Dear fellow collector
No hand has gripped this wheel in 107 years.
No foot has stepped upon the rigging.
No shout has carried across the deck.
Because this is the Endurance. Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship. That sank in the Antarctic ice in 1915.
This morning, they discovered it. Perfectly preserved. 2 miles under the Weddell Sea.
The ship that tells a timeless tale of survival
Ernest Shackleton maintained the morale of his crew, even when it seemed all hope was lost.
In 1914 Shackleton set out on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: a perilous trek across Antarctica from ocean to ocean.
But his ship became trapped in the polar ice, and the crew drifted helplessly for months.
The Endurance was slowly crushed by the shifting ice, leaving them stranded on a moving ice floe without hope of rescue.
They survived for months in brutal conditions, before fleeing in lifeboats to the uninhabited Elephant Island.
Shackleton and five of his men then sailed 720 miles across treacherous seas to a remote whaling station, where they finally found a rescue party for the rest of the crew.
Incredibly, every member of the crew survived - and Shackleton was hailed as a hero for bringing them home.
Ernest Shackleton is one of history's greatest polar explorers.
Today, on this most extraordinary day...
Is your opportunity to own a relic of the man himself.
This cheque was signed by Shackleton 111 years ago, and remains in excellent condition.
It's a rare original Ernest Shackleton bank cheque, signed in 1911.
It originates from the Shackleton Collection archive, and bears its official ink stamp below the signature.
It measures 8" by 3.25" and is in excellent condition, with the expected bank cancellation stamps.
The cheque is dated 16th October 1911, payable for the sum of £42 and 10 shillings.
Shackleton has filled in the cheque by hand and signs crisply in black fountain pen ink.
A lovely example of Shackleton's autograph, ideal for display in your home or office.
Ernest Shackleton's name is synonymous with great leadership.
When Sir Raymond Priestley was asked about his fellow Antarctic explorers, he said famously:
“When disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton".
From the corporate world to the U.S Navy, he's cited as the perfect example of 'calmness under pressure'.
So if you want an inspirational piece for your collection – this is it.
You can acquire this rare Ernest Shackleton signed bank cheque today for just £2,500.
This cheque is a wonderful piece of history from a golden age.
When the bravest few risked their lives in the spirit of discovery.
- The condition is excellent
- The autograph is superb
- And the format is perfect for display
When you know Ernest Shackleton's story, you want to own his autograph.
It's impossible not to feel inspired.
He's a hero that deserves a place in every great collection.
And you can own his signature now for just £2,500 ($3,295).
To give you complete peace of mind, this cheque comes with my personal Lifetime Moneyback Guarantee and a Certificate of Authenticity.
And delivery is free and fully insured.
It's a wonderful piece at a great price - and you'll be proud to own it for years to come.
This is the last Shackleton autograph I have in stock.
So buy it today, or email me right away at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve it for your collection.
You can also call me on +44 (0) 117 933 9501.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for reading,
Paul Fraser, Chairman, Just Collecting