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Auction: R.M.S. Titanic
was auctioned on: 15 April 2012
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[TITANIC] A collection of 6 framed Marconi messages documenting and clarifying that R.M.S. Carpathia was the only ship with survivors on board

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Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000
Price realised:  n. a.
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dated 15 APR 1912 32. (Carpathia to Olympic) To: CAPTAIN OLYMPIC RECVD 5.40 pm EST WILL SEND NAMES IMMEDIATELY WE CAN YOU WE ARE WORKING UNDER CONSIDERABLE DIFFICULTY EVERYTHING POSSIBLE BEING DONE FOR COM-FORT OF SURVIVORS. PLEASE MAINTAIN STAND-BY. the rest are dated 16 APR 1912 33. (New York to Olympic) To: CAPTAIN HADDOCK OLYMPIC RECVD 2.35 am NYT IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE NAMES OF EVERY SURVIVOR ON CARPATHIA IMMEDIATELY IF YOU CAN EXPEDITE THIS BY STANDING BY CARPATHIA PLEASE DO SO FRANKLIN 34. (New York to Olympic) To: CAPTAIN OLYMPIC RECEIVED 2.55. am NYT WIRE US NAME OF EVERY PASSENGER OFFICER AND CREW ON CARPATHIA THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT KEEP IN COMMUNICATION WITH CARPATHIA UNTIL YOU ACCOMPLISH THIS INSTRUCT CALIFORNIAN STAND BY SCENE OF WRECK UNTIL SHE HEARS FROM US OR IS RELIEVED OR HER COAL SUPPLY RUNS SHORT AND ASCERTAIN CALIFORNIANS COAL AND HOW LONG SHE CAN STAND BY HAS LIFE RAFT BEEN ACCOUNTED FOR ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY SATISFIED THAT CARPATHIA HAS ALL SURVIVORS AS WE HAD A RUMOR THAT VIRGINIAN AND PARISIAN ALSO HAD SURVIVORS WHERE IS BALTIC - FRANKLIN. 35. (New York to Olympic) to: CAPTAIN OLYMPIC RECEIVED 3.5am NYT DISTRESSED TO LEARN FROM YOUR MESSAGE THAT CARPATHIA IS ONLY STEAMER WITH PASSENGERS WE UNDERSTOOD VIRGINIAN AND PARISIAN ALSO HAS PASSENGERS AND ARE YOU IN COMMUNICATION WITH THEM AND CAN YOU GET ANY INFORMATION FRANKLIN. 36. (Tunisian to Olympic) ASKS THIS REPORT TO BE FORWARDED TO OLYMPIC RECD 4.20 am NYT CROSSED 50 W 43.25 N from 48.44 W 44 N passed THROUGH HEAVY FIELD ICE NUMEROUS BERGS LAST BERG SEEN 43 N 40 W TWENTY FOUR HOURS FOG IN VICINITY OF ICE. 37. (Virginian to Olympic) To: CAPTAIN OLYMPIC RECVD 8.45 am NYT HEAR RUMORS THAT WE HAVE SURVIVORS OF TITANIC ON BOARD THIS IS NOT SO I HAVE NONE AT 10 am YESTERDAY WHEN 30 MILES FROM POSITION OF DISASTER RECEIVED MARCONI FROM CARPATHIA AS FOLLOWS:- TURN BACK NOW EVERYTHING OK WE HAVE 800 ABOARD RETURN TO YOUR NORTHERN TRACK -- I CONSEQUENTLY PROCEEDED ON MY COURSE TO LIVERPOOL. SIMILAR INSTRUCTIONS WERE SENT AT SAME TIME FROM CARPATHIA TO BALTIC I PASSED A LARGE QUANTITY OF HEAVY FIELD ICE AND BERGS COMPLIMENTS GAMBELL (end of Olympic message book) 5-1/2 x 8 in.(14 x 20 cm.) each. (6)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: R.M.S. Titanic
Date of the auction: 15 Apr 2012
Address: Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 [email protected]