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Archive of 19th c Ship Captain Martin A. Brandt

Amazing archive of 19th c Ship Captain Martin A. Brandt comprising: 1) "History of the State of California", Chapman Publishing, 1904. It bears a written page (p. 879) on Capt. Brandt as well as handwritten on front page, "Capt. M.A. Brandt / 821 D Street / Eureka, Cal." 11.75" x 9.25"; 2) a J.Skellorn barometer, handwritten on back, "Schn. Ida McKay", 8" diameter; 3) Smith's Empire ship clock 7.25" diameter; 4) a framed U.S. Inspector's License for Master of Ocean Steam Vessels issued to Martin A. Brandt on March, 1902; 5) a framed photograph of the "Samoena"; 6) framed Almindelige Styrmandsexamen dated 1875. Martin A. Brandt was born Nov. 24, 1855 in Denmark and started working on ships at age 14. He immigrated to the United States in 2875, settling in San Francisco. In 1880 he was made Master of the schooner, Orion, which sales along the coast from Eureka (where he lived) to San Diego. In 1881 he became master of the Ida McKay, a three masted schooner which traveled from San Diego to Washington. He then mastered the Occidental and after that the passenger steamer, the Humboldt, running from Eureka to San Francisco. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $100.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. Please note we do not accept credit cards.

Condition:

Barometer and clock show scattered wear to cases. Almindelige Styrmandsexamen has wear to frame, creases from prior folding, toning and scattered foxing. Photograph has minor toning. Inspector's License shows creases from prior folding and toning. Book shows wear and losses to cover and binding, toning to pages. Witherells strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherells. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions.

Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$460
05/17/2018

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherells. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions. Accepted methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments.