(Henry Aldridge & Son)
A fur coat worn by a survivor of the Titanic is up for auction in the uk on Saturday.
The coat belonged to Mabel Bennett, a first class stewardess on the ill-fated ship. Titanic collided with an iceberg at 11:40 pm the ship on 14 April 1912 and sank in just over two hours later with the loss of more than 1,500 lives.
Bennett is one of the more than 700 survivors were rescued from the lifeboats by the Carpathia.
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“This is a very spectacular item, and one of the most visually impressive objects with a direct link to it is on board the Titanic on that fateful night have ever offered for auction,” said Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneer Andrew Aldridge, in an e-mail to Fox News.
The garment has a pre-sale estimate of $62,078 $102,525.
The coat kept Bennett hot after they are on board of the Titanic, lifeboat Number 5. Her brother-in-law and cousin, Alfred Crawford and Leonard James Hoare, respectively, also served on board of the Titanic. Hoare was lost in the sinking, while Crawford survived the disaster.
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Other items that will be auctioned off on April 22, a rare photo of the Titanic, probably taken on the day before she set sail on her fateful maiden voyage. The photo has a pre-sale estimate of $6,208 $9,933.
Another artifact in the auction is a letter written aboard the Titanic by the passenger Alfons Simonius-Blumer detailing of the life on the ship before it began its ill-fated maiden voyage. Simonius-Blumer survived the disaster. The letter has a pre-sale estimate of $25,641 $28,205.
The disaster is still a source of fascination, on Saturday, the auction sparks a lot of interest on social media.
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A number of artifacts from the ill-fated ship were auctioned in the uk last year with the sextant used by the captain of the rescue ship the Carpathia to sell for less than $97,000. Three photos and a handwritten note in which the gruesome discovery of the Titanic last lifeboat were sold for $6,800.
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