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Wireless Wares


A selection of the items on display in the Wireless Wares exhibition

A small exhibition of Marconi memorabilia will be on show from 3 – 21 April. All the items on display will be auctioned in the Museum at 3pm on Saturday 21 April, ‘Marconi Day’. Find out more about the objects, and see images, using the links below. As well as the auction, there will be talks, activities and drama to mark Marconi Day in the centenary year of the sinking of the Titanic. View the programme of events… [2]

Wireless Wares auction lots:

Lot 1: Cigarette Card, Guglielmo Marconi, 1901 [3]

Lot 2: Tea Card, Guglielmo Marconi, 1975 [4]

Lot 3: Three Marconi Italian Postage Stamps, 1938 [5]

Lot 4: Illustrated Article from The Strand Magazine, 1897 [6]

Lot 5: Phone Card, Guglielmo Marconi, late 20th century [7]

Lot 6: Illustrated Article from The Sketch, March 1901 [8]

Lot 7: A Page from The Graphic, 11 January 1902, Illustrating Marconi’s First Trans-Atlantic Signal [9]

Lot 8: A Page from the The Black and White Illustrated Budget, 11 January 1902, with Illustrations from the Site of Marconi’s Receiving Station [10]

Lot 9: Multi-View Postcard of Chelmsford, c.1910 [11]

Lot 10: BT ‘Titanic’ Phone Card, c.1995 [12]

Lot 11: Marconi Galvanometer, mid-20th-Century [13]

Lot 12: Marconi Advertisement from Punch, April 1926 [14]

Lot 13: H.E. Handcock, Wireless at Sea: the First Fifty Years (Chelmsford, 1950) [15]

Lot 14: Vintage Photographic Print of Marconi Broadcasting on NBC during his last visit to the USA [16]

There will be no reserve price on any of these items.