The last letter from one of the passengers of the Titanic was offered for sale at a public auction.. You will not believe its price

Amman Today

publish date 1970-01-01 03:00:00

A letter handwritten by one of the few South Americans aboard the Titanic a few days before it sank on April 15, 1912 is being auctioned in Montevideo, according to the Zuría Subastas house, which is organizing this auction..

This letter was sent by Ramon Artagavitia Gomis (1840-1912) (from Uruguay) to his brother Adolfo on April 11, 1912 and deposited by mail in the Irish city of Queenstown, which is the last stop at which the ship stopped before embarking on crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The letter will be offered for sale at a price starting from 12 one thousand dollars.

Gomis, who was seventy-one, wrote his letter describing the luxury of the ship, as he was among the first-class passengers, and said: “Everything is new and rich,” expressing his admiration for the quality of service on board, according to the British “Daily Mail” website.


The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage in 1912 after it collided with an iceberg, killing 1,500 of its passengers and crew. Its wreck was found in 1985, 650 km from the Canadian coast in the international waters of the Atlantic Ocean..

The letter, which belongs to the descendants of Adolfo Artagavitia Gomes, consists of 3 handwritten pages on papers bearing the letterhead of the British shipping company “White Star Line”, which owned the “Titanic”.

It is accompanied by a postcard featuring an elegant man with a cane and hat, addressing the French city of Evian and written on it: “A letter and affectionate memory of my brother Adolfo. Ramon”.

The value of the letter and the postcard was estimated at between $15,000 and $25,000, according to what was explained to AFP by Guillermo Gonzalez, who is responsible for the list of the 800 pieces offered at the auction that will be held in Montevideo on June 30.


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