Titanic victim's letter sells for record US$166000

Oscar and Mary Holversson

Oscar and Mary Holversson

It was written to Holverson's mother on April 13, 1912, the day before the ship sunk.

Possessing a peculiar manner the entrepreneur also talks about how he saw on Board the ship "the richest man" of that time - John Jacob Astor and his wife.

Holverson mentioned that Astor looks normal in comparison to the amount of money he has.

In a poignant line, he also wrote: "If all goes well we will arrive in New York Wednesday AM". He behaves like any other human being and sits on the deck with other passengers.

Holverson was a successful salesman and had been with his wife on a vacation in Buenos Aires.

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The letter was written by the legendary passenger liner, American businessman Oscar Halverson and was meant to his mother.

The Minnesota-born passenger also shared tales of rubbing shoulders with one of the ship's most famous passengers - a man who would also die on board the doomed liner.

The letter, one of the last known to have been written on board by the disaster's victims, was found in Holverson's pocket notebook when his body was recovered.

"The prices illustrate the continuing interest in the Titanic and her passengers and crew", said auctioneer Andrew Aldridge.

"It is exceptional on every level - including content, historical context and rarity", he explained, via email.

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A letter written by Titanic victim Alexander Oskar Holverson has been recovered and will be auctioned in the United Kingdom for an expected $79,031 to $105,375.

Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told Fox News in an email Tuesday that he believes it is the most important letter written aboard the Titanic ever to come to market.

The price beat the $157,000 paid in 2014 for a letter that had been written a few hours before the Titanic sank.

This historic document with a divorce from seawater have been sold at auction Henry Aldridge & Son in Wiltshire to the buyer from the United Kingdom who was bidding by telephone.

A set of rusty locker keys that belonged to a Titanic cabin steward also sold at the auction for €85,000.

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