Lot 83: An Envelope Intended For R.M.S. TITANIC

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Description: Anonymous, March 1912 An envelope mailed from Brest, France to the M.A. Winter company in Washington, DC., stamped "Received Mar 19 1912" and a second stamp "TITANIC". Originally R.M.S. TITANIC was scheduled for March of 1912 but a collision suffered by the R.M.S. OLYMPIC pushed the date to April. This letter was stamped by a postal clerk as intended for TITANIC. It is believed that the clerk was not at the time aware of the change in dates for TITANIC'S maiden voyage. This item would have been taken aboard Cherbourg, France her first port of call after leaving Southampton. 41/4 x 53/4 in. (10.9 x 14.7 cm.) LITERATURE Santini, S., Titanic Touchstones of a Tragedy, New York, 2000. p. 29 (illustrated).
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