RR Auctions Titanic Marconigrams

11 Dec

RR Auctions Titanic MarconigramsTwo handwritten Marconigrams, both 8.5 x 5.5, and affixed to opposite sides of a 13.5 x 8.25 album page, with British Enquiry evidence numbers 168 and 169 written at the top of the pages. First Marconigram, stamped “Carpathia,” written in pencil to the “operator Carpathia,” stamp-dated April 17, 1912, reads in full: “Can you get survivor write Boston Globe full narrative disaster and also wireless report to franconia if so get most promising man preferably Frank D. Millett or Maj. Bull all charges paid here. Winfield Thompson.”; second one also in pencil, is sent to “Mrs. Paul Schubert Carpathia,” and reads “Very happy you are saved. Love to both. Paul.” In very good condition, with scattered creases, some stray pencil and ink marks, and scattered light toning. Both Marconigrams are documented in the book Titanic: Signals of Disaster. Book notes number 168 was received from MEA by H. C (altered from H. B.) at 6:35 am (altered from 6:25). Number 169 was received from DKP by H.B. At 10:15 am. As evidenced, news outlets were desperate for exclusive information surrounding the disaster.

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