Ernest Shackleton Autograph for His Nimrod Ship Sells for $10,116 at NateDSanders.com
Ernest Shackleton Autograph
An Ernest Shackleton autograph is not particularly rare, but we happen to have sold a rare Ernest Shackleton autograph. Shackleton sold his ship that he took to Antarctica and this signed document gives the details. It sold for over $10,000.
Ernest Shackleton Autograph on His Bill of Sale for the Nimrod — the Ship That Successfully Took Him to the Antarctic
Bill of sale for the ship Nimrod, with Ernest Shackleton autograph on 11 May 1911, after the successful completion of his Antarctic expedition aboard the ship. Customs and Board of Trade document lists the Nimrod as a 50-ton steam-ship. Shackleton sold her to Captain Rowland Webster, a tea and rubber planter, for 2200 pounds. Shackleton signs, “E H Shackleton” to bottom right. The British Imperial Antarctic Expedition, “Nimrod Expedition,” of 1907-1909, was the first under Shackleton’s leadership. Upon his return, Shackleton fitted Nimrod out “as a floating exhibition of expedition relics.” From entrance fees, he made the substantial sum of 2000 pounds, which he gave to charity. Measures 20″ x 15″. Framed to an overall size of 27.5″ x 23″. Creasing, else near fine. Dark Ernest Shackleton autograph. Sold for $10,116.
Here is another Ernest Shackleton autograph that we sold and went for more money, because it was signed with his crew in a very limited edition book from over 100 years ago:
Ernest Shackleton & Crew Signed “The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909” Limited to Just 300 Copies, This Being All Three Volumes
Ernest Shackleton’s signed copy of “The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, 3 volumes (including “The Antarctic Book Winter Quarters 1907-09”), limited to 300 copies (here #273), also with signatures of the entire Shore party. Photogravure frontispiece, numerous plates (including 6 etched plates by George Marston, 16 tipped-in color after George Marston, others mostly photographic), one folding panorama and three folding lithographed maps in pocket at the end of volume three, illustrations and diagrams in the text. In publisher’s vellum, blocked in gilt with design of two penguins and top edges gilt. Occasional light spotting and small tear on cover of volume two. Overall in very good to near fine condition, signed by the Nimrod Shore Party crew. Sold for $12,718.