Bankrupt Titanic Collector Is Selling Everything

Titanic April 14, 1912, drawing appeared in John Walker's book AN UNSINKABLE TITANIC EVERY SHIP ITS OWN LIFEBOAT published 1912. Photo via Shutterstock. by Dawn McCarty (Bloomberg) The story of the doomed luxury liner R.M.S. Titanic proved so alluring that divers were searching for the wreck seven decades after it sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Once it was found … [Read more...]

Titanic Victim’s Letter Sells for Record $166,000

LONDON (Reuters) - A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for 126,000 pounds ($166,000), a record price for correspondence from the doomed liner. The letter is one of the last known to have survived the sinking and still carries stains from its time in the Atlantic. Written by first-class passenger … [Read more...]

From Deep in Atlantic, Titanic Relics Sail Toward Auction

By Eliza Ronalds-Hannon (Bloomberg) -- The Titanic may be under 2.5 miles of water, but wreckage from the doomed ship could fetch close to $220 million at an auction this year. Premier Exhibitions Inc. proposed the sale in a May 18 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Jacksonville, Florida. The Atlanta-based company and its RMS Titanic Inc. unit filed for Chapter 11 protection … [Read more...]

On 105th Anniversary of Titanic Sinking, You Can Now Watch the Disaster Unfold in Real-Time

Today, April 14, 2017, marks exactly 105 years since the infamous RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank during its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic, killing more than 1,500 passengers and crew.  To this day the sinking of the Titanic continues to be one the most famous shipwreck disasters in history, thanks in part to its lasting impact on the maritime … [Read more...]