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Presidential Eagle Seal Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Plated, Sculpted on Cobalt Setting, USA, Jewel Case with Gold White House Seal on White Pane Inside

Presidential Eagle Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Plated, Seal Blue, Scalloped Edge, Protective Finish, USA, Jewel Case with Gold White House Seal on White Pane Inside




1992 White House Ornament

The beauty of this piece is perhaps in its calm and oval design, redolent not only of the Oval Office but of presidential and State Department diplomatic successes in American-Soviet relations during 1991 and 1992. The President George Herbert Walker Bush Oval Office Christmas and Holidays ornament was also made under the Bush Administration and is the second White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 ornament to be placed on the White House and National Christmas Tree by an active member of U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division. In 2014 and 2015, the White House Gift Shop also had the honor to make custom gifts for presentation at a formal receptions in Texas to President George W. Bush. For decades, the White House Gift Shop has created custom pieces for former Presidents of the United States both Democratic, Republican, and Independent.

With its calm blues, browns, and golden hues, our 1992 Oval Office ornament reflects key diplomatic successes: Indeed, on January 26, Boris Yeltsin announced that Russia would stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons. The positive psychological effect of Yeltsin's announcement was mutual relief for all Americans and Russians who lived through the “duck and cover” days of the Cold War era (often dated from 1947 to 1991) during which MAD or Mutually Assured Destruction was the primary strategic deterrent to the threat of horrific nuclear war.

President George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) occupied the Oval Office when this ornament was created. President Bush served as the 41st President of the United States (1989–1993). A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States (1981–1989), a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. He is the oldest former President and Vice President, and the last former President who is a veteran of World War II. Foreign policy drove the Bush presidency: military operations in Panama and the Persian Gulf; the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and the Soviet Union dissolved two years later.


The President George Herbert Walker Bush Oval Office Commemorative is the second official White House Gift Shop ornament placed on the White House Christmas Tree by an active duty officer of the Uniformed Divsion of the United States Secret Service. The first ornament placed on the White House tree was the 1991 White House on the Eve of a New Century, 1899. Back then, the collection was known as the Secret Service Annual Ornament Collection which was retitled in 2013, seamlessly, as The White House Gift Shop Annual Ornament Collection.
The White House Gold Filigree Easter Egg Roll Heirloom Eggs of the White House Gift Shop includes 2016, 2015, and 2014.


The White House 24-Karat Gold Finished Heirloom Easter Egg Collection Complete Set to Date


Includes Hand-Signed Parchment Certificates of Authenticity and Appreciation Personalized with Your Name or Recipient's Name - One for Each Heirloom Eg


Designed to Museum Level Archival Specifications for Your Family from Generation to Generations — Centuries Hence — a Feature of all Genuine White House Gift Shop® Exclusive Collections

This exquisite set is timelessly designed to precise museum archival specifications for you by Giannini and 100% handcrafted in the USA by the official White House ornament maker and features — handcrafted in the USA, elegant 24-karat gold finish, perfectly baked enamels, intricate filigree on nickel plated brass that is finished in gold for timeless preservation, depending on year - the White House north or south lawn view in sealed preservation dome, beautifully boxed for collection or gift giving, a hand-signed 11" x 8" parchment certificate of appreciation and authenticity, and much more!

White House Easter Eggs Signed

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.




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The White House and Seal of the President Coin
Also Available in White House Seal Presentation Case in Coin Section


The White House Silver Satin Pewter Coin



* 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.



2016 White House Christmas Ornament: George Washington

The first official ornament of the White House Collection was placed on the White House Tree on Christmas Eve, 1991 by an on-duty member of the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division. Three decades later, this collection often referred to as the original Secret Service collection by discerning collectors and gift givers is globally prized, traded, collected, displayed, and given one generation to the next. Our first gift was a ballpoint pen made for President Harry S. Truman to give to his friends and visitors who sought a presidential memento upon visiting Truman at the White House.



2016 White House Gift Shop with Signed, Numbered and Registered Parchment Certificate of Appreciation and Authenticity


GEORGE WASHINGTON

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

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


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.


