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California Gold Rush Advertising Card For Three Clipper Ships "Thatcher Magoun, Galatea and Great Admiral"
c. 1869 California Gold Rush Period, Advertising Card, Promoting the Clipper Ships "Thatcher Magoun, Galatea and Great Admiral," at New York, Choice Crisp Very Fine.
This original California Gold Rush Period Advertising Card measures 3.25" x 5.75" and was printed by Nesbitt & Co, NY in green, gold, and blue on thick white coated card stock. The text of this card reads:

"SURE DISPATCH. -- Sutton & Co.'s Dispatch Line -- FOR SAN FRANCISCO. -- SAILING PROMPTLY AS ADVERTISED. -- 113, 119 & 118 DAYS' PASSAGE - And just returned from San Francisco in 94 days. The Splendid & Popular A 1 First-Class Clipper Ship THATCHER MAGOUN, PETERSON, Master, AT PIER NO. 19, EAST RIVER. Having the most of her Cargo on board, will finish loading in a few days. 114 & 116 DAYS PASSAGE The Favorite A 1 First-Class Clipper Ship GALATEA, COOK, Master, at Pier No. 12, East River. Having nearly all her Cargo engaged, will have the usual Dispatch of this Line. Also, at Pier No. 19, East River, The new and elegant A 1 First-Class Clipper Ship, GREAT ADMIRAL JACKSON, Master, with Extraordinary Dispatch! The THATCHER MAGOUN and GALATEA have made the above short passages, and well-known to the trade for good delivery of cargo. The GREAT ADMIRAL is entirely new, and will speak for herself. Shippers will please examine her. SUTTON & CO, cor. of Wall & South Sts. Messrs. GEORGE HOWES & CO., Consignees in San Francisco. -- SURE DISPATCH."

It is well documented that the Clipper Ship "Great Admiral" was launched in 1869, thus dating this card. Top right corner tip is clipped off, not affecting any of the text lettering.

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