Titanic, White Star and Liner Memorabilia Auction
on Saturday 21st October 2017
On View:
Friday 20th October 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saleday from 9.00am-12.30pm
Sale commences at 1.00pm
Lots: 252-301 of 354
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Lot 252
R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare ticket to the "Grand Musical Description, Of the Titanic Disaster", dated May 2nd & 3rd 1912.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 253
R.M.S. TITANIC/ BELFAST: Unique photo album presented to Harland and Wolff's owner Lord Pirrie. The album has a beautifully tooled leather cover bearing the initials R.U.Y.C. (Royal Ulster Yacht Club) and the name of his steam yacht Valiant. The inset page is hand decorated in the Celtic style depicting Dublin Castle and the Valiant and reads "Presented to Lord and Lady Pirrie on his Lordships retirement from the office of the Comptroller to The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland by some of his colleagues on the Viceregal staff". The contents of the album show a private cruise Pirrie took with his wife in 1914 over several months in the Mediterranean complete with a number of unpublished photos, details of which can be found in Herbert Jefferson's volume "Viscount Pirrie of Belfast" 14ins. x 14ins.

NB Lord Pirrie spent time on board the Valiant whilst recuperating from surgery after the loss of the Titanic in 1912. The Valiant was the largest privately owned steam yacht of its era.
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 254
R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare Grand Bohemian Concert programme in aid of the Titanic disaster fund held at Somers Town Conservative Club on Monday, May 6th 1912.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 255
R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare concert programme held at the Opera House, Burton-on-Trent in aid of the sufferers of the Titanic disaster on Sunday, April 21st 1912.

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 256
R.M.S. TITANIC: Unusual soft bound copy of "The Sinking of the Titanic" (revised edition) by Burchard L. Watts.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 257
R.M.S. TITANIC: Relief fund cheque made payable to Third Class passenger Mrs M.A. Nile, mother of Edith Peacock Third Class passenger for the sum of 12s.

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 258
R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare Women's Titanic Memorial (blank) slip, Union Trust Building, Washington, D.C. "For the erection of a memorial in the Capital of the Nation. Woman's tribute to those who so bravely sacrificed their lives that others might be saved".

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 259
R.M.S. TITANIC: Relief fund cheque made payable to Mr G Barnhouse for sum of 12s.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 260
R.M.S. TITANIC: Mansion House disaster fund cheque for 10s, "Pay Bearer" dated 22nd April 1912, stamped on reverse The Titanic Mansion Relief Fund.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 261
R.M.S. TITANIC: Mansion House relief fund receipt/slip, dated 10th May 1912 for the sum of £5 18s 6d collected by the 3rd Epping Forest Boy Scouts.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 262
R.M.S. TITANIC: Unusual Bryant and May safety matches label for the Olympic and Titanic. Ex Christies 14/11/96.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 263
R.M.S. TITANIC: East London Printing Company in memoriam card.

Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 264
R.M.S. TITANIC: Wreck of the Titanic in memoriam napkin, printed by Palatine Printing, Wigan. This particular example stands out due to the richness of the colours. 13½ins. x 13½ins.

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 265
R.M.S. TITANIC: Unusual in memoriam postcard in "Memory of the Lost Ones" by Ellen Butterworth.
Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 266
R.M.S. TITANIC: Pre-maiden voyage 'Vinolia Otto Toilet Soap' advertisement for the new R.M.S. Titanic "The largest Vessel in the World". 10½ins. x 15ins.
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 267
R.M.S. TITANIC: Scarce, vintage, carte de visite studio photograph of First Class Titanic survivor Peter Dennis Daly pictured with his twin brother, Paul Albert Daly and their father. We believe Peter is likely on the left. Studio imprint on front and reverse, "Courret Hermanos Fotografos", Lima. A hand notation on reverse reflects that the image was taken in April 1872. Daly was born in Liscard, England in 1860 to a father of Irish descent and to a mother of French descent. He was returning from a business trip to Lima on Titanic via New York, occupying stateroom E-17. 2½ins. x 4ins.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 268
R.M.S. TITANIC: Period photograph of Titanic First Class Passenger and survivor Nellie Snyder. 2½ins. x 3ins.
Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 269
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.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 270
R.M.S. TITANIC: First generation studio photograph with handwritten notation on reverse, Louis Kinsella aged 9. Mr. Kinsella from Liverpool was a fireman who perished in the disaster. 4ins. x 6½ins.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 271
R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare July 1895 copy of "Celebrities Monthly Actual Photographs with Biographical Sketches" includes Titanic First Class passenger and victim J.J. Astor.

