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>> This letter, written by a first-class passenger on the Titanic, sold at an auction in England Saturday for 126,000 pounds. That's close to $166,000. A record price for a note from the doomed ocean liner. It's one of the last known letters to have survived the sinking in 1912.
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>> It's the only letter written on Titanic stationary, to actually have gone into the water. So it's baring those scars from that immersion in the cold North Atlantic.>> The letter is said to have to have been written by Minnesota born salesman, Alexander Oskar Holverson, to his mother.
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In it, Holverson describes the ship. Mentions seeing millionaire, John Jacob Astor. And tells his mother, if all goes well, we will arrive in New York Wednesday morning. That was just a day before the Titanic struck an iceberg. Holverson was among more than 1,500 people who died when it sank.
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The letter, a record of history, now owned by an undisclosed collector based in the UK.