Titanic Letter Auctioned at Henry Aldridge and Son

A letter from a first class passenger on the Titanic has been auctioned at Henry Aldridge and Son auctioneers, for £55,000.

The letter, was written by Adolphe Saafeld. Mr Saafeld wriote about the smoothness of the journey, and describes eating a “luncheon” of soup, plaice, a loin chop with cauliflower and fried potatoes “washed down with a large Spaten beer iced”.

Andrew Aldridge, at auction house, said: “The content is superb.
“It gives a real first-person perspective of what life was like onboard, through the eyes of a first-class passenger, right down to the food, the size of the cabin and the decoration.” He also said it was the best letter of its kind, due to its depth of detail.

The letter was one of 350 lots of White Star Line memorabilia sold at Devizes, Wiltshire. UK, The letter was sold to an unamed British museum