R.M.S. Carpathia from the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic " /> A Marconi gram sent by "Helen" after being rescued by the <I>R.M.S. Carpathia</I> from the wreck of the <I>R.M.S. Titanic</I> |
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    Sale 2073

    Ocean Liner

    25 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 78

    A Marconi gram sent by "Helen" after being rescued by the R.M.S. Carpathia from the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic

    APRIL 18, 1912.

    Price Realised  

    A Marconi gram sent by "Helen" after being rescued by the R.M.S. Carpathia from the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic
    April 18, 1912.
    written on a Marconi gram form and laid down on a piece of rag paper (marked 139) with three (3) small holes at one end; with the following: written "18 APR 1912" (2x) and "CARPATHIA" (2x) and addressed to: "BEIRNES (Beirnes) in script, 35 Joyce Street (South Orange deleted) West Orange N.J. - "Safe on Carpathia/Helen". In a common mat and frame with a descriptive plaque, copies of the book cover (Signals of Disaster), a copy of the page from that book listing the Marconi Gram, and other related material.
    27 in. x 35 in. (68.6 cm. x 88.9 cm.) framed


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    Literature

    John Booth & Sean Coughlan. Titanic Signals of Disaster, Wiltshire, U.K., White Star Publications, 1993. Page 116 for a transcript of Marconi Gram #139.