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original longitudinal color design drawing drawings plan plans cross section blueprint titanic 1912

Unseen single known color design plan (completed) of Titanic, paint & india ink on ferro‑gallic print, H&W c1909.

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ONLY HERE ON SSTITANIC.ORG !!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE MOST INCREDIBLE UNKNOWN UNSEEN TITANIC ARTIFACT YOU HAVE EVER SEEN !
UNTIL TODAY NOT DOCUMENTED IN ANY BOOK, NOR MUSEUM, NOR COLLECTION !
YET ANOTHER MIND BOGGLING TITANIC RELIC PICK EXCLUSIVELY BY SSTITANIC.ORG !
IT'S THE LIFEBOAT ROPEITOOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!
TITANIC BOMBSHELL !!!

A CALL FOR INFORMATION / $ 250 REWARD
Please contact me if you can provide any information on the following very 'unknown' historical artifact:
RMS Carpathia onboard notebook with handwritten list of personal properties from Titanic survivors.
(Thus not being the well-known "List or Manifest of Alien Passengers etc" from the port of New York City)
The ca 5-page list mentions Titanic's lifeboats in order of arrival at RMS Carpathia and for every lifeboat an array of personal effects, f.e. cigarette case, pack of cards. For lifeboat #11 for example, 14 items are listed. For lifeboat #12 (snippet): "small knife, some coins". The list is said to not feature any survivors names. This Carpathia notebook is said to have been publicized on the web for a brief period of time in 2012-2013. $ 250 reward for any tip leading to my accessing the list (for purpose of research).


rms olympic hms hawke collision incident wood piece titanic 1912

Likely from f.e. paneling or a door or cabinet. India ink writing with dip pen. Also 'white' primer & linseed oil (?).

HMS Hawke collision: 11cm/4.5" wood piece from RMS Olympic

Size: 11.4 x 2.0 x 0.9 cm (4.5 x 0.8 x 0.35 in) Weight: ±5 gr (±1/6 oz)

UNSEEN 1911 ARTIFACT FROM SEVERE DAMAGE TO TITANIC'S ELDER SISTER !

THE INCIDENT CAUSED TITANIC'S MAIDEN VOYAGE TO BE POSTPONED 21 DAYS, FROM 20 MARCH TO 10 APRIL !
OLYMPIC'S MISHAP UNDER COMMAND OF CAPTAIN  EJ SMITH (!) 'CAUSED' TITANIC TO MEET HER FATAL FATE !
WITHOUT THIS "HAWKE INCIDENT", TITANIC WOULD HAVE ENDED UP ONLY AS A FOOTNOTE IN HISTORY !

This is about a very extraordinary, not widely known episode in the history of Titanic. Initially her maiden voyage was scheduled for 20 March instead of 10 April, 1912. This delay of exactly 3 weeks was due to an incident with her elder sister Olympic. On 20 September 1911, starting her 5th voyage, closeby Isle of Wight (UK), Olympic collided with Royal Navy ship Hawke. Olympic suffered 3 vertically aligned holes at the rear's starboard side, but was able to return to Southampton for temporary patching up. Hawke however was damaged maybe even more extensively: her bow was completely squashed. In the aftermath Olympic, commanded by the later Titanic captain E.J. Smith (!), was blamed for a bad steering maneuver, and White Star Line suffered huge costs and claims. Financially it became much worse, as Olympic was taken out of service many weeks for repairs in Belfast. For speeding up and getting Olympic back in service sooner, her damaged starboard propeller crankshaft (and also starboard propeller blades?) was replaced by that of Titanic, however at the cost of delaying Titanic's completion date and maiden voyage. The patching up in Southampton and subsequent permanent repairs in Belfast had taken 2 months in total. Olympic was back in service 29 November but in February 1912 lost a port side propeller blade after hitting an unidentified object while returning from New York. Again for speeding up repairs, resources of Titanic (a propeller blade) were used for Olympic. (Yet already in October 1911, the month after the first incident, the one with Hawke, it was decided by White Star Line to postpone Titanic's completion date and maiden voyage by 3 weeks.)

