Auctioneer taking final bid on the Titanic violin
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Titanic violin sells for £900,000

The violin thought to have been played as the Titanic sank in 1912, has been bought for £900,000 at an auction in Wiltshire, three times its guide price.

It was played by band leader Wallace Hartley, who died along with 1,517 others as the ship went down.

It had taken seven years for the auction house, Henry Aldridge & Son, to authenticate the instrument using several experts.

  • 19 Oct 2013
  • From the section UK
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