VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST TRANS-PACIFIC STEAMSHIP ABOARD THE S.S. GOLDEN AGE.
The S.S. Golden Age departed Melbourne on May 5 and Sydney on May 11. After calling in Tahiti, she arrived in Panama on Jun. 6. The route was considered a financial disaster due to the high price of coal and was not repeated again until 1866. The Golden Age was eventually sold to the Pacific Mail Steamship company.
With 2014 Moorhouse certificate.
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A HANDSOME COVER WITH THE 12-CENT 1851 ISSUE USED FROM HAWAII, PAYING THE 10-CENT POSTAGE AND 2-CENT SHIP CAPTAIN'S FEE.
Carried on the American schooner L.P. Foster, which departed Honolulu February 2 and arrived in San Francisco on February 19. Then carried on the Sonora for Panama, arriving March 4 and crossed the isthmus before sailing on the George Law, arriving in New York on March 15.
Ex Knapp, Eno, Haas and Grunin. Signed Ashbrook. With 2015 P.F. certificate