The worst thing in all this now: Olympic's collision with Hawke on 20 September 1911 had essentially caused the delay of Titanic's maiden voyage and, as such, the subsequent collision (with an iceberg) with the sinking disaster of almost 7 months later. Even more ironically, or even cynically: with the bad steering maneuver under his command, the later Titanic captain, E.J. Smith, essentially had initiated his own and countless others' unfortunate passing away, as well as the unimaginable loss of the world's greatest and finest ship, on its maiden voyage, with all the invested man hours, resources, contents, furnishings, fittings, supplies, (mail) cargo, etc. Titanic's sinking disaster was the most severe maritime catastrophe in history thusfar and still resonating to this day. 


romania small boat real photo postcard rppc titanic 1912

Left tag: 'ZMEUL' ('giant'). Port tags illegible. Pointed bow has steering wheel & horn (flute?!) with rubber bulb.

Young man in 'TITANIC' labeled (row)boat, RPPC Romania c1935

Size: 8.8 x 13.7 cm (3.4 x 5.4 in)

NOT SEEN BEFORE !  SWASTIKA NAZI SYMBOL DATES PHOTO TO POST-1933 !

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A TITANIC RELATED POSTCARD, OR WHICHEVER, FROM ROMANIA OF ALL PLACES ?

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stevengraph woven in silk postcard titanic 1912

Stevengraph woven in silk pictures were invented & manufactured since early 1860s by Thomas Stevens (UK).

Titanic woven in silk postcard (Stevengraph), pre-disaster, 1912

Size: 8.8 x 13.6 cm (3.4 x 5.4 in)

EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO COME ACROSS !  SOLD IN TITANIC'S BARBER SHOP !

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rigging plan 401 design drawing side profile elevation harland wolff titanic 1912

Outline drawing on linen cloth was, using light, copied onto sensitized paper. L+R cut 2" by (a) former owner.

Titanic rigging plan 193cm/76" 1:144, diazo/ aniline print, c1910

Size: 51 x 193 cm (20 x 76 (orig.±80) in) Scale: 1/12 in = 1 ft  (1:144) Weight: 80 gr (2.8 oz)

ALMOST NEVER SEEN !  H&W  PHOTOCHEMICAL COPY OF SIDE VIEW PLAN !

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I WITNESSED A H&W TITANIC RIGGING PLAN 'CONTACT' COPY !  IT IS JUST THAT RARE !
FROM THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL V. RALPH, CO-FOUNDER OF TITANIC INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY (TIS) !

Known are the harsh "xerox" electrostatic black toner rigging plan photocopies from 1980s-1990s produced by Harland & Wolff upon ordering by collectors, researchers, modelmakers, etc. This one in my collection however is a H&W reprographic "contact" copy, a photo-chemical reproductive style that has become obsolete gradually over time. A chemically sensitized paper was laid under the (translucent) linen cloth drawing plan and this was then exposed to a strong UV light source. (My copy was made while using an intermediate cloth, also showing brush marks from a wax treatment or such. Possibly this extra cloth served to protect the original drawing cloth against the paper's sensitizing chemicals. See detail image nr 4.) Then the paper was developed/fixated with either ammonia gas (diazo print, a "dry" process) or an acidic bath (aniline print, a "wet" process). This presumably either diazo print or aniline print displays smooth close-up detail and nuance, and even also the weave pattern of both fabrics. After WW2, but before their "xerox" blackline copies, H&W would occasionally produce "contact" copies off (in any case) a much used folded original 1910/1911 "contact" copy from their archive, having 1 horizontal and 7 vertical fold creases. Unknown is if H&W's later "xerox" copies were derived from the original linen cloth drawing plan and/or from a copy of that.

The rigging plan in my collection is a very rarely seen H&W "chemical" copy, much less c1910 copy, however age yet not fully conclusive. Its paper has slightly darkened (yellowed) and has by no means become brittle. Also the very fine and smooth fiber structure suggests that the paper was entirely made from plant fibers (linen, hemp, cotton) rather than wood pulp. (Around the year 1910, still ca.10% of all paper supply was made from rags. Nowadays, only currency banknotes, and such, are made from plant fiber: for strength, durability, etc.) Only just noticeable, the paper's back has a ribbed texture, which was impressed by either a "pull roll(er)" or a "dandy roll(er)" (cylinder) during the paperstock manufacture; ca.40 ribs per inch (ca.16 ribs per cm). At the time then, this ribbing was typically performed by a copper wire with diameter of thus 1/40 inch (0.625 mm) which was spiraled around the said steel cylindrical roller. This very fine, almost unnoticeable ribbing effect should ultimately be a key clue in dating this paper sheet respectively this rigging plan. Altogether, also because of the imagery having discolored into a violet color, I suspect that this rigging plan copy dates from 1910-1911; however, still not to be excluded is 1960s-1970s (although for that time-period the paperstock will be typically wood pulp based). In my mind, neither the aforementioned copper wire spiraling nor the plant fiber paperstock were still (commonly) at use in the 1960s-1970s, much less the combination! The imagery's discoloration into a purple (violet), which originally was probably dark blue or "black", is typical for the aging, over time, of diazotype and anilinetype. After my rigging plan purchase, I also managed to get hold of and inspect a ca. late 1970s rigging plan copy that was obtained from THS (Titanic Historical Society) back in ca. the same time period. That copy was produced by Harland & Wolff using the aforementioned folded rigging plan copy in their archive, hence showing folding creases. Its identical purple imagery color again suggests either diazotype or anilinetype duplicating, however the sheet's fiber structure clearly indicates wood pulp based paper, and furthermore the sheet lacks the fine ribbed structure on the back. ... more

