Old F. Missler Bremen Steamship Emigrant Ticket Wallet

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  • Sold Date: May 10, 2009
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Old F. Missler Bremen Steamship Emigrant Ticket Wallet

Offering an early linen folding ticket and document wallet. These were given to emigrants by ticket agent F. Missler, 30 Bahnhofstrasse, Bremen, Germany.

The F. Missler is one of the more famous "ghost" ships in emigration and immigration lore. No ship by that name existed. The confusion stems from the fact that Freidrich Missler was the biggest ticket agent in Bremen, and shipped emigrants out from Germany to Canada, the US, South America, and South Africa in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

He usually gave emigrants a small wallet to hold their ticket and other papers. That wallet has a picture of a steamship on the front, and the name "F.Missler" in large letters. As a result, for decades, people have begun their genealogy search looking for the SS MISSLER, only to find out later Missler was the shipping line agent. Freidrich Missler had a good working arrangement with the North German Lloyd Line.

When folded open, this wallet measures approx. 8 1/2" by 7 1/8".

It's soiled as shown, some of the soiling is reddish. Has some trim losses and splits. General wear. Other flaws. It's structurally sound.

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