Titanic, White Star and Liner Memorabilia Sale on Saturday 22nd April 2017
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1. OCEAN LINER: P & O Spirit of London plate glass panel with stylised neo classical engraving - a pair. 14ins. x 58ins. £80-120
2. MARITIME HISTORY: Selection of mixed keys and tags used in Southampton Docks incl. crane, dock house, etc. £80-120
3. MARITIME HISTORY: Extremely rare original ordnance survey map owned by The Corporation of Southampton/Southampton Harbour Board and used during the agreement dated 19th November 1892 with regard to the docks and its purchase by L.S.W.R (London South West Railway) by the Town Clerk and Clerk of the Southampton Harbour Board. £200-300
4. OCEAN LINER: British Transport Docks Board cases, marked B.T.D.B. return empty to dock house, ex Southampton Docks. (2) 18ins. x 15ins. and 17ins. x 10ins. £100-150
5. MARITME HISTORY/WHITE STAR: Extremely rare folio of blue prints and plans relating to the expansion of the docks, circa 1907/09. They include expansion works on the western shore. Many are stamped Engineers Office, LSWR, stamped Western Shore, Spoil From White Star. £300-500
6. MARITIME HISTORY: Rare colour plan of Southampton Docks, circa 1876, Alfred Giles, Engineer, mounted on board. £100-150
7. MARITIME HISTORY: Collection relating to Southampton Docks and its history, including 1938 Centenary Booklet, lantern slides showing 1930s building works, collection of tide tables, etc. £80-120
8. OCEAN LINER: Mixed collection of liner material, Royal Mail Line, P & O, Cunard and a box of Southampton Docks ephemera and photos, etc. mostly post-war. £50-80
9. MARITIME HISTORY: Southampton Docks hard and soft-bound volumes, includes brochures, tidal charts for the Isle of Wight, Southampton Harbour Board minutes 1950/60s, etc. (1 Box). £40-70
10. OCEAN LINER: Canadian Pacific treen tray, P & O Mappin & Webb cocktail shaker, White Star napkin ring, Union Pacific pack of cards, mixed liner flatware, etc. £100-150
11. OCEAN LINER: Cunard & White Star items to include Mauretania (2) course book 1960, Franconia RTW cruise book 1930, New Cunarders booklet 1920s showing wear and tear and Worlds Wonder Ships booklet QM & QE 1950s. Laurentic 1912 cruise booklet includes Titanic page 21, label for Adriatic, WS-Dominion Line timetable, Adriatic entertainment programme 1925 and book postcard Doric.
12. R.M.S.TITANIC: Good collection of postcards of vessels related to Titanic disaster, including those that sent ice warnings, heard CQD/SOS distress calls, returned crew survivors to UK and includes Mount Temple, Mesaba and S.S. Parisian. (35) £180-220
13. OCEAN LINER: Collection of fifteen silk postcards to include Virginian, California, Laurentic, Franconia, Baltic, Kensington, Cedric and Cameronia. £150-250
14. R.M.S. VIRGINIAN: Silk postcard, minor foxing. £100-150
15. WHITE STAR LINE: White Star Line jigsaw puzzles, boxed and complete. Adriatic at Liverpool, Majestic, Majestic & Olympic at New York. (3). £50-80
15A. WHITE STAR LINE: Zig-Zag White Star Line jigsaw puzzles, boxed and complete. Big Six, Majestic, Majestic & Olympic at New York, Adriatic at Liverpool. (4). £50-80
16. CUNARD: Mixed selection of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth II ephemera and slides including a Queen Elizabeth launch brochure signed by Commodore Bisset. £50-80
17. CUNARD: Mixed selection of Queen Mary items including postcards, souvenir ceramic plate, John Brown "Working on HM Service Badge", etc. £40-70
18. OCEAN LINER: Royal Mail Steamship Packet Company/Pacific Steam Navigation Company Elkington plate chocolate pot with ebonised handle. 10ins. £50-80
19. THIRD REICH/KRIEGSMARINE: Rare ceramic gravy boat, marks to base Unterseeboot U-198 Bremen. NB: U-198 was sunk off the Seychelles in August 1944 by British and Indian depth charges. 3ins. x 9ins. £100-120
19A. THIRD REICH/KRIEGSMARINE: Crackleware ceramic cup and saucer with eagle and swastika stamped beneath, above a 'M'. Minor chip to cup. 2½ins. £50-80
20. MARITIME HISTORY: Southampton Docks selection of post-war plans and enamel signs, including crane sign, "Safe Working Load 192 Tonne". £80-120
21. MARITIME: "Janes Fighting Ships" 1946-7, 1969-70, 1975-6 and 1989-90. Four volumes. £40-60
22. R.M.S. TITANIC: Harland & Wolff Heritage Collection set of six Irish linen napkins made by Liddell, the original supplier of linen to Titanic, plus a matching table cloth. £70-100
23. OCEAN LINER: Unusual Thomas Ward 60 years of service 1878-1938 souvenir promotional hardback book. The volume advertises the services of the Shipbreaker of Majestic, Olympic and Homeric, numerous images of the White Star Line ships throughout, 76 pages. 10ins. x 12ins. £80-120
24. HARLAND AND WOLFF: Extremely rare Harland & Wolff promotional brochure. This rare soft-bound volume includes company history and information. Images shown are workers leaving Olympic, HMHS Britannic on the stocks, The Great Gantry, Georgic, Cedric, Olympic in Southampton water, Olympic in Southampton Docks, Olympic being repaired, the design and drawing offices. Separate compliments slip "With Messrs. Harland & Wolff's Compliments", there is no mention of Titanic, circa 1933, 28 pages. 11ins. x 8ins.
NB: Other well-known ships built by Harland & Wolff include Titanic's sister ships R.M.S. Olympic and R.M.S. Britannic, the Royal Navy's H.M.S. Belfast, Royal Mail Line's Andes, Shaw Savill's Southern Cross, Union-Castle's R.M.S. Pendennis Castle, and P&O's Canberra. Year: 1933. Condition: very good. £250-350
25. R.M.S. TITANIC: Large scratch built model of the Titanic in bespoke perspex case. 66ins. x 25ins. £300-500
26. R.M.S. TITANIC: Harland & Wolff Heritage Collection engine works floor block in original packaging with certificate of authenticity. £350-450
27. R.M.S. TITANIC: Cunard White Star Line advertisement 'Coronation Year' featuring Senior First Officer J.G. Boxhall "On Watch for nearly a century". Plus an image of Mr. Boxhall alone in a viewing studio at Pinewood looking at the sinking Titanic on the screen. Joseph Boxhall was a technical adviser to Rank Films during the making of "A Night to Remember". 9ins. x 8ins. NB: J.G. Boxhall was Fourth Officer on board R.M.S. Titanic. (2) £100-140
28. R.M.S. TITANIC: Books - reprint of Marshall Everett 1912, "Voyage of the Iceberg", "Riddle of the Titanic", "No Port in a Storm", "A Night to Remember" (illustrated) and "The Year 1912" (Titanic pages 75-93). (6). £30-50
29. R.M.S. TITANIC: Modern Waterford glass model of Titanic, 11ins. Plus Olympic (illustrations) glass ashtray featuring colour image of vessel with pre-Titanic lifeboat configuration. (2 Items) £100-150
30. R.M.S. TITANIC: "Raise the Titanic" French film poster. 14ins x 20ins. £25-30
31. OCEAN LINER - Limited Edition Prints: "Dusk Cherbourg Harbour" 1997, Titanic & Nomadic 30ins. x 16ins. "The Aquitania Departing Pier 54 New York" signed by Capt. Mortimer Heher (Master of QE2 1976). Certificate of authenticity on reverse. Olympic and Mauretania also in picture at Piers. 30ins. x 16ins. (2). £60-100
32. OCEAN LINER: Souvenir jigsaw puzzles to include Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth 1930s-1960s. £60-100
33. OCEAN LINER: Period postcards including four Lusitania and four Mauretania. (19) £80-100
33A. OCEAN LINER: Postcards featuring early German liners including Kronprinzessin Cecilie, Amerika, George Washington, Imperator & Vaterland. Five postcards featuring early French liners France (1912) and l'Atlantique (1930s). France's maiden voyage was April 1912. Burnt out wreck of l'Atlantique. Five postcards featuring Royal Mail Lines Asturias and Cunard Line Franconia. Both vessels featured in the making of Rank Films "A Night to Remember" 1957/8. (3) £80-100
34. CUNARD/BOOKS: "The Cunard Line and The World's Fair, Chicago, 1893", hardcover book with fine photo mechanical plates of interiors and exteriors aboard the vessels, a single terminal plate in chromo lithography, and four terminal linen backed plates folding out, printed & published by The Electrotype Company (E.P. Hodder, Proprietor), London, circa 1893. 84 pages. 10ins. x 6ins. £300-400
34A. CUNARD/BOOKS: Cunard Line - "Pictorial History 1840-1907" - With the Compliments of The Cunard Steam Ship Co. Ltd. A fascinating overview of all Cunard Liners from the Britannia in 1840 until the Lusitania and Mauretania in 1907, Carpathia included. Carpathia made her maiden voyage in 1903 and became famous for rescuing the survivors of rival White Star Line's R.M.S Titanic after she struck an iceberg and sank with a loss of 1,517 lives on 15th April 1912. Carpathia braved dangerous ice fields and diverted all steam power to her engines in her attempt to aid the ship. She arrived two hours after Titanic had sunk and was able to rescue 705 survivors from the ship's lifeboats. Carpathia herself met her fate in the Atlantic on 17th July 1918 during the First World War, torpedoed by the U-55 off the Irish coast. Five of her crew lost their lives in the sinking. Softcover brochure, 24 pages, embossed Cunard logo on the front, circa 1907. 7ins. x 4ins. £70-100
