Rare Titanic photograph fetches 360 pounds at UK auction

PTI
Published Feb 19, 2017, 6:44 pm IST
Updated Feb 19, 2017, 6:54 pm IST
The photograph in a glazed oak frame was taken shortly before the Titanic sank.
The Titanic (Photo: File/AP)
 The Titanic (Photo: File/AP)

London: A rare, black and white photograph of the Titanic - which sank during its maiden voyage in 1912 -- has been sold for 360 pounds at an auction in the UK.

The photograph in a glazed oak frame was taken shortly before the Titanic sank - taking more than 1,500 lives – on its voyage from Southampton to New York in April 1912.

It had been estimated to sell for 200 pounds at Reeman Dansie in Colchester. However, the winning bid of 360 pounds was put forth by an anonymous bidder at Reeman Dansie, a UK-based auction house.

"The photograph was formerly purchased for 20 by an eagle-eyed collector at a regional auction. It was simply catalogued and bought for a song," Daniel Wright, auctioneer at Reeman Dansie, was quoted as saying by the 'Belfast Telegraph'.

"Titanic memorabilia continues to be keenly contested at auction," said Wright.

Other Titanic memorabilia sold recently includes one of the world's most expensive biscuits - a Spillers and Bakers Pilot cracker from a Titanic lifeboat which sold for 15,000 pounds in October 2015.


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