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Amazing Treasures From Titanic to Be Auctioned: Slideshow

By History.com Staff
On April 11, 2012, 100 years and a day after RMS Titanic embarked on its ill-fated maiden voyage, more than 5,500 artifacts from the ship’s wreckage will be auctioned off in New York City, the auction house Guernsey's announced last week. Appraised at $189 million, the treasures must be sold to a single buyer to comply with court rulings aimed at preserving the collection’s integrity for public display. The items, which range from fine china and coins to jewelry and clothing, have been recovered from Titanic’s final resting place in the North Atlantic over the 26 years since the site’s discovery. For all you prospective buyers out there, here’s a sneak peek at the remarkable trove, which will go on the block barely a mile from where Titanic was due to dock on April 15, 1912.

Categories: Shipwrecks, Titanic