Feb 03, 2011 - Sale 2235

Sale 2235 - Lot 403

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(WHITE STAR LINE.) "Titanic." Post-sinking postcard Signed by two survivors. Card titled "Steamer Titanic," followed by 4 lines of text detailing the loss of the ship; some minor soiling at edges; Signed on verso by "E.E. Haisman" and "Michel Navratil." Card circa 1912, signatures 1990s

Additional Details

Edith Haisman is one of the most recognizable names associated with the ship. Haisman (née Brown) became something of a fixture at "Titanic" conventions, readily telling her tale and Signing the odd piece for fans. When she died in 1997 at age 100, she was the oldest survivor of the sinking. She was also the subject of a biography by James Pellow and Dorothy Kendle. It is highly unusual to find the Haisman signature on a postcard dating to the time of the sinking.
Michel Navratil was only 3 years of age when he was rescued from the sinking "Titanic." His father had abducted Michel and his two year old brother from the custody of their mother. Michel Sr. did not survive the sinking. Michel and his brother were reunited with their mother soon after their rescue.