Relics from Admiral Byrd’s Ship the City of New York to Sell at Heritage Auctions in Dallas


DALLAS, TX.- The wheel, binnacle (compass) and bell from the ship the City of New York, famously used in Admiral Byrd’s 1929 exploration of Antarctica, and infamously a ship that failed to aid the imperiled Titanic, will be offered for the first time at public auction as part of Heritage Auctions Wed., Nov. 17 Grand Format Americana and Political Auction in Dallas. The group is estimated at $10,000+. “There can be no doubt that this group ranks among the most exciting maritime artifacts to be offered at auction,” said Tom Slater, Director of Americana Auctions at Heritage. “When you consider the kind of history these pieces participated in it’s both humbling and chilling.” The history of the City of New York began in 1885, when she was actually known as the Samson, a 170-foot steam barque, whose first duty was as a sealing ship operating in arctic waters. On the night of April 14, 1912,