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Titanic Sinking, Early Postcard.

 
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Posted 11/12/2015   4:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add codexluminati to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Titanic sank the 15th April 1912 and the postcard is dated 24-4-1912 with already the info of the sinking. They sure didn't waste any time producing this postcard.



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Posted 11/12/2015   4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Oracle of Delphi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is it possible that an existing stock of postcards was utilized and the inscription shown above the ship was quickly overprinted to produce what's seen here? Or, if it was feasible, someone had it overprinted after it was mailed? If so, does anyone have an example of the card without the inscription? If not, it would have been a bit of a feat to produce the entire card in such short time after this tragedy.

In any event, it's quite a remarkable card.
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Posted 11/13/2015   06:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add duncanvr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I bet if you had a titanic postcard dated the day it sank it would be worth a fair bit
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Posted 11/13/2015   3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Horamkhet to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Even Titanic memorabillia is worth a lot, if it is old.

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Posted 11/14/2015   5:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codexluminati to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info and the picture KGB.
In fact, all the information about the sinking was added to the remaining stock, surely just a few days after the tragedy.
I found 2 examples with some info here:
http://9teen87spostcards.blogspot.c...titanic.html
I also found that most of the photo postcards inscribed Titanic are actually the Olympic ship (sister to the Titanic) with the name changed.
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