What artifact from the Titanic sold at auction for $123,500 in 1998?
– Set of dinner china
– Volume of 34 wireless signal exchanges with other ships
– Passenger’s wallet containing voided ticket
– Wooden oar from a life boatSHARE THIS QUESTION
Volume of 34 wireless signal exchanges with other ships
Four separate lots of historical documents relating to the Titanic sold as part of Christie’s offering of maritime objects in 1998. A volume of 34 wireless signal exchanges with other ships, including one that stated, ‘We have struck an iceberg,’ sold for $123,500 to an anonymous bidder. The ocean liner Titanic sank on the night of April 14, 1912, after striking an iceberg. It was the maiden voyage of the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic. Source: CNN.com
“It’s not in good condition,” the auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said in a phone interview on Sunday. “It has been in the North Atlantic and survived a major disaster, so the fact it’s even there at all is quite incredible. It’s not easy, but it’s readable.”