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 272
R.M.S. TITANIC: Period press photo stamped Illustrations Bureau of London with numerous notations to reverse. The image shows Titanic leaving Southampton. 8ins. x 7ins.
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 273
‡ R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare vintage New York Times/American Press Association photo of two Titanic survivors leaving the Carpathia, surrounded by a throng of reporters on April 17th, 1912. Reverse bears a New York Times stamp as well as several other date stamps. Paper loss to top edge and corners, a few small edge tears, and light overall creasing and wrinkling, otherwise very good condition.

Provenance: Caren Archive, New York Times. The radio operators on Carpathia were so busy transmitting messages from survivors to their families, a task Carpathia's captain felt took priority, relatively little official information came from Carpathia during this period. The U.S. government was so anxious for information and a list of survivors (President Taft's military aide had been on the ship) that it dispatched the U.S.S. Chester in an attempt to make radio contact with Carpathia in hopes of getting the requested information. The press, too, had been waiting for information and had attempted to solicit passengers and crew to provide exclusives while the ship was still at sea. Some reporters even planned to get onto the ship before it reached New York Harbour. This photo represents a culmination of the press's tenacious efforts to gather as much information about what happened before their competition did, 9¾ins. x 7½ins.


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 274
R.M.S. TITANIC/WALLACE HARTLEY: Period photograph by J. Harrison of Nelson Lancashire with notation on reverse "Nelson Band attending the Colne Funeral of Wallace Hartley S.S. Titanic Bandmaster". 12ins. x 10ins.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 275
R.M.S. TITANIC: First generation image of George Sage, Third Class passenger on the Titanic. The image was obtained by the vendor in Canada who was an engineer on the Canadian Pacific Railway and worked with George and his father John. The image was taken in Revelstoke, British Columbia. 5ins. x 3½ins.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 276
R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare Will Stead black & white postcard of Titanic's stern, taken as she leaves Southampton.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 277
R.M.S. TITANIC: Relief fund cheque to George Lobb father of William Arthur Lobb, a Third Class victim from Cornwall.

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 278
R.M.S. TITANIC: Relief fund cheque to the family of Thomas James Everett, a Third Class passenger from Bristol who was lost in the sinking.

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 279
R.M.S. TITANIC: Unusual G.D. Courtney of Southampton real photographic postcard of Titanic moving away from berth 44.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 280
R.M.S. TITANIC: G.D. Courtney real photographic postcard in sepia, just prior to leaving Southampton. Plus, another of Olympic "The Largest Vessel in the World".

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 281
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.
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 282
R.M.S. TITANIC: Titanic relief fund Scheme of Administration plus a postcard whose sale proceeds were in aid of the disaster fund. (2).

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 283
R.M.S. TITANIC: Underwood and Underwood real photo postcard of "Boat Load of Titanic Survivors Approaching the Carpathia".

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 284
R.M.S. TITANIC: Grahams Patent loud speaking naval telephones listing, soft bound volume. All of the ships using them included Titanic, Olympic and Carpathia.

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 285
‡ S.S. CALIFORNIAN LETTER DEFENDING CAPTAIN LORD:
So much has been written and debated regarding the role of the Californian and her Captain, Stanley Lord, in connection with Titanic's rescue; yet so little original vintage material weighing in on the debate has been made available to collectors.

This lot consists of an incredible content typed letter signed by Stanley T. Lord, son of Captain Lord, dated 12th December 1970 addressed to Mr. Donald P. Kaye of Connecticut. In it, Captain Lord's son dispels the myth that his father's career was over in the aftermath of the British Inquiry, explaining how he was given command of one of the Nitrate Producers vessels. He states that his father's conscience remained clear as it was never in his power to be of assistance. He takes issue with the innuendo by Rufus Isaacs [British Attorney General] that his father was drunk in his cabin. He states, in part, "…father was a teetotal (sic)…as his ship was static all night how on earth could the moving light seen be from the Californian…"

This letter is a must read for anyone seeking to learn more about Captain Lord's feelings on the issue of his actions that night, as the younger Lord goes into much detail concerning his father's thoughts.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 286
R.M.S. TITANIC - THOMAS ANDREWS JNR. 1873-1912 FAMILY ARCHIVE: Mr Andrews was a Managing Director of Harland Wolff, Titanic's builders, and was one of the most important figures in Titanic's design. He was the nephew of Lord Pirrie, the owner of Harland & Wolff and was the son of Thomas Andrews Snr. He was the head of Titanic's Guarantee Group and was onboard in the capacity of Titanic's designer, to observe operations and spot any potential improvements, as he had done the previous year on Titanic's sister Olympic. Mr Andrews died in the sinking and during Titanic's final hours was reputedly seen on deck encouraging passengers to wear their life belts. He was last seen without his life belt in the First Class smoking room, shortly before Titanic sank.