35. CUNARD/BOOKS: R.M.S. Mauretania - Souvenir of the inspection of Turbine Machinery and Boilers at the works of the engine builders. Exceptional and very rare hardbound publication with six large (38cm. x 28cm. - 15ins. x 11ins.) real photographs. Each photo signed by W. Parry (South Shields). The photos were taken on the day of Mauretania's launch. Depicted are the Duchess of Roxburgh accompanied by the management of Wallsend & Cunard Line. Published by The Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Limited, Wallsend-on-Tyne 1906, 12 pages. 20ins. x 16ins. £600-800
36. CUNARD: R.M.S. Queen Mary crackle glass carafe with engraved plaque around neck and certificate that states the purchase is of a "Craquelle Glass Carafe as an integral part of the R.M.S. Queen Mary", signed by Vicki Stuart, includes certificate. Approx. 4ins. x 7½ins. £60-80
37. CUNARD: John Brown & Co. receipt for works on the interior of the Queen Mary, dated 20th February 1937. £70-100
38. OCEAN LINER: Ephemera to include Lusitania 1909, Imperator Booklet of Games and Cunard Daily Bulletin, amusements, Imperator promotional booklet, Mauretania pull-out brochure, Mauretania II passenger list (3) with Arthur Rostron in command, Carpathia (8) postcard, etc. £70-120
39. OCEAN LINER/CUNARD: Collection of pre-war and later publicity brochures including Aquitania (4), Mauretania, Aquitania, Scythia, Berengaria, Queen Mary, etc. (18). £100-150
40. CUNARD: Cunard Line Lusitania & Mauretania - The Largest and Fastest Steamers in the World, eight pages brochure showing information of the Cunard Liners Lusitania & Mauretania with interior and exterior images throughout, 1906, softcover. 8ins. x 5ins. £60-100
41. CUNARD/BOOKS: "History of the Cunard Steamship Company" (extracted from "The Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine"), a history of the Cunard Line with 13 engravings and 5 fold-out cabin plans, circa 1886. Red calf cover embossed with company crest & title, 31 gilt pages. 6ins. x 9ins. £300-500
42. CUNARD: Rare R.M.S. Lusitania and Mauretania Coronation Booklet 1911 (Edition de Luxe). Luxury travel agency book with 33 tipped-in photos of Lusitania and Mauretania interior and exterior, 66 pages, hardcover 9ins. x 7ins. £300-500
43. CUNARD: Royal Mail Express Turbine Steamer Lusitania 32,500 Tons, softcover brochure of the construction of the Lusitania built at John Brown, Clydebank. Many interior and exterior images of Lusitania throughout, including sectional views, with embossed Cunard logo to cover, 22 pages circa 1906. 5ins. x 7ins. £150-180
44. CUNARD: R.M.S. Lusitania, softcover brochure of the construction of the Cunard Liner Lusitania built at John Brown, Clydebank and her sailings until she was torpedoed on 7th May 1915. The sinking caused a storm of protest in the United States as 128 American citizens were among the dead (of a total of 1,198 passengers). Many interior and exterior images of Lusitania, 28 pages circa 1915. 8ins. x 6ins. £200-300
45. CUNARD/BOOKS: Rare 19th cent. Official Guide and Album of the Cunard Steamship Service, written by D. & C. MacIver, Liverpool for Cunard Steamship Company, published by Sutton Sharpe and Co. London circa 1877. An early Cunard Line publication with illustrations of the steamships Scotia, Abyssinia, Russia and Bothnia, 262 pages, gilt edges. 9ins. x 12ins. £400-600
46. WHITE STAR LINE: Promotional brochures to include Olympic and Majestic, plus passenger lists, log card and menu. (9). £70-120
47. OCEAN LINER: Royal Mail Line set of four Dudson Brothers tea cups and saucers. £80-100
48. WHITE STAR LINE: Original broadside photographs of White Star liners, Majestic, Oceanic, Arabic and Laurentic. 12ins. x 10ins. (4) £100-150
49. OCEAN LINER: Print of Royal British & North American Mail-Packet Company's (Cunard) new steam ship Persia February 9th 1856. At the time, she was the largest steamship in the world. Broken up 1872. Framed and glazed 14ins. x 9ins. £100-150
50. CUNARD: Stuart Crystal goblet, limited edition commemorating the maiden voyage of Queen Elizabeth II. 6ins. £60-80
50A. CUNARD: No 208 Stuart Crystal goblet, limited edition commemorating the Queen Elizabeth's last voyage in 1968 with certificate of authenticity. 6½ins. £50-80
51. OCEAN LINER: Rare Cunard/White Star porters trolley/sack barrow. Stamped Cunard White Star ex. Southampton Docks. £300-500
52. WHITE STAR LINE: Fold-out promotional brochure showing information and images of Doric, Laurentic, Regina, Majestic, Arabic, Pittsburgh for White Star Line - Services to all parts of the World, circa 1920. 15ins. x 5ins. £120-180
53. WHITE STAR LINE: Unusual soft cover brochure for the White Star Line S.S. Arabic 17,324 Tons giving a brief description of her attractive accommodation for all classes of passengers. Arabic was launched 7th November 1908, completed 25th April 1909, in service for the White Star Line then sold for scrapping December 1931. Information and photos of the ship throughout, 12 pages. 6ins. x 9ins. £100-150
54. WHITE STAR LINE: Rare soft-bound booklet, "A three weeks' holiday - Being a round trip on the Oceanic" by F.A. McKenzie. Describes a trip on board the steamship Oceanic with text about the White Star Line and Oceanic; comparisons with the steamers. Many images of the White Star Line and both interior and exterior throughout, 64 pages, circa 1900. 4ins. x 6ins. £80-120
55. WHITE STAR LINE: Soft-bound promotional brochure giving an overview of the White Star Line and White Star Line steamers between 1870 and 1890 with 10 images White Star Line, Royal & United States Mail Steamers, a "Résumé of Twenty Years' Progress from the Oceanic, August 1870 to the Majestic, April 1890", 24 pages. 11ins. x 8ins. £80-120
56. WHITE STAR LINE: Rare 19th promotional leaflet for the "White Star Ex Royal Mail Line of Packets - White Star Line - The Magnificent Packet Ship Ben Nevis" circa 1858. 7ins. x 10ins.
NB: The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company or White Star Line of Boston Packets, more commonly known as just White Star Line, was a prominent British shipping company. Founded in 1845, the line operated a fleet of clipper ships that sailed between Britain and Australia. This is one of the earliest publications after the White Star was founded for the clipper ship Ben Nevis sailing from Liverpool to Melbourne, Australia. Other clipper ships of the White Star Line mentioned include Red Jacket and Mermaid. £150-250
57. WHITE STAR LINE/BOOKS: Rare 1893 hardbound booklet of tide tables, sailings, passages, etc. published by Ismay, Imrie & Co. printed by The Liverpool Printing & Stationary Co. Limited. This pocketbook gives all of the necessary information of the White Star Line including fleet of steamers (mentioning Captain E. J. Smith), lane routes, regulations for preventing collisions at sea, telephones incl. T.H. Ismay, Bruce Ismay, etc. Image of Majestic on the Mersey. Leather cover with 90 gilt edged pages. 3ins. x 5ins. £200-300
58. WHITE STAR LINE/BOOKS: Rare 1896 hardbound booklet of tide tables, sailings, passages, etc. published by Ismay, Imrie & Co. printed by The Liverpool Printing & Stationary Co. Limited. This pocketbook gives all of the necessary information of the White Star Line fleet of steamers (mentioning Captain E. J. Smith), lane routes, regulations for preventing collisions at sea, telephones incl. T.H. Ismay, Bruce Ismay, etc. Image of R.M.S. Majestic at formal opening of Riverside Station, Liverpool, July 10th, 1895. £200-300
59. WHITE STAR LINE/BOOKS: Rare 1895 hardbound booklet of tide tables, sailings, passages, etc. published by Ismay, Imrie & Co. printed by The Liverpool Printing & Stationary Co. Limited. This pocketbook gives all of the necessary information of the White Star Line fleet of steamers (mentioning Captain E. J. Smith), lane routes, regulations for preventing collisions at sea, telephones incl. T.H. Ismay, Bruce Ismay, etc. Image of T.S.S. Gothic. £200-300
60. WHITE STAR LINE/BOOKS: Rare 1894 hardbound booklet of tide tables, sailings, passages, etc. published by Ismay, Imrie & Co. printed by The Liverpool Printing & Stationary Co. Limited. This pocketbook gives all of the necessary information of the White Star Line including fleet of steamers (mentioning Captain E. J. Smith), lane routes, regulations for preventing collisions at sea, telephones (incl. Thomas Ismay, Bruce Ismay) etc. Image of the White Star Kiosk, Chicago Exhibition, 1893. £200-300
61. WHITE STAR LINE: "R.M.S. Majestic - The Largest Steamer in the World 56,551 Tons". Rare luxury promotional hardbound book with 27 tipped-in photos of Majestic's interior and exterior; 2 extra typed pages in the front with extra specs. when visiting the liner in Southampton on August 10th, 58 pages. 8ins. x 7ins. £100-150
