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C.A. Farwell San Francisco Clipper Ship Sailing Card

Framed C.A. Farwell clipper ship sailing card on porcelain coated stock, with wood engraved illustration. This sailing card for the "Extreme Clipper Ship" of Coleman's California Line for San Francisco, Wm. Girard the Commander features a cut of the three-masted vessel. Nesbitt & Co. Printer. Dimensions: (sight) 6.25"h x 3.75"w; (overall) 9.25"h x 6.75"w. Provenance: PBA Galleries, "California and the American West", Sale 515, lot 5. Lot also includes PBA sale 515 catalogue. Clipper Ship sailing cards became a very popular form of advertising after the discovery of gold in Sacramento in 1848. They were delivered by hand to businesses advertising an upcoming sailing to or from San Francisco. These were unpleasant trips as were the trips overland but people were inspired by the prospect of gold and wealth. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Condition:

Very good, slight toning. Did not examine out of frame. 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. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing material for pick ups.

Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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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 Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. There will be no Buyers Premium. Methods of payment are cash, check, credit cards, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments.