A fur coat worn by a Titanic survivor as she boarded a lifeboat is up for sale

22 Apr

Items of Titanic memorabilia, including a photograph of the doomed ship and a fur coat worn by a stewardess, are expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction.

One of the items on sale is a sepia picture of the ocean liner, which is believed to have been taken on April 9 1912, the day before it left Southampton.

The photo, measuring 18in by 11in, is expected to fetch up to £8,000 at the auction by Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, Wiltshire, on Saturday.

A fur worn by stewardess Mabel Bennett, who wore the heavy coat for protection from the cold as she boarded a lifeboat, is also expected to sell for up to £8,000.

More than 1,500 passengers and crew died when the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage to New York.

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