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Letter written abroad the Titanic to be auctioned

Titanic Letter Could Fetch £100,000

LONDON (AP) - In April 1912, Esther Hart wrote home about her journey to a new life. "The sailors say we have had a wonderful passage up to now," said Hart, a passenger on the Titanic.

Hour later the ship struck an iceberg and sank, killing more than 1,500 people.

Hart survived, and so did the letter, inside a coat pocket.

The handwritten note is expected to sell for up to 100,000 pounds ($168,000) at an auction in England on Saturday.

Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said the letter was "quite simply the jewel in the crown of Titanic manuscript ephemera."

Prices for Titanic memorabilia have soared in recent years. In October a violin believed to have been played on the doomed vessel sank sold for more than 1 million pounds.

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Steve's Stuff April 26 2014 at 8:10 AM

coool, Wish I had 168.000 dollars laying around. I was a Titanic "GEEK" Before it was cool gto be one.

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MALT April 27 2014 at 12:30 PM

Does anyone proof read this dribble before posting it ?

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ebrothbart MALT April 27 2014 at 4:13 PM

proofread-one word
drivel, not dribble!
Start proofreading your own drivel before posting it!

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Matthew April 27 2014 at 7:09 AM


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bdgrizcp April 26 2014 at 9:51 AM

I saw an ad for a restaurant doing 'Last Dinner on the Titanic' just recently. I can't remember where, or the name, but having done one for a party of 12 back in the day I can assure you if you ever get to go to a real one, be prepared for a real trip back in time. It was remarkable to me that when I actually researched Edwardian cuisine all of my preconceived menus went out the window. Remember, the ship sailed in April and the stores of vegetables would be vastly limited by our standards. That's just for starters. Think canned. Think roots.

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hanksworld214 April 26 2014 at 7:48 PM

Every time I read comments, I want to throw up at the writer's lack of even grade school English.
What do they teach at school? Many of the writers do not know the difference between to, too, and two! Half of the cashiers at the grocery store can't make change for a dollar without the register telling them how to do it. And now they aren't teaching writing any more. There (not their) goes the three "R"s.

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poll100 April 26 2014 at 10:59 AM

It didn't make it to Pawn Stars, lucky them.

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evon13 April 26 2014 at 11:34 PM

"Letter written abroad the Titanic to be auctioned"

They got their headline wrong. I think they must have meant "aboard" the Titanic (and I won't even comment on the missing CAPS). Whatever happened to proofreading your writing?

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Chuck April 26 2014 at 9:34 AM

ABROAD the Titanic? Seriously? SPELLCHECK!

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Granville April 26 2014 at 2:39 PM

Abroad the Titanic? Don't you mean aboard?

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Kathy Granville April 26 2014 at 4:34 PM

...That sort of thing drives me crazy, also. I cannot believe the ridiculously obvious errors they make just by not doing a little bit of proof-reading!!! Inexcusable, and very, very unprofessional. AOL writers.....go to work salting French fries at McDonald's if you cannot do your work!

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evon13 Granville April 26 2014 at 11:37 PM

LOL -- I just commented on the same thing.

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fred mosrie April 26 2014 at 4:06 PM


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droths1322 fred mosrie April 27 2014 at 8:55 AM

i have some water from the titanic

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