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Lot 246: **R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare railway ticket agent's letter which forwar

Titanic & Travel Memorabilia

by Henry Aldridge & Son

October 22, 2016

Devizes, United Kingdom

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Description: **R.M.S. TITANIC: Rare railway ticket agent's letter which forwards prices to a prospective client for White Star Line-Steamer Olympic or Titanic all rooms $65:00 . The letter is on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's letterhead and dated, March 11th, 1912 less than a month before Titanic sailed. It is to a prospective traveller and reads. In part: I take great pleasure in handing you herewith for your information a detailed list of the various Steamship Lines and rates in effect over same to Plymouth England…I wish to say that any consideration that you may give our 'line' will be greatly appreciated. Two additional pages provide rates for travel on various lines, including White Star Line-Steamer Olympic or Titanic all rooms $65:00. Third page has several handwritten notations including 5 to 12 half-under 5 free on rail-between ages of 1 and 12 half fare on Steamer. In very good condition, with partial separations along horizontal mailing folds, uniform toning, and a couple of rusty staple holes. An interesting letter presenting the little known fact that children up to the age of 12 sailed for half price.

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