Henry Aldridge Titanic Auction April 21st 2007 in Devizes


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Hi All,

I thought you would be interested to read some details of the upcoming Titanic auction on April 21st. If anyone wants to come and see the lots the major pieces will be on show at Made in Belfast next week so I look forward to hopefully seeing a few of you there. These will include some stunning museum quality artifacts including the keys and chain recovered from Oscar Woody, these can be viewed on the Smithsonian online exhibit at www.postalmuseum.si.edu/titanic. Other lots included are the Alfred Rowe archive which was featured in the press last week at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1588184.ece.

I will be uploading the full press release to our website www.henry-aldridge.co.uk in the next day or so. The fully illustrated catalogue is now available at £15 so feel free to call my office on +44 1380 729199 if you have any questions. The following will give you an idea of what is on offer.

HENRY ALDRIDGE & SON

THE DEVIZES AUCTIONEERS

UNIT 1 BATH ROAD BUSINESS CENTRE,
BATH ROAD, DEVIZES, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND SN10 1XA
TEL:01380 729199 FAX:01380 730073
www.henry-aldridge.co.uk

An Auction of Titanic, White Star Line and Ocean Liner Memorabilia



RMS Titanic Postroom Keys Recovered from Oscar Woody and a Letter Written onboard Titanic by First Class Passenger Alfred Rowe.

Over 370 LOTS TO BRIEFLY INCLUDE:

Unique and Highly Important Set of Three Keys on original 43 link chain marked US from Titanic’s Postroom Including the Significant Eagle Mail Key used to lock US Postal Mail Bags, the only example from Titanic to known to exist today. The keys were recovered from Oscar Woody, one of the mail clerks onboard Titanc. The First Class Passenger Alfred Rowe Archive, This comprises of two letters written onboard Titanic, telegrams and communications before and after the sinking, two locks of Mr Rowe’s hair taken by his Wife prior to his funeral,. Mrs Constance Rowe’s personal diary for 1912. Part One of the William Gwinn Archive. William Gwinn was a postman on Titanic and the archive contains a number of letters written aboard ships Gwinn served on, one of only two known photographs of Gwinn known to exist. A Letter from the United States Treasury to Mrs Gwinn Granting a Settlement of $2000 for the loss of Mr Gwinn on Titanic. Photographs and Ephemera from the Stanley May Archive Including Images of Titanic, Blank Lettercards from Titanic and a rare menu from Olympic dated September 20th 1911, the day of the Hawke Collision. Silver Benson pocket watch given by the Countess of Rothes to Steward Alfred Crawford shortly after the sinking. Third Officer Herbert Pitman, Personal Items relating to him including a studio photograph taken after the disaster and his personal shipping trunk including original receipt of purchase dated 1895. A number of First Generation and later Press photographs of Titanic, Carpathia and the aftermath in Halifax.. Over 50 lots of Titanic postcards including a number of very unusual examples. Telegrams and Marconigram from Carpathia and Olympic sent directly after the loss of the Titanic. A collection of White Star porcelain including that of Mr F. Palmer purchasing officer of the White Star Line. Items include a stunning Cobalt Blue ceramic bowl together with other Spode Cobalt examples. Over 50 lots of material from RMS Olympic and RMS Britannic and RMS Lusitania Including a beautiful Honey Oak Dressing Table from RMS Titanic stamped 433.

Saturday April 21st 2007
at 1pm in our Devizes salerooms


ON EXHIBITION:
April 8th — 14th Belfast City Hall at Titanic Made in Belfast
April 20th 10am — 4pm at Our Devizes Auction Rooms
April 21st 8.30am — 12.30pm Prior to Sale at Our Devizes Auction rooms

FULLY ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUES £15

Kind Regards

Andrew Aldridge
 
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I just noticed that a gremlin got into my post, the more eagle eyed of you will spot that the Honey Oak Dressing Table from RMS Titanic stamped 433 should of course read from RMS Britannic, a bit of wishful thinking on my part!!!
 
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>>a bit of wishful thinking on my part!!!<<

But perhaps a nice potential addition to somebody interested in Britannic artifacts.
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Kevin Saucier

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Can't wait to follow this auction...the Henry Aldridge & Son Titanic relic auctions are always top notch with great provenance.

If I ever decided to sell, they would be my first choice.

Kevin
 

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