August 3, 2017: Sports & Americana Auction
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TITANIC: Edward J. Smith (1850-1912) English naval officer in command of the RMS Titanic, and one of the 1502 who died when the ship sank. Joining the White Star Line in March of 1880, Edward Smith quickly rose in status, receiving his first command of a passenger vessel just seven years later. Earning his Extra Master’s Certificate, joining the Royal Navy Reserve, and developing a remarkable rapport with the line's elite passengers, many of whom would only travel under his care, he earned the nickname 'Millionaires' Captain.' His success on the Germanic helped him secure future commands of the newest and most impressive ships—the Baltic, the Adriatic, the Olympic, and finally, the Titanic. Excessively rare DS, signed “E. J. Smith,” one page, 7.75 x 6, June 6, 1895. Certificate of discharge issued to Thomas Riley, who served as a fireman aboard the SS Germanic from May 11, 1895, to June 6, 1895, and was discharged in Liverpool. Printed near the bottom is a certification statement which reads, “I certify that the above particulars are correct and that the above named Seaman was discharged accordingly, and that the character described hereon is a true copy of the Report concerning the said Seaman.” It is signed at the conclusion of the statement by Smith as the vessel’s master, and countersigned by a shipping representative. Discharge also bears two “V.G.” stamps in areas for character of conduct and ability, as well as an office stamp. In very good condition, with a central vertical fold, soiling, creasing, and chipping to edges, and a few small holes to the left edge. Signature is authenticated by PSA/DNA with a full LOA.
Scarce Edward J. Smith Signed Document (1895) - Titanic Commander! (PSA/DNA)Scarce Edward J. Smith Signed Document (1895) - Titanic Commander! (PSA/DNA)Scarce Edward J. Smith Signed Document (1895) - Titanic Commander! (PSA/DNA)Scarce Edward J. Smith Signed Document (1895) - Titanic Commander! (PSA/DNA)
Scarce Edward J. Smith Signed Document (1895) - Titanic Commander! (PSA/DNA)
Scarce Edward J. Smith Signed Document (1895) - Titanic Commander! (PSA/DNA)
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Minimum Bid: $600
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,004
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

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