An on-board let­ter re­cov­ered from the Ti­tanic

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TAuc­tioned by Henry Aldridge & Son in Wilt­shire for £ 126,000 ( RM689,000).

his salt­wa­ter-stained let­ter - hand­writ­ten on over­sized, em­bossed Ti­tanic sta­tionery by First Class vic­tim Alexan­der Oskar Holver­son - set a new world auc­tion record for a Ti­tanic let­ter. Writ­ten just one day be­fore the ship hit the ice­berg, Holver­son’s let­ter men­tions the food, mu­sic and the elite pas­sen­gers on board, and also makes an omi­nous ref­er­ence to the fate of the ship. Hav­ing even­tu­ally been re­cov­ered from Holver­son’s body, it is one of the last known let­ters to have sur­vived the sink­ing. www. henry-

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