Lion Heart Autographs, for nearly forty years an internationally recognized dealer of autographs and manuscripts focusing on art, history, literature, music and science has announced the opportunity to own several pieces of exceedingly rare memorabilia about the Titanic. The highlight of the auction is an extremely rare custom card issued to a survivor of the Titanic aboard the Carpathia. This Cunard Line “Landing or Custom Card” was filled out in blue pencil for First Class RMS Titanic passenger Caroline Bonnell (1882-1950) who was rescued in the morning of April 15, 1912, by the RMS Carpathia following the sinking of the Titanic, and is an exceedingly impressive piece of memorabilia from the doomed ocean liner rarely available to the public. (Auction estimate: $8,000-$10,000).
And additional rare offering includes ten telegrams related to the sinking of the Titanic including two from evangelist “Billy” Sunday. This archive of telegrams communicates the survival of four women and the loss of one man in the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic, including one sent the very day of the disaster informing the recipient not to despair and one in which the survivor is incorrectly reported as being lost at sea. (Auction estimate: $3,000-$5,000). Extremely rare Titanic survivor customs card and Titanic telegrams go on the auction block On June 15th in New York City.