Henry Aldridge & Son Auctions

Inger Sheil

Feb 9, 1999
Given that Henry Aldridge and Son conduct regular auctions of Titanic and Ocean Liner memorabilia, and not just the ones held at the BTS convention every year, I thought it might be worthwhile to start a thread on them. So many interesting Titanic items have passed through their capable hands!

Andrew Aldridge is very happy with the September auction held this past weekend - sounds like it was a tremendous success. The Claud Lancaster book that I was so interested in made £2800, and the Wheelton photos went for £1600. He tells me the top price top prices went to the 2nd Class Titanic Passenger List at £26000, and the Austin Partner onboard letter went for £18000. 92% of lots were sold, so April 2005 at the BTS looks promising indeed!

I was particularly interested in the Austin Partner material, as this was one of the sites Ben Holme took us out to on his cemetery tour back in 2003. Partner's monumental sculpture is exquisite - quite in a class of its own from the generic angels.
Jul 9, 2000
Easley South Carolina
From This Is Hampshire

First Class Titanic tie to tragedy
A Titanic deck plan owned by an elderly couple who were depicted in the hit movie lying in bed together as the ship sank is set to sell for £50,000.

Ida and Isidor Straus drowned side by side in the disaster after she refused a place on a lifeboat to remain with her husband.
More at http://www.thisishampshire.net/news/9307174.First_Class_Titanic_tie_to_tragedy/

Comment: A remarkable artifact and one which I hope finds it's way to a worthy home!!!

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