62. WHITE STAR LINE/BOOKS: Extremely rare T.H. Ismay, silver plate presentation hardbound volume presented to the managers, hardcover with Zaehnsdorf cover includes 19 woodbury type photographs laid down on card showing a ceremonial gilt-silver service plus 34 gilt pages of text. This copy was presented to Thomas Jackson, Chairman, a.e.g. The images measure 7¾ins. x 9½ins. and smaller. A presentation volume from the manager of the White Star Line to the Reverend W. H. Metcalfe whose name is inscribed on the presentation White Star bookplate on the front paste down. The shareholders of the White Star Line presented Thomas Henry Ismay (1837-1899) with the sumptuous plate service pictured in this volume in gratitude for his wise financial hand at the helm of the company during the previous 15 years. Circa September 1885. 11ins. x 14ins. £1000-1500
63. WHITE STAR LINE: Unusual 1896 softcover volume Over the Ocean on the White Star Line - An Illustrated Manual of Travel by John H. Gould, the booklet shows travellers information with numerous images of the White Star Line and interior and exterior of White Star Line steamers throughout; 7 pages with personal notes on board the steamer Teutonic, 80 pages & 21 pages of advertisements. Published by Ocean Publishing Company, Broadway, New York. 5½ins x 7ins. £100-150
64. WHITE STAR LINE: The White Star Line of Mail Steamers hardbound Official Guide for United States Mail Steamers with gilt lettering to cover, by Ismay, Imrie & Co., London and Liverpool published by Thomson Brothers, London circa 1877. This rare early publication includes text with maps and plans, for the use of passengers visiting Great Britain and the Continent of Europe, or the United States of America and Canada. With 11 illustrations of Britannic, Germanic, Baltic and general information about the White Star Line. 471 pages. 6ins. x 9ins. £300-500
65. WHITE STAR LINE: Unusual First Class passenger list for S.S. Romanic. Boston to Naples and Genoa. Contains full page advert for maiden voyage of Olympic Southampton & Cherbourg (via Queenstown) to New York on Wednesday June 14th 1911. Titanic is listed as building at Belfast. £100-150
66. WHITE STAR LINE/BOOKS: "New Twin Screw Steamship Oceanic of the White Star Line", rare hardbound publication of the Oceanic with approx. 25 engravings of both exterior & interior, signed by Thomas Henry Ismay, managing director of The White Star Line. Thomas Ismay died on 23rd November 1899. Illustrated and printed by Bedford Lemere & Co., London. (58 pages, 25 engravings). Circa 1899. 15ins. x 10ins. £800-1200
67. R.M.S. MAJESTIC: Extremely rare abstract of log and First Class menu - a pair, May 1896 with Captain E.J. Smith, later Commander of R.M.S. Titanic. £200-300
68. WHITE STAR LINE/BOOKS: Extremely rare hardbound edition "The White Star Royal Mail Steamship Teutonic" (H.M. Armed Cruiser) at the naval review, Spithead June 26th 1897 in commemoration of the sixtieth year of the reign of her Majesty Queen Victoria. In very good condition signed and notated by T.H. Ismay, Managing Director of The White Star Line, for Lady Curzon of Kedleston 21st November 1898 Thomas Ismay died one year later on 23rd November 1899. Approx. 50 engravings of both the exterior and interior of Teutonic, Queen Victoria, the Naval review, Thomas Ismay, W.J. Pirrie, G.W. Wolff, Bruce Ismay and many other guests, 227 pages with sheepskin binding to outer boards. Published by Stas. Walery and Company, London. 20ins. x 15ins. £1500-2500
69. WHITE STAR LINE: White metal cigarette case, engraved R.M.S. Laurentic. 4½ins. £80-120
70. WHITE STAR LINE: Cigarette tins with match-striking section on reverse. 1) Olympic image on front with details of Olympic and Britannic (launched Feb. 26th 1914) on inside cover. 2) White Star-Dominion Line with Magnetic/Laurentic on front. Laurentic, Megantic, Teutonic & Canada on inside cover. Both tins show signs of wear. 3ins. x 4ins. (2). £100-150
71. WHITE STAR LINE: Unusual collection of ten 1930s wine cards. £50-80
72. WHITE STAR LINE: Ephemera to include matching passenger list and log card for the R.M.S. Majestic on 8th November 1905, 1926 Majestic passenger list and Adriatic letter head and envelope. £40-70
73. WHITE STAR LINE: S.S. Oceanic Second Class menu card 19-10-10 which advertises Titanic on the reverse. £50-80
74. WHITE STAR LINE: Winter Cruises 1934-35, envelopes, progressive whist marker and a rare abstract of log and passenger list from Teutonic April 1896 and August 1897. (6). £70-120
75. WHITE STAR LINE: 19th Century ephemera to include rare 1889 cabin plan pamphlet and three S.S. Germanic passenger lists June and July 1893-94. (4). £80-120
76. WHITE STAR LINE: Extremely rare 19th century passenger list for the S.S. Adriatic 28th August 1889, together with an abstract of log for the Baltic 1908, Adriatic menu 1933 and Majestic on board letter card February 1933. £80-120
77. WHITE STAR LINE: Rare early booklet of plans of First Class accommodation and rates for the Oceanic, Majestic, Celtic, Arabic and Germanic. £100-150
78. WHITE STAR LINE: Postcards to include R.M.S. Britannic on the stocks and interior views of the Olympic, Majestic, Homeric, Britannic and Adriatic. (10). £100-150
79. R.M.S. BRITANNIC: Colour postcards of Titanic's younger sister including Valentines and F.G.O Stuart. An unusual selection. (3). £120-180
80. R.M.S. BRITANNIC: E.G. Kuebler Steamship Agent blotter showing an image of the recently launched Britannic II, Titanic's younger sister, circa 1914. 6ins. x 3ins.
NB: Britannic was launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast on 26th February 1914, completed 12th December 1915, in service as a hospital ship on 23rd December 1915 and sank after an explosion on 21st November 1916 near Kea in the Aegean Sea. £80-120
81. R.M.S. BRITANNIC: Rare launch brochure depicting the construction of Titanic's younger sister Britannic, built at Harland & Wolff, Belfast. Many images of Britannic throughout. White Star Line Royal and United States Mail Steamer Britannic (Triple Screw), Launched at Belfast 26th February 1914. Printed by McCaw, Stevenson & Orr, Ltd. Printers, Belfast & London, 24 pages. 9ins. x 7ins. £700-1200
82. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Pitch pine decking sections. 3ins. x 15ins. Ex. Haltwhistle paint factory. (5) £40-60
83. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Pitch pine decking sections. 3ins. x 15ins. Ex. Haltwhistle paint factory. (5) £40-60
84. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: First Class oak à la carte dining room chair, heavy acanthus leaf decoration, upholstered in a green/blue velvet material. £1500-2500
85. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Rare oblong oak panel section with carved gesso floral decoration in relief, from aft staircase, cabinet makers crayon to reverse '8613 starboard aft'. 19ins. x 5ins. £300-500
86. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Real photo and other postcards including pre-maiden voyage and one of the Hawke after her collision on September 20th 1911. (5) £100-150
87. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: The New White Star Liner Olympic real photo bookpost mounted on card plus a period photograph of Olympic in a first year of operation. 9ins. x 7ins. (2) £110-150
88. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Rare post-disaster Titanic sailing list, effective 1st May 1912, with amended sailing details of White Star Line vessels. Olympic is still shown as "The Largest Steamer in the World". American Line's Philadelphia is taking the 1st May sailing from Southampton followed by Oceanic 8th, Olympic 15th, Majestic 22nd to New York. £200-300
89. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: White Star Triple-Screw Steamer Olympic, 46,359 Tons. One of the Largest Steamers in the World, fold-out leaflet with a sectional view of Olympic and 12 interior images, plus an image of the steamship, circa 1913. Approx. 43ins. x 9½ins. £300-500
90. WHITE STAR LINE: R.M.S Olympic - 45,324 Tons - The Largest Steamer in the World, rare stamp booklet which contains 4 1d stamps and 11 1/2d stamps, with an image of Olympic on the back eighteen 1d stamps, twelve 1/2d stamps, 12 pages, circa 1911. 3ins x 2ins. £300-500
91. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: White Star Line - New Triple Screw Steamer Olympic, stunning brochure with measurements and specifications of the Olympic, embossed White Star Burgee to cover. 8ins. x 5ins. £200-300
92. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Rare soft-bound launch brochure 20th October 1910 for the Olympic, shows her construction and building at Harland & Wolff, Belfast. There are numerous artist's images of Olympic and Titanic throughout. Published by White Star Line and printed by McCaw Stevenson & Orr Ltd. Belfast, 24 pages. Approx. 8½ins. x 5ins. £600-800
93. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: White Star Line Triple-Screw R.M.S. Olympic 46,439 Tons. Unusual four page leaflet offering information and images of A La Carte Restaurant and Café Parisien, circa 1920s, four pages. 5ins. x 3ins. £60-100
94. WHITE STAR LINE: Triple-Screw R.M.S. Olympic 46,439 Tons. 24 page soft cover brochure, printed by The Liverpool Printing & Stationery Co., Ltd, circa 1920s. 8ins. x 9ins. £250-350
95. R.M. S. OLYMPIC: White Star Line Olympic - Third Class rates and Sailings, softcover brochure/leaflet published March 1913, 7ins. x 6ins.
96. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: The Largest Steamer in the World - The Triple Screw Olympic - White Star Line - "Some Views in the Second Class". Shows information and 10 images of R.M.S. Olympic's second class accommodation, circa 1911. 12 pages. 8ins. x 6ins. £500-800
97. WHITE STAR LINE: Fold-out 1928 leaflet embarkation information for Majestic, Olympic, Homeric, Celtic, Baltic, Cedric and Adriatic, circa April 1928. 11ins. x 11ins. £60-100
98. WHITE STAR LINE: Publicity brochures for Olympic (2), Arabic, Cedric and Homeric and a Majestic jigsaw puzzle. £80-120
99. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: White Star Line - The R.M.S. Olympic 46,439 Tons. Superb fold out brochure showing news, rates, 5 large interior images of R.M.S. Olympic etc. 23ins. x 17ins. £500-800
100. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Villeroy and Boch octagonal swimming pool tile. 6½ins. £60-100
101. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Villeroy and Boch octagonal swimming pool tile. 6½ins. £60-100
102. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Silver hallmarked souvenir spoon Birmingham 1913, enamelled decoration. 4ins. £100-150
103. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Will Stead real photo postcard of Olympic in Southampton, postally used April 14th 1912, the very day Titanic hit the iceberg. Plus one other. £50-80
104. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Exceptional and very rare hardbound with red covers, luxury travel agency book with 33 tipped-in photos of Olympic's interior White Star Line R.M.S. Olympic 46,439 Tons, circa 1920s. Approx. 9ins. x 7½ins. £2000-3000
105. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Rare bunch of brass key tags, reputed to have been acquired after Olympic was broken up. Ex. J. Quayle collection. (9) £300-500
106. OCEAN LINER: Rare smoking room crystal light fitting with original brass fitting to base reputed R.M.S. OLYMPIC, Ex Cobwebs. 8ins. £800-1200
107. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Rare early Triple Screw R.M.S. Olympic 45,000 Tons - Plan of First Class Accommodation. This first class deck plan is printed in red and black, including 7 images and sectional view mentioning Olympic (in service June, 1911) and also advertising Titanic (building at Belfast), January 1911, corrected March 1911. 40ins. x 30ins. £1000-1500
108. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: White Star Line - R.M.S. Olympic Largest Steamer in the World - Third Class Accommodation. Rare softbound brochure showing a selection of interesting illustrations and facts relating to Third Class Accommodation of Olympic with 5 colour interior images and 7 black & white images of the construction and launch at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, 22 pages. 6ins. x 4ins. £500-800
109. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Unusual Plan of Second Class Accommodation - The Mammoth Triple Screw R.M.S. Olympic 46,359 Tons, March 1913, reprinted March 1914. 25ins. x 19ins. £150-250
110. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Rare pre-Titanic abstract of log Voyage 7 with Captain E.J. Smith in command. £100-150
111. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Abstract of log pair, Voyage 16th August 1912, Voyage 23rd July 1913. Both with Captain Haddock in command. £120-180
112. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Fully illustrated promotional brochure "The Mammoth Triple Screw Steamer". £50-80
113. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Promotional brochure in colour "The Story in Picture and Prose of the White Star Liner Olympic". £80-120
114. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Collection of ephemera to include on board stationery, log card, menu/letter card and Second Class passenger list. (4). £60-100
115. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Signed note dated 8-9-22 on board Olympic by Douglas Fairbanks Junior, photo of the same on board, plus one other and a fascinating notebook listing passengers using the gymnasium on board the Olympic. (4). £50-80
116. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Hoffmann and Kingsway real photo interior postcards of Olympic. (8). £50-80
117. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Silk postcard of the liner at sea together with a list of facts about her. £100-150
118. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Silver hallmarked enamel topped teaspoon, Birmingham 1910/11. This type of item would have been available to purchase in the on-board barber shop. £100-150
119. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Booklet of Second Class views together with an Olympic passenger list from 1928. (2). £80-120
120. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Period Army/Transport Co. oversize image of Olympic in her WWI dazzle paint. 14ins. x 10ins. Plus three original photos of Olympic. 5½ins. x 3½ins. (4). £60-100
120A. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Unusual colour brochure advertising "The Magnificent New Triple Screw Royal Mail Steamer Olympic". 5ins. x 6½ins. £100-150
121. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Rare early abstract of log with Edward J. Smith as captain, voyage no. 5 December 9th 1911 with handwritten notation "1st completed voyage after being rammed by H.M.S. Hawke in the Solent on September 20th 1911". £300-500
122. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Publicity brochure, copies of The Ocean Times 1924 and 1930, plus a 1932 passenger list. (4). £70-120
123. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: "Close Ups" folded brochure to accompany the 1920s film on board Olympic, "Queen of the Seas" made by the White Star Line. Twenty-four pages with numerous illustrations. £100-150
124. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Early First Class passenger list for S.S. Olympic from New York to Southampton via Plymouth and Cherbourg December 9th 1911. Commanded by E.J. Smith R.N.R., Purser H.W. McElroy, Surgeon W.F.N. O'Loughlin, Chief Steward A. Latimer. All four were to lose their lives in 1912 on board Titanic. Titanic (in service April 1912) mentioned on page 2. Complete but some pages have come away from staple. £120-180
125. WHITE STAR LINE: Unusual advertising flyer promoting 'R.M.S. Olympic the largest vessel in the world' and Britannic (building). £80-120
126. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Roger Vandercruyce sepia agency print of Olympic with a stain to the bottom right. 19ins. x 28ins. £80-120
127. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Aquamarine/turquoise linoleum floor tile, framed and glazed. 15ins. x 15ins. £60-80
128. WHITE STAR LINE: Rare period White Star Line dark blue crewman's tunic with six brass buttons. £600-800
129. OCEAN LINER: International Mercantile Marine Company silver-plated serving tray with company initials to top. £100-150
130. WHITE STAR LINE: Set of six bouillon plates with gilt rims and burgee to centre. 7½ins. £300-500
131. WHITE STAR LINE: First Class Gothic arch side plates - a pair. 9ins. Plus a Wisteria pattern sandwich plate 7½ins. All a/f. £100-150
132. WHITE STAR LINE: Second Class Delft pattern soup bowl, Stonier & Co. mark in underglaze blue to base, but with firing crack. 9½ins. £100-150
133. WHITE STAR LINE: Second Class saucer, blue and white china with burgee and scroll. Stonier & Co. Ltd Liverpool. Slight crazing. £100-150
134. WHITE STAR LINE: First Class Elkington plate asparagus tongs. 5ins. £80-120
135. WHITE STAR LINE: Elkington plate First Class pickle fork and fish fork. £80-120
136. WHITE STAR LINE: Mixed selection of silver-plated flatware, knives, forks and spoons. (10). £150-200
137. WHITE STAR LINE: Harlequin set of six fish knives with reeded handles. £200-300
138. WHITE STAR LINE: Elkington plate knife and fork, plus a WSL napkin ring. (3). £80-120
139. WHITE STAR LINE: Silver plate to include spoons and one butter knife from Adriatic, Ceramic & Homeric. Two napkin rings, one from Cunard-White Star Britannic and one from Hapag featuring three embossed liners. (8). £100-150
140. WHITE STAR LINE: Set of five Elkington plate tablespoons. £150-250
141. WHITE STAR LINE: Walker & Hall two handled sugar bowl, possibly Tourist Class. 4ins. £80-120
142. WHITE STAR LINE: Elkington plate napkin ring, EPNS napkin ring with enamelled White Star decoration R.M.S. Cedric plus a pair of silver-plated sugar tongs. £80-120
143. WHITE STAR LINE: First Class Elkington plate butter pat dish with inset, mark to base. £150-250
144. WHITE STAR LINE: Harlequin pair of Elkington plate First Class milk jugs, engraved with house flag above a Maltese Cross (2). 4ins. £200-300
145. WHITE STAR LINE: Brass gimbal lamp decorated with house flag to the front and back. 12ins. £300-500
146. WHITE STAR LINE: Silver-plated sugar sifter, burgee on side and name of company on base. 6½ins. £150-250
147. WHITE STAR LINE: International Mercantile Marine silver plated circular serving tray, impressed company stamp to the head. £200-300
148. WHITE STAR LINE: First Class oval tureen and cover with house flag to front. 11ins. £150-250
149. WHITE STAR LINE: First Class Elkington plate pair of nutcrackers. 5ins. £80-120
150. WHITE STAR LINE: First Class Elkington plate asparagus tongs. 5ins. £100-150
151. WHITE STAR LINE: First Class Goldsmiths silver-plated cocktail tray with burgee to centre. £200-300
152. WHITE STAR LINE: First Class silver-plated waiter's tray on four cabriole supports. £200-300
153. R.M.S. TITANIC: An unusual archive relating to First Class passenger William Stead who drowned in the disaster. The collection includes postcards, photographs, extremely rare ticket to his memorial service, photograph of his dog Pearl, programme for his memorial service for the memorial service at St. Paul's for those lost. A fascinating collection relating to one of the most famous Englishman on board. £600-800
154. R.M.S. TITANIC: 1912 Copy of US Senate Committee on Commerce report into Titanic's sinking. £200-300
155. R.M.S. TITANIC: 'Great Disasters that Shook the World, The Sinking of the Titanic 1912', softbound pamphlet presented with The Rover. £20-40
156. R.M.S. TITANIC: Titanic relief fund Scheme of Administration plus a postcard whose sale proceeds were in aid of the disaster fund. (2). £250-350
157. R.M.S. TITANIC: Unusual copy of the United States Official Postal Guide, mentions Titanic and items lost on board, together with a 1912 copy of the Senate Committee report into the loss of the Titanic. (2). £300-500
158. R.M.S. TITANIC: Survivor autographs to include Eva Hart, Eleanor Shuman (2), Edith Haisman, Millvina Dean, Jack Odell, Michel Navratil and Bertram Dean, plus 5th May 1912 original edition of Le Naufrage du Titanic. (9). £70-100
159. R.M.S. TITANIC: Reverse glass post-disaster painting on glass inset with mother of pearl, plus another for the Olympic and a commemorative souvenir of the loss of the Titanic embellished with shells.
160. R.M.S. TITANIC: Souvenir napkin commemorating the loss of the Titanic, framed and glazed. Together with an unusual In Memoriam card. £100-150
161. R.M.S. TITANIC: Post-disaster souvenir napkin, printed by S. Burgess. 15ins. x 14ins. £40-60
162. R.M.S. TITANIC: First Edition of a "Night to Remember", second edition of the "Deathless Story of the Titanic", Daily Graphic August 1912 and a Lusitania book-post card. £40-60
163. R.M.S. TITANIC: Post-disaster postcard stamped 20th April 1912. Plus a collection of Southampton and Belfast related cards (29). £50-80
164. R.M.S. TITANIC: Period newspapers, L'Illustration 20/4/12, P313 Titanic departing Belfast, P314 Titanic at Cherbourg, P315 & 316 New York and Southampton, P317 Onboard pictures. L'Illustration 27/4/12, P346 & 347 Titanic sinking, P348 le Naufrage de Titanic. Notable people, P349 Lifeboats at Dawn, P350 La Route des Transatlantiques. £100-150
