US FRIGATE CONSTITUTION. A Collection of prints, documents and artefacts pertaining to the US Frigate Constitution.

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 1
US FRIGATE CONSTITUTION.
A Collection of prints, documents and artefacts pertaining to the US Frigate Constitution.

Sold for US$ 5,325 inc. premium

Conflicts of the 19th & 20th Centuries

Online only

12 Dec 2019 ended at 17:00 EST

New York

US FRIGATE CONSTITUTION.
A Collection of prints, documents and artefacts pertaining to the US Frigate Constitution. A fine collection of 13 objects and manuscripts relating to the history and construction of the U.S. Frigate Constitution, including:
1) LYNN, WILLIAM (artist), ABEL BOWEN (engraver). U.S. Frigate Constitution, of 44 guns. [Boston: c.1812.] Aquatint and line engraving, 450 x 570 mm. The image heightened in red and blue. Framed and glazed.
2) Invoice of Carpenters Stores, Philadelphia, January 16th 1862, for the Frigate Constitution, received from George Harrison "Navy Agent," for the use of the Constitution, signed William Godby, Carpenter, 1p 4to. Framed.
3) A page from the receipt book for the U.S. Ship Constitution, containing receipts for wages for 4 men, who rejoined the crew. Framed.
4) 9 relics from the 1927 and 1975 restoration programs, including 4 pieces of wood from the ship, three mounted with metal labels, 2 large copper spikes, similarly mounted, and two pieces of copper sheathing, similarly mounted, 2 of the pieces from the U.S.S. Constitution Museum shop.
5) A wooden glass fronted display case, labeled "Material from U.S.Frigate Constitution 1797-1921", each compartment with pieces of wood, copper nails, rope and copper sheathing. Box 140 x 265 mm.

TOGETHER WITH: 5 framed documents relating to employment and shipyard work, including documents relating to the John Adams, dated 1822, and the Washington, 1819.

A FINE COLLECTION OF OBJECTS AND EPHEMERA CONNECTED WITH ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS NAVAL SHIPS IN AMERICAN HISTORY. The Constitution was built in Hartt's Navy Yard in Boston and launched in October 1797. During the War of 1812 the ship was known as "Old Iron Sides", because the canon balls bounced off her thick oak sides.
She is still an official vessel of the United States Navy, was on active combat duty for more than 100 years, and since c.1900 has been retired gracefully to the Boston Navy Yard. She still goes out for her annual sail every year. As with all old vessels they are periodically inspected and repaired, with older timbers replaced. This collection includes pieces from the 1927 and 1975 restorations of this historic ship.


Contacts
US FRIGATE CONSTITUTION. A Collection of prints, documents and artefacts pertaining to the US Frigate Constitution.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins and Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Wine & Whisky

27.5% on the first $12,500 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $12,500 up to and including $600,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $600,000 up to and including $6,000,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $6,000,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

App