Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Titanic - pre-sinking postcard and matching memorial card

White Star Liner "Titanic."

National Series, Made in Gt. Britain

This unused postcard is from 1912.
Most Titanic postcards you will see are memorial postcards with the facts of how many died and the dates.  This one doesn't have any of that, so I think it might have been made before it sank!   If anyone knows anything about this card, please let me know.  Thanks

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RMS Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world when she set off on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, U.S.A., on 10 April 1912. Four days into the crossing, at 23:40 on 14 April 1912, she struck an iceberg and sank at 2:20 the following morning, resulting in the deaths of 1,517 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.
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I found and bought this postcard at an auction house.... It is the same as above only now the information about the sinking has been added.

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