[ Still to be added here, 1200dpi hi-res full scan ca 91000 x 24000. A hell of a job. 20 scans, to be fit together.]


hmhs rms britannic shells glass dome souvenir titanic 1912

A pre-sinking Britannic postcard was trimmed round, laid under a glass dome, surrounded by shells/seaweed.

HMHS Britannic: pre-sinking shellwork framed picture, ca.1914

Width: 15.0 cm (5.9 in) Thick: ± 3.5 cm (± 1.4 in) Weight: 220 gr (7.75 oz)

SINGLE ONE KNOWN !  PREDATES MAIDEN VOYAGE AS WW1 HOSPITAL SHIP !

TITANIC'S YOUNGER SISTER ALSO SUNK EARLY IN CAREER, OFF THE GREEK COAST BY A GERMAN MINE !
BRITANNIC NEVER SET SAIL FOR NEW YORK, HENCE INSTANTLY REQUISITIONED FOR WW1 EFFORT !

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rms olympic poster goodyear white star line agency office titanic 1912

Unidentified office, USA, "3:20pm". Wall also shows pennant & group photo from Goodyear tire manufacturer.

RMS Olympic: "46,359 tons" poster (1913) in office, real photo

Size: 8.6 x 13.1 cm (3.4 x 5.2 in)

UNSEEN PHOTO WITH UNKNOWN VERSION OF NEARLY NONEXISTENT ADVERT !

TITANIC'S ELDER SISTER, NICKNAME "OLD RELIABLE", HAD A 24‑YEAR CAREER TILL 1935, THEN SCRAPPED !

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pilot chart north atlantic ocean may hydrographic office titanic 1912

Ocean navigation aid: monthly update from ships' logs on wind, wave, weather, ice, fog, current, pressure, etc.

Pilot Chart Of The North Atlantic Ocean "May1912" (publ 29Apr)

Size: 61.7 x 86.3 cm (24.3 x 34.0 in)

STELLARLY RARE !  MONTHLY AID TO SEA NAVIGATION !  'TITANIC' REVISIONS !

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memorial scroll saw commemorative piece titanic 1912

Assembled on a slab of wood, not larger than book novel size: velvet; celluloid; alumin(i)um; small metal nails.

Titanic small intricate memento plaque for wall hanging, c1912

Size: 21.0 x 14.0 x 0.5 cm (8.25 x 5.5 x 0.2 in) Weight: ± 95 gr (± 3.35 oz)

UNIQUE GREAT QUALITY COMMEMORATIVE !  EXPERIENCED HOBBYIST FEAT !

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newspaper frontpage boston american tuesday 16 april titanic 1912

The distressed condition of this 14-page original from 1912 somehow highlights the epic historic catastrophe.

Boston-American newspaper of 16 April 1912; day after sinking

Size: 54.3 x 42.0 cm (21 3/8 x 16.5 in)

STUNNINGLY SCARCE !  ONE OF THE MOST POIGNANT TITANIC FRONTPAGES !

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lifeboats contents inventory list stretcher welin quadrant davit titanic 1912

According to but 2 sources known, this steel device served for prying open the moorings of Titanic's lifeboats.

