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    Voyage of a Letter in a Bottle Lot of three documents including: a note placed adrift in a bottle from a location 1062 miles east of Boston on December 22, 1926 from the S.S. Eastern Star by K. Baarslag of Brooklyn, New York; a signed letter from Joseph Smart, The Goodrest Farm, Haleswen, England, dated September 5, 1927 to Baarslag informing him that the bottle and note were found on August 23, 1927 at 10:30 A.M., over 2,000 miles from where they were launched; and, a newspaper clipping recounting the story of the letter in the bottle, n.d., n.p.. Baarslag, the author of several books about ships and sea voyages, had taken a leave of absence from his job at the Post Offfice to go to sea to work on his book about the Volturno disaster, a liner which burned en route to North America in 1913. All in very good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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