Titanic Auction's Big Results
Titanic memorabilia went up for auction recently and had big results, with one piece in particular -- a letter from a first class passenger -- selling for a record high price. The letter was written by Adolphe Saafeld to his 'wifey' and is exceptional for its length and detailed account of what traveling aboard the Titanic was really like, from what he ate for lunch to a near collision with a ship called New York. It was written 5 days before the ship sank on April 15th, 1912 and was sold this past weekend to an unnamed British museum for £55,000.
The auction of 350 lots at Henry Aldrige & Sons also included a set of Titanic keys from an officer who transferred off the ship before it set sail that sold for £54,000, and a photograph of Rosa Abbott, who was saved from the water after the Titanic sank, that went to a private collector for £35,000.