May 22, 2008 - Sale 2147

Sale 2147 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 360
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(AMERICAN EXPORT LINES.) "Excalibur." Group of over 30 photographs related to the collision of the Danish freighter "Colombia" with "Excalibur" off Brooklyn on 27 June 1950, with a mix of vintage and copy photos showing the damage to both ships, most in 8x10 inch format. WITH-Printed report of 39 pages issued by Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corp. detailing the salvage operation which they headed up, accompanied by 12 photographs in 8x10 inch format showing the salvage operation. PLUS-Press release from the company announcing that the ship would return to operation after only six weeks of repairs. 1950