1864 Port of Philadelphia 4-page Manuscript & Printed Bill of Lading Entry of Merchandise Customs Duties for the Brig Puerta Plata from Bremen, Captain De Haan, Master for a Cargo of China Ware, Earthenware, Statuettes & Toys Imported By Marxsen & Witte
(Americana - 19th Century - Civil War - Shipping - Customs Duties)

Philadelphia, PA: Not Published, 1864. F A 4-page Bill of lading & Entry of Merchandise form, completed in manuscript. Dated 7th July, 1864 for the Brig Puerta Plata; De Haan, master; sailing from Bremen; bringing in a large cargo of cases of china & earthenwares, toys & glass ware. The goods were imported by Marxsen & Witte and are listed in the packages and contents section of the form. The quantities are calculated for customs duties and signed by the agents in charge in manuscript. The reverse with the District and Port of Philadelphia bill of lading affirmation printed information, not filled-in and with receipted note of duties paid on the blank panel at the bottom of the sheet. Form with a small woodcut dockside scene at upper left corner, the form printed and sold by Crissy & Markley, Printers, Goldsmiths Hall, Library Street; the additional pages for the listings were standard forms printed by Geo. W. Henry. Approx. 11" x 17" size; the pages fastened together with wax at top left corner; old fold lines, little nicks, closed edge-tears to the paper edges, edge-darkening; overall, in very good condition. American Civil War era maritime trade business, shipping & customs imports history ephemera. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25425)


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