How much value has this White Star Line 1st class prospect from 1910?

Aristide

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Its on Ebay now:


So if anyone is interested. This item is a prospect that was handed out on White Star Line vessels as information lea fleat for 1st class passengers. It has infos how things run on board, how you book cars once in New York, baggage inssurance, children in salons, how book cars at Queenstown. Its from 1910 and in very good conditions. As you can see on the pictures the prospects paper is not perfectly white but beside that it has no flaws. A great collectible for people interested in RMS Titanic and other White Star Line ships.

This kind of prospect was universally used on all White Star Line Ships and the name of the ship was stamped on it when handed over. The one here is without stamp.

It also contains unique information about the procedures on board during that time. How book a car during the stopover at Queenstown? How will luggage be handeled at arrival? You can read it all.
 

Aristide

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This item is a prospect that was handed out on White Star Line vessels as information lea fleat for 1st class passengers. It has infos how things run on board, how you book cars once in New York, baggage inssurance, children ins alons, how book cars at Queenstown. Its from 1910 nd in perfect conditions (paper is not super white but i guess it was like this from start. Its very thick paper though).
 

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Dave Gittins

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I've had a look round and I found a copy in the National Museum of Northern Ireland, so it could be a real White Star document. The big question is whether the copy you have is really from 1910 or whether it's a modern copy. At around the time of Cameron's movie quite a number of reproductions were sold. In cases like this the question is about what is called provenance. Where did the document come from? Can it be traced through a chain of owners? These thing affect the value. Do some research into its origins.
 

Aristide

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Its from the mother of my girlfriends grandmother. She was born in 1895 and grew up in Cherbourg-Octeville. She has alot of maritime stuff, postcards, such brochures and so on. The paper is slightly yellowish, as you can see on the pic, so i assume its kinda old.
 

Seumas

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Does the antiques shop ("Cobwebs" ?) in Southampton that specialises in verifying these kind of items with White Star/Titanic connections still exist ? I'm pretty sure they helped out with Cameron's film.

If they are still trading then they could help.