Freeman’s to Sell Historic USS Constitution Colors from the Collection of H. Richard Dietrich, Jr.

Freeman’s is to to offer for sale a unique collection of historic and rare naval flags from one of the most revered patrons and collectors of American art, the late H. Richard Dietrich, Jr., on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:00 PM. The auction will provide the unique opportunity to own a piece of American history. The Dietrich Collection includes a rare 13-star flag and 11 colors from ‘Old Ironsides,’ all dating prior to the Civil War. The USS Constitution colors comprise three United States Navy ensigns, the earliest known Commodore’s Broad Pennant, foreign naval ensigns and a host of commissioning pennants –