1764 Spermaceti Candle Document, William Vernon, Newport, Ri, Whaling For Sale
1764 SPERMACETI CANDLE DOCUMENT, WILLIAM VERNON, NEWPORT, RI, WHALING. Very early document for eight boxes of Spermaceti Candles.
Condition: THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN LAMINATED IN PLASTIC SHEET. OFFERED “AS IS.” Some toning and staining but still very bold and legible, written in dark ink. Small early code sticker “GE” lower left. Measures 7-1/2” X 5”.
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