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Auction Description for PBA Galleries: California & the American West
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The sale is held in our auction gallery located at 133 Kearny St, 4th Floor in the San Francisco Financial District. Previews for the auction are on Tuesday, September 10th, 9am - 5pm; Wednesday, September 11th, 9am - 5pm; and Thursday, September 12th, 9am - 11am. We strongly encourage all bidders to examine the lots in person during previews.

California & the American West (504 Lots)

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers


504 lots | 503 with images

September 12, 2013

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Three sailing cards for steamers from New York to Hawaii with stops on the West Coast

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Description: Printed cards, with engraving of a steamship on the verso. Each 8.3x15 cm. (3¼x5¾"). Includes:Steamship "Arizonan" 11,000 tons (twin screw). New York to Southern California, San Francisco, Seattle, Tacoma and Hawaiian Islands.Regular Steamer Service from New York to San Francisco and Honolulu. Steamship "American" 6,000 tons.Regular Steamer Service from New York to San Francisco, Seattle, Tacoma and Honolulu. Steamship "Texan" 11,000 tons. (Twon Screw).

Condition Report: Fine or nearly so.

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ANTIOCH

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 16.5x10 cm. (6½x4").

Condition Report: A touch of rubbing to corners, else fine.

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ARCADIA

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 19.7x17 cm. (6¾x4¼").

Condition Report: Slight rubbing, ¼" closed tear at top edge; near fine.

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For Savannah... the Elegant Steamshpis HUNTSVILLE... MONTGOMERY

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Description: Steamship sailing card, with woodcut pennant device. 15x9.5 cm. (6x3¾").

Condition Report: Some soiling and staining, very good.

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C.A. FARWELL

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 16.5x10.5 cm. (6½x4¼").

Condition Report: A slight crease at right edge; near fine to fine.

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CHANDOS

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved decorative lettering. 10.3x16.5 cm. (4¼x6½").

Condition Report: Fine with a touch of corner rubbing.

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CRITERION

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock. 10.5x17 cm. (4¼x6¾").

Condition Report: Some creasing, about very good.

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Small flier for the Cromwell Steamship Co., New York and New Orleans Direct, Texas and the Southwest

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Description: 4-page folded sheet. Color woodcut illustration on first page. 16x9.3 cm. (6¼x3¾").

Condition Report: Some wear along fore-edge of first leaf; very good.

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DARING

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 16.5x9.3 cm. (6½x3½").

Condition Report: Just a bit of rubbing, near fine.

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DAVID CROCKET

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 10.3x16.5 cm. (4¼x6½”).

Condition Report: A few slight stinas, a corner creased, near fine.

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DAVID CROCKETT

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, printed in green. 8.5x15 cm. (3½x6").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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Card advertising the

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Description: Advertising card for the Dominion Royal Mail Line, with chromolithographed illustration on recto, information about the routes in Swedish (?) on verso. 15.4x10.3 cm. (6x4").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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EMERALD ISLE

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock. 10.3x16.5 cm. (4¼x6½").

Condition Report: Small scuffs along left edge, near fine.

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FANNY S. PERLEY

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 11.5x18 cm. (4½x7").

Condition Report: A touch of rubbing to corners, 3 small mounting remnants affixed to verso; near fine.

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FEARLESS

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 10.3x16.5 cm. (4¼x6½”).

Condition Report: Rubbing to the black lettering, very good.

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FLORIDA

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Description: Sailing card printed in red & blue, with woodcut illustration of a three-masted ship. 18.5x12.5 cm. (7¼x5").

Condition Report: Fine or nearly so.

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FREEMAN CLARK

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock. 10.3x16.5 cm. (4x6½").

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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GEORGE RAYNES

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock. 10.2x16.5 cm. (4¼x6½").

Condition Report: A touch of rubbing to corners, fine condition.

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GUARDIAN

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraving of a pennant. 16.5x10 cm. (6½x4").

Condition Report: Slight rubbing to corners, near fine to fine.

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Guion Line, United States Mail Steamers... Saloon Passenger List per Steamship Alaska, James Price Commander, to New York from Liverpool & Queenstown, Saturday, October 29th, 1881

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Description: 4 pp., single folded sheet. With cut of the steamship on 1st page. 22.5x14 cm. (8¾5½").

Condition Report: Old folds, a bit of discoloration and short tear to back leaf, else very good.

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HARRIET

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock. 10.3x16.5 cm. (4x6½").

Condition Report: A little rubbing at left edge; very good to fine.

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HENRY BRIGHAM

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock. 10.3x16.5 cm. (4¼x6½”).

Condition Report: Fine with just a touch of wear.

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HERALD OF THE MORNING

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 17x10.8 cm. (6¾x4¼").

Condition Report: Corners a bit rounded, else fine.

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Inman Line of Mail Steamers

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Description: Carte-de-visite albumen photograph. On original mount with Saloon and Cabin Plan on the verso.

Condition Report: A bit of fading to image, very good.

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INTREPID

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 16.2x9 cm. (6½x3½").

Condition Report: A little rubbing, lower left corner slightly nicked, others with a bit of wear; about half of imprint at bottom trimmed; very good.

