Lot 260

James Maybrick / Jack the Ripper Interest –...

Auction Date: 27/02/2021 at 10am

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James Maybrick / Jack the Ripper Interest – set of Victorian postal scales discovered during the demolition of Maybrick & Co offices in the 1970s, with weights and 1/3 grill. Provenance: Given to mrs Ann Potts by a family relative involved in the offices demolition, thence sold to present vendor. James Maybrick, a Liverpool cotton merchant, achieved notoriety twice. First as the victim of his wife Florence murdering him with poison in the famous Aigburth Poisoning Trial, and second as the identification of him as the Whitechapel Murderer ‘Jack the Ripper’ from a contested diary, published in 1993, a copy of this book is included in the lot. (2)

Hammer Price: £90.00