165. HARLAND & WOLFF: Fascinating album of scraps and autographs relating to the family of Alexander Carlisle, the chief designer of the Olympic class. The album includes personal photos, sketches, family holidays, including a trip with the Ballins on board the Prinzessin Victoria Luise in June 1904. Autographs include Alexander Carlisle and William Harland. £200-300
166. R.M.S. TITANIC: Small format sheet music. 2 pages/4 sides. "Plus Pres de Toi, Mon Dieu!" (Nearer my God to Thee) shows close up picture of Titanic departing Southampton on front page. Plus a later photograph of S.S. Rappahannock, the Furness Withy liner which passed Titanic Saturday 13th April 1912, reputed the last vessel to see Titanic afloat. 12ins. x 8ins. (2) £50-80
167. R.M.S. TITANIC/OLYMPIC: Issues of "Scientific American" November 12th 1910 launch of Olympic on front cover. 10 pages/20 sides. Page 380 (inside) covers launch with two rare photographs, 'The Launching of the World's Greatest Ship' concluded on page 391. June 24th 1911 aerial view, artist's impression of New York piers featuring l. to r. Oceanic, Olympic and Finland on front cover, 'Longer Piers for Giant Steamships'. Half page article inside, page 619. 11 pages/22 sides. July 1st 1911 inside two pages 8 & 9, 'The New White Star Liner Olympic' featuring two illustrations, in long article, of a) Arrival of Olympic in New York after maiden voyage and b) Comparison of ship with tall buildings, and April 27th 1912 featuring Titanic disaster. Front page illustration 'Suggestion for handling a full complement of lifeboats'. Inside second page (374) full article on disaster. Icebergs article pages 377 & 378. Another article 'Wreck of the White Star Liner Titanic' pages 380 & 381 with illustrations. (4) £170-200
168. R.M.S. TITANIC: Original Carpathia postcards, one photographic and one colour. Also Cunard wharf, Boston, showing liner, possibly Ivernia. (3) £120-150
169. R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare Valentine's series postcard cover promoting a set of six postcards (not included) produced by the company after the sinking. 6ins. x 4ins. £30-50
170. R.M.S. TITANIC: Pre-disaster postcards showing the Olympic and Titanic, plus a Brüder Kohn German card in sepia with Titanic related message. (3). £120-180
171. R.M.S. TITANIC: Hardy (H). An original black full-length pen and ink drawing of Titanic, signed in ink by the artist H. Hardy, dated 9th May 1912, within a black border. Top edges damaged but not affecting the image, drawn less than a month after the disaster. £80-120
172. R.M.S. TITANIC: 'In Memoriam' card in remembrance of Wallace Hartley, with illustrations of Hartley and Titanic to front. 'Gives incorrect date for the sinking' albeit by a few hours. £100-150
173. R.M.S. TITANIC: Book post-disaster card. The ill-fated White Star Liner Titanic, sunk by collision with iceberg off Cape Race. £100-140
174. R.M.S. TITANIC: Pre-sinking postcard of 'R.M.S. Titanic in mid-ocean' in rough sea. Plus another of the 'White Star triple-screw steamers Olympic 45,000 tons and Titanic 45,000 tons. The Largest Vessels in the World'. (2). £110-150
175. R.M.S. TITANIC: Hurst & Co. real photo book post postcard with post-disaster text showing Titanic, postally unused. £50-80
176. R.M.S. TITANIC: Post-disaster In Memoriam shells, plus an Olympic paperweight. £50-80
177. R.M.S. TITANIC: French pre-disaster card showing the liner in Cherbourg, Jack Phillips memorial plus two others. £120-180
178. R.M.S. TITANIC: Post-disaster postcards including colour White Star Publishing Co "The Disaster of the Biggest Ship in the World", a Brüder Kohn and one other. £100-150
179. R.M.S. TITANIC: First Class passenger Henry B. Harris press photo, signed Culver Service with numerous notations on reverse. 7ins. x 5ins. £50-80
180. R.M.S. TITANIC: White Star Line owner, J. Pierpont Morgan, oval photograph, copyright Pach Bros 1909, backed onto card. 11ins. £80-120
181. R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare collection of four Underwood and Underwood postcards showing Titanic's lifeboats, survivors, passengers on Carpathia's deck and a crowd waiting in New York for news. (4). £400-600
182. R.M.S. TITANIC: Post-disaster real photo postcards, Titanic graves in Fairview, Halifax and unveiling the Titanic Memorial in Southampton. (2). £80-120
183. R.M.S. TITANIC: Raphael of Chicago pre-maiden photo card of Titanic in Belfast and one of a wireless operator receiving messages of disaster. (2). £150-250
184. R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare in memoriam card for the Vanderplancke family, all four of whom perished in the disaster. £100-150
185. R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare, coloured, artist's impression of Titanic on postcard showing statistics on reverse. 'The Most Appalling Disaster in Maritime History'. Plus a Walton real photo postcard with post-disaster wording. (2)
185A. R.M.S. TITANIC: Real photo colour unused postcard of Titanic and Olympic on stocks at Harland & Wolff, Olympic/Titanic featured on postcard advertising 'American Bankers Association' traveller's cheques, postmarked July 5th 1912. Plus a pre-sinking postcard of S.S. Titanic White Star Line (artist's impression) at sea. (3) £120-180
186. R.M.S. TITANIC: Pre-disaster postcards showing the Olympic and Titanic, plus a Brüder Kohn German card in sepia. (3). £120-180
187. R.M.S. TITANIC: Oversized book post card of 'White Star Liner R.M.S. Titanic launched 31st May 1911. Sunk off Cape Race on maiden voyage, 15th April 1912, 1565 passengers lost'. Mounted on card. £100-120
188. R.M.S.TITANIC: Original postcards relating to the Titanic including boat trains, stations, hotel, tenders and other vessels, London-Southampton-Paris-Cherbourg-Queenstown. (22) £150-200
189. R.M.S. TITANIC: Carpathia postcard 'Rescuing survivors from Titanic'. Colour artist's impression. Greek message (translated) on reverse. 'This is a postcard of the boat which rescued the people from the largest boat in the world, lost on the ocean', postally used 14th July 1912 in New York. £100-150
190. R.M.S. TITANIC: In Memoriam postcards to the memory of those lost in the sinking, 1 x printed and published by The East London Printing Co, 7 Houndsitch, London, E C. (2) £100-150
191. R.M.S. TITANIC: White Star Line header "On Board SS Laurentic", shows promotional detail for Olympic & Titanic (Bldg.) on left hand side. Dated April 15th 1911. Laurentic was later sunk in WWI. Framed and glazed. £100-150
192. R.M.S. TITANIC: "Loss of the Steamship Titanic". Original "Report of a Formal Investigation into the Circumstances attending the Foundering on 15th April 1912". Presented by Mr Smith of Michigan August 20th 1912, (front cover loose) plus a copy issued by 7C's Press. £100-150
193. R.M.S. TITANIC- Book: Signed first edition "Home from the Sea", inscribed in his own hand 'with best wishes and happy days from A.H. Rostron' in original distressed dust jacket. £300-500
194. R.M.S. TITANIC: "Thomas Andrews Shipbuilder" by Shan F. Bullock, introduction by Sir Horace Plunkett, 1912 first edition. 80 pages. £200-300
195. R.M.S. TITANIC: In memoriam card, In memory of Second Class passenger William Carbines. "Sacred to the memory of the 1,635 passengers and crew who were drowned by the collision of the R.M.S. Titanic, with an iceberg in mid-Atlantic, on Sunday 14th April 1912." £80-120
196. R.M.S. TITANIC: Titanic relief fund cheque for Mrs M. Rowley. £90-120
197. R.M.S. TITANIC: Titanic relief fund cheque for Mrs E.E. Thomas. £90-120
198. R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare post-disaster naive hand-decorated shells depicting the Titanic and Carpathia presented in a period oak frame. 6ins. x 4½ins. £150-250
199. R.M.S. TITANIC: Post-disaster, including Tichnor Brothers, postcards. (4) £100-150
200. R.M.S. TITANIC: Kraus American post-disaster postcard, some creases. Postally unused. £50-80
201. R.M.S. TITANIC: Unusual pair of period magic lantern slides, the first showing Titanic leaving Belfast, the second the famous J.M. Vauxhall post-disaster postcard. (2). £200-300
202. R.M.S. TITANIC/BOOKS: The Railway and Travel Monthly Vol. III July to December 1911, edited by G. A. Sekon. Hardcover volume, the first ten pages are dedicated to Olympic and Titanic, 528 pages. 7ins. x 10ins. £100-150
203. R.M.S. TITANIC/BOOKS: The White Star Liners Olympic & Titanic Souvenir Number - The Largest Vessels in the World, extremely rare softcover souvenir number, 130 pages and 78 pages of advertisements; 8 plates of which one tipped-in image of Olympic at sea (in colour) and 7 fold-out plates, with numerous Titanic & Olympic related advertisements. Custom made printed hardcover box, published by The Shipbuilder Press, Newcastle-on-Tyne 1911. Approx. 7½ins. x 10ins. £2000-3000
204. R.M.S. TITANIC/BOOKS: The White Star Triple-Screw Liners Olympic & Titanic Souvenir number of The Shipbuilder, edited: A.G. Hood. Hardcover souvenir number, tastefully bound in green art cloth, and embossed in gold, 130 pages; 8 plates of which one of Olympic at sea (in colour) and 7 fold-out plates. Over 120 photographs and detailed illustrations and diagrams detailing the design, construction, machinery, equipment and fittings of the two sister ships at Harland & Wolff in Belfast, published midsummer 1911. 7ins. x 10ins. £600-1000
205. R.M.S. TITANIC: Period newspapers - The Daily Chronicle April 17th 1912 front page nothing but Titanic. The Daily Chronicle April 20th 1912 front page nothing but Titanic. News of the World April 21st 1912 front page nothing but Titanic. The Denver Republican 17th April 1912 Titanic. The Denver Republican 18th April 1912 Titanic. The Boston Post 26th April 1912 Titanic. The Atlanta Constitution 29th April 1912 Inquiry. All newspapers show signs of wear and tear but are readable nevertheless. (7). £50-80
206. R.M.S. TITANIC: Period colour postcard of the CS Mackay Bennett at the Wharf, Halifax, N.S., Postally unused, published by W.E. Hebb, Halifax, N.S. Approx. 5ins. x 3¼ins. NB: The CS Mackay-Bennett was the first of four ships chartered by the White Star Line to search for bodies in the aftermath of the sinking. The ship recovered 306 bodies. £200-300
207. R.M.S. TITANIC: Photo postcard of the CS Mackay-Bennett with the Titanic's dead on her way back into Halifax, N.S, published by Kotman Studios 20817, postally unused. £400-700
208. R.M.S. OLYMPIC: Unusual post Titanic list of White Star Line Sailings, published June 1912. 30ins. x 6ins. £100-150
209. R.M.S. TITANIC: First Class passenger William Stead, signed photo postcard, rare programme from his memorial service at Westminster Chapel on 25th April 1912 and a copy of Colliers Weekly from 24th June 1911 containing an article written by him (3). £150-250
210. R.M.S. TITANIC: Culver pictures press photograph by George Grantham Bain of Titanic passenger John Jacob Astor IV. John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV (July 13th 1864 - April 15th 1912) was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family. Astor died in the sinking of the R.M.S.Titanic during the early hours of April 15th 1912. He was among the 1,514 people on board who did not survive. He was the richest passenger aboard the Titanic and was thought to be among the richest people in the world at that time, with a net worth of nearly $87 million when he died (equivalent to $2.16 billion in 2016). Circa 1909. 5ins. x 7ins. £300-500
211. R.M.S. CARPATHIA: Unusual 'Hands Across the Sea' silk postcard, postally used 6th October 1917. £300-500
212. R.M.S. CARPATHIA: Rare receipt for work from Swan Hunter Builders to Cunard for the sum of £50,000, which was a launching instalment. Carpathia was launched 3 days prior on 6th August 1902. £300-500
