Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 360

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 31 days left to consign to the 2018 August 18 Americana & Political - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,136,520