Press Releases tagged with Titanic

Lot 181: Jean Dupas, Where is this bower beside the silver Thames?, 1930.  Estimate $15,000 to $20,000.

Scarce Posters from the Golden Age of Travel at Swann Galleries

Released: September 28, 2017

An auction of Rare & Important Travel Posters at Swann Galleries on Thursday, October 26 promises vicarious thrills and worldwide destinations, teeming with the work of renowned graphic artists such as Roger Broders, Adolpe Mouron Cassandre and Jean Dupas. The sale is especially remarkable for its dazzling selection of Art Deco works, embodying the Golden Age of luxury travel. The style is epitomized by Jean Dupas’s commission for the newly-formed London Passenger Transport Board, in which he envisions the city as an elysian wonderland; two landscape works from 1930—Thence to Hyde Pa...

Advertising signs will include this antique Fidelity Phenix Fire Insurance Company sign and many other rare and beautiful signs from the period.

Beautifully rendered antique advertising signs will be part of Weiss Auctions' June 22nd sale

Released: June 05, 2017

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – Ocean liner memorabilia will take center stage at Weiss Auctions’ June 22nd sale, as a letter handwritten aboard the RMS Titanic on April 13, 1912, an original life ring from the SS Andrea Doria, and a glass clock given to first class passengers on the maiden voyage of the SS Normandie in 1935 will all come up for bid in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road.   The Thursday auction has a 10 am (Eastern) start time and is packed with hundreds of lots of antique advertising, rare books, historical memorabilia, autographs and more. Along with the ocean liner items is the ...

This extremely rare original menu from the last luncheon served aboard the Titanic is available for online bidding through

Invaluable Announces Live Online Bidding on Titanic Artifacts from Survivors of Infamous Lifeboat No. 1 and Rare Historic Autographs & Documents in Partnership with Lion Heart Autographs

Released: September 18, 2015

Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace, and Lion Heart Autographs, an internationally recognized dealer of autographs and manuscripts, have partnered to offer live online bidding on three very rare and previously unknown artifacts recovered from survivors of the RMS Titanic’s infamous Lifeboat No. 1. The Rare Titanic Artifacts from Lifeboat No. 1 & Other Historic Autographs and Documents Auction will take place September 30, 2015 at 12:00pm ET, and online bidders can participate in the sale in real-time on the Invaluable platform. The auction is ...

This chessboard was made by a man who was on the ship sent to retrieve bodies from the Titanic when it sank in April 1912.

Chessboard made from actual wood retrieved from wreckage of the Titanic in 1912 brings $16,385 at auction

Released: August 12, 2014

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A chessboard made from actual wood retrieved from the wreckage of the legendary ocean liner RMS Titanic sold for $16,385 at an auction held July 23rd by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The chessboard was the top earner in an auction that saw around 700 lots change hands and grossed $200,000. The chessboard was crafted by William Parker, a carpenter aboard the Minia, one of the ships that was sent out to recover bodies from the doomed Titanic, which went down after striking an iceberg in April 1912. Parker retrieved...

This Dope animation cel, from Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, will be sold Jan.  18.

Philip Weiss Auctions has a full slate of auctions planned for early 2014

Released: December 23, 2013

(LYNBROOK, N.Y.) -  Philip Weiss Auctions – which took such a fierce pounding from Hurricane Sandy last year it was forced to move from its decimated facility in Oceanside – is still rebuilding from the storm but has a full slate of big auctions planned for the first three months of 2014. All the sales will be held in the firm’s new Lynbrook gallery, located at 74 Merrick Road. The New Year will kick off with an auction on Saturday, Jan. 18, dedicated to comics, comic art, sports memorabilia, animation and more. That will be followed by a pair of auctions in February: Wednesday, ...

A.M.  Cassandre, l’Atlantique, 1931.

“Titans of the Sea: Posters from the Golden Age of Ocean Liners” at International Poster Gallery

Released: March 26, 2012

BOSTON, MA - International Poster Gallery (IPG) proudly presents “Titans of the Sea: Posters from the Golden Age of Ocean Liners”, a show and sale of the greatest vintage ocean liner posters, ranging from the birth of the “Floating Palace” in the 1890s to its decline in the Jet Age of the 1960s. The show, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and the largest of its kind ever offered by a gallery, explores the romance and adventure of ocean travel with 35 extraordinary selections from a recently acquired 200-poster collection.  Included are works from m...

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