RR Auction is offering the public the opportunity to bid on a vast array of recovered relics and signed memorabilia relating to one of the grandest—and most infamous—vessels to ever succumb to the sea. These surviving items convey the astonishing legacy of not only the ship that epitomized the very meaning of opulence, luxury, and stability in the early 20th century, but her passengers as well; the individuals whose names would forever became synonymous with the most devastating peacetime maritime disaster in history.
Among the other museum quality pieces to be featured:
· Last known letter from Titanic’s heroic bandleader
· An original fragment of the Titanic’s aft grand staircase; which was within frightening proximity of the exact location the ship broke in two.
· An 18 karat gold collar stud: recovered from the body of first class passenger, Austin Partner, and returned to his family.
· A nostalgic locket; recovered from the body of George Dunton Widener’s valet, Edward Herbert Keeping, within weeks of the tragedy
· Rare pay slip from a surviving crewman; for his six days of service aboard the Titanic.
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