Tue, 30th Apr 2019 11:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus')

 
  Lot 124
 

124

A QUANTITY OF EPHEMERA RECOVERED FROM THE WRECK OF R.M.S. 'MEDINA', LOST 1917

Sold for £74
Estimated at £100 - £200

(Please note the sold price includes buyer's premium at 24%)


 

A QUANTITY OF EPHEMERA RECOVERED FROM THE WRECK OF R.M.S. MEDINA, LOST 1917

approximately forty items comprising printed and manuscript ephemera in a wide range of conditions, each in an annotated plastic fronted envelope; together with a small surgeon's pocket set containing a syringe and other instruments in a brass case

(A lot)

Provenance: Medina Cargo Sale, Sotheby's Billingshurst, 1988

Medina was a handsome 12,358 ton P&O liner built by Caird & Co. in 1911 for the London-Australia route. Chartered as a Royal Yacht to take King George V and Queen Mary to the Delhi Durbar of 1911, she was delivered to P&O in 1912 and remained in service during the Great War. She was torpedoed by U-31 off Start Point on 28th April, 1917 and her wreck is upright with a 15° list to port allowing for the partial salvage of some of her forward compartments.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), Tue, 30th Apr 2019

Pictures and Naval - 1-61

Sailor Art - 65-97

Shipwreck and East India Co. - 100-125

Collectables inc. Rowing, Liner and Fittings - 128-167

Instruments 170-249

Ship Models - 250-287

 

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