A rare and previously undiscovered Marconi parcel label which was set to be delivered on board the infamous ocean liner RMS Titanic is set to be sold at auction.
The label will be offered as part of forthcoming Stamps & Postal History auction on November 29 and November 30, with an estimated value of £12,000.
Bought by a collector in England, who initially had no idea of its remarkable historical significance, the label is addressed to "Marconi Operator/RMS Titanic/co The White Star Line/Southampton".
It is likely that, on arrival at Southampton, the packet was handed to the first officer of Titanic's sister-ship, the Olympic, with the intention that it would then be delivered to the Titanic on its arrival New York.
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