It came as no surprise that on Thursday 15th of April exactly 100 years after the fateful sinking, the wreckage of the world's most famous shipwreck fell under the auspice of UNESCO’s Convention of the protection of the underwater cultural heritage fund. The fund which was set up in 2001 applies to ‘all traces of human existence of cultural, historical or archaeological character that have been underwater for at least 100 years’.
This rare item will be up for auction at Henry Aldridge and Son in Wiltshire Britain. They are known to be the worlds leading auctioneers of Titanic memorabilia and are holding an auction of Titanic collectables to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic on March 31st 2012.
The sale will be 100 years to the day after Titanic was finished at Harland and Wolff. RMS Titanic left Belfast on April 2nd 1912, the start of a journey, which ended in tragedy in the cold North Atlantic on April 14th 1912 with the loss of over 1500 lives.
A purse recovered from a Titanic passenger, third class passenger Malkolm Johnson sold for 13,000 $ USD at a public auction at the HQ of Bukowskis in Stockhol Sweden during June 1-4 2010.
Brookline, Massachusetts, The rare Titanic Deckchair failed to sell in an auction this sunday, The highest bid did not meet the minimum treshold set by the anonymouse seller.
Brookline, Massachusetts, The rare Titanic Deckchair is expected to fetch up to 110,000 us$ auctioned at its annual Marine Paintings, Ship Models, Scrimshaw and Ocean Liner Memorabilia Sale at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts, on Sunday, 7 May 2006 by
Ninety six years after the fateful night when the worldÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s worst shipping disaster took place ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ the sinking of RMS Titanic - Bonhams & Butterfields will auction an original deckchair from the ship at its annual Marine Paintings, Ship Models, Scrimshaw and Ocean Liner Memorabilia Sale at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts, on Sunday, 7 May 2006.
A trio of Titanic postcards, from a Vancouver estate, are being sold in All Nations' auction #523, at the downtown Vancouver Bay coin and stamp department, on Saturday July 30, 2005, at 1230PM PST. Scans and details are available on the auction portion of All Nations' website at http://www.allnationsstampandcoin.com. Bidders can participate by phone, fax, email, or in person, at the store. There is no buyer's premium in this sale. The R.M.S. Titanic, a supposedly unsinkable luxury liner, filled with many wealthy Americans, but also poorer Europeans seeking a better life in the new world, struck an iceberg about 400 miles from Newfoundland, and sank with the loss of over 1500 lives, on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York.
The wreck of the Titanic was found by Dr. Robert Ballard in 1985. The story of the Titanic was popularized by the award winning James Cameron film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, in 1997.
Lot #79 is a vintage black and white picture postcard dated 1 May 1912, not long after the April 14, 15, 1912 sinking. The halfpenny stamped card to Mrs.
Stafford shows a night scene of the Titanic, lowering lifeboats amid icebergs, and is inscribed The sinking of the White Star Liner Titanic April 15, 1912 1650 passengers and crew lost. On the back the sender has written, "Dear Mother, Am sending this card of the Titanic as the shops down here seem full of them. I went to Southampton docks last night & saw the Olympic...(sister ship to the Titanic returning to the place the Titanic had set sail from only three weeks before.) Lot #80 is a vintage black and white unsent postcard with a defaced message on the back. The card front shows a steaming Titanic with a portrait of bandsman Mr. W. Hartley at the top right, the words to the last hymn "Nearer my God to Thee.," and the annotation as played by the brave bandsmen as she sank. The legend further reads The greatest disaster in maratime (sic) history, the loss of the S.S. Titanic on 14th April 1912 by striking an iceberg. More details are written on the back, though they are partially obscured by inkpen graffiti. Lot #81 is a modern card showing the First Class Smoking Room of the Titanic and it was signed by Walter Lord, authour of A Night to Remember, in 1993. Walter Lord's 1955 story of the Titanic's sinking was made into a 1958 film also called A Night to Remember. The sinking of the Titanic continues to fascinate and horrify students of maritime history today.
The shoes that belonged to an "supposedly" unknown child that was found by staff on the rescue ship MacKay-Bennet searching the titanic site for survivors or corpses in 1912 suddenly showed up in Nova Scotia Museum.
Original technical plans for the crane used to build the Titanic have been discovered in Northern Ireland.
The linen-backed plans are the only known copies in existence.
According to Scotland on Sunday, a watch will be revealed by a living survivor this week.
Premier Exhibitions Inc, Formely RMS Titanic Online, has announced an 231% increase in revenue.
A full auction organized by Henry Aldridge and Son is going to take place at the British Titanic Society Convention in Soutahmpton on the 8th of April year 2005.
By Simon Evans, PA News
A wireless message demanding information from one of the ships rescuing survivors from the Titanic sold today for Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£2,470 which is roughly about $ 4586 and 3537ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬
ATLANTA, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RMS Titanic, Inc.
(OTCBB: SOST) announced today that it has completed the formation of its new
holding company Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (OTCBB: PXHB). The stock of Premier
Exhibitions, Inc. will be quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board beginning Monday,
October 18, 2004 under the new symbol "PXHB". RMS Titanic, Inc.'s stock will
cease quotation as of the close of business today.
Rms Titanic, Inc first quarter of success in at least 2 years, the company has resurfaced and made some profit for the 2nd quarter of 2004.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA--September 20, 2004-- RMS Titanic, Inc. (SOST-OTC: BB) today announced the completion of its seventh research and recovery expedition that rescued over 75 important historic artifacts from the Titanic wreck-site. The Company will continue its recovery work by planning future expeditions to the Titanic wreck-site as it intends to maintain its sole and exclusive rights as Salvor-in Possession as ordered by the U.S. Federal District Court.
Letter from the Titanic sold at an auction in london 2004