The clipper ship on the Vintage Ship Visa Gift Card was built for speed. In the mid-19th century steam ships were beginning to appear. Steamers’ need to refuel gave sailing ships the edge on long routes, and the clippers had the speed to offset distance, with three masts square rigged, in addition to fore and aft sails. The clippers’ narrow hulls limited their payloads, but they were ideal for delivering fresh tea from China to England. There were exciting races to be first to deliver, with folks in England cheering on their favorite ships with a fervor now reserved for local football teams. Celebrate the glory days of tall ships with Vintage Ship Visa Gift Cards.