany and Company of New York, as
the First Lady wanted their highly respected design input.
1968 White House China By Tiffany
White House China Service Plate of Lyndon B. Johnson
This was going to mark the very first time that the Official State China Service would be purchased with funds other than a government appropriation.

Mrs. Johnson, by May 1967, had decided the main decorative theme of the China was to be the eagle but in the formation
of the Eagle that had been used on the James Monroe China. However, Mrs. Johnson's, inclusion of wildflowers
from all over the United States was
to be a principle theme.
American Presidential China by Robert McNeil
LADY BIRD JOHNSON WAS TOTALLY HANDS-ON WITH TIFFANY'S AND THE
LBJ MAJESTIC CHINA SET
The beautiful example above is a tribute to the eye that First Lady Johnson
had for beauty - which became part of her Theme for America
"The Beautification Of America".

Lady Bird & Lyndon B. Johnson
LYNDON B. JOHNSON & CLAUDIA TAYLOR JOHNSON


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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.
In addition, be sure to take a moment and go to eBay seller's site RDA38
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