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Complete 2016 White House and United States Military Ornaments and Commemorative Displays for 2016 from the Official White House Gift Shop U.S. Military Collection + 2016 White House Gift Shop Historic Moment: George Washington, Order of the Purple Heart and Liberation of Boston, 6 Year-Round Stands, 6 Separately Boxed

The first ornament of the White House Gift Shop was placed on the White House Tree on Christmas Eve decades ago by an on-duty member of the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division. Today, this collection often referred to as the original Secret Service Uniformed Division series by discerning collectors and gift givers, is globally prized, traded, collected, displayed, and given one generation to the next.


6 Commemorative Displays and Ornaments Individually Boxed


ONLY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP, EST. 1946®

THE COMPLETE SET OF 2016 OFFICIAL UNITED STATES MILITARY SERVICES COMMEMORATIVE DISPLAYS & ORNAMENTS and

THE 2016 OFFICIAL ORNAMENT AND COMMEMORATIVE DISPLAY OF THE WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP'S

GEORGE WASHINGTON: THE BADGE OF MERIT, ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART and WASHINGTON'S LIBERATION OF BOSTON IN 1776


Includes Six Year-Round White House Commemorative Display Stands and Six Ribbons for Your Christmas or Holiday Tree





2016 White House Gift Shop 29th Annual Ornament


GEORGE WASHINGTON

THE BADGE for MILITARY MERIT: ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART and WASHINGTON'S LIBERATION OF BOSTON on MARCH 17, 1776

with Washington's Liberation of Boston Visible in Background of Painting Commissioned by John Hancock



An Ornament with Included Ribbon and Also a Year-Round Commemorative with Included Complimentary Display


Historical Background to this Year's Commemorative Ornament and Display: The siege of Boston began on April 19, 1775, continued until March 17, 1776, and was the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War. In March 1776, General George Washington liberated Boston — shown in the background of the portrait, on-center, and a key theme of the 2016 ornament confluent with Washington's General Order of the Badge of Military Merit now known as the Order of the Purple Heart.





Design


The design of this year’s deeply symbolic American ornament features a motif from a White House mirror, an image of the painting of Washington commissioned by John Hancock then president of the Continental Congress. The painting depicts Washington’s liberation of Boston in 1776 (visible in the background). On the perimeter are the seals of the five active branches of military service, Washington's "Badge of Military Merit" now known as the Order of the Purple Heart, and an elegant border based on a mirror within the White House. Thus, the 2016 White House annual display and ornament represents Washington as General of the Continental Army, the origin of the Order of the Purple Heart in the Washington's creation of the Badge of Military Merit, Washington's liberation of Boston during the Revolutionary War in America's fight for independence, and the historical relationship of all five branches of military service to Washington. Bringing all these seemingly disparate symbols, themes, and moments in history into one commemorative design posed significant design challenges. We hope you will enjoy for many years to come this unique and one of a kind, limited edition, official ornament of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 now in its 70th anniversary year and created in its earliest form by permanent presidential memorandum.

On August 7,1782, Newburgh, New York, General George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, in his general orders announced the "Badge for Military Merit" comprised of a heart-shaped decoration of purple silk, edged with silver binding and stitched with the word Merit in silver upon its face. Washington's "Purple Heart" was awarded to only three soldiers for "singularly meritorious action." Moreover, the wearer of the badge was permitted to pass guards and sentinels "without challenge." Following the Revolutionary War, Washington's purple heart was largely forgotten and its official registry, "The Book of Merit" was lost.

In 1927, General Summerall, Army Chief of Staff, submitted an unsuccessful draft bill to Congress to revive the Merit Badge. General Douglas MacArthur, however, took the cause to reinstate the medal for the bicentennial of George Washington's 200th birthday with success: On February 22, 1932, the U.S. War Department created the "Order of the Purple Heart" with new features including a bust of Washington and his coat of arms.

The Order of the Purple Heart with its unique provenance is the oldest decoration for military merit and is awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who have been killed, wounded in action against an enemy, or who have suffered maltreatment as prisoners of war.

