Letter written by Titanic passenger sells for $200K - WKRN News 2

Letter written by Titanic passenger sells for $200K

Posted: Updated: Apr 26, 2014 06:59 PM
A letter that was written by a Titanic passenger has sold for $200,000. (Courtesy: ABC News) A letter that was written by a Titanic passenger has sold for $200,000. (Courtesy: ABC News)
DEVIZES, England - A letter that was written by a passenger aboard the Titanic has sold for $200,000.

The handwritten note went up for auction Saturday in Devizes in western England, according to ABC News. The final price tag topped initial estimates.

The letter was written by second class passenger Esther Hart on April 14, 1912, just hours before the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. Hart wrote that the trip from England toward New York had been a “wonderful passage.”

Her 7-year-old daughter Eva also contributed to the letter by adding, "Heaps of love and kisses to all from Eva."

The note was left in the coat belonging to Hart’s husband, Benjamin. He gave the garment to his wife as she and his daughter were lowered into a lifeboat.

Benjamin stayed behind where he and thousands of others died in the sinking of the ship.

Prices for Titanic memorabilia have soared in recent years. In October, a violin believed to have been played as the ship sank sold for more than $1 million.

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