Signed “Love, Jack” a postcard sent from the hero of the catastrophic Titanic – but he’s not the Jack Dawson character (FUCK!) Played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie. The epic of 1997
However, a 1912 contact featuring a picture of a “thoughtless” ship, written by senior wireless operator Jack Phillips, was expected to raise at least $ 15,000 at auction this month.
The 24-year-old sent a postcard 109 years ago to his sister Elsie Phillips from Belfast, Ireland, on March 7, just five weeks before it sank like a deadly man. Karma and died on April 15.
He wrote a sweet note to his brothers on the back of a glossy photo postcard showing the White Star Line’s Titanic on the day of its Belfast debut on May 31, 1911.
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“Very busy working late,” experienced telegraphist author, who died after a ship hit a huge iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean outside Nova Scotia.
“Hoping to leave on Monday and arrive in So’ton. [Southampton, England] On Wednesday afternoon, hope you are okay. Heard from Ethel yesterday, ”he continued.
He signed with: “Love, Jack”
In his cursive handwriting, Phillips added in an address panel: “Miss E. Phillips, Ryde Hse School, Ripley, Woking, Surrey”.
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Probably the last communication between a brother and sister before Phillips left Southampton on the Titanic’s first voyage – the intended destination was New York City.
Four days later, a former post office worker celebrating his 25th birthday aboard Doomed ships proves himself to be a true hero of destruction.
During the sinking, he worked courageously to send wireless messages to other ships asking them to navigate the treacherous ice fields and rescue Titanic’s passengers and crew.
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One of those telegrams was transported to Carpathia, the notorious steamer, taking 705 survivors from the lifeboat, two hours after the Titanic finally sank at 2:20 AM.
This story continues in the New York Post.