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JAMES GUTHRIE

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Description: JAMES GUTHRIE

Condition Report: Fine with slight rubbing at top corners.

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JEREMIAH THOMPSON

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved pennant, ship's name in gilt. 16.3x10 cm. (6½x4”).

Condition Report: A bit of rubbing to corners, near fine.

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JEREMIAH THOMPSON

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock. 10.8x17.3 cm. (4¼x6¾").

Condition Report: A little rubbing, slight corner wear; near fine.

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LAURENS

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, printed in gold, red & blue. 10.3x16.5 cm. (4¼x6½”).

Condition Report: A little rubbing, lower left corner lightly creased; very good.

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LETITIA

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with woodcut pennant design. 11x7.5 cm. (4½x3").

Condition Report: Lower right corner bumped a touch, else fine.

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LIGHT OF THE AGE

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 16.5x10 cm. (6½x4").

Condition Report: Some rubbing and a few scuffs to the card, lower right corner off just touching the border; about very good

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Four sailing or advertising cards for vesselse bound from Liverpool, England, to various ports in the Americas

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Description: Includes:"For New York, to sale on her regular day, 11th August. The unrivaled and beautiful American Packet-Ship Garrick, Captain Trask, 1800 Tons Burthen... P.W. Byrnes & Co." With cut of a sailing ship. 11x7.5 cm. (Some soiling and staining; ink notation on verso, "Carnes & Brown, Chapel")."For Immediate Despatch. For Philadelphia, the Splendid First-class American Ship Consul, M.M. Mortimer, Commander... Apply to Boult, English & Brandon., Liverpool, January, 1857." 12.5x9 cm. (Light soiling)."Harrison Line. Liverpool to Pernambuco, via Lisbon... The Steamer 'Commander,' (Or other Steamer)... Wm. Killey & Co..." 9x11.7 cm."Important to Emigrants. Wm. Russell Grace & Co.'s Well-known and celebrated Line of 'White Cross' Packets..." 11.3x7.8 cm.

Condition Report: Generally very good or better.

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MAGNET

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved pennant. 16.5x10.3 cm. (6½x4¼").

Condition Report: Faint rubbing, near fine.

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MARY OGDEN

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved lettering. 8.3x15 cm. (3¼x6”).

Condition Report: Fine with a touch of rubbing to corners.

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MATILDA

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock. 14.7x9.2 cm. (5¾x3½").

Condition Report: A little rubbing, some adhesion damage to verso; else very good.

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MATTAPAN

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved ornate lettering. 10.3x16.5 cm. (4¼x6½").

Condition Report: Light crease to lower right corner; near fine.

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MEMEL

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, wood-engraved illustration. 15.5x9.8 cm. (6x4").

Condition Report: Some rubbing, very good.

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MICHELLE SELCHAU

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 16.5x10 cm. (6½x4").

Condition Report: A little edge rubbing, small nicks to left margin and top right corner; near fine.

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MORNING STAR

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with wood-engraved illustration. 15.5x9.7 cm. (6x3¾").

Condition Report: One tiny stain, slight rubbing fine or nearly so.

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NAPIER

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved ornate lettering over two crossed gold cannons. 10.3x16.5 cm. (4¼x6½").

Condition Report: A bit of corner wear, two letters in top line of text rubbed off; very good or better.

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NEHEMIAH GIBSON

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with  wood-engraved illustration highlighted in gilt. 16.5x10 cm. (6½x4").

Condition Report: A touch of wear to corners, else fine.

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NEPTUNE'S FAVORITE

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 10.3x16.5 cm. (4¼x6½").

Condition Report: Light soiling and rubbing, a bit of corner wear, two faint corner creases; very good.

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NEW-HAMPSHIRE

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 10.3x16.5 cm. (4¼x6½”).

Condition Report: Just a little rubbing, near fine.

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Advertising flier for the North American Steamship Co.

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Description: Flier printed in blue on both sides, with cut of a steamship. 21.5x13 cm. (8½x5").

Condition Report: Old folds; very good or better.

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OCEAN EXPRESS

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. 16.5x10.3 cm. (6½x4¼”).

Condition Report: Some rubbing to image and lettering, very good.

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Chromolithographed advertisement for the Pacific-Mail Steamship Co.

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Description: With French text on verso, headed "Paquebots Poste de la Compagnie du Pacifique." 15.5x9.9 cm. (6x4").

Condition Report: Image fine.

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PRIMA DONNA

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with lithographed illustration. 16.5x10.3 cm. (6½x4¼").

Condition Report: Faint soiling, very good.

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RADIANT

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock. 10.7x17 cm. (4¼x6¾").

Condition Report: A touch of rubbing to corners, near fine.

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RAPID

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, on porcelain coated stock, with wood-engraved illustration. 13.5x7.5 cm. (5¼x3").

Condition Report: Some soiling, pinholes in corners, about very good.

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REAPER

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Description: Clipper ship sailing card, with crossed flags woodcut design. 15/5x10.5 cm. (6x4¼").

Condition Report: Slight toning, fine or nearly so.

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