Titanic Memorabilia at UK Fair
A postcard signed in 1912 by a survivor of the Titanic will be featured in a special exhibition of rare, vintage, classic and collectable postcards at the Art & Antiques for Everyone summer fair at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 18 – 21 July 2019.
Many hundreds of different designs of postcards were issued of the Titanic, during her construction, her ports of call at Southampton, Cherbourg and Queenstown (now Cobh), and of her sinking and the aftermath of the loss of around 1,500 crew and passengers.
Some of the most expensive cards anywhere are those with a direct link to passengers and crew – some of the 65 bags of mail dropped off at Queenstown contained letters and postcards sent by passengers, which were saved in the aftermath of the sinking and can be worth from £8,000 to £90,000 each, dependent on who sent them and the content of the postcard or letter.
The Postcards Traders Association are bringing together a display of postcards related to the Titanic and her sister ships Olympic and Britannic together with genuine artefacts from the Olympic-class liners.
Cards with messages related to the disaster of Titanic will be on display, including one written by Sarah Millett, cousin of the Broadway artist Francis D. Millet, who died aboard the Titanic, describing how his body had been found, to another signed by a crew member on his safe return to Southampton in 1912, proclaiming his name and the fact he had survived the sinking.
- Duncan Phillips
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