Features

100% handcrafted in the USA by the official White House ornament makers, emblems of all five service branches, an image of Washington's original Badge of Merit, an image of a painting of Washington commissioned by John Hancock (with the liberation of Boston visible in background) when he was Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, hand over his heart, full color perfectly baked enamels,elegant frame and border based on White House interior and mirror designs, a history card, purple and gold embossed gift box, engraved excerpt on reverse from Washington's original General Order creating the Badge of Military Merit, and completely finished in 24-karat gold on nickel plated premium brass for timeless display, collection value, gift giving, and heirloom traditions. Approximately 3.4" x 3"



Regular Price: $189.00
2015 White House Glass Easter Egg 2015 Air Force One Annual Glass Easter Egg, Giannini Design, Blue, 24KT Gold Engraved, Handblown One at a Time in the USA, Perennial Themes of Rebirth, Renewal & Spring, # in Base, Limited

The 2015 Air Force One Easter Egg is meticulously hand-blown in the USA by American glass artisans using centuries-old methods, hand-crafting each glass egg one at a time, simultaneous with creating the now iconic White House Gift Shop annual classic Easter egg within egg design to symbolize Resurrection and Rebirth. The 2015 Easter Egg is deeply and masterfully etched in 24KT gold with the Air Force One Seal.

Thus, no two eggs are ever alike in size or pattern or hues which makes each and every egg unique for your special collection, display, and Christmas or Easter 2015 gift giving. This year, our director, Giannini, chose a special hue of blue for the Air Force One Egg. The symbolism of the egg is as ancient as the earliest human societies with the archetype of the primordial egg as the center of the origin of the universe emerging from the original and divinely created Egg. This 2015 Easter egg is s beautiful heirloom created to last for generations.

A new glass egg is created each year with unique design features only from the White House Gift Shop's official Easter Egg collection. See also the 2015 and 2014 exquisite companions -- the 24Kt Gold on Brass White House Easter Egg with brilliant golds and traditional purples available in the gift shop at http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/product-p/easter...

For questions about the 2015 Air Force One Easter eggs, call Rachel Allen at 877.896.3609 or e-mail rachel@whitehousegiftshop.com











Regular Price: $95.00
2017 White House Glass Easter Egg 2017 Air Force One Annual Easter Egg, Clear Stellar Blue Art Glass Shown with Under and Side Light Reflections, 24KT Gold Engraved, Hand blown One at a Time in the USA, # in Base, Limited, Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The 2017 Air Force One Glass Easter Egg is meticulously hand-blown in the USA by American glass artisans using centuries-old methods, hand-crafting each glass egg one at a time, simultaneous with creating the now iconic White House Gift Shop annual classic Easter egg within egg design to symbolize Resurrection and Rebirth. The 2017 Easter Egg is deeply and masterfully etched in 24KT gold with the Air Force One Seal. Thus, no two eggs are ever alike in size or pattern or hues which makes each and every egg unique for your special collection, display, and Christmas or Easter gift giving. This year, our director, Giannini, chose a special hue of blue for the Air Force One Egg. The symbolism of the egg is as ancient as the earliest human societies with the archetype of the primordial egg as the center of the origin of the universe emerging from the original and divinely created Egg. This 2016 Easter egg is s beautiful heirloom created to last for generations. A new glass egg is created each year with unique design features only from the White House Gift Shop's official Easter Egg collection.









Regular Price: $75.00
U.S. Army Flag Blanket, Throw US Army Seal Flag, ARMY Throw and Blanket, L 48" x W 69, Made in the USA ,100% Luxury Cotton, Machine Wash & Dry WHGS 5154-A

The United States Army Flag blanket and throw is Made in the USA for the White House Gift Shop by skilled American artisans and textile workers using high quality 100% cotton thread in vibrant colors. Machine washable, tumble dry cool. The United States Army flag, itself, is a replica in blue of the War Office Seal set on a white field. Beneath the seal is a scarlet scroll with the inscription in white letters, United States Army with the date below of 1775 which is the year the Continental Army was created with the appointment of General George Washington as Commander-in-Chief. The replica in blue of the War Office Seal became official on 12 June 1956 by Executive Order 10670 of President Dwight D. Eisenhower


Length: 48 inches. Width: 69 inches

WHGS 5154-A

Regular Price: $59.00
Air Force One Folio Air Force One Folio and Two-Piece High Profile Lacquer Pen, White House Seal Pen Box, Refills Available in Pen Section, Gold Embossed Seal, Inside Flap, Pen Slot, Card Holder, Stitched, Folios Made in USA, Pen Made in Germany, 8.5" x 11" Paper Pads

