Relic card with 2 brass pins recovered from the wreck of the Georgiana. 5 x 3, gray card with illustration of a sailing ship at the top left, and imprint that reads: Brass sewing pins manufactured in England that were taken from the wreck of the CSA blockade runner "Georgiana" which sank off the South Carolina coast in 1863 while trying to run the Federal blockade into Charleston from Bermuda. Brass pins were unavailable in the Confederacy and imported pins were a prized commodity in the South.
The "Georgiana" was built in 1862-63, in England for the Confederate States. She escaped from British jurisdiction for Nassau on January 22, 1863. She was detected trying to run the blockade into Charleston on March 22nd, 1863. Her Captain ran her ashore on Long Island Beach off the South Carolina coast. Her valuable cargo being arms and supplies was mostly lost due to shelling. Aside from the cargo loss, the destruction of the "Georgiana" was a blow to the Confederacy as she was the fastest cruiser and would have made a superb man-of-war.
Confederate marine relics are considered rare and quite desirable.