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1852 General  Screw Steam Shipping Company

 

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Stock Code GSS01

  Certificate, dated 1st Decmber 1852, for one 20 share in this shipping company. Black and white certificate with imprint of company seal. Issued to Edward Gohrab of 1 Bryanston Square, London, which at the time was the location of the Turkish Embassy in Great Britain. Actual handwritten signatures of J Lambert, H Major and J Margetson, all directors of the company.

The General Screw Steam Shipping Company  inaugurated the first contract mail service between England and South Africa in 1850. Two years later the Company signed an agreement with the Admiralty to extend its monthly service to India with eight ships specially built for the purpose. The company however was in financial straits, and in 1857 its eight ships were sold to a new concern, the European and American Steam Shipping Company for 320,000, which was about half their original cost.

Certificate size is 21 cm high x 23 cm wide. It will be mounted in a mahogany frame, with gold inlay, size 31 cm high x 39 cm wide.

A perfect personalised gift for someone who:

  • works or worked in the shipping industry or
  • has the surname Gohrab, Lambert, Major or Margetson

 

Note that although this item has now been sold, we may be able to acquire another one for you. Email us if you are interested in this stock

 

 

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2. UK Shipping is included in the price. If you are ordering from outside the UK click on the relevant button below to include shipping to your country. Only one shipping charge is required for unframed certificates, regardless of the amount purchased. Note that if your order is over 100 no shipping charge is required, regardless of destination address.

U.S. / Canada Shipping (5.00)

Europe Shipping (3.75)

Rest Of World Shipping (7.50)


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