Description

    R. M. Forbes & Co., La Vaca, Texas, Schooner Sophia Godfrey Bill of Lading, Port of Indianola, April 9, 1872, to Port of New York, one page, 8.5" x 10". The verso also includes a brief description of the voyage. Very good condition with original folds, toning, and some paper loss in center of document.

    It was at the Port of Indianola that Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels landed with a group of German immigrants in 1843. This was also the point where the meeting was held to fix the new boundary, after the 1848 peace treaty with Mexico. An important and bustling port with cattle and hide exports, military supplies for the army in the state of Texas came through Indianola from 1850 until 1861, and Jefferson Davis even brought camels into the state through the port! Two hurricanes, some ten years apart, (the first in 1875), destroyed the town and any hopes for a lasting, safe settlement. Indianola memorabilia is rare. From the Taking of Texas Collection.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    16th Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 446

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 March 17 Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $852,131