StampNews.com hurries to share the latest auction news with our devoted readers. This one is about a parcel label addressed to the Titanic that is to be sold at Mossgreen Auctions in Melbourne on November 29-30. It’s valued at US$14,500.
The package arrived at Southampton the day after the Titanic left
It reads: “Marconi Operator/RMS Titanic/co The White Star Line/Southampton” and was sent on April 11, 1912 – the day after the ship left port.
Five days later the Titanic went down in the mid-Atlantic.
Gary Watson, Mossreen’s director of stamps & postal history, said: “In my opinion, this parcel label is the most evocative and most important postal item associated with the most famous of maritime disasters.”
Sourced by paulfrasercollectibles.com