213. R.M.S. TITANIC - THIRD OFFICER HERBERT J. PITMAN COLLECTION: Western Union Telegram from Pitman to his sister, Mrs W. Taylor, dated 25th May 1912. "Due Liverpool 11th. Steamer Adriatic. Write me by return. Queenstown. Other letters send Liverpool. Love Bert". £200-300
214. R.M.S. TITANIC: Early 20th cent. hallmarked silver table lighter in model form of a Marconi disc discharger. Assayed London 1912. The disc discharger later formed an integral part of the 5-KW sets installed in the R.M.S. Titanic and her sister ship Olympic. In original presentation box. £400-600
215. R.M.S. TITANIC: Period iron rivet head engraved "R.M.S. Titanic 1912" around White Star motif "Lost 15 4 1912" with a floral motif. This style of item is of the type used to commemorate the loss of the Titanic at Harland & Wolff. Weight 268 grams. Approx. 1½ins. x 1¼ins. £1000-1500
216. **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. £300-500
217. R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare postcard of Titanic at Southampton Docks, pre-maiden voyage, postally used May 31st 1912. £150-250
218. R.M.S. TITANIC: Australian photo card of the Broken Hills Monument to the Titanic Bandsmen 1913. £40-60
219. R.M.S. TITANIC: United States artist's impression of either Olympic/Titanic on sepia pre-sinking unused postcard 'The Largest and Finest Steamers in the World'. £200-250
220. R.M.S. TITANIC: J.W. Barker photographic postcard of Titanic's 'number fourteen' lifeboat under sail approaching the Carpathia, unused. The only lifeboat to use her sail. Commanded by 5th Officer Lowe, this boat also carried Esther and Eva Hart as well as nine crew members. £250-300
221. R.M.S. TITANIC: Sepia pre-sinking unused postcard of either Olympic/Titanic compared with famous buildings 'Surpassing the Greatest Buildings and Memorials of Earth'. £200-250
222. R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare pre-sinking book postcard of Titanic at sea, unused. "White Star Triple-screw steamer Titanic (45,000 tons). The Largest Vessel in the World. First voyage from Southampton to New York, Wednesday April 10th 1912. This vessel is lubricated with 'Vacuum' Turbine Oil". NB: Howard Case (Manager of Vacuum Oil Company) was travelling on board as a passenger and died in the disaster. £250-300
223. 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. £800-1200
224. R.M.S. TITANIC: Unusual real photo pre-sinking postcard in sepia of Titanic leaving Southampton. £150-250
225. R.M.S. TITANIC: Pre-maiden voyage real photo postcard of Titanic leaving Southampton, signed by surviving passengers Edith Haisman, Bertram and Millvina Dean. £350-450
226. R.M.S. TITANIC: Unusual Hurst & Co. real photo postcard, May 31st 1911 showing Titanic's launch. £100-150
227. R.M.S. TITANIC: Period sepia photo, stamped M.ROL of Paris, a lifeboat rowing towards the Carpathia. 5ins. x 7ins. £600-1000
228. R.M.S. TITANIC: Period sepia photo, stamped M.ROL of Paris, a lifeboat being taken aboard the rescue ship Carpathia on 15th April 1912. 7ins. x 5ins. £600-1000
229. R.M.S. TITANIC: Unusual Turkish Bath ticket, partially detached from perforated stub, unnumbered. Approx. 5ins. x 1¾ins. £800-1200
230. **1953 TITANIC FILM LIFEBOAT PROP: This lot consists of a 4ft. screen-used lifeboat prop from the iconic 1953 film Titanic starring Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck. Produced by 20th Century Fox, some cite this film as the most historically accurate until Fox's more recent re-do of the film with James Cameron at the 'helm'. The film centres around a wealthy man (Webb) who purchases a steerage ticket aboard the doomed liner, and his wife (Stanwyck) who is attempting to 'escape' from him with their two children. Some of the other prop lifeboats used in the film were 18ins. miniatures with the same figures but on a smaller scale. This model is 4ft. and contains numerous removable rubber figures in the boat representing survivors. So detailed were the prop makers that the figures are actually adorned with life jackets made of a canvas-like material with at least one of the figures still wearing its crew hat! This model came from a boat shop is San Diego, California after it closed, having sold at a 20th Century Fox auction in the 1970s. It matches the life-size screen used "hero" lifeboat No 6 which had been displayed at Movie World in Buena Park, California. This lifeboat is easily recognisable in the film as one of the boats with a motor (Titanic had none such) and oars. At 4ft. in length it can easily be the centrepiece of a Titanic or film collection. It is a true museum piece. Note: Prop's interior is original to the film while the outside has been repainted. Motor and oars no longer present. Special shipping arrangements will apply due to size. £3000-5000
231. R.M.S. TITANIC: Period pen and watercolour of Titanic at sea, J.L. 19/4/13. Framed and glazed. 7ins. X 5ins. £100-150
232. Lot withdrawn
233. R.M.S. TITANIC - THOMAS ANDREWS JNR. 1873-1912 FAMILY ARCHIVE: Handwritten card with embossed address 31a Wellington Place, Belfast. (His home address before his marriage in 1908). He has written a four-point road map to life titled "Egyptian Saying". 1. When a man does not know and does not know that he doesn't know he is a fool, leave him. 2. When a man does not know plus knows that he does not know he is a child, leave him. 3. When a man knows but does not know that he knows he is asleep, wake him. 4. But when a man knows plus knows that he knows, this is a wise man, follow him.
This card offers a fascinating snapshot into Thomas Andrews Jnr's mindset. 3½ins. x 4½ins. £2000-3000
234. R.M.S. TITANIC: Unique book of letters and remembrance for the memory of William Pirrie 1847-1924, one of the driving forces behind Titanic and the Olympic Class. The hardbound book is impressed with the Viscountess Pirrie in gilt on the front cover. The volume includes bible passages and quotes from famous figures in history that Viscountess Pirrie thought relevant to William Pirrie's life. She has also transcribed countless letters of tribute to him including a poignant memoir by the Institution of Naval Architects and her own diary. One of the most remarkable sections is a transcription of a letter by Thomas Andrews Jnr, offering life and career advice to a Henry Dunkerley in 1906.
Windsor Avenue, Belfast 1. May 1906 My dear Harry Dunkerley
I am sorry I did not get a shake of your fist, old chap, before leaving, first to wish you good luck at your business and a good time at Bedford. Please accept from me the enclosed small gift to go towards a little pocket money. You are such a sensible boy I know that you require no advice from me, but as an old dog who has come "through the mill" I would first like to say how important it is for you to endeavour to give your employees full confidence in you from the very start. This can be gained by: - 1. Punctuality and close attention to your work at all times, but don't allow your health to suffer by over-working. 2. Always carry out instructions given by those above you whether you agree with them or not, on which occasions try and get such instructions in writing if you are not sure of the man. 3. Always treat those above you with respect, no matter whether they are fools or know less than yourself. 4. Never give information unless you are perfectly sure. Better to say you are not sure but will look it up or find out. 5. Never be anxious to show how quick you are by being first out of the shop when the horn blows. It is better on these occasions to be a bit slow. Now, this is a sermon by a Thomas but not one of your father's - only an old Cousin who has high expectations of you and is deeply interested in your future welfare. Good-bye and good luck! Yours affectionately
(Lfd) Thomas Andrews Jr. £1200-1800
235. R.M.S. TITANIC/BELFAST/UNIONIST HISTORY: A superb 18ct. gold Hunter pocket watch which was the personal property of Thomas Andrews Senior, father of Thomas Junior, chief designer of the Titanic and John Miller Andrews Prime Minister of Northern Ireland 1940-43. He was a leading liberal Unionist politician in Ulster in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The watch itself is a French Royal Exchange of London, hallmarked London 1869-70. It bears the armorials for the Andrews family on one side and the Pirries on the other. It is assumed to have been a wedding gift to Thomas from his wife Eliza Pirrie, sister of William Pirrie, Chairman of Harland and Wolff and one of the driving forces behind the Titanic as they married on 15th September 1870. The Albert chain has thee attachments, a locket with Mr Andrews's initials and the family armorial with pictures of his wife Eliza Andrews nee Pirrie and his daughter, also Eliza, together with an Aspreys 9ct. gold pencil and an Anglo American key.
Thomas Andrews Shipbuilder - Shan F. Bullock, page 1:
"For six generations the Andrews family has been prominent in the life of Comber: that historic and prospering village, near Strangford Lough, on the road from Belfast to Downpatrick: and in almost every generation someone or other of the family has attained distinction. During the eventful times of 1779-82, John Andrews raised and commanded a company of volunteers, in which his youngest son, James, served as Lieutenant. Later, another John Andrews was High Sheriff of Down in 1857; and also it was he who founded the firm John Andrews & Co., which today gives employment to some six hundred of the villagers. The present head of the family, William Drennan Andrews, LL.D., was a Judge of the High Court, Ireland from 1882, and has been a Privy Councillor since 1897. Thomas Andrews, is a man whose outstanding merits and sterling character have won him an honoured place among Ulstermen. One of the famous Recess Committee of 1895, he is President of the Ulster Liberal Unionist Association, Chairman of the Belfast and County Down Railway Company, a Privy Councilor. Two more brothers, James and John, were Justices of the Peace. In 1870 Thomas Andrews married Eliza Pirrie, a descendant of the Scotch Hamiltons, Lord Pirrie's sister, and herself a woman of the noblest type" Pirrie even claiming descent from Charlemagne through the Hamilton family tree!
"Thomas Andrews was a Liberal who was proud to number Dr William Drennan, the inspiration and founder of the United Irishmen, among his ancestors. A brother of Thomas Andrews gloried in the name William Drennan Andrews and rose to the eminence of Judge in the Exchequer Division of the High Court of Justice. The Andrews family, like many other Presbyterian families, was proud of its links with the United Irishmen and were Liberals and Unionists because the true aims of the United Irishmen - parliamentary reform, religious equality and free trade - had been realised under the Union. Thomas Andrews was born at Comber on 26th February 1843. He was educated at the Belfast Academical Institute and the Queen's College, Belfast. He was foreman on site at the building of the linen mill founded by his father in 1863 and demonstrated himself to be an extremely astute businessman. Before the 'Great Betrayal', as Ulster Liberals referred to Gladstone's espousal of Home Rule, Thomas Andrews was an enthusiastic Liberal. Thereafter he was a Liberal Unionist, being a member of the Executive Committee of Ulster Liberal Unionist Committee formed in June 1886. The organisation subsequently became the Ulster Liberal Unionist Association and in 1892 Thomas Andrews became the association's third president. Like his other great friend, Thomas Sinclair, Andrews was active in the Ulster Defence Union (1893) and a member of the Recess Committee (1895). His membership of the Recess Committee was eloquent testimony to his undying faith in the value of remedial reform. Like Sinclair, he was a great admirer of the work of Horace Plunkett and a 'firm believer in constructive Unionism'".