A stunning archive of photographs and telegrams from Thomas Andrews's wedding on 24th June 1908 to Helen "Nellie" Barbour. The collection numbers in part, Robert Welch photos of the wedding, an unpublished and previously unknown photo of Thomas on honeymoon, wedding announcement in the Belfast Telegraph, letter to Thomas Andrews from Rev. Banes who presided over the ceremony describing what a special person Nellie was and approximately thirty-two telegrams from wedding guests and well-wishers on their wedding day. Also included are photos of Thomas's bride on their honeymoon in Lucerne. a booklet of discount tickets for Lake Lucerne inscribed Mrs Andrews and other related ephemera. A rare and unusual archive of material from Thomas Andrews's wedding and honeymoon being sold by direct descent.

Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 287
R.M.S. TITANIC/OLYMPIC: White Star Line proposed sailings 1910-1911 mentions Olympic and Titanic 45,000 tons each -The Largest Steamers in the World - Building; includes 8 interior images of Teutonic. 26ins. x 6ins.

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 288
R.M.S. TITANIC: Marconigram - Carpathia April 17th 1912 "Is Reuchlin Junr (sic) director Holland America Line aboard answer quick" number 173 from the Booth archive. Complete with original certificate of authenticity from John Booth.
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 289
R.M.S. TITANIC: First-Class passenger and survivor Hamad Hassab, handwritten marconigram, dated 18th April from the Carpathia to his brother Said in Cairo, Egypt "All safe Hamad", numbered 46 in the Booth archive of "Titanic Signals".

Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 290
R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare White Star Line Olympic & Titanic promotional card. "The Largest Steamers in the World", Cornish Hotel, Queens Park, Southampton 'three-minute walk from the railways & docks, specially appointed representative from the White Star & American Line of Steamers, every Wednesday & Saturday for Southampton to New York'.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 291
R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare promotional notice from the Minter Company regarding their upcoming book, May 7th 1912, about the sinking. "You may never have such a great opportunity to quickly earning a heap of money as by taking orders for this great book we have in preparation".

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 292
R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare notice regarding the Memorial Concert to the musicians of the Titanic held on Broadway June 2nd 1912. It regards a request for tickets.

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 293
R.M.S. TITANIC: Monster Benefit Concert programme Sunday, May 5th 1912. "The entire proceeds to be given to Mrs Charles Asplund and her two children destitute owing to the Titanic disaster held in Worcester Theatre, Massachusetts performed by the Worcester (USA) Philharmonic Orchestra".
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 294
R.M.S. TITANIC: In memoriam for the heroic unto death representatives of Harland & Wolff, Belfast. Single sheet. 9ins. x 8ins.
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 295
R.M.S. TITANIC: Underwood & Underwood press photograph of Titanic First Class passenger and victim J.J. Astor and his young wife Madeleine aged 18 also a Titanic passenger.
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 296
R.M.S. TITANIC: Superb studio portrait of First Class passenger and victim Henry Harris by White of Broadway in photographer's original mount, plus a black and white press photo of his wife and Titanic survivor Irene. 6ins. x 8ins. and 7½ins. x 9ins.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 297
R.M.S. TITANIC: Original photograph of Captain Smith taken onboard the Majestic, note on reverse relating to Niagara Falls in 1903. Ex. Ken Schultz Collection.
Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 298
R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare J. Bruce Ismay, Managing Director of the White Star Line and Titanic survivor, signed appointment to be a trustee in the will of the late Luke Bruce, dated 9th January 1900 and the probate of the same, registered in the books of the Ocean Steamship Navigation Company. (2).
Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 299
R.M.S. TITANIC: Real photo Doherty & Son, Belfast, postcard of Titanic being launched, May 31st 1911; signed on reverse by survivor Bertram Dean.

Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 300
R.M.S. TITANIC: Real photo postcard of Titanic leaving Belfast on April 3rd 1912 by Walton, Belfast; signed by survivor Bertram Dean. NB: Titanic actually left Belfast on the 2nd April.

Estimate:  £120 - 180 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 301
R.M.S. TITANIC - ASPLUND ARCHIVE: A series of three letters written to Titanic survivor Selma Asplund December 1912 to April 1913 with regards to the distribution of funds from the New York American Titanic Fund Committee.
NB: Selma Asplund was travelling on the Titanic as a Third Class passenger with her husband Carl, her children Filip, Oscar, Clarence, Carl, Lillian and Felix. Selma, Lillian and Felix were rescued in lifeboat 15 but the rest of the family died.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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