Now, you have a chance an opportunity to acquire artifacts from survivors aboard the Titanic’s infamous Lifeboat No. 1. Lion Heart Autographs, an internationally recognized dealer of autographs and manuscripts will sell three three very rare and never-before-offered artifacts recovered from survivors of the RMS Titanic’s infamous Lifeboat No. 1 and other extraordinary historical documents and autographs at its online auction on September 30, 2015. Lifeboat No. 1 known the world over as “The Millionaire’s Boat,” or “The Money Boat” was lowered from the Titanic with just five wealthy passengers and seven crew members, who quickly rowed away without trying to rescue anyone else.
Among the spectacularly rare Titanic memorabilia will be a letter and envelope written by Lifeboat No. 1 survivor Mabel Francatelli (1880-1967) on New York’s Plaza Hotel stationery six months after the disaster (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000).
Also for sale is one of only four known printed tickets from the Titanic’s Turkish Baths weighing chair (Estimate $7,500-$10,000). This ticket belonging to Salomon, a well-to-do New York City businessman and survivor aboard Lifeboat No. 1, would record a person’s weight when seated in a special custom designed English chair located in the Titanic’s Turkish Baths’ cooling room.
The third, and by far the most spectacular artifact to be offered for sale is an original Menu from the last luncheon served aboard the Titanic (Estimate $50,000-$70,000) formerly owned by Salomon, who miraculously saved this menu (and the weighing ticket) before escaping the sinking ship and climbing aboard Lifeboat No.1. It is signed on the back in pencil by yet another First Class passenger, New Yorker, Isaac Gerald Frauenthal (1868-1932) who had likely eaten lunch with Salomon earlier that day, before jumping into Lifeboat No.5 hours later.
Lion Heart Autographs will also offer a collection of historical autographs written by some of the world’s most celebrated personalities including world leaders, authors, artists and scientists.