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American Express $10 traveler's cheque, 19XX (1950s), serial F37-011-833, signed by survivor (June)

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1750s-1900s Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 750.00 USD
American Express $10 traveler's cheque, 19XX (1950s), serial F37-011-833, signed by survivor (June)
SOLD
450.00USDto Marco+ (78.75) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 May 15 @ 17:27UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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American Express $10 traveler's cheque, 19XX (1950s), serial F37-011-833, signed by survivor (June) Swanson, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956). Entire case: 12-1/2" x 8-1/4" x 2-1/2". Recovered from a safe found on the Andrea Doria by a team led by department store heir Peter Gimbel and his wife Elga Anderson in 1981. Although the ink has long since faded away, the original owner's name, (June) Swanson, is still visible in the rust stain area at the bottom. She boarded the vessel in Naples, Italy and survived the accident. Some corrosion around the outer edges due to saltwater immersion, small patch of well-preserved paper in middle. Encased in a Lucite holder contained in a display box accompanied by a salvager's certificate and promotional DVD entitled "S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure."