Sale 1263 — The George J. Kramer Collection of U.S. & C.S.A. Telegraph Covers
Sale Date — Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
Category — R.M.S. Titanic
VERY FINE AND HISTORICAL TELEGRAM FROM A SURVIVIOR OF THE TITANIC, GIVEN TO THE MARCONI OPERATOR ABOARD CARPATHIA BUT NEVER SENT DUE TO A BACKLOG OF MESSAGES AND INSUFFICIENT TIME PRIOR TO REACHING NEW YORK.
As is well known, later in the the morning of April 15, 1912, after Titanic went down in 12,600 feet of icy North Atlantic water, Carpathia arrived and rescued 705 survivors from lifeboats, including the Amy Stanley in this telegram. For a detailed biographical summary of Amy Stanley, references to this telegram and her first-hand account of her ordeal, see https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/amy-zillah-elsie-stanley.html (copy included)