Titanic, White Star and Liner Memorabilia Sale
on Saturday 19th October 2019
On view:
Thursday 17th October 10am - 4pm
Friday 18th October 10am - 4pm
Sale day from 9am
Sale commences at 1pm
Lots: 248-291 of 291
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Lot 248
WILLIAM MACQUITTY (1905-2004) WITNESSED THE CONSTRUCTION AND LAUNCH OF R.M.S TITANIC AS A BOY GROWING UP IN BELFAST.
Over fifty years later, he produced his best-known film "A Night to Remember", based on Walter Lord's book of the same name. Widely praised for its authenticity, the film benefited from MacQuitty's persuasive charm in getting first hand advice from the survivors of the disaster and shipyard workers, who had built R.M.S TITANIC. The following Items were owned/acquired by William MacQuitty during the production, research and release of the film
"A Night to Remember".
The sale of these items will benefit The MacQuitty Charitable Foundation in Northern Ireland.

WILLIAM MACQUITTY COLLECTION: Original "Revista Estudio" Film Award for "A Night to Remember" 1959 presented to William MacQuitty the producer with silver hallmarked plaque. Contained within a perspex block.

Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 249
WILLIAM MACQUITTY COLLECTION: White metal purse and coin given to Joe Mulholland, a fireman onboard the Titanic on her delivery trip from Belfast to Southampton.

The purse and coin were given to William MacQuitty by Mr. Mulholland in January 1957, said to have been recovered from a Titanic lifeboat by John 'Pancake' Baker, who however disembarked in Southampton. A letter accompanies the lot.
The story is featured in the book "Titanic memories - The making of a Night to Remember" along with the full details of how it was obtained. It is to be noted that the authenticity in relation to this object ever being on the Titanic cannot be established other than the fact it was given by a crew-member (Mulholland).


Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 250
WILLIAM MACQUITTY COLLECTION - R.M.S. TITANIC: "The Deathless Story of the Titanic" together with a letter from the widow of steward Sidney Conrad Siebert, who was lost in the sinking, to Mr MacQuitty offering him a copy of the aforementioned Deathless Story and the Daily Graphic.
"I wonder if the enclosed papers would be of any use to you".
Plus a collection of promotional items from "A Night to Remember" owned by William MacQuitty including "A Night to Remember" music about the Titanic, stickers, some facts about the Titanic (10), American premiere reserved seat seating policy, Night to Remember notepaper, etc.


Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 251
GEORGE WILLIAM BOWYER - was the Southampton Harbour Pilot who took Titanic out of Southampton and the following photographs are from his personal collection of photographs acquired during his career. NB: Bowyer was also on the bridge of Titanic's sister Olympic during the Hawke collision on September 20th 1912.

R.M.S. TITANIC: First generation copy owned by George Bowyer of the famous father Francis Browne photograph of Titanic outside the Warner Lightship with Bowyer notes in his own hand in the border. On the reverse side of the mounting card there is a 1912 Stuart copyright photograph of Titanic off Fawley Beacon. 11ins. x 8ins.




Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 252
R.M.S. TITANIC - GEORGE BOWYER ARCHIVE: Rare period photograph of Titanic, handwritten notation by Mr Bowyer to the mount "R.M.S. Titanic leaving dock, April 10th lost April 14th 1912". On reverse of the mount is an official photograph of the Mayor of Southampton, and other VIPs aboard the German gunboat Panther. 10ins. x 8ins.

Estimate:  £700 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 253
R.M.S. TITANIC - GEORGE BOWYER ARCHIVE: Original photographs of Olympic mounted on card with notations by Mr Bowyer "Olympic half way round, stern in the Itchen and Olympic heading down the river". 10ins. x 8ins.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 254
R.M.S. TITANIC - GEORGE BOWYER ARCHIVE: R.M.S. Olympic photographs with original handwritten notations by Mr Bowyer "Olympic proceeding down from the new dock stern first now off 37 Berth, draft 34ft. 1in." plus another "off 38 Berth passing the Oceanic together" 10ins. x 8ins. and a Robert Welch Harland & Wolff image of construction (3).

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 255
R.M.S. TITANIC - GEORGE BOWYER ARCHIVE: Stunning original photographs mounted on card of Olympic with handwritten notations by Mr Bowyer "White Star S.S. Olympic off Hythe proceeding to the new dock for the first time 4.30am 3rd June 1911" and "S.S. Olympic returning to dock after collision with HMS Hawke, Thursday September 21st 10am off Hythe". 10ins. x 8ins.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 256
R.M.S. TITANIC - GEORGE BOWYER ARCHIVE: Stuart photograph of Olympic in Southampton Water on her maiden voyage with handwritten inscription by Mr Bowyer. 10ins. x 8ins.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 257
R.M.S. TITANIC - GEORGE BOWYER ARCHIVE: Original photographs of Olympic with handwritten notation by Mr Bowyer "Olympic entering the new dock, day after collision Sept 21st 10.30am draft of water 35ft. 3ins." plus two Robert Welch Harland & Wolff images of Olympic. 10ins. x 8ins.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 258
R.M.S. TITANIC - GEORGE BOWYER ARCHIVE: A pair of albums of original photographs of shipwrecks on the Cornish coast dating from around 1905. Most with handwritten notations, compiled by Mr Bowyer. Wreaks include Anson, Castleford, Reginald, James Armstrong, Renwick, and Llandaff

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 259
R.M.S. TITANIC - GEORGE BOWYER ARCHIVE: An album of original photographs from around 1909 of liners and other ships compiled by Mr Bowyer. There are numerous interesting elements including the White Star Line Football Team of 1907-08 featuring Mr Bowyer, photo of White Star Line clerks volunteering to stoke the Adriatic during the fireman's strike of 1910 and a souvenir postcard from the first aerial post in Sept. 1911.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 260
R.M.S. TITANIC/WHITE STAR LINE: An exceptional album of photographs, assembled by a navigating officer of the White Star Line, Nottingham-born Philip Agathos Bell (1880-1934). It shows a fabulous range of White Star ships and personalities, including unique candid shots aboard ships of Titanic officers Charles Lightoller and Joseph Boxhall, as well as Titanic stewardess Annie Martin, and many other WSL personnel.
There are more than half a dozen photographs each of both Lightoller and Boxhall, including one of, if not the finest known portrait, of Titanic's senior surviving officer, taken prior to the tragedy aboard the Oceanic in New York. Lightoller appears in full White Star uniform and officer's cap, a picture of seagoing confidence that contrasts sharply with another Bell photograph, taken aboard the recommissioned Majestic in August 1912, which shows him gaunt and drawn from his recent ordeal.
In another gripping image, Lightoller appears on deck with his shirtsleeves rolled up, strongly redolent of his work loading lifeboats on the Titanic when he was bathed in a lather of sweat and famously asked by the junior doctor (who was lost) whether he was 'warm' on that freezing night. A startling contrast is a charming picture of Boxhall posing with head and arms through an Oceanic lifebuoy in May 1909, little realising what lies ahead less than three years into the future.
Boxhall is seen in more formal pose and full uniform a month later in the corridor of the officer's quarters, the equivalent location to where he was on the Titanic when he heard the ominous three clangs from the bell in the crow's nest that signalled the fatal iceberg ahead.
Scores of photographs show life aboard the Oceanic, Celtic, Athenic, Medic, Runic and Majestic, including unparalleled glimpses of the bridge , gorgeous interiors, and a fully-laid table in the Officers' Mess, showing White Star glassware, cutlery and even a menu.
There are many photographs of White Star personalities, including a sleeping purser in a deckchair, and two images of Officer David Blair in 1912, taken shortly after he narrowly missed sailing on Titanic, although he famously took with him the keys to the crow's nest locker where binoculars could have been provided. We see the Majestic's deck cluttered with lifeboats that were piled aboard to meet the post-disaster demand of boats for all, with another shot of her massive propellers in dry dock in Southampton, while other images show a variety of liners tied up or serving at sea. Also among an absolute trove of treasures is a picture of the Oceanic's band, showing exactly how the Titanic's hero musicians would have appeared to passengers, and a unique shot of a helmsman at the wheel of the Medic, on a run from Western Australia to Durban.
The scores of images are all individually labelled and captioned with names and dates. Bell himself served on the Baltic, whose famous rescue of the Republic passengers, following collision with the Florida in January 1909, prompted him to invest in a camera in the first place. We are fortunate he did so, finding Boxhall and Lightoller among his colleagues on the Oceanic from April 1909. He then served on the New Zealand run on the Athenic and was next on the Medic, finding himself third officer on the Runic when the Titanic sank - to be later reunited with a shaken Lightoller aboard the Majestic. Bell resigned from White Star Line in 1914, serving with the Royal Navy in the Great War. Failing health later saw him forced ashore, and he died aged only 53 in August 1934. The subject of the best selling book "Titanic Unseen", and is the first time the Bell Album has ever been offered for auction.

