Postcard from “Heaven” to sale for £20,000 in Auction

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Postcard from “Heaven” to sale for £20,000 in Auction

A post from the past that can be celebrated and best described as postcard from heaven is set to make history in an auction, it’s ready to fetch not less that £20,000.‘Wish you were here’ postcard mailed from the Titanic expected to fetch £20,000 at auctionThe post card was mailed four days before the doomed liner hit an iceberg by one of its 706 survivorsA POSTCARD a maid on the doomed Titanic wrote to a friend saying “Wish you were here” could fetch more than £20,000 at auction.Sarah Daniels wrote to pal Nell Green on April 11, 1912 – four days before the doomed liner hit an iceberg and sank with the loss of 1,503 lives.A postcard mailed from the Titanic is expected to fetch £20k at auctionSarah Daniels wrote to pal Nell Green on April 11, 1912 saying ‘Wish you were here’The pencil-written postcard, which bears a black-and-white picture of the Titanic, was addressed to Miss Green of Birmingham.The card has a post stamp of Queenstown – Cobh in Cork, Ireland – which was the port from which mail written on board was posted.The Titanic stopped at the Irish port as it sailed to New York after leaving Southampton on its maiden voyage.Sarah, who was 37 and a maid for a wealthy family, wrote: “I wish you were here, it is a lovely boat and it would do you good. Am just going on deck.”The pencil-written postcard bears a black-and-white picture of the TitanicSender Sarah was one of only 706 people who survived the iconic sea disasterThe card is signed “Fisgig” a nickname for Sarah who was one of only 706 people who survived the sea disaster.The postcard is expected to draw a price of £20,000 when it is sold at auction in Warwick next month.Auctioneer and postcard expert Colin Such said: “It is very important in that not many postcards have been reported being mailed from the Titanic.”It will appeal to collectors of Titanic memorabilia of which there are plenty in this country and even more in the USA. If we get them interested that figure could be dwarfed.Not many postcards have been reported being mailed from the TitanicThe world’s most famous shipwreck was located in 1985 at a depth of 12,000 feet off the coast of St. John’s, Newfoundland”The Titanic story is of such interest because everyone has heard of the disaster.”Sender Sarah was employed as a maid to the wealthy Allison family of Montreal, Canada.She travelled on the Titanic in first class with businessman Hudson Allison, his wife Bessie, their two children, Lorraine and Trevor and nursemaid Alice Cleaver.The family all died in the disaster except for baby Trevor who survived along with Sarah.Before boarding the Titanic, Ms Daniels had been staying in Birmingham with Ms GreenAccording to witness statements after the disaster, when the ship struck the iceberg Sarah pleaded with the Hudsons to join her on deck but they did not believe they were in any danger.Sarah was eventually rescued when the crew directed her to lifeboat Number 8 and she was rescued with baby Trevor.Her pen pal Ms Green’s descendants Ralph and Stephen Wilkes from North London, are selling the postcard with research notes and it’s genealogy

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