±39cm/15" lifeboat davit mooring ropeitool (6x) marked TITANIC

L x W: 38-41cm (15-16 ") x 3.2 or 3.5 cm (1¼ or 1⅜ ") Thick: 0.65 cm (¼ ") Weight avg: 535 gr (18.9 oz)

6 OF BUT 8 KNOWN TO STILL EXIST !  NEARLY UNKNOWN NEARLY FORGOTTEN !

Incredible find !  Its significance & overall value can not be overstated !
ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND, DETECT AND/OR ACQUIRE !  MUCH LESS 2 !  LET ALONE 3 !  NEVER MIND 6 !
THROUGH MY 1ST, SOON ALSO THE 2ND & 3RD CAME TO ME; WITH PURE LUCK, HARD LABOR, MUCH PATIENCE !
I OBTAINED ALL 6 FROM USA:  ARIZONA (BUT COMING FROM OHIO);  NEBRASKA;  OKLAHOMA; & WISCONSIN !
PEACE IN THE MIDDLE-EAST IS MORE LIKELY THAN RUNNING INTO NO LESS THAN 6 OF THESE OBJECTS !
UNBELIEVABLE !  TRULY UNBELIEVABLE !  TRULY UNBELIEVABLY UNBELIEVABLE !

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Titanic post-disaster lifeboats contents inventory, typewriter docs, late 1912 :
Version 1  (4.6MB hi-res 3-page PDF)  or web page US National Archives
Version 2  (6.7MB hi-res 5-page PDF)  or web page US National Archives


rms mauretania 1906 1907 cunard line cold chisel wedge titanic 1912

Olympic and Titanic were the answer to Lusitania and Mauretania of the atlantic trade competitor Cunard Line.

20cm/8" coldichisel  from Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania (1906)

Length: 20.5 cm (8.0 in) Width x Thick midway: 2.5 x 1.9 cm (1.0 x 0.75 in) Weight: 590 gr (20.8 oz)

UNSEEN !  MAYBE SINGLE 1 EXISTING !  YES, CUNARD, YET WOWING ARTIFACT !

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pencil drawing by boy of 12 southampton titanic 1912

Note position of 3 flags due to wind's direction! Funnels' smoke in 'wrong' direction was probably added later.

Drawing by Scottish boy (12) made on-site, Southampton 1912

Size: 21.6 x 25.4 cm (8.5 x 11.0 in = US Letter)

UNIQUE !  UNLIKE ANYTHING !  3-10 APR 1912 EYEWITNESS PENCIL DRAWING !

BOY LATER AT 18 WAS KILLED IN COMBAT AT END OF WW1, FAMILY LATER MOVED OVERSEAS C1920-1925 !

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goliath gantry crane switch key brass fob tag keychain harland wolff titanic 1912

Ronis brand 'main switch' key, c1970s-1980s, used and worn, with its brass fob. '23 bl' is short for 'block 23'.

Harland & Wolff: switch key + tag of Goliath gantry crane (1969)

Length key: 4.1 cm (1.6 in) Length tag: 6.4 cm (2.5 in)

INCREDIBLE FIND !  UNIQUE HISTORICAL ARTIFACT OF TITANIC SHIPBUILDER !

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apple show sebastopol california rppc postcard titanic 1912

Label on top iceberg reads in uppercase "W.S. Liddle" (the maker?!). A toddler used the photo for scribbling?!

Apple Show, Sebastopol (California): Titanic sinking, RPPC 1912

Size: 8.8 x 13.7 cm (3.4 x 5.4 in)

UNSEEN APPLE PC !  MESMERIZING RECORD OF 'TITANIC' IN EVERYDAY LIFE !

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balham tooting relief fund aluminium medal medallion heaver estate titanic 1912

" 'Help Surpasseth Pity' - Balham and Tooting Titanic Relief Fund". (Thinking poor condition? See the reverse!)

Balham and Tooting alumin(i)um medal to Relief Fund workers

Diameter: 4.5 cm (1.75 in) Thick: 0.4 cm (1/6 in)

ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND !  VERY DISTRESSED, POSSIBLE DIRTROAD FIND !

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return trip voyage journey broadside advertisement poster queen of the ocean april 20th october 20 royal mail group global shipping program titanic 1912

Attic find, 2017 (Kingston, PA, USA). Ca. 5 were known to exist; yet effectively 7 are traceable. This find is nr 8.

Titanic small poster advert: 3rd Class rates & return maiden trip

Size: 52.4 x 23.4 cm (20.6 x 9.2 in)

JAWDROPPING !  UTTERLY RARE ADVERT FOR NEVER-TO-BE RETURN VOYAGE !

Incredible find !  Its significance & overall value can not be overstated !