Estimate:  £12000 - 18000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 261
R.M.S. TITANIC: An extremely rare promotional advertising brochure for the Olympic and Titanic dating from 1910. Printed over four pages with numerous illustrations. Interestingly it states 'as far as it is possible to do so, these two vessels are designed to be unsinkable'.

Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 262
R.M.S. TITANIC: An extremely rare ticket to the Launch of R.M.S. Titanic on 31st May 1911. The stub is printed: "No. 1246/"Titanic"/Launch/To be retained for admittance to Stand." The ticket portion printed: "No. 1246/Launch/OF/White Star Royal Mail Triple-Screw Steamer/"TITANIC"/At BELFAST,/Wednesday, 31st May, 1911 at 12-15 p.m./To Be Given Up At Gate," along with the White Star Line burgee printed in red in the upper right corner.
This unused ticket to the launching of the R.M.S. Titanic would have been presented for admission to watch the ship slide down the ways as she first took to the sea, and then towed to the fitting out berth. This is one of only a handful of tickets to have survived complete with its stub. This is a truly exceptional piece of Titanic and Belfast history. 3ins. x 5ins.

Estimate:  £12000 - 18000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 263
R.M.S. TITANIC: One of the most important three dimensional Titanic artifacts ever offered for auction, survivor Ella White's historic walking cane.
"We only had 22 in our boat... Then we turned and went back, and lingered around there for a long time, trying to locate the other boats, but we could not locate them except by hearing them. The only way they could locate us was by my electric lamp. The lamp on the boat was absolutely worth nothing. They tinkered with it all along, but they could not get it in shape. I had an electric cane - a cane with an electric light in it - and that was the only light we had. We sat there for a long time, and we saw the ship go down, distinctly."
These were the words of Mrs. J. Stuart (Ella) White on Day 12 of the U.S. Senate Inquiry into the Titanic disaster in response to a question from Senator Alden Smith.
A Titanic survivor, Mrs. White made her way during the chaos of the night into a lifeboat, carrying her black enamelled walking stick complete with an amber coloured Bakelite, battery-illuminated crown. Walter Lord, in his seminal book "A Night to Remember", wrote that while Mrs. White did not help row No. 8, she nevertheless appointed herself a sort of signalman. She had a cane with a built in electric light, and during most of the night she waved it fiercely about, "alternatively helping and confusing everyone."
She was born on December 18th, 1856. A New Yorker, she had been travelling through Europe and was headed back to New York by way of the Titanic's maiden voyage. During her travels, she injured her foot causing her to use a cane to support her balance. At the American Inquiry, Senator Smith asked her if she experienced any problem in getting into the lifeboat. She replied, in part:
…They handled me very carefully, because I could hardly step. They lifted me in very carefully and very nicely... As I said, my condition was such that I had to be handled rather carefully…
White boarded the ship in Cherbourg with her maid and man servant and her travelling companion, Marie Young, with whom she stayed in First-Class cabin C-32 where she remained for most of the voyage. She and Young had acquired live poultry to bring back to New York. Referring to the impact with the iceberg, White stated, "there did not seem to me that there was any very great impact at all. It was just as though we went over about a thousand marbles. There was nothing terrifying about it at all." When she came on deck she found other passengers casually standing about. It wasn't until she heard the order to put on life preservers that she comprehended the magnitude of the situation.
White boarded lifeboat 8 along with her maid and Miss Young. Other occupants of the lifeboat included Ellen Bird, maid to Ida Straus, the Countess of Rothes and Mary Alice Holverson, the wife of Titanic victim Alexander Oskar Holverson.
In 2017, Henry Aldridge & Son auctioned an unposted letter written by Mr. Holverson to his mother on Titanic stationery which had been retrieved from his body. It sold for a world record sum. It is fitting that we now offer the electric cane that was in the lifeboat with his wife.
According to White, her electric cane saved the day by filling in for the defective lifeboat lamps which were "absolutely worth nothing." However, not everyone that night agreed with White's characterization of her cane's usefulness. In his book, "Titanic and Other Ships", senior surviving officer Charles Lightoller had this to say about it: "…more than could be said of one very good lady who achieved fame by waiving an electric light and successfully blinding us as we worked on the boats. It puzzled me until I found she had it installed in the head of her walking stick. I am afraid she was rather disappointed on finding out that her precious light was not a bit appreciated. Arriving in safety on board the Carpathia, she tried to make out that someone had stolen her wretched stick, whereas it had been merely taken from her, in response to my request that someone would throw the damn thing overboard."
