Titanic Artifacts Hit Auction Block
Items to be sold 100 years after tragedy
- Duration 3:58
- Date Jan 7, 2012
Items to be sold 100 years after tragedy
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You might remember this little blue diamond from the hit film Titanic.
-- with a sixteen.
-- -- Believe it or not it's been almost a hundred years -- the real tragedy on the ship of dreams and now.
Real long lost treasures from the Titanic are helping the memory live on and -- this morning.
By Arlen -- -- president of currencies auction house.
And Brian -- of premier exhibition with a special announcement about these artifacts good morning -- nice to see you good morning thank you for bringing these incredible items to a so what is the big announcement.
Well the big announcement is this coming April almost a hundred years to the day of the sailing of the -- Titanic.
We will Guernsey is will be conducting a major auction.
Of the entire body of material that has been brought up from the debris fields surrounding the Titanic over the last 25 years.
More than 5000 objects will be sold as -- remarkable collection.
And I Anderson -- you can't actually get these individually so I couldn't pick in choosing go to this auction.
On the intrepid on the on the on the on the -- intrepid and -- -- -- -- I just wanna teacup.
-- -- This collection of approximately 5000 artifacts.
Consists of all the artifacts ever recovered from the bottom of the wreck site -- Now this is not inside the ship as I understand this is where -- Titanic was wrecking.
This whole debris field upon its wrecks scattered out in the out in the debris field out in the -- Right all of these artifacts come from the debris fields which stands several miles but none of the artifacts come from inside the ship and as you said.
They will all be sold together as one collection.
So we start down here we have these incredible binoculars which you know -- just -- -- -- -- but I'm not allowed to touch them right -- not -- security you'll come in and grabbed it right.
Telling the story behind some of these items that the binoculars I heard from the crow's nest of the ship.
She yes -- the binoculars were lost on the crow's nest and of course we know.
That look out senior iceberg we might have a very different.
The story on our hands we don't know if these were the of the particular and acting as if they should've used or could have used but -- certainly were lost on the prisoner.
Brian let's take -- -- some of these other items obviously some China from the shippers and the third class.
Third class of they had different China for the different classes on the -- this is this is first question so right here the little what is espresso cups that's what it appears to be yes espresso cups -- from first class in the larger tea cups there from from third class -- And this incredible wool jacket.
Where who would -- warned this almost looks like a crew -- Jack.
Third class passenger William Henry Allan we know who it belonged to we do we have extraordinary.
Personal stories from meeting these objects -- all of them of course but this we do this was recovered any leather satchel.
And debris field and we and we were able to identify.
400 by and this was on.
Guys there's thousands of shipwrecks.
Thousands -- all around the world why is the Titanic have such.
Resonance with people is -- to human element of this disaster.
You know what it was first created it was the greatest creation that mankind has ever produced.
It was the talk of the world this fantastic bigger than -- ship.
Obviously in Hollywood like fashion it had its sudden tragic ending.
On board were -- -- world's wealthiest individuals.
But people of every strata key economic strata.
And it just.
Continues to be a compelling story I have a twelve year old son who seems just as fascinated.
As any of us here.
Now I -- -- -- so these items coming in here I couldn't wait -- to talk to you gentlemen.
The but the auction will take place on April 12 2012.
On the on the deck of the intrepid nice to see you guys think -- -- soon.
That looks fun.