Lot# 3557 - Sale #3012

  • Lot# : 3557 French Polynesia

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    "Papeete August 29th 1850" dateline on incoming ship cover to San Francisco, cover addressed to Benjamin Stark, red San Francisco 4/17/(50) c.d.s., matching "2" numeral, letter mentions: "Herewith is a bill of lading for a box of oranges.....much pains in packing them....this a very dull place, almost as bad as Oregon...regards to Osgood, tell him to kiss all the young ladies for me...the last not least for yourself attend to your dollars and cents and make your life happy.", with original printed shipping invoice for said oranges, "shipped aboard the good ship Emma", Very Fine, intact group. (see online scans).
    Start Price : 1,000 USD
    Current Opening : 700 USD
    Hammer price : 800 USD