Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(CALIFORNIA.) Group of 8 clipper ship cards from the Glidden & Williams Line. Most 3 1/2 x 6 inches to sight, Thacher Magoun a bit larger, printed in multiple colors on coated white card stock; minor wear, with minor staining on two cards, grommet inserted in one card, mount remnants on verso of several. [Boston]: most by Watson's Press, circa 1860-64

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Glidden & Williams launched a packet line of clipper ships from Boston to San Francisco in 1852. These cards advertised specific departures for the west, featuring the ships Grace Darling, R.B. Forbes, Wild Rover, S.C. Grant, Guiding Star, Rival, Harry of the West, and Thacher Magoun (dates available upon request). Each is elaborately printed, and all but one are illustrated with the Glidden and Williams white and gold pennant with red star. The Guiding Star card is also illustrated with a small view of the San Francisco waterfront.