Lot #194
Titanic: Albert and Vera Dick Marconigram

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Estimate: $1000+

Description

Original Marconigram sent by two survivors of the Titanic while aboard the Carpathia, undated and stamped “Not Transmitted,” written in pencil on an 8.25 x 4.5 Western Union cablegram, that is affixed to a 8.75 x 5.75 sheet of Marconi International Marine Communication Company telegram paper. The cablegram, charged “4.85” for “9” words, reads: "To Agnes Dick / Cadogan, Block, Calgary Alberta / Both safe boarded Carpathia quite comfortable everything most thankful / Best Vera.” An affixed slip is initial “BB.” The top of the Marconi sheet is annotated in pencil: “$4.85. Paid SCH.” In fine condition. This document was obtained by Titanic Historical Society members John and Vera Gillespie from John Booth, the author of the book, Titanic Signals of Disaster, published by White Star in 1993.

Newlyweds Albert ‘Bert’ and Vera Dick were first class passengers aboard the Titanic when it sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. The two were rescued while riding in the same lifeboat (No. 3), with Bert, a successful Calgary businessman, later being ostracised from gossip that he had dressed as a woman to get off the ship. According to Bert, he and his wife were locked in a farewell embrace when he was pushed into the lifeboat with her.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021