Thus, it was not in the lifeboat alone that White wielded her electric light, but on the deck of Titanic as well, "successfully blinding" the crewmen as they were attempting to lower the boats! So annoying was her cane that Lightoller had it taken from her when she arrived on Carpathia. White's self-serving testimony about the benefits of her cane may have been presumptuous at best. According to Lightoller it didn't help the crew, it blinded them. It was apparently fortunate for the crew working the boats that lifeboat 8 was the second to be lowered on the port side. Another claim to fame for lifeboat 8 is that it was the boat Isidor and Ida Straus had been invited to enter along with Ida's maid. No doubt close by, the Strauses may have likewise been blinded by White's cane.
This lot is a sight to behold. The black enamelled walking stick with rubber base is visually contrasted by its amber coloured bakelite, battery-illuminated crown containing a clear bulb. The cane is approximately 35½ins. long with a diameter of about 1¼ins." It is in beautiful condition, obviously owing to its relatively short but historically significant use until White was well enough to walk without it.
Oddly enough, for all that White had hoped to achieve with her electric cane, lifeboat 8 had ventured the farthest from the scene, in the opposite direction of Carpathia, and eventually had to make its way back from whence it came.
Henry Aldridge and Son is honoured to be able to offer this historic cane which had been in White's family for the past 107 years. Its historic significance coupled with its visual allure is unrivalled. One of only a handful of three dimensional items to have survived that was used on Titanic, a lifeboat, the Carpathia and on the dock in New York. It is recounted in various places including the U.S. Inquiry at which the Chairman of the special subcommittee, himself, inquired about it, in Walter Lord's book "A Night to Remember", Charles Lightoller's seminal autobiography "Titanic and Other Ships" and more recently in Michael Davie's book "Titanic - The Death and Life of a Legend".
Whether the cane saved the day as White believed or caused confusion as Lightoller wrote in his book, we are unaware of any other passenger artefact that directly played a role in the events of that night in such a way. An unparalleled artefact with exceptional provenance worthy of a fine museum collection.
The lot is accompanied by a copy of United States District Court Hearing "Claim of Ella Holmes White," excerpts from a copy of Michael Davie's book referenced above and the original notarized affidavit from Ella White's family outlining the history of the cane.
Provenance: The family of Ella White; Titanic Museum Attraction, the world's largest Titanic museum in Pigeon Forge (see photo below) where the cane was on display until 4th October 2019.

Estimate:  £80000 - 120000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 264
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Sam Smith served on the Minia and was onboard during the mission where she took part in recovering the bodies of those lost on the Titanic. The archive is sold via direct descent and has never been shown publicly before. Sam was a joiner on the Minia and can be seen at no 10 in the crew list. It is without doubt one of the most compete collections of material owned and collected by a Minia crewman in existence. The following items represent part one of the archive, the second will follow in our April 2020 auction.
Thanks to Roger Marsters, curator of Marine History in Halifax NS and Craig A. Sopin, one of the leading Titanic authorities in the world, for their assistance in researching the collection.

Unique Titanic wreck wood cross made from oak from the ill-fated liner by Samuel Smith. This incredibly powerful and poignant piece is accompanied by a signed letter of provenance. 5¼ins.

Estimate:  £12000 - 18000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 265
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Rare satinwood cribbage board made from wreck wood from the ill-fated liner. 12ins. x 3ins. This lot is accompanied by a signed letter of provenance.

Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 266
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Extremely rare continuous certificate of discharge for Samuel Alfred Smith documenting his marine career. Entry 14 states that he was onboard S.S. Minia as a joiner during her part in the recovery of the bodies of those lost in the Titanic disaster.

Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 267
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Rare photograph of the Captain of Minia during the Titanic body recovery mission, Captain William George Squares de Carteret. 3½ins. x 4ins.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 268
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Rare photograph of First Mate and body recovery supervisor James Adams. 3½ins. x 4½ins.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 269
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Extremely rare Notman Studio photograph of the deck crew that worked onboard the Minia during the body recovery mission. The image shows Rev. Henry Ward Cunningham who was only known to have been onboard at this time. Other principals include Captain William George Squares de Carteret, first mate James Adams and Samuel Smith. 9ins. x 7ins.

Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 270
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: F.C. Gould & Son photograph of the S.S. Minia. 11ins. x 5ins.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 271
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Rare pair of sepia photographs showing the Minia in pack ice, mounted on card. 8½ins. x 6ins.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 272
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Extremely rare C.S. Minia Christmas and New Year card for 1911-12.

Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 273
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Handwritten letter by Sam Smith to his wife Lill written onboard Oct 1st 1918 during WWI with original envelope, plus three handwritten postcards from Mr Smith to his children dating from 1911 to 1918 (5).

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 274
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Rare collection of five C.S. Minia related photographs including the ship's dog (5). Approx. 3½ins. x 4½ins.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 275
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Rare Young Brothers of Toronto Minia postcard.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 276
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Personally, owned compass. It is unknown if Mr Smith used this during the mission to recover Titanic's bodies, but the probability is he used it onboard the Minia at some stage.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 277
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Personally owned set of binoculars in case of issue. It is unknown if Mr Smith used these binoculars during the mission to recover Titanic's bodies, but the probability is he used them onboard the Minia at some stage. 4½ins.

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 278
R.M.S. TITANIC - THE SAMUEL ALFRED SMITH ARCHIVE: Early 20th century leather tool bag of joiner's woodworking tools owned and used by Samuel Smith. It is unknown if Mr Smith used these during the Minia's Titanic body recovery mission but is probable that he used some of them during his seventeen- year career on the C.S. Minia.

Estimate:  £600 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 279
R.M.S. TITANIC - WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON ARCHIVE: Mr Harrison was private secretary to Joseph Bruce Ismay and travelled on Titanic on ticket number 112059 and occupied cabin B94. He died in the sinking and his body was recovered by the Mackay Bennett #110. He was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax on 1st May 1912. The archive is sold via direct descent.

Superb four-page letter "on board Titanic" dated April 10th 1912. The exceptional content gives a fascinating snapshot into the life of the personal secretary to J. Bruce Ismay, the Managing Director of the White Star Line. "I had to work all the afternoon writing letters to post at Queenstown, I expect dose in the morning". Interestingly he talks of his journey to Southampton and his meeting up with Ismay. "I found the boss in good shape". He talks about the ship itself, fellow passengers "we have 318 First-Class passengers, quite a small lot for this ship" and even mentions how Titanic has a few improvements from the Olympic.

Estimate:  £12000 - 18000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 280
R.M.S. TITANIC - WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON ARCHIVE: A unique water stained White Star Line official pocket book of sailings for 1912 recovered from Mr Harrison's body. The book has a red leather cover with embossed gilt White Star and dated 1912. The book is the March 21st 1912 edition with addenda printed April 1st 1912. It lists Titanic's sailings through to December 28th 1912 together with minimum rates with and without meals. To the best of our knowledge this is the first example of this book to have survived having been on the Titanic. 5ins. x 3½ins.

Estimate:  £12000 - 18000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 281
R.M.S. TITANIC - WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON ARCHIVE: Water stained pocket book recovered from Mr Harrison. The notebook appears to be a handwritten journal of accounts relating to Mr Harrison's work for Mr Ismay. Written in 1912 in pencil it relates to monthly accounting for Ismay starting in January 1912 and finishes in April 1912. One of the entries for January is an American trip purchased for £3.

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 282
R.M.S. TITANIC - WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON ARCHIVE: Original business card printed William H. Harrison.

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 283
R.M.S. TITANIC - WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON ARCHIVE: Water stained letter recovered from Mr Harrison, dated 3rd April with blue stamp "JBI received 4th Apr 1912". The letter refers to Mr Harrison's upcoming trip to N.Y on Titanic and somewhat sarcastically finishes "Hope you have a pleasant trip and not have to burn cabin fittings for fuel", a reference to the continuing national coal strike.


Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 284
R.M.S. TITANIC - WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON ARCHIVE: Post office telegram dated April 19th sent to William Harrison's wife Anne from J. Bruce Ismay. "words fail to express my sorrow at your terrible loss. Am overwhelmed by this frightful calamity, heartfelt sympathy with you in this dark hour, Ismay".

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 285
R.M.S. TITANIC/S.S. LAPLAND: On board letter during return voyage. Handwritten letter, two sided on onboard S.S. Lapland stationery with Red Star Line burgee, dated 23rd April 1912 from Mary Elizabeth Webb Scott (but unsigned) to her "precious husband". In part, "… we have to carry Titanic's mail. There are quite a number of waiters and stewards on the boat, survivors of the ill-fated ship. One of the waiters waits on a table right by ours. We were talking to our deck steward today and he told us that one of men said, when he called to the other men to come, that the boat was sinking, they thought he was joking. It is the opinion here that there was gross carelessness among the officers…". The S.S. Lapland, one of the vessels of I..M.M., White Star Line's parent company, transported many of the Titanic's crew back to England from New York. 8¼ins. x 10½ins.

Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 286
R.M.S TITANIC: Extremely rare lettercard letter written on board Titanic by Frederick James Banfield who died in the sinking and posted Queenstown April 11th 1912 minus stamp. The lettercard is a very intimate account and starts "My dearest Cill, I am writing these few lines to you to get it posted at Cherbourg or Queenstown". He mentions the New York incident in detail also telling her they were the two ships he sailed on his previous voyage. States that "she is a fine boat much larger than he expected and New York & Oceanic are small boats when this one is by their side". "I sent off 2 postcards last night and one this morning to you".

Frederick James Banfield was born in Helston, Cornwall on 29th February 1884. He trained as an engineer and worked in the tin mines in Cornwall. He married in 1907 and after only one month he left his young bride in Cornwall while he travelled to the USA on the SS New York to find work. He was employed in the gold and silver mines in Tonopah, Nevada. After four years, in 1911, he returned to the UK on the S.S Oceanic.

He was reunited with his wife until he boarded the S.S Titanic for his return journey to USA. Aboard the ship he was a Second-Class passenger holding ticket No 34068 priced ten pounds and ten shillings. He had hoped to join his brother who had emigrated to America in 1909 and had planned for his wife to join him at a later date. She gave birth to Fred's son, named after him, in November 1912.

Estimate:  £15000 - 20000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 287
R.M.S. TITANIC: First-Class steward Alan M Baggott, on board R.M.S. Carpathia lettercard dated April 18th written after his rescue by Carpathia to Mr R J Buck. An extremely rare example, only one of a handful known to exist. The letter commences "Dear Dad" and contains news of his ordeal. He states "out of the 110 stewards we had in the first saloon alone only 5 of us were saved. She struck at 11pm I was asleep but woke at once of course. We were ordered to the boats at about 12 and she sank at 1.30". He later talks of the rescue by Carpathia and how he hopes to be transferred to the Cedric and home on Saturday week. Most poignantly he underlines to emphasize there were not sufficient lifeboats. He also mentions "the names of survivors by wireless". The letter-card bears a U.S.A. one cent stamp and is postmarked 18th April 1912 11pm. shortly after Carpathia docked with her rescued survivors. (Condition minor discolouration otherwise good).


Estimate:  £7000 - 10000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 288
R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare Liverpool shipwreck and Humane Society silver medal awarded to Evan Henry Hughes, Chief Steward of the Carpathia. In original box of issue and sold with framed extract of the Society's 73rd annual report listing Hughes as a recipient and an extremely rare photo postcard of Hughes on the Carpathia alongside the Stewardesses.

Estimate:  £4000 - 6000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 289
R.M.S. TITANIC: Unattributed Dieges and Clust bronze Carpathia medal. 1½ins.

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 290
R.M.S. TITANIC: Extremely rare original studio portrait of Titanic Third-Class steward Sid Sedunary. 4½ins.

Estimate:  £500 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 291
R.M.S. TITANIC: Unique personal notebook of drawings and sketches owned by Titanic Third-Class steward and victim Sid Sedunary. The book dates from 1906 and contains a number of sketches of liners, battleships, doodles and personal notes. It is believed that Mr Sedunary forgot the notebook hence it didn't travel with him on the Titanic. The lot is sold with a copy of a letter of provenance from his son.

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
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