Air Force One Guest Style Folio and Pen Set: The White House two-piece high profile roller ball pen with sleek black lacquer finish and 24K gold-plated trim has a sleek profile with a substantial presence and smooth black ink flow of a $120.00 or more pen with the added distinction of a White House Seal black and gold  two piece presentation box. This is a high profile guest style set with strong  American presence, just like Air Force One.  Uses standard medium point roller ball black ink refill cartridges.  The Air Force One folio and pen set is a perfect way to remember your guest or press status aboard Air Force One and to remember your service to America in the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branches of government or your service to America as a Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Guardsman, or Airman.  This Air For One set from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman is a favorite gift or collectible of diplomats, Boeing aircrews, and and patriotic Americans.

Regular Price: $55.00
2016 White House Christmas Ornament: George Washington 2016 White House Ornament, George Washington: Order of the Purple Heart & Liberation of Boston, Special Price if Ordered without Stand

The White House Ornament, 2016, George Washington, Order of the Purple Heart and Liberation of Boston from The Official White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946

Regular Price: $49.00
2016 White House Christmas Ornament: George Washington 2016 White House Ornament, George Washington Order of the Purple Heart & Liberation of Boston, Year-Round Stand + Ribbon, Handcrafted USA, SAVE $6.00 - SELECT W/Out Stand -

The White House Christmas & Holiday Ornament, 2016, Honoring Military Service and President as Commander In Chief, George Washington and Order of the Purple Hear, Design by Anthony Giannini, USAFR, From The Official White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946

Regular Price: $49.00
National Mall with Memorials Model in Crystal Optical Glass from the White House Gift Shop Greater Area National Mall Glass Holographic Paperweight Display with World War II Memorial, Vietnam Soldiers, Iwo Jima, Reflecting Pool, Interplays Beautifully with Light, Tissue Wrapped,Set in Crinkle Shred & Boxed with Gift Shop Seal, 4" x 3.1" x 1.25"

The National Mall with Memorials is an elegant optical glass laser hologram display weights approximately 1 pounds, optical glass quality, and includes a gift box with the White House Gift Shop gold seal. Adults as well as children also find our glass displays and paperweights fascinating, examining the cubes from all angles, an excellent way to engage minds from 5 to 105 in optics, history, architecture, and more.

Regular Price: $38.00
Air Force One Presidential Guest Hat Hats, Air Force One Presidential Guest Hat, Black with Red Brim Accent, Custom Embroidered, 100% Made in USA by American Textile Workers, Soft Washed Cotton Twill

The Air Force One Presidential Guest hat is 100% Made and Embroidered in the USA for the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman, thus, it can be worn or given as a gift with special pride. Welcome Aboard Air Force One!

Regular Price: $37.95
Air Force One Presidential Guest Hat Hats, Air Force One Presidential Guest Hat, Black, Custom Embroidered, 100% Made in USA by American Textile Workers, Soft Washed Cotton Twill

The Air Force One Presidential Guest hat is 100% Made and Embroidered in the USA for the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman, thus, it can be worn or given as a gift with special pride. Welcome Aboard Air Force One!

Regular Price: $37.95
Air Force One Presidential Guest Hat. Cap Hats, Air Force One Presidential Guest Hat, Navy, Custom Embroidered, 100% Made in USA by American Workers,100% Structure on Front, Washed Cotton Twill

The Air Force One Presidential Guest hat is 100% Made and Embroidered in the USA for the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman, thus, it can be worn or given as a gift with special pride. Welcome Aboard Air Force One!

Regular Price: $37.95
Air Force One Presidential Crew Hat Hats, Air Force One Presidential Crew Cap Hat, Navy, Ships End Sept., Custom Embroidered, 100% Made in the USA, Semi Formed Crown, Cotton Twill

The Air Force One Presidential Crew hat is 100% Made and Embroidered in the USA for the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman, thus, it can be worn or given as a gift with special pride. Welcome Aboard Air Force One!

