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27467. (commemorative plate) Ship “County of Edinburgh” Ashore at Point Pleasant, NJ. c.1900

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27467. (commemorative plate) Ship “County of Edinburgh” Ashore at Point Pleasant, NJ. c.1900

27467. (commemorative plate) Ship “County of Edinburgh” Ashore at Point Pleasant, NJ. c.1900. Rare shipwreck souvenir china piece features a large, beautiful clear, detailed image of the ship “County of Edinburgh” ashore. The British ship County of Edinburgh went ashore in a dense fog at about 10 o’clock at night on February 13, 1900 close to Manasquan Life Saving Station, on the Jersey coast, near Point Pleasant. The vessel drove on hard and fast and the life-saving crew deemed it best to remove the crew. Word was sent to the men at the Point Pleasant station, who hurried to aid the Manasquan crew. As it was impossible to launch the surfboat, a breeches buoy line was soon rigged and the crew removed. The superb, bright, floral decorated plate is quite rare and is one of the most attractive that I have had. This pretty display piece measures 8 3/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a decorative flowered border around the edge. Back marked “Wheelock China Made in Austria Vienna for Point Pleasant Hdwr. Co., Point Pleasant, N. J. Clean and bright, no cracks or chips, fine large detailed image. A fine display piece. (VG+). $245 net.