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Sale 88: The Sescal Sale

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Lots 354-363 Lots 364-368

Lot 354

"Bunker Hill" Merchants' Express Line Clipper Card, multicolored ad and design on glazed enamel stock (165x103mm) printed by Nesbitt & Co., with illustrations of Bunker Hill Monument, Full Rigged Sailing Ship and Civil War Battle Scene, card promoting "The A 1 Out-And-Out Clipper Ship" with manuscript pier number change, strong colors; some enamel wear and light cracking with small repair at upper right, paper adherence on reverse, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $2,500 - 3,500.

AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE "BUNKER HILL" CLIPPER CARD.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,400

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Lot 355

"Endeavour" Sutton & Co.'s Dispatch Line Clipper Card, multicolored ad and design on glazed enamel stock (165x105mm) printed by Nesbitt & Co., with illustrations of Full Rigged Sailing Ships, card promoting "The Elegant and Favorite A 1 Sharp Clipper Ship", strong to rich colors; some corner wear, slight soiling and enamel cracking at bottom, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE "ENDEAVOUR" CLIPPER CARD.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,200

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Lot 356

"Garibaldi" Sutton & Co.'s Dispatch Line Clipper Card, multicolored ad and design on glazed enamel stock (167x105mm) printed by Nesbitt & Co., with illustration of Giuseppe Garibaldi on Horseback During the Battle of Sant'Antonio, card promoting "Popular Ship! One of the Sharpest and Best Clippers Up!", rich colors; some corner wear and light corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 357

"Great Republic" Shippers' Line Clipper Card, multicolored ad and design on glazed enamel stock (124x179mm) printed by Nesbitt & Co., with illustration of Full Rigged Sailing Ship, American Flag with Oak Branch Bordering, with card promoting "Clipper of August, 1858. 91 Days!!", fresh vibrant colors with some very light pinkish enamel oxidation and slight corner wear, Very Fine.
Estimate    $4,000 - 6,000.

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS "GREAT REPUBLIC" CLIPPER SAILING CARD.

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Current Opening Bid: $2,200

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Lot 358

"Live Oak" Coleman's California Line Clipper Card, multicolored ad and design on glazed enamel stock (165x113mm), with illustration of Full Rigged Sailing Ship and Indian Hunting Bear Under Oak Tree, with card promoting the "All Live Oak !" ship, fresh and crisp with a hint of enamel oxidation along edges, accompanied by mailing envelope contemporarily addressed to a New York commission agent, Very Fine and choice, a stunning and rare sailing card.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $900

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Lot 359

"Lookout" Sutton & Co.'s Dispatch Line Clipper Card, multicolored ad and design on glazed enamel stock (167x115mm) printed by Nesbitt & Co., with illustration of Soldiers in Wooden Lookout with Cannon, Camp Tents and Troop Allegories at Sides, with card promoting the "108, 112 & 109 Days Passage, Popular & Reliable" ship, fresh vibrant colors with only very minor corner wear, Very Fine and choice, a spectacular and rare sailing card.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

The 1,068 ton "Lookout" was built in Warren, R.I. in 1853. She made some fast passages and was reputed to have been a great favorite on the San Francisco - New York run. Sherwood, named on this card, was her captain between 1857 and 1863.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,100

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Lot 360

"Midnight" Merchant's Express Line Clipper Card, in black & gold on glazed enamel stock (166x113mm) printed by Nesbitt & Co., with Owl illustrations and promoting "103 & 114 Days to San Francisco" travel time, fresh and crisp, Extremely Fine.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE "MIDNIGHT" CLIPPER SAILING CARD.

The little "Midnight" was launched at Portsmouth, N.H. in 1854. George H. Brock commanded the ship from 1858 to 1872. She was eventually condemned in Japan in 1878.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 361

"Neptune's Favorite" Coleman's California Line Clipper Card, multicolored ad and design on glazed enamel stock (174x98mm) printed by Nesbitt & Co., with illustration of King Neptune and Queen in Six Dolphin Scallop Chariot with Coleman Flag on Trident, card promoting "The Clipper of Nov. 13th, The Extreme A1 Clipper Ship", rich deep colors; some wear, couple corner pinholes and some enamel erosion at left with small portion of gold bordering painted in, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $2,000 - 3,000.

A RARE AND COLORFUL EXAMPLE OF THE "NEPTUNE'S FAVORITE" CLIPPER CARD.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,050

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Lot 362

"Orpheus" Sutton & Co.'s Dispatch Line Clipper Card, black and bronze ad and design on glazed enamel stock (103x165mm) printed by Nesbitt & Co., with illustration of Orpheus Playing Lyre with Eurydice in foreground, card promoting "The Magnificent A 1 Extreme Clipper Ship"; hint of corner wear and minor enamel oxidation at edges, Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,500 - 2,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $725

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Lot 363

"Osborn Howes" Coleman's California Line Clipper Card, multicolored ad and design on glazed enamel stock (88x160mm) printed by Nesbitt & Co., with illustration of Full Rigged Sailing Ship and Colman Flag, card promoting "Ship of the 21st of February. The Elegant & Favorite Clipper Ship"; surface soiling at top and some mount adherence and staining on reverse, nearly Very Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $450

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