Regular Price: $37.95
Air Force One Presidential Guest Hat Hats, Air Force One Presidential Guest Hat, Stone, Custom Embroidered, 100% Made in USA by American Workers, Soft Washed Cotton Twill, Also in NAVY & BLACK

The Air Force One Presidential Guest hat is 100% Made and Embroidered in the USA for the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman, thus, it can be worn or given as a gift with special pride. Welcome Aboard Air Force One!

Regular Price: $37.95
Seal of the President Coffee, Tea, Beverage Mug from the Official White House Gift Shop Seal of the President Bistro Mug, Blue Interior

  • 15-ounces
  • Matte black exterior with blue interior
  • Microwave & dishwasher safe
  • High Quality-Made in the USA and deeply etched, this mug will last almost forever!

Regular Price: $24.95
Seal of the President Coffee, Tea, Beverage Mug from the Official White House Gift Shop Seal of the President Bistro Mug, White Interior

  • 15-ounces
  • Matte black exterior with white interior
  • Microwave & dishwasher safe
  • High Quality-Made in the USA and deeply etched, this mug will last almost forever!

Regular Price: $24.95
Seal of the President Coffee, Tea, Beverage Mug from the Official White House Gift Shop Seal of the President Bistro Mug, Red Interior

  • 15-ounces
  • Matte black exterior with red interior
  • Microwave & dishwasher safe
  • High Quality-Made in the USA and deeply etched, this mug will last almost forever!

Regular Price: $24.95
Air Force One Bistro Mug Air Force One Bistro Mug

  • 15-ounces
  • Matte black exterior with blue interior
  • Microwave & dishwasher safe
  • High Quality-Made in the USA and deeply etched, this mug will last almost forever!

Regular Price: $24.95
The White House and Seal of the President Coin Coin, White House & Presidential Seal Medallion, Commemorative or Distinguished Challenge Coin, Silver Satin Pewter for Heirloom Preservation, Includes Clear Plastic Protective Case, Impressive 2.25" Inch Diameter

Also Available in White House Seal Presentation Case in Coin Section


The White House Silver Satin Pewter Coin

Number One in the Series


* Silver Satin Pewter & Premium Copper Alloy Core for Timeless Collection

* Beautifully Baked Seal Blue Enamel On-Center

* Impressive 2.25" Diameter with Presidential Weight

* Distinguished Pewter Satin Silver Satin Pewter with Natural Features

* Single Coin Black Velvet Coin Case with White House Seal Inside &

* Includes Clear Plastic Protective Case


The White House Presidential Commemorative Coin is the 1st Issue of the White House Gift Shop's New and Ongoing, Commemorative Coin and Medallion Series.

This first coin in the new collection features high relief, silver satin pewter on a premium high copper alloy core for timeless collection and heirloom value.

The Presidential Coin is an impressive 2.25" diameter.

The First White House Gift Shop® Coins Were Made in the 1950s and Featured Scenes of Washington D.C., the Presidential Seal, and Were Often Made of Aluminum Which Was a Popular Metal in the Decade of the 1950s. This Newest Coin in the Long Tradition of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 is Satin Pewter Treated and Made of a Special Alloy Including a High Copper Content to Assure Timeless Collection of Your Coin.



1ST ISSUE OF A NEW & COMMEMORATIVE, CHALLENGE OR MOctober 7, 2015
Reviewer: Dominic Sarabia from Downey, CA United States
Great item for the avid challenge coin collector. Fantastic communication when order was placed on back order. Once item arrived a surprise gift was enclosed to make up for the delay. Thank you!! Looking forward to future business and orders! :-)



COMMEMORATIVE PRESIDENTIAL PEWTER COINOctober 7, 2015
Reviewer: Donald Rohde from Strongsville, OH United States
Definitely worth the wait for this high quality white house coin.



1ST ISSUE OF A NEW & COMMEMORATIVE COIN SERIESOctober 7, 2015
Reviewer: Vincent DeBenedetto from Holly Springs, NC United States
A lovely well designed challenge coin. Happy to see these new edition commemoratives.


FIRST DIBS!October 7, 2015
Reviewer: KM from Smyrna, GA United States
I was excited to get these collectible coins as a pre-order. They have finally arrived and I couldn't be more pleased.



Regular Price: $19.95
Air Force One Mug White Air Force One Presidential Crew Mug, White

  • 11 ounce ceramic mug in white
  • Features the Seal of the President with chevrons

Regular Price: $14.50
   
 
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