101 years have passed since the disaster that rocked the world: the sinking of the Unsinkable Ship, the RMS Titanic.
On 14 April 2012, the vast ocean liner hit an iceberg. Early in the morning of April 15, she was dragged down to the bottom of the sea, taking the lives of 1,496 passengers with her.
This was history’s greatest maritime tragedy. It has resonated down the years, remaining shocking and fascinating over a century on.
As with any massively significant historical event, Titanic memorabilia has its devotees. Interest in and value of collectibles relating to this event intensifies with time, and despite the rarity of original Titanic-related items, they continue to appear at auction.
Titanic memorabilia makes for something of a miscellany. Items can include anything from pieces of rust from the ship’s hull, to Titanic disaster newspapers, right down to passenger’s possessions – and those themselves can be quite diverse.