"Andrews was chairman of the Belfast and County Down Railway Company, a member of the Appeal Commission established under the terms of the Local Government (Ireland) Act of 1898 and a member of the Arterial Drainage Commission (Ireland) of 1905. He was also an extremely efficient chairman of Down County Council. In recognition of his public service he was appointed to membership of the Irish Privy Council in 1903. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for County Down. The editorial of the Northern Whig on 18th September 1916 observed, 'Had he chosen, he might have obtained the honours to fall into political leaders in parliament, but he preferred to shoulder a musket in the ranks…'"
From The Great Convention of 1892, Gordon Lucy, pg. 96.
Thomas Andrews Snr. was a keynote speaker at the Ulster Unionist Convention of 17th June 1892. As President of the Liberal Unionist association and Ulster Reform club he was instrumental in organizing AND drafting resolutions. He was a key note speaker in support of first resolution at the often forgotten great Convention of 1892 drawn together from a wide coalition of interests to oppose Home Rule. The Conservative Belfast News Letter estimated that at least 100,000 people, drawn from the Unionist Clubs and the Orange Institution, were present. This convention is seen as the forerunner of The Ulster Unionist Council founded in 1905 to formalize resistance to Home Rule and later to become the foundation and governing body for the Ulster Unionist Party
The Craigavon Demonstration, 23rd September 1911 saw Thomas Andrews welcoming Sir Edward Carson as their leader. Denouncing the Land League and other illegal societies, and the men who had cheered British reverses during the Boer War, Andrews assured Sir Edward that they would 'never bow the knee to the disloyal factions led by Mr John Redmond and his colleagues'. The motion was seconded by William Moore, the MP for North Armagh, representing the Conservative wing of the Unionist alliance in anticipation of the Parliament Bill reaching the Statute Book before the end of the summer and the struggle with which Irish Unionists would then be confronted.
236. R.M.S. TITANIC THE ERIK JAER ARCHIVE: Mr Jaer was a Norwegian working in the United States in 1912. The archive comprises letters, photographs of Mr Jaer and newspaper cuttings. The most important element of the archive is a ticket receipt. This relates to a Third Class ticket on Titanic for May 11th 1912, her fourth voyage but a little under a month after she sank. Ticket receipts for Titanic's maiden voyage are extremely rare but to have anything relating to a Third Class ticket from her fourth voyage is virtually unheard of. £4000-5000
237. R.M.S. CARPATHIA: Dieges and Clust bronze Carpathia medal, plated in silver "Presented to Captain, Officers and Crew of R.M.S Carpathia in recognition of gallant & heroic services from the survivors of the S.S. Titanic April 15th" with suspension loop. 1¼ins. Ex Bonhams #17 3rd April 2012. £2000-3000
238. R.M.S. TITANIC: A stunning cobalt blue demitasse saucer. This pattern is the rarest of all White Star china and examples have been found around Titanic's wreck site. This piece represents the finest china that White Star would offer and would have been reserved for the most important people on board. Stamped on reverse Stonier and Co. Liverpool; Spode Copeland's China England Rd No 580303 White Star Line. 5ins. £1000-1500
239. R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare original statement for works on the R.M.S. Titanic by H.P. Mutters & Zoon dated September 30th 1911. H.P. Mutters & Zoon were well known craftsmen who delivered furniture and fittings in First Class Staterooms on Titanic. This statement relates to alterations to the Staterooms on B Deck and the wickerworks in hand. Signed by Mutters himself, statements relating to the construction of Titanic are very rare and seldom come to market. 5ins. x 8ins. £3000-5000
240. R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare 6d booklet of twelve postcards, red buff cover with gilt and black lettering. These were sold on board in the barber's shop. An identical example was mentioned in an onboard letter written by First Class passenger Stanley May and sold by Henry Aldridge #298 11th April 2003. Unusually all twelve postcards are present on their perforated strips, minor ink mark to cover, exceptionally rare. 6ins. x 3½ins. £8000-12000
241. R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare Transatlantic Sailing schedule for 1912 mentioning Largest Steamers in the World Olympic & Titanic. The schedule shows an image and description of the Olympic & Titanic. Titanic's sailing schedule is shown from New York to Southampton starting 20th April 1912 until 13th July 1912 with Olympic's from New York to Southampton 24th January 1912 until 29th June 1912, published: International Mercantile Marine Company 1912. 9ins. x 24ins. £3000-5000
242. R.M.S. TITANIC: The World's Largest & Finest Steamers - Triple Screw Steamers Olympic and Titanic -The Largest and Finest Vessels in the World, buff manila soft cover, 14 images of Olympic & Titanic with a Collyers of Ohio stamp to the front and back-cover, 16 pages. 12ins. x 10ins. £1200-1800
243. R.M.S. TITANIC/OLYMPIC: Promotional brochure The Steamers of the White Star Line, with 22 images incl. 3 images of Olympic & Titanic of which 2 are during their construction, 24 pages. 8ins. x 7ins. £200-300
244. R.M.S. TITANIC: An extremely desirable and unique full length beaver lamb fur coat owned and worn by Titanic Stewardess Mabel Bennett onboard R.M.S. Titanic when she was saved in Lifeboat No. 5. Bennett was married to George William Bennett and they had a daughter, also named Mabel. Bennett signed on to Titanic as a Stewardess on 6th April 1912, having previously worked as a Stewardess on Olympic. Interestingly, Bennett's brother-in-law and nephew, Alfred Crawford and Leonard James Hoare, respectively, served on board Titanic with her. Her nephew was lost in the sinking while her brother-in-law was saved. While a trio of relatives serving on board the ship at the same time is noteworthy in itself, Bennett is also known for being one of the longest living, if not the longest living, female member of the crew, dying at the age of 95.
Bennett wore this heavy coat for protection from the cold as she boarded a lifeboat and embarked on Carpathia. She also wore it aboard the Red Star Line S.S. Lapland which had been used by White Star Line to transport Titanic's crew back to England. The lot is accompanied by a copy photograph of Bennett on the deck of the Lapland for the return voyage to Plymouth pictured with other Titanic Stewardesses in which she can be seen wearing this very coat!
The coat remained in Bennett's family for almost 90 years before being sold by Henry Aldridge and Son in 1999 and is accompanied by a letter of provenance from her Great Niece which reads in part. "This coat was worn by my Great Aunt Mabel who was a Stewardess. On her rescue from the Titanic she was in her nightdress and this coat was the first garment she snatched for warmth. My aunt gave me the coat in the early 60s, because of her advancing years she found the weight of the coat too much for her" The great niece had the coat subtly remodeled in the 1960s to give it a more contemporary style.
The opportunity to acquire this stunning coat is unique in that not only was it a personal possession of a Titanic crew member that was worn and had travelled with her on Titanic, a lifeboat, Carpathia and Lapland, but, to our knowledge, represents the only piece of exceptionally well provenanced clothing from Titanic to ever come to auction.
The owner of this coat will have an exceptional opportunity for display as the coat is large, visually striking, attention-grabbing and unlike anything from the Titanic ever before offered at auction. The coat itself has recently been on display at "Titanic, The Worlds Largest Museum Attraction in the United States" where several hundred thousand people saw it in an exact recreation of a First class stateroom., this coat is one of the most remarkable Titanic items to have been offered for auction in recent years.
A truly fascinating and highly significant artifact. £50000-80000
245. R.M.S. TITANIC: White Star Triple-Screw Steamers Olympic 45,000 Tons and Titanic 45,000 Tons - The Largest Steamers in the World, Red foldout leaflet with a sectional view of Olympic & Titanic and 12 interior images together with an image of the steamship. Approx. 43ins. x 9½ins when unfolded. £2000-3000
246. R.M.S. TITANIC: White Star Line Titanic Olympic - The Largest Steamers in the World, extremely rare American brochure with 11 images mainly about the building process at Harland & Wolff. Circa 1911, 24 pages. Approx. 8½ins. x 5ins. £3000-5000
247. R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare Olympic & Titanic - Largest Steamers in the World. Notes and Illustrations first and second class passenger accommodation soft bound promotional brochure. A good clean example with 16 colour images (of which one foldout) of the interior and exterior with original red ribbon. 32 pages. Approx. 6½ins. x 4½ins. £3000-5000
248. R.M.S TITANIC: EXCEEDINGLY RARE ARCHIBALD GRACIE LETTER WITH TITANIC CONTENT.
Archibald Gracie IV was a First Class passenger on Titanic travelling home to Washington, D.C. after a holiday in Europe during which his wife and daughter remained at home. Gracie's situation during and after the sinking was quite precarious. He had been helping others to lifeboats and remained on the ship to the end. He was swept under the waves and managed to surface and survive by hanging onto the overturned Collapsible Lifeboat B.
Gracie wrote a book about the Titanic tragedy titled The Truth About the Titanic published in 1913. But he did not get to finish proof reading the manuscript as on 4th December 1912 he became one of the first survivors to die after the sinking. The cause of death was complications relating to diabetes which some believe was exacerbated by the injuries he suffered from his exposure to the frigid water eight months earlier.
This single-spaced typed letter, signed "Arch d. Gracie," is written on one side of a sheet of onion skin paper, 7¾ins. x 10½ins., and is marked "COPY." However, the letter is the recipient's and bears Gracie's original bold ink signature. It is dated September 26th 1912 and is addressed to Louis M. Ogden, Tuxedo, N.Y. Ogden and his wife were passengers on Carpathia during the rescue of Titanic's survivors. The letter reads, in part:
…My manuscript is nearly completed, and I want to hand it to my publisher…In my book, you will find that I have done justice to what your dear wife and yourself did for us unfortunates while on the CARPATHIA, especially what you did for me…
Gracie asks for the Ogdens' recollections of what they saw and thought as Titanic's lifeboats approached the Carpathia and mentions photographs taken by the Ogdens. He adds a postscript which reads, in part:
I promised Third Officer H.J. Pitman formerly of the TITANIC, now on board the OCEANIC…that I would call your attention to the fact that he had not received the promised prints from you of TITANIC life boats…
This is an exceptional letter written by one of the more renowned passengers of Titanic soon after the disaster to someone who played a prominent enough role in Gracie's rescue to warrant mention in his book Material written by Gracie rarely if ever comes to market. Gracie died a little over two months after this letter was written. Letters from survivors to those who assisted them on Carpathia are quite rare. This one has exceptional content relating to the disaster and even passes along a message from Titanic's Third Officer!
