1981 Collectible Plate, Flying Cloud, The Great Clipper Ships Collection, Limited Edition, Decorative Plate, Wall Decor, Franklin Mint

$15.00

1981 Collectible Plate, Flying Cloud, The Great Clipper Ships Collection, Limited Edition, Decorative Plate, Wall Decor, Franklin Mint

A beautiful limited edition 1981 collector plate from The Franklin Mint. It is from The Great Clipper Ships Collection. This plate is the Flying Cloud. This would be a lovely addition to your home decor or as a gift. Great for hanging on a wall or added to a china cabinet.

Flying Cloud was a clipper ship that set the world's sailing record for the fastest passage between New York and San Francisco, 89 days 8 hours. The ship held this record for over 100 years, from 1854 to 1989. It was the most famous clipper ship built by Donald McKay. The ship was also known for her extremely close race with Hornet in 1853, for having a woman navigator, Eleanor Creesy, wife of Josiah Perkins Creesy who skippered Flying Cloud on two record-setting voyages from New York to San Francisco and for sailing in the Australia and timber trades.

Details

Owner: Grinnell, Minturn & Co, New York

Builder: Donald McKay of East Boston, Massachusetts

Cost: $90,000

Launched: 1851

In the United Kingdom

Owner: James Baines & Co., Black Ball Line, Liverpool

Acquired: 1862

Owner: Harry Smith Edwards, South Shields, England

Fate: Went aground, Beacon Island Bar, Saint John, New Brunswick, 1874; burned for iron and copper fastenings

General characteristics

Type: Clipper

Tonnage: 1,782 tons

Length: 225 ft

Beam: 41 ft 8 in

***The above description of the Flying Cloud will be included on tan card stock***

Size:
9 inches in diameter
Wood Plate Stand Included

This plate is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing.

***This is not a food plate. For display only***

It would make a great housewarming, hostess, wedding, shower, or holiday gift. A wonderful gift for the lover of tall ships. A great piece to add to your collection.

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'LIKE NEW' Perfect mint condition.

EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.

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