Titanic Survivor Autographs


Bob Godfrey

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The ship on the postcard started life as the City of New York and was built in Glasgow in 1888 for the Inman Line, for whom it won the Blue Riband. Later it became the New York of the American Line, and this was the ship which famously broke free from its moorings and almost collided with Titanic at the start of its voyage. By that time it had undergone a major refit and had only two funnels.

http://www.greatships.net/newyork.html
 
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The stuff you know, Bob...
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. But can you get from ANTR to Monica Lewinski? (Been brooding on 6 degrees, you see, taken some time but ...)
 
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Mikael Jonsson

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Hi again.

Thank you Bob for the information about SS New York. I didn't knew before that the ship Titanic almost collided with was so big. I thought it was another smaller ship.

Thank you again David for helping me with the autograph.

best regards, Mikael
 

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I HAVE A AUTHENTIC W/CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY - SIGNED S.W. FISHER PRINT -- SIGNED BY TITANIC SURVIVORS --EVA HART & MELVINA DEAN (PASSED AWAY MAY 31ST, 2009). IT IS IN EXCELLENT
CONDITION!!!!! WOULD LIKE SOME RESPONSES TO THE VALUE OF THIS PRINT. THANK YOU RICH
 

Eric Longo

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Hi there,

I might point out that posting in all caps is the equivalant of screaming in here, just so you know.
You might wait until "sympathy" purchasing/selling is over and things reflect reality again. The period of time after a celebrity of any sort passes on is not a good time for realistic pricing on either side of any purchase in most cases, except perhaps for those out to make a buck (I don't mean you). Her name was Millvina by the way, not Melvina - her "real" name Elizabeth Gladys Dean.
In my collections I have a hand colored photo from 1924, taken aboard the Adriatic no less (the ship she and her surviving family returned to England on), which she inscribed to me personally just at the end of last year and I'd never sell it no matter the offer - literally. I'll share it here. Lots of people have her signature as she signed huge amounts of material - in some cases several hundred in one evening alone. Most of these are modern postcards and prints that were mass produced. You have two signatures so that is a plus of course. My little photo is literally unique - vintage, great Titanic tie-in twice over and with a lovely, rather long inscription (she was having trouble signing as this time) and I treasure it more than I can say. Captain Smith also made some very interesting statements aboard this ship in 1907 in N.Y. when he brought her over on her MV - remarks about his career and wrecks that would read very differently just a few years later.

I don't recall if/where I read it, but I think someone said she was a truly wonderful Lady - who just happened to be on Titanic - she would have been incredible to know had she never set foot on that ship.

"Aboard the Adriatic" Hand Tinted Original Photograph taken in 1924, Signed by Miss Millvina Dean on 9.26.08

Best,
Eric
 

Jason D. Tiller

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Hello Richard,

Welcome aboard. Please do not type in ALL CAPS, as it is considered to be shouting. As per the rules for the message board:

Never use ALL CAPS or a VaRiAtIoN. It is hard to read, considered rude and generally very unpopular!
Thank you for your co-operation.
 

Jason D. Tiller

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Hi Eric,

I don't recall if/where I read it, but I think someone said she was a truly wonderful Lady - who just happened to be on Titanic - she would have been incredible to know had she never set foot on that ship.
Darren Honeycutt in his post quoted Phil Gowan, in the thread regarding Millvina's passing.
 

Eric Longo

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Hi Jason,

So sorry - I did not mean to play moderator! I was just trying to help. And thanks - knew I had read that somewhere. And it is so true. In my very limited interaction - she was a indeed a lady of the best sort.
 

Eric Longo

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Hi Jason,

Thanks! I love it. It is actually a photograph though, not a postcard. I must have 30 more from that voyage that I've not sold - there were several on board the Aquitania, on board the Majestic, a portrait of the Aquitania from the Olympic with a bit of her stern, the Mauretania, the Traffic (or was it Nomadic..) and more..the France of 1912..lots. The tinting was done quite well - the photographer actually added "wings" to specks in the skies turning them into seagulls! And it is rather unusual to see so many colors used - many tints are often just a few colors.

Best always,
Eric
 

Jason D. Tiller

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Hi Eric,

You're welcome. Right, of course, you mentioned it was a photograph...just a typo on my part!

I don't think I've ever seen a photograph with so much colour used. It's fantastic!

Best,

Jason
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Eric Longo

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Hi Jason,

No problem. Now that I think of it the France photo ought to appear in a book being finished as we speak. Will say more when I can. The photographs of New York City and the harbor are quite neat - some sunset types with the Statue of Liberty and so on. I recall there are many Italian liners in Naples and a bunch in Cherbourg and off the coast of England. This all from a world cruise in 1924. Gotta love eBay! Re the Millvina Dean autograph - I do wish to get a Lusitania survivor autograph for my collection, but I don't see them available if at all. Have you? I do have the autographs of the Mauretania's last Captain (in service), her Staff Captain, Cruise Director and Surgeon. The Captain's signature is on a personal invitation to his cabin for cocktails at 7:15. I saw one like it (but with several ink stains and in rather sloppy condition) on eBay a while back. They can't be terribly common though.

Best,
Eric
 

Eric Longo

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Hi Jason Sir,

My pleasure
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I really do treasure it. I recall watching ANTR at my Grandmother's house in the mid 70's and being totally fascinated. Never in my dreams would I have thought I would receive such an item from a survivor - thirty four years later! It was that movie and JM-G's book that really got me going with liners. It's in another thread, but the signed photo was lost on its voyage back to me after bursting out of its mailer; some honest postal employee placed it in another mailer and sent it on with no postage due to the return address I thankfully placed on its holder. I was very lucky - it is obvious what it is as it says so. I mentioned the mid 70's - I have a photo I must find of me with a model I made out of cardboard, paper and such....of a bow section - some ten years before the split was confirmed!

Best always,
Eric
 

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Hi Eric,

Now that I think of it the France photo ought to appear in a book being finished as we speak. Will say more when I can.
Sounds interesting.

I do wish to get a Lusitania survivor autograph for my collection, but I don't see them available if at all. Have you?
No, I haven't seen them available on ebay. If they are out there, then they would be rare as you mentioned.
 

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