Charlotte E. Irwin (nee Brennan) was 20 years old and a secretary at the drafting offices at Harland & Wolff when Titanic was being built. During her tenure, she was privy to many of the day-to-day workings of the Olympic Class liners and acquired some stellar original snapshot photographs of the people and places important in Titanic's construction and launch. This lot was acquired via descent by Ms. Irwin's daughter, who recently passed away.
R.M.S. TITANIC: A SUPERLATIVE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE HARLAND & WOLFF DRAWING ROOM. A Spectacular original photo of the Harland and Wolff drawing room where Titanic was designed, photographed by someone who worked there. This photograph depicts work in progress in the drawing room with several well-dressed gentlemen in attendance and numerous rolled plans visible in the foreground.
We are aware of two images of this iconic room belonging to Irwin. The other, a remarkable image in which the renowned builder's master model of Olympic/Titanic is in attendance was sold by Henry Aldridge & Son in April 2016.
This sepia-toned photograph measures approximately 1½ins. x 2ins. and possesses remarkable clarity. The lot is accompanied by a copy of a letter from Irwin's daughter, Charlotte Alexandra Nelson Cowie, attesting to Irwin's employment at Harland & Wolff during the time of Titanic's construction. The photograph is believed to date from that time period. £2000-3000
250. R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare Dieges and Clust gold Carpathia medal awarded to Horace John Dean, First Officer of the Carpathia, Titanic's rescue ship. Fourteen gold medals were awarded to the most senior crew members and only a handful have ever been sold to our knowledge at auction and none from such a senior Officer. First Officer Dean's continuous certificates of discharge are accompanying the medal which document his career on the high seas, again a first for a medal of this importance. The all-important entry for Carpathia's rescue voyage is the 24th in his second book with Captain Rostron listed as Master with stamped signature. On the morning of 15th April, the Carpathia picked up the surviving passengers and crew from the Titanic. A committee was formed on-board by a group of surviving First Class passengers that resolved to reward the crew of the Carpathia with gold, silver and bronze medals dependant on rank. The gold is the most highly prized and this example is the most important to be offered at auction to date, sold with its period red ribbon. (3). £25000-30000
251. R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare period glass negative, showing Mr William Edward Hipkins, a First Class passenger who was lost in the sinking. The image itself shows the front page of The Toledo System December 3rd 1909 with a large photograph of Mr Hipkins in his capacity as Managing Director of W & T Avery, Weighing Manufacturer. Avery supplied the lifts that were used on Titanic. £200-300
252. R.M.S. TITANIC: An exceptional letter written onboard the ill-fated liner by first class passenger Alfons Simonius-Blumer. The letter is written in Swiss German on the morning of 11th April on Titanic stationery over four pages. The content of the letter is truly exceptional and is sold with its original envelope stamped Queenstown, Ireland 11th April, 1912 and Basel, Switzerland 13th April 1912.
On board "R.M.S.Titanic". 11/4/1912 10 a.m. 1912 Between Cherbourg and Queenstown Dear Alice! You will get this letter, probably on April 13th, and I will be halfway from yesterday and the day before. Yesterday evening at 7 o'clock we were at Cherbourg dock and I was standing at the entrance when I suddenly saw the three Frö?hlichers and they were instantly surprised by my welcome in Swiss (German). We sat with them at the same table in the dining room (25 × 35m in size), a six-seat table where we eat together and can talk a little together afterwards.
Last night I slept wonderfully from half past 10 to 7 o'clock this morning and I've ridden the (electric) horse and camel. They have left me well shaken up, and this afternoon at 3 or 4 o'clock I think I will take a Turkish bath. Although the wind is blowing strongly, the ship is not heeling over one bit, and I certainly think that not even you would get seasick, because everywhere the air is excellent. In the smoking saloon and the other saloons they burn fires, mostly coal, and partly gas, but the air is good because of artificial ventilation against the smoke. It is really as good as the best hotel.
In an hour we shall be in Queenstown and stay there for the mails for probably a few hours. After that the real journey to the ocean begins I wrote yesterday to Paul, so he knows my address, and he will ensure that the meeting at the end of May in Vienna takes place.
I received despatches yesterday in Cherbourg from Banff (Canada) & London and will now be only four days without news, because by as soon the 16th we will probably already be in London (sic - means New York), because our ship runs 25 - 26 knots per hour and the clock is reset every midnight by 63 minutes, because New York is five hours behind London.
Dr. Stachelin and the Frö?hlicher family send friendly greetings and the only regret of the latter is that you and Ella are not on the ship. They are visiting a brother-in-law and a brother and stay circa until the end of May, then return with the second son who has been overseas for about 1½ years (eighteen months). Now, farewell! Greetings to all, and feel kissed by your Alphons. PS. Here in the smoking room (at the end of the ship) you can feel the propellers working, while in my cabin it is as quiet as in my room at home.
Mr Alfons Simonius-Blumer, 56, a colonel in the Swiss Army, was born on 23rd October 1855 in Basel, Switzerland. Mr Alfons Simonius-Blumer was accompanied by Dr. Max Staehelin-Maeglin, a lawyer. They boarded the Titanic as first class passengers. Their destination was New York, where they wanted to look after the business of Heine & Co., which belonged to the Swiss Bankverein. Simonius-Blumer bought his first class ticket number 13213 (£35 10s) from his agent: Kaiser & Cie., Basel for 897.35 Swiss francs. He boarded at Southampton and occupied cabin A-26. On Sunday evening (April 14th) Alfons Simonius-Blumer, Max Frölicher-Stehli and Max Staehelin-Maeglin sat in the first class smoke room and played cards until shortly after 11 pm. Around 11.30 pm they went to their staterooms. After the collision he went outside to see what had happened.
At 0.50 am he entered lifeboat 3 together with Max Staehelin-Maeglin. Lifeboat 3 (capacity 65) was launched from the starboard side at 1.00 a.m. under the command of Able Bodied Seaman George Moore. It contained 38 or 40 people. Later they rowed to keep warm. Lifeboat 3 arrived at the Carpathia at about 6.00 on the morning of April 15th 1912. In New York he was met by Dr. Hans Winterfeldt. He and Max Staehelin went to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. They visited the Heine Co. and travelled back to Europe on 7th May 1912 aboard of the Prinzessin Victoria Luise. Alfons Simonius-Blumer left the Army in 1913. He died in Lucerne from heart failure on 26th May 1920. £20000-22000
253. R.M.S. TITANIC: White Star Line - The Largest and Finest Steamers in the World Olympic 45,000 Tons Titanic 45,000 Tons - Some Interesting Views, rare fold out brochure/leaflet showing a cross sectional view of the Titanic and Olympic with eight interior images. 44ins. x 10ins when unfolded, 29th October 1911. £1500-2500
254. R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare 72 page promotional brochure possibly for her launch with text and 47 photographs & images of both the exterior and interior of Olympic & Titanic built at Harland & Wolff, Belfast. "Each door is held in the open position by a suitable friction clutch, which can be instantly released by means of a powerful electro magnet controlled from the Captain's bridge, so that, in the event of accident, or at any time when it may be considered advisable, the Captain can, by simply moving an electric switch, instantly close the doors throughout, practically making the vessel unsinkable." White Star Line Royal & United States Mail Steamers - Olympic & Titanic 45,000 Tons each -The Largest Vessels in the World - Designed, Built and Engined by Harland & Wolff. Ltd., Belfast Printed by The Liverpool Printing & Stationery Co. Ltd., Mercer Court, Redcross Street, 72 pages. The condition of this brochure is quite remarkable, it is the finest example of its type we have ever handled. Approx. 5½ins. x 8½ins. £7000-10000
255. R.M.S. TITANIC: One of the finest photographs of the Titanic we have had the privilege of auctioning. An oversize image in sepia of Titanic, undated but probably taken on 9th April, the day before she left on her maiden voyage. The clarity and detail are astonishing with the image capturing abseiling cleaning windows and even a workman on a gantry touching up the paint work on the hull, preparing the final finishing touches before she left Southampton for the first and last time. 18ins. x 11ins. £5000-8000
256. R.M.S. TITANIC: Original vintage photo of the Mackay-Bennett, circa 1900. Approx. 11½ins. x 9¼ins.
NB: The CS Mackay-Bennett was the first of four ships chartered by the White Star Line to search for bodies in the aftermath of the sinking. The ship recovered 306 bodies. £500-800
257. R.M.S. TITANIC: The crew of the Mackay-Bennett, original vintage photograph of the crew of the Mackay-Bennett on the deck of the ship. The image depicts 11 crew members, including a carpenter in the back wielding a large hammer, circa 1900. 11ins. x 9ins.
NB: The CS Mackay-Bennett was the first of four ships chartered by the White Star Line to search for bodies in the aftermath of the sinking. The ship recovered 306 bodies. £300-500
258. R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare testimonial to Captain Sir Arthur Rostron of the Carpathia, championing his role in the 1912 rescue of the Titanic passengers. Dated 1930 and featuring a thumbnail portrait of Rostron's then command, the Berengaria, it accompanied the establishment of a trust fund in the Captain's name, which he intended to apply to the education of his children. The linen-backed testimonial was passed to Rostron's lifelong friends, Louis and Augusta Ogden, who were passengers on the Carpathia in April 1912, and is thence by direct descent. It magnificently lists all of this famed seafarer's many achievements and honours. The opportunity to own a citation to Captain Rostron that specifically names the Titanic is a remote occurrence indeed. Decorated with dolphins about its opening initial, it reads: 'In Recognition of the Fine Character and Outstanding Seamanship of Sir Arthur Rostron, KBE, RD, RNR, Aide-de-Capt to King George V, United States Media of Congress, Chevalier Legion d'Honneur, France; Commodore of the Cunard Line Fleet, Captain of the Berengaria, Ambassador of Good Will between Great Britain and America, as a Tribute to His Historic Heroism when Captain of the Carpathia at the Scene of the TITANIC disaster and In Appreciation of his interest in those who have been privileged to travel in ships under his command, the Undersigned have established a Trust Fund in his name as A Testimonial of His Accomplishments and the High Regard in Which He Is Held. MCMXXX (1930).' On November 1st 1930, it was officially announced by Cunard that Commodore Rostron would retire the following spring, and this testament is believed to derive from that decision. 9½ins. x 7¼ins. £2000-3000