11 Nov 2011 an identical one sold at Swann Auction Galleries for the then record sum $ 72,000 incl tax/premium
20 Oct 2018  an identical other went at Henry Aldridge & Son for the new record price $ 81,000 incl tax/premium

Aldridge & Son to Irish Mirror, 17 Oct 2018 :
"[...] only a handful of these posters exist. You can count them on one hand."
(A professional auctioneer would never declare "only a handful exist" but "only a handful are known to exist"!)
"The Victoria & Albert Museum have one for its Speed & Style exhibition but this one is in better condition."
Aldridge & Son at live auction, 20 Oct 2018 : "There is 4 of these known to exist."
False statements! 7 are traceable (not counting my nr 8) and the one at V&A was in a very good condition (see the above image nr 5) !

JustCollecting News, 10 Oct 2018,
"Titanic return journey poster could set new auction record" :
news.justcollecting.com/...  (new window)

BBC News, 20 Oct 2018,
"Rare Titanic poster sold for £ 62,000 [ $ 81,000 ] at auction" :
bbc.com/news/...  (new window)

VERY REGRETTABLY THE LYING DERANGED USA SELLER DITCHED THE POSTER'S c1912 CUSTOM MADE FRAME AT AN UNKNOWN POINT IN TIME DESPITE HIS PROMISE TO ADDITIONALLY SEND IT AT MY POSTAGE EXPENSE :

5 Oct 2018 03:01 "I have no problem shipping you the frame as long as you pay for the shipment but you already stated you would."  9 Oct 2018 01:37 "It's 735 pm here in Pennsylvania. I'll be shipping tomorrow about 11am."  THEN AFTER 18 DAYS OF NO RESPONSE:  27 Oct 2018 09:17 "Enjoying my spam folder? 🤔😂THEN AFTER 24 MORE DAYS OF AGAIN NO RESPONSE:  20 Nov 2018 19:05 "I tossed that frame in the fireplace."  THEN 6 HOURS (!) LATER, UPON OFFERING HIM MONEY FOR THE FRAME:  21 Nov 2018 01:17 "I can ship it out still as I'd never burn something or destroy anything. As I'm sure you knew that too. [ HE IS TAKING A TURN ONLY FOR THE MONEY ]."  24 Nov 2018 12:10 "I can ship it out Wednesday morning is that's ok."  26 Nov 2018 12:39 "I would be able to ship it today but like I said i don't have the money to cover shipping until Wednesday."  26 Nov 2018 15:01 "If you could send $15 to this account [ PAYPAL OF HIS WIFE ] via 'friends and family' I would be able to access it and use it today to ship it with. [ HIS OWN PAYPAL ACCOUNT WAS SUSPENDED DUE TO HIS CONTINUALLY NEGLECTING HIS MANY BUYERS OF MAINLY SECOND HAND KIDS DVDS ]."  27 Nov 2018 02:21 "I'll be able to get to the post office tomorrow around 4pm."  THEN AFTER 22 DAYS OF AGAIN NO RESPONSE: 19 Dec 2018 11:52 "That frame is LONG GONE. [ HE MEANS: LONG DISCARDED ]."  SUCH  A  M***N  AND  R****D  IN ALL REGARDS !  BUT IF HE ONLY KNEW HE SOLD ME AN INCREDIBLY SCARCE PRICELESS ORIGINAL ICONIC POSTER AND FOR ALMOST NO MONEY !  "🤔😂 "

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uss petrel life preserver ring buoy lifesaver photo titanic 1912

After visiting Europe in 1911, USS Petrel (PG-2) returned to the Atlantic coast for a period spanning 1911-1912.

Titanic life ring  found & marked by USS Petrel, real photo 1912

Size: 8.5 x 13.3 cm (3.35 x 5.25 in)

UNSEEN PRIVATE SNAPSHOT !  AMAZING HISTORICAL EXTRAORDINARINESS !

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souvenir blue ribbon weave woven milk glass plate titanic 1912

A black printed picture was hand colored. Originally a blue (?) ribbon was woven through the square spaces.

Titanic milk glass ribbon plate (5x), pre‑sinking souvenir, c1912

Diam.: 18.8 cm (7.4 in) Height: 2.3 cm (0.9 in) Weight: ± 285 gr (± 10 oz)

5 OF NOW 11 KNOWN !  SOLD IN BARBER SHOP ABOARD TITANIC & OLYMPIC !

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fairview cemetery gravesite graves halifax nova scotia postcard titanic 1912

121 victims were buried here May-Jun 1912. The grave stones were erected in Fall 1912 (likely date of photo).

