A letter written by Titanic survivor Kate Buss is expected to get a ton of money at auction, and it has me wondering who would pay for such a thing.
The New York Post reported the following:
The letter was written by Second Class passenger and survivor Kate Buss on April 10, 1912, after she left Southampton, England, according to auction house Henry Aldridge & Son.
Buss was saved in lifeboat number 9 when the Carpathia picked her up. Buss was the last to be unloaded “due to her fear of heights,” Aldridge added.
The letter has a pre-sale estimate of $28,341-$35,426 (£20,000-£25,000).
Here’s the thing. I understand why people buy rare relics. A buddy of mine collects old guns, and even has some super cool ones taken from German soldiers during WWII. That all makes perfect sense.
I’m just not sure why anybody would want to drop possibly more than $35,000 on a letter written by a passenger on the Titanic? Would I spend a little money? Sure, but I’m not dropping more than a couple hundred bucks. I’m certainly not going north of $1,000.
Also, this is such a tragic event. I feel like this letter might be cursed or something. You just never know, and it doesn’t seem like it’s worth the risk. Call me crazy, but I’m not rolling the dice on some cursed Titanic memorabilia.
Finally, I can’t write a Titanic article without mentioning that the movie wasn’t half bad. It’s true, and I’m sure I’ll take some heat for it. I know all the hardos out there are going to call me crazy. We all know that drawing scene was legit.