• Short Summary

    An anonymous buyer has paid 'GBP'55,000 sterling(83,000 U.S. dollars) for the personal log book kept?

  • Description

    An anonymous buyer has paid 'GBP'55,000 sterling(83,000 U.S. dollars) for the personal log book kept by Captain William Bligh, of 'mutiny on the Bounty' fame nearly 200 years ago.

    SYNOPSIS: The log was sold at Christie's auction rooms in London, England, on Wednesday (24 November). Bidding began at ten thousand pounds (over 16,000 U.S. dollars).

    Captain Bligh began his log when he was set adrift in a small boat in 1759 after a mutiny on his ship, the Bounty. The leather-bound pocket book has 107 pages of closely written notes including a description of mutineer leader Fletcher Christian. It tells of his epic 3,500-mile (5,600 kilometres) voyage through the Pacific Ocean. He was cast adrift at Tifua, in Mid-pacific, and ended up in the south seas at Timor, near Indonesia.

    Bidding for the log was eventually going up by five thousand pounds at a time (8,000 U.S. dollars).

    Both the seller and the buyer -- who bid through an agent -- chose to remain anonymous. The log was recently discovered by historians in the possession of a descendant of Captain Bligh.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7KP5MUZP1HO4WT446K6CFU45I
    Media URN:
    VLVA7KP5MUZP1HO4WT446K6CFU45I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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