March 07, 2019 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
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Richard Howe, British Admiral in American Revolution, DS, Distinguishing Signals Respecting Officers of the Navy, 1790

Howe, Richard (1726-1799). 1st Earl Howe and British admiral who commanded the Royal Navy's North American Station during the American Revolutionary War. DS as admiral, "Howe," 1p, 9.5 x 14.5 in., "onboard His Majesty's Ship the Queen Charlotte a Spithead." October 30, 1790. Shared with "His Royal Highness / the Duke of Clarence, / Captain of His Majesty's Ship / the Valiant." Outlines signalling protocol when officers of various ranks are required on board to receive orders. Includes a table listing the colors and display locations of the signal pendants particular to each ship in the fleet.

Condition:

Overall soiling and numerous small tears to edges, most of which have been repaired with tape. Losses to both top and bottom right corners.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$510
03/07/2019

 

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