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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    Treasures from the Titanic were put on display at an auction preview Jan. 5, 2012. Premier Exhibitions Inc. spokesman Brian Wainger, at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City, gave details about the largest collection of Titanic artifacts, with the winning bid to be announced April 11 before the 100th anniversary of the legendary shipwreck.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    The director of underwater research at Premier Exhibitions, P.H. Nargeolet, looks out over the auction preview of the largest collection of Titanic artifacts as he sits behind a model of the ship that captivated the world when it sank on its maiden voyage, April 15, 1912, killing 1,517 people.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    A personalized bracelet, recovered from the remains of the RMS Titanic. All the items in the auction, valued at $189 million, will be sold as one lot and the buyer must preserve and display the collection for future generations.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    This silver certificate and coin were on display at a news conference aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    This pocketwatch takes you back in time to the days of the legendary RMS Titanic. The artifact was recovered after the ship's fatal journey to the bottom of the ocean and will be up for auction in April 2012, along with nearly 5,000 other remnants of the Titanic's history.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    This ring was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the sinking.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    This second-class ticket for entry aboard the RMS Titanic reminds us of the promise of the first voyage of the world's largest ship.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    A pair of binoculars on display at the Titanic auction preview acts as a window back to the days of the RMS Titanic.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    This hat, which once belonged to someone onboard the RMS Titanic before it sank to the bottom of the sea, was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    China used by third-class passengers is a reminder of the class division among the people aboard RMS Titanic.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    A gold mesh purse gives insight into the wealth of many of the passengers aboard the RMS Titanic.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    Jewelry recovered from the ocean floor decades after the RMS Titanic sunk to the bottom of the ocean will be up for auction on the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    The vest of a passenger who once sailed on the RMS Titanic before is displayed aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. The vest, along with 5,000 other artifacts, will be put up for auction in April 2012.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    This lamp was once aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the shipwreck, remaining on the ocean floor until it was recovered during an expedition to the site of the tragedy.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    This elegant plate was used aboard the RMS Titanic.
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  • Titanic Items Up for Auction

    This relic recovered from the wreck site of the RMS Titanic will be up for auction in April, the 100th anniversary of the tragedy, along with 5,000 other items that make up the largest collection of Titanic artifacts.
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