Titanic and Transport Memorabilia Sale on
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R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Very rare blue ground promotional brochure for Olympic's launch on 20th October 1910. Some minor foxing, otherwise complete.

Nil

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H.M.H.S. BRITANNIC: Extremely rare dinner menu from the Britannic, Titanic's ill-fated sister ship. The menu is dated 25th September 1916, a little under eight weeks before the Britannic sank after hitting a mine in the Kea channel on 21st November 1916. She took less than an hour to sink and was the largest ship lost in W.W.I. A rare opportunity to acquire a menu from Titanic's forgotten sister ship.

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R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Extremely rare Olympic launch menu dated 20th October 1910. The launch lunch was held at The Grand Central Hotel and was an opulent affair over ten sumptuous courses, including foie gras and mutton. The menu is on a heavy cream card stock with an opulent gilt rim. 3½ins. x 6ins.

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206

R.M.S. TITANIC: Archive collection of original newspapers including Daily Mirror 18th, 19th, 23rd April and Daily Sketch 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th April and Daily Herald 15th May 1912.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Original Titanic related publications of The Graphic from the 20th April and the 27th April. Plus the Sphere from the 20th April 1912. (3).

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R.M.S. TITANIC: ORIGINAL LETTER FROM WHITE STAR LINE CAPTAIN MARSHALL DOCUMENTING DISCOVERY OF TITANIC'S COLLAPSIBLE LIFEBOAT 'A' AT SEA.
Handwritten letter from Captain William Marshall, later to become Commodore of the White Star Line, to his wife on six one-sided sheets of generic White Star Line stationery written on board S.S. Cevic while docked in New York, dated May 17th 1912. As Marshall often did while at sea, he wrote to his wife about shipboard activities, this example being particularly lengthy and detailed. Marshall comments in full candor about some of the drawbacks of life on board as well as problems with the ship. The Cevic was in port as the R.M.S. Oceanic had arrived.
Several days before arriving in New York, the Oceanic had a chance encounter with Titanic's collapsible 'A' lifeboat which had been abandoned at sea and by then had drifted some two hundred miles from Titanic's foundering position. Titanic's Fifth Officer Harold Lowe had previously transferred the survivors of collapsible 'A' into another boat, leaving three dead bodies in the lifeboat. Several passenger effects were found in the boat and were brought to shore and later returned to the respective families. The three victims were buried at sea. Apparently, Marshall gathered this information from Oceanic while in port as he recounts the details of Oceanic's encounter with collapsible 'A' in this letter. He also discusses the British Enquiry. He closes by advising his wife that he would send this letter home via Oceanic.
Very little contemporary information about Oceanic's encounter with lifeboat 'A' has surfaced, making this letter one of the few such accounts that has. The letter was written just hours after Oceanic's arrival in port after burying Titanic's dead. It is in excellent condition and is accompanied by its original White Star Line mailing envelope postmarked New York May 17th 1912 and Battersea S.W. (London) May 25th 1912. The envelope succinctly states, "Per R.M.S. Oceanic."

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R.M.S. TITANIC: First Class salon steward Frederick Warmold certificates of discharge for the S.S. St Louis June and July 1910.

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210

R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare Titanic in memoriam pin badge "Late R.M.S. Titanic April 5th 1912". NB. In April 2002 Henry Aldridge and Son auctioned an identical badge, the personal property of the widow of Second Class passenger John Gill.

Nil

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R.M.S. TITANIC: First Class passenger Mabel Francatelli (Secretary to Lady Duff Gordon) handwritten letter to Sir Cecil Beaton. The letter is dated May 27th 1959 and refers to Lady Duff Gordon, her studios in Paris and her own wedding dress that was made by Lady Duff Gordon.

