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Lot #336
Titanic: W. H. Egg

From April 7, 1912, a steward marvels at his new ship: “What do you think of this mammoth”

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From April 7, 1912, a steward marvels at his new ship: “What do you think of this mammoth”

Third class steward on board the Titanic. Egg died in the sinking, and his body, if recovered, was never identified. On-board Titanic ‘Tuck’s’ postcard, 3.5 x 5.25, with a color illustration of the Titanic on the front by “Oilette,” postmarked Southampton April 7, 1912. Reverse bears a short letter from Egg, signed “Your aff Father, W. H. E.,” addressed to “Miss Egg” at Braxton Hill in London. Letter reads, in full: “What do you think of this mammoth it will take years to find one’s way about.” Postcard also bears a one half-penny stamp. In very good to fine condition, with creasing to lower left corner and scattered light toning and soiling to correspondence side. Egg had signed on to the Titanic on April 4, 1912. Tuck’s ‘Oilette’ series are reproductions of commissioned paintings. RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014