Titanic graves: Fairview cemetery, Halifax (Canada), RPPC 1912

Size: 8.5 x 13.5 cm (3.3 x 5.3 in)

NOT YET SEEN ANOTHER !  1912 PHOTO DOCUMENT, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA !

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arrol great gantry milton sellwell postcard harland wolff titanic 1912

In the gantry: Titanic & Olympic keel laid (also see 3rd image). Card with embossing, lacquer, gold ink/paint.

Arrol Gantry postcard: Titanic's keel laid just, April or May 1909

Size: 8.9 x 13.9 cm (3.5 x 5.5 in)

STUPENDOUSLY RARE PC !  TITANIC INFANCY 36 MONTHS BEFORE DISASTER !

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wreckage fragment steel piece artifact titanic 1912

CS Minia arrived at wrecksite 11 days since the disaster; then for 7 days she recovered bodies & much debris.

29cm/11.4" piece of Titanic, salvaged 1912 stuck to a deckchair

Length: 29 cm (11.4 in) Width max: 3.8 cm (1.5 in) Thick max: 0.4 cm (0.15 in) Weight: 270 gr (9.5 oz) 

A+ ARTIFACT !  BENT RIPPED WARPED CORRODED !  STILL WITH BLACK PAINT !

STEEL (CARBONIZED IRON) CORRODES IN SALTWATER 5 TIMES FASTER THAN IN FRESHWATER, AND CORRODES IN SALTY HUMID OCEAN AIR 10 TIMES FASTER THAN IN THE AVERAGE INLAND AIR.
OCEAN WATER BACTERIA ALSO CONSUME IRON, AND THEIR EXCRETIONS TURN TO RUST.
STEEL IN SALTWATER IS ATTACKED FROM ALL ANGLES, IN A COMPLEX OF (ELECTRO)CHEMICAL PROCESSES WITH  IONS, OXYGEN, HYDROGEN, SULFATES, BACTERIA.

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valentine s series postcard post sinking titanic 18 april 1912

"Valentine's Series" postcard: issued very shortly after the sinking, and in large quantities. (Great picture!)

Disaster postcard (2x) with earliest date stamp seen: 18(!) April

Size: 8.9 x 13.8 cm (3.5 x 5.4 in)

SUPER RARE !  POST-SINKING PRINTED PC WITH POSTMARK 3(!) DAYS 'AFTER' !

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first class menu card piece stationery titanic 1912

'Paramount' printing style for Titanic name, White Star Line flag, and Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. emblem.

Titanic stationery: fragment of a 'blank' First Class menu card

Size: 4.7 x 6.5 cm (1.85 x 2.55 in)

WOW !  LIKELY FROM SHIP PRE-TRIP !  OUT A CRESTS & MONOGRAMS ALBUM !

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original longitudinal color design drawings plans cross section blueprint titanic 1912

Paint + India ink on ferro-gallic print: a graphite pencil outline was, using light, copied onto sensitized paper.

Titanic color design drawing (completed), Harland & Wolff c1909

Size: 33.0 x 82.0 cm (13.0 x 32.25 in) Scale: 1/32 in = 1 ft  (or 1:384)

UNSEEN !  PERPLEXING !  ONLY KNOWN H&W COLOR DESIGN PLAN OF TITANIC !

Incredible find !  Its significance & overall value can not be overstated !

EPIC FAIL by 4 of the foremost experts (authors) on Titanic build/history :
"Much like the work of a child (*) [...] worthless [...] of very little to no interest to a serious collector"
"Stay away from this. it is not a good buy"
"I'm not really sure what I can offer you in the way of a comment"
"This is a fake [ or wordings to that effect ]"

(In order to protect their identity and respect their reputation, the names of the 4 experts (authors) have been omitted.)
(*) The colorized area of bow & stern is only 1/4 respectively 1/3 the size of a credit card ! ; the work of an expert !

This item came from the Ken(neth) Schultz Collection. As such, it may have been featured in his 1970s-2000s catalogues. Please contact me if you know more!

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Large image (15000 x 6075):  Front (3.6MB)
Extra large image (30000 x 12150):  Front (7.7MB)
Bow detail image (12150 x 7500):  Detail (2.1MB)
Back side image (4420 x 1800):  Back (0.6MB)
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