Christie's auction June 23 2005

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Tarn Stephanos

Member
Some super rare Titanic collectables will be offered at the upcoming ocean liner sale at Christies auction on June 23 2005.

Some of the Titanic items include-

*a 19'' section of wood from Titanic's aft grand staircase, plucked from the sea by the ships that were dspatched to recover bodies

*A Cadbury tin advertising Olympic and Titanic, framed with a trade card of the same..

*A framed cutaway Titanic brochure

*A cross sectional Titanic diagram.

Check out the Christies webpage-

www.christies.com



regards


Tarn Stephanos
 
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Darren Clossin

Member
At least some (maybe all) of these Titanic related items are from the collection of Tony Probst- -I know I've seen some of these items pictured on his website. Some really nice stuff here!

Ocean Liner Furnishings & Art
Sale 1607
23 June 2005, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

christies.com/promos/jun05/1607/overview.asp
 
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trevor ward powell

Guest
Interesting...I see that there is a passenger list dating from the Lusitania's last voyage. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't passenger lists from Lucy's final voyage rarer than a Titanic passenger list. I believe three exist from Titanic's first class, and a few from her second class. However, I have only heard of one surviving from the Lusitania which was mailed by one of her passengers before setting sail.
 
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Iain Stuart Yardley

Member
Elizabeth Allen's 5-word telegram sold for £14,505 whilst several scraps of paper recovered from the body of postal clerk Oscar Woody fetched £18,461. Not bad at all.

belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=649478

Cheers,

Boz
 
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Jo Durant

Member
There's not much hope for us mere mortals really is there! The items are fantastic.
 
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trevor ward powell

Guest
Here are the results for some of the major items that went up for auction:

The passenger list from the Lusitania's last voyage fetched $8,500.00

The Titanic letter mailed by victim George Edward Graham and the 12 photos fetched $48,000.00

The letter mailed by Captain Charles Turner to Mrs Secombe prior to the last voyage did not sell (was expected to fetch $10,000.00), nor did the letter from Percy Secombe to his mother (expected $3,000.00- $5,000.00.)

A search light ring from the Lusitania brought $1,800.00.

A cadbury tin and trading card advertising the Olympic and Titanic did not sell (expected $4,000 - $6,000)

The footlong postcard sent by titanic's postal worker James Bertram Williamson to Gladys Copeland did not sell (expected $20,000.00- $30,000.00)

A ticket from the Turkish and electric baths sold for $3,840.00

A cigarette Tin (c. 1915) advertising for the Olympic and launch of the Britannic did not sell.
(expected $3,000.00- $4,000.00)

A spectacular 19 inch section of wood from Titanic's aft grand staircase did not sell either.
(expected $40,000.00 - $60,000.00)
 
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