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    Sale 2324 | Lot 368
    Price Realized: $1,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2324 Lot 368

      (WHALING.) Pierce, Franklin. Four-language ship's passport issued to the whaler Lagoda. Partly-printed Document Signed by Pierce as President. One page, 16 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches; chipped, cleanly torn along some folds, subsequently repaired with cello tape which has left unsightly stains, the President's signature somewhat stained and cleanly torn through. New Bedford, MA, 2 November 1853

      Estimate $300 - 400

      Both a whaling paper and a presidential document. The ship Lagoda left New Bedford on 3 November 1853 to test its luck in the North Pacific. Benjamin B. Lamphier was the ship's master, but drowned in 1855. The ship returned home on 25 May 1856. Whaling Masters, page 179; Starbuck, page 502.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,250