Includes White House Display Stand for Year-Round Display and a Ribbon for Your Christmas or Holiday Tree and Also Available Without Stand with a $6.00 Credit ($28.95 per Ornament)







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. Giannini design. Approximately 3.4" x 3"

Includes a personalized, numbered, signed certificate of authenticity of White House Gift Shop origin, and measures approximately 3.4" x 3".




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American Flag Cufflinks, Union Crest with Thirteen Stars, 24KT Gold Plated, USA, Includes Velvet Jewel Case with White House Seal on Inside Pane (not shown)

Presidential Eagle Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Plated, Seal Blue, Scalloped Edge, Protective Finish, USA, Includes Velvet Jewel Case with White House Seal on Inside Pane (not shown)
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Gold Holiday Snowman Ornament
Gold Holiday Snowman Ornament or Desk Model with Swarovski® Crystals. A stunning and intriguingly designed ornament or desk model that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT Gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

Dimensions: 2.5"H x 1.5"W


Jefferson Bust & Statue
The President Jefferson bust from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 is the same Jefferson bust that we provided as essential set pieces for top-rated and acclaimed television dramas such as House of Cards, Madame Secretary, State of Affairs, Scandal and major films including The Butler.

The Thomas Jefferson statue is a museum-class bust with exceptional presence. Our Jefferson and other statues are used for sets in many film and television series as well as in government buildings and Federalist style homes and legal offices. President Jefferson served as vice-president to John Adams and was later elected president, serving two consecutive terms (1801-1809). He founded the University of Virginia, which he also designed architecturally. After his retirement at Monticello, Jefferson became a living legend, a sage, whose advice and company were sought after by the best minds of two continents. When he died, on July 4th, 1826, 50 years to the day after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the country knew it had lost a monumental figure.

Ships in a substantially padded and protective box nearly four-feet long. Perhaps of interest for your collection and display of the President Jefferson bust is that one of our director's ancestors includes Anthony (Antonio) Giannini -- a master gardener and viniculturist who came to Virginia in 1773, served in the Virginia Militia, and worked by request of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello collecting seeds for Jefferson's friends in France, planting grape vines in the vineyard, caring for the North Orchard's apples trees and the South Orchard's apricots, almonds, apples, cherries, and peaches, planting grape vines from Legaux in the Southwest Vineyard, and grafting in the Monticello orchards. Jefferson granted Giannini status as a "Freeman" after five years of indentured service at Monticello. Eventually, Antonio Giannini purchased a tract of land from Jefferson. Several letters between Jefferson and Giannini survive. The life of Antonio Giannini and his family in Virginia became the inspiration for two now iconic television series: THE WALTONS and FALCON CREST. We thought you would enjoy this little-known back-story that provides historical context and meaning for the collection, display, or gift giving of your Thomas Jefferson bust.

Dimensions: 28" x 19" x 13" 344WHJ/344B
Complete 2016 White House and United States Military Ornaments and Commemorative Displays for 2016 from the Official White House Gift Shop

The first ornament of the White House Gift Shop was placed on the White House Tree on Christmas Eve, 1991 by an on-duty member of the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division. Three decades later, this collection often referred to as the original Secret Service collection 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"

Includes a personalized, numbered, designer hand-signed certificate of authenticity of White House Gift Shop origin, and measures approximately 3.4" x 3".




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From the White House Gift Shop United States Navy Gift Collection: This handsome cherry-stained hardwood keepsake box with antique key is a distinguished case for your or your Sailor's medals, dog tags, photos, and special treasures. The USN keepsake case is 8" square and 4" high and features a deep four-bevel brass- hinged lid, a three-dimensional cast USN medallion, and an attractive felt lined and lockable base. Special accents in addition to the substantial cast medallion that adorns this special case includes antiqued brass hardware with a matching key. Boxed with White House Gift Shop, Est.. 1946 with Official Gold Seal on Lid for a Perfect Gift Presentation. This is a perfect gift or collectible for you or the Sailor in your life and an heirloom that can be given with honor and distinction from generation to generation. Larger Quantities, please email or call; allow extra shipping time for larger quantities.

Size: 8" Wide x 4" High