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Monday, July 02, 2007

Titanic Rescue Log Sells for $102,000 at Christie's in New York


June 28 (Bloomberg) -- A log book from the cable ship Mackay-Bennett detailing the grisly efforts to recover corpses from the Titanic fetched $102,000 today at Christie's International in New York -- more than double its $50,000 high estimate.

The unidentified winning bidder, dressed in a light-blue short-sleeved shirt, dashed from the room as soon as the gavel went down.

The brittle, mottled book, with neat pencil inscriptions, was the most expensive item in a 224-lot Ocean Liner sale that tallied $718,680. The auction, which included vintage travel posters, a silver ice bucket from the Normandie and slew of ship paintings, was estimated to bring as much as $928,000.

Meanwhile - back on the web -

There is an interesting and lengthy discusion underweigh at on the Denver Titanic Artifact Exhibit.

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