Nil

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R.M.S. TITANIC: CAPTAIN MAURICE CLARKE ARCHIVE. Typed notes dated April 28th 1912 relating to the Board of Trade enquiry into Titanic. The notes detail Captain Clarke's inspection into the lifeboats. "On the morning of sailing Wed 10th April, I gave instructions to the Chief Officer after The Board of Trade muster, to swing out No's 4 and 15 lifeboats which were situated on the starboard side of boat deck. The two boats were swung out simultaneously. The time occupied the covers and grips on being 3¼ and 3½ minutes this being checked by Captains Steel and Hannah, the two marine Superintendents. All worked most satisfactorily, the crews were exercised by their officers and were fully satisfied as to the crew's efficiency." The second document relates to Captain Clarke's experience with The Board of Trade and duties surrounding the Titanic, and section 305 of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1894 in connection with the Titanic of Clearing Officer under part 3 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 and 1906 under his appointment as assistant Emigration Officer and Nautical surveyor. His job was to ensure that adequate provision for accommodation, food, medicine and lifesaving apparatus was fulfilled accordingly to the letter of the law, a fascinating private document.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: American postcard showing Titanic and Olympic in comparison to a number of important buildings.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Hurst & Co. real photo postcard of Titanic after her launch.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Original sepia photo postcard of Titanic and Olympic gymnasium, with serrated edge showing it originally came from the red ground Titanic and Olympic postcard booklet. Examples of this were sold onboard both ships.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare Reginald silk real photo postcard showing a view from her stern on 10th April 1912, signed by Millvina Dean.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Original sepia photo postcard of Titanic and Olympic's lounge, with serrated edge showing it originally came from the red ground Titanic and Olympic postcard booklet. Examples of this were sold onboard both ships.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Guglielmo Marconi signed sepia photo in brown ink "Yours very sincerely G. Marconi R.M.S. Campania 10th June 1904". NB: The Campania was the first liner to have permanent radio connection to coastal stations across the world in 1905. Framed and glazed. 4ins. x 6ins.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Joseph Koehler postcard of Carpathia picking up survivors.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Pre-disaster postcard showing sectional views of Titanic by Thomas Bramley of Guernsey.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Pre-sinking real photo postcard with later post disaster message 16th May 1912.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Unusual pre-maiden voyage promotional postcard dated 12th April 1912.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Pre-disaster colour postcard signed by Titanic survivors Millvina Dean and Bertram Dean.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Post-disaster postcard showing Titanic sinking.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: First Class passenger Jack Odell period first generation photograph taken around 1912. Provenance Odell family collection. 3½ins. x 5ins.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: First generation pre-sinking photograph of Titanic First Class passengers Lily & Jack Odell. Ironically Jack is dressed in a sailor's uniform.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Handwritten letter onboard R.M.S. Carpathia dated August 15th 1912 with original Cunard envelope.
"Dear Papa & boys……… we were delayed by boarding a large cargoe (sic) of spaghetti…. This is rather a poor ship …. No distinguished people aboard & seemingly no interesting ones. It is a sight to see the emigrants the men without families at one end, 7 they are as thick as the fingers on ones hand - mostly Greeks - they are good natured & sing & play games…some of the people in the rooms below, slept in the parlor (sic) numerous for comfort, & their rooms fearfully hot, but we have a lovely room. Plenty fresh air & no rugs… last night a lady from Kansas & I had a long talk with the Captain. This is his first run since the rescue of the Titanic. He is very simple & modest, & said he found in the dictionary the meaning of Titanic was a race of men vainly trying to overcome nature…tell the boys no pretty girls on & a very dull company. Ida D. Stanton".

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R.M.S. TITANIC: ORIGINAL WRECK SITE PHOTOGRAPH OF ICEBERG TAKEN FROM CARPATHIA.
Original black & white vintage first generation photograph of a large iceberg in the distance taken from the deck of Carpathia on the morning of April 15th 1912. 3½ins. x 5½ins. The photo was taken by Mabel Fenwick, a newlywed passenger on Carpathia headed to the Mediterranean with her husband James when their ship diverted to rescue Titanic's survivors. She took numerous photographs and provided this one to the Snyders whom she and her husband had befriended on board.
Obviously, we cannot assert with any certainty that this is the very berg which collided with Titanic; however, it may be the only documented berg of this size and stature found at the wreck site itself. Given that the photograph was likely taken sometime between daybreak and around 9:00 A.M. when Carpathia headed to New York, and assuming an average drift speed of a little less than 1 kph (see Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, icebergfinder.com), this berg could certainly be a contender.
This photograph is not a reproduction, a press photograph or a postcard image. It is an original 1912 first generation snapshot of an iceberg taken by Mrs. Fenwick from the deck of the Carpathia on the morning of April 15th 1912. Note: There is some paper loss along the middle right border not affecting image.
Provenance: John and Nelle Snyder Titanic Archive.

Nil

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare first generation signed photograph of First Class survivor Abraham Lincoln Salomon taken shortly after the sinking. The photo has a handwritten notation from Third Officer Herbert Pitman and was removed from Pitman's personal photograph album. 4½ins. x 3½ins.

Nil

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R.M.S. TITANIC: First generation studio photograph with handwritten notation on reverse, Louie Kinsella aged 9. Mr. Kinsella from Liverpool was a fireman who perished in the disaster. 4ins. x 6½ins.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Third Class passenger Bertram Frank Dean, father of Millvina Dean. An original photo postcard of Mr Dean who was lost in the sinking.

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R.M.S. TITANIC: Original photo postcard of Titanic survivors Eva Dean, Bertram Dean aged 4 and Millvina Dean aged 2 in Christmas 1913.

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