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GENERAL GRANT

138 x 82 mm. Winsor Line. Boston card.

I can find no mention of this vessel in the literature. I have been told this is a particularly scarce card, though there is a copy in the Peabody-Essex Museum.

$2000.00

GEORGE PEABODY

105 x 165 mm. Nesbitt, printer. J.D. Paine, Commander. Coleman Line.

Built in Medford, Mass. 1853, 1397 tons. ACS I, p. 224. Condemned at Valparaiso in 1881. The shipping firm, Coleman's, was a New York firm. Fairburn, V, VI.

A tanned and spotted copy sold at Siegel (1990) for $650.

$2000.00
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GOVERNOR MORTON

168 x 105 mm. L. W. Horton, Commander. Coleman Line.

Medium clipper, 1303 tons, built in Somerset, Mass. in 1851. Burned in 1877. Twenty years in the California trade, 1851-55 and 1861 on. Horton was master to the ship prior to 1868. ACS I, pp. 247-250. The card is described and pictured in SS Cards III, pp. 45-46.

This card brought $900 in the Siegel sale (1990).

$2000.00
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GOVERNOR MORTON

168 x 106 mm. Nesbitt, printer. L. W. Horton, Commander. Coleman Line.

Medium clipper, 1303 tons, built in Somerset, Mass. in 1851. Burned in 1877. Twenty years in the California trade, 1851-55 and 1861 on. Horton was master to the ship prior to 1868. ACS I, pp. 247-250.

This card, bearing a less pictorial scene than the other Gov. Morton in the collection, brought $1050 in the Siegel sale (1990).

$1750.00

GRANITE STATE

165 x 106 mm. Benj. F. Jacobs, commander. Rollinson's Line.

Built in Portsmouth, NH in 1854, 1108 tons. Wrecked in 1868. ACS I, p. 253.

A similar card at the Siegel sale (1990) brought $750.

$1000.00

GRANITE STATE

165 x 106 mm. Benj. F. Jacobs, commander. Rollinson's Line.

Built in Portsmouth, NH in 1854, 1108 tons. Wrecked in 1868. ACS I, p. 253.

Some corner wear. Duplicate card.

$1200.00
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GUIDING STAR

104 x 168 mm. Hopken, Commander. Samuel W. Osgood Line.

Built in Newburyport in 1853, 900 tons. Condemned at Hong Kong in 1870. ACS I, p. 259.

Lower right corner fold. This card brought $725 at the Siegel sale (1990).

$1500.00
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HAZE

166 x 104 mm. Nesbitt, printer. Holmes, Commander. Comstock's Clipper Line.

The Haze was launched in Mystic, in 1859 for Charles Mallory of Mystic (Greyhounds, p. 447). Holmes took command of her shortly after this, worked for Mallory for 27 years, was a shipmaster for 54 years, and rounded the horn 84 times. AMS, pp 288-9.

Fancy lettering only, printed in red, blue, green and gold.

$750.00

JEREMIAH THOMPSON

101 x 163 mm. Kennedy, Commander. Comstock & Co.

Jeremiah Thompson was a 1900 ton ship built in Greenpoint, Long Island, in 1854. She was named after one of the founders of the Black Ball Line. She entered the San Francisco trade in 1868. Fairburn V, pp. 2826, 2868.

This is one of the few clipper ship cards with printing on the back. The card quotes a NY Herald article about her 103 day passage from San Francisco to New York "last Saturday" and gives the times of her passages in the Atlantic trade.

$1000.00
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LINDA

103 x 165 mm. Nesbitt, printer. John Collins, Commander. Coleman Line.

1077 tons. Built Richmond, ME, 1853. Faiburn V, p. 3314.

Minor wear to lower left corner of card. Sold at Siegel sale (1990) for $675.

$1250.00
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LIVE OAK

165 x 116 mm. Nesbitt, printer. W. O. Alden, Commander. Coleman Line.

Minor corner wear. "The only Live Oak we found mentioned was a record in Lloyd's Register of 1877 of a British vessel of this name... built at Mattapoisett, Mass., in 1832." SS Cards III, pp. 58-59. This card certianly predates her British reqistration.

$2000.00
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LOGAN

165 x 105 mm. Nesbitt, printer. Sherwood, Master. Sutton Line.

Fairburn (V, p. 2925) and Cutler (Greyhounds, pp. 445) list a 1541 ton ship of this name built in Quincy, Mass. in 1856. The card is pictured in SS Cards II, pp. 60-61. "This card reproduces one of the most attractive Indian scenes..."

Minor corner wear. A copy of this card, with minor spotting and corner wear, sold at the Siegel sale (1990) for $900.

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LOOKOUT

165 x 106 mm. Nesbitt, printer. Nugent, Master. Sutton Line.

The Lookout was built in Warren, RI in 1853, 1068 tons. She was in the California trade from 1854 until 1871. The 112 day passage, one of two listed on this card, was made in 1858. She was wrecked off Japan in 1878. ACS I, p. 368.

Minor corner wear. Cards of this name with different images sold at the Siegel sale (1990) for $850 and $500. The vessel is listed in SS Cards III, p. 63, but a different card is pictured.

$2000.00
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MARY BANGS

108 x 170 mm. Watson, printer. Bangs, Commander. Glidden & Williams Line.

980 tons. Built in East Boston in 1856. Wrecked off Mexico in 1874. Greyhounds, p. 445.

A pretty card in very good condition.

$1250.00
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MARY OGDEN

143 x 84 mm. Nesbitt, printer. Hathaway, Master. Sutton & Co. Dispatch Lines.

969 ton vessel built by Chase & Davis, Warren, RI in 1854. ACS, p. 385. Fairburn says of his ship, "end unknown" (III, p. 1665).

Type and decoration only, printed in blue, red, black and gold. Edges trimmed, with loss of outside border lines.

$500.00

MATCHLESS

107 x 172 mm. Watson's Press. Dawes, Commander. Glidden and Willaims Line, Boston.

Built in 1853 in Chelsea, Mass. 1053 tons. Lost in 1857. ACS II, p. 388.

$2000.00
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