Did you win the Mega Millions? Yes? Get over to Guernsey’s and submit a bid for the 5,500 piece collection of Titanic artifacts!
It is the only time that recovered Titanic objects have been offered for sale. There are stipulations for owning the collection including properly maintaining the collection, (not selling it off piece by piece) and you must make it available for public viewing.
I guess that rules out me buying this:
Doesn’t this seem an unusual style for 1912? I think I rocked a faux version in 1983.
All kidding aside…this makes me sad. It’s like when I viewed the mummies in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. All I could think about was this mummy was/is a person.
And there was someone on the Titanic with my name…wonder if she made it?
I’ll soon find out as I am reading the original book about the Titanic. It is the definitive book that is based on survivor accounts. It even has a passenger/survivor list.
Sadly, a lot of survivors ended up taking their own lives.
Like a lot of people I’m fascinated with the not only the story itself but the interiors of the “unsinkable” ship.
Photos of the interiors show a definite division between the 1st class and 3rd class areas.
1st Class Lounge
2nd Class Smoking Room
3rd Class General Area
As spartan as the above interior seems compared to 1st Class, it was worlds above what most “steerage” class accomodations were in 1912. Ground breaking as the interiors were on all levels, the designers failed to include enough life boats for all the passengers and crew resulting in the disastrous fate for 1517 people.
For those who could afford a 1st Class ticket, there were many amenities including a gym.
1st Class Smoking Room:
Reading and Writing Room:
Another view of the Reading Room:
Grand Stair Case:
Made famous by:
The auction items include the cherub pictured above:
Menu from the day of the sinking
1st Class tea cup
Men’s cotton gloves
On Saturday, April 14th, it will be the 100th year anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. A lot of passengers heard and felt the ship “scrape” the 100 foot iceberg as it passed. Some even saw the towering ice as they looked out of their stateroom portholes. What they didn’t know was that the gash was wider than the waterproof compartments and the ship was taking on water faster than the crew could manage.
Too few lifeboats and poorly managed evacuations meant a choice between going down with the ship or jumping into frigid waters in hope of a rescue. Unfortunately within minutes most jumpers were dead from hypothermia.
I’m not sure what choice I would have made considering Mr. V would probably have to stay on board if I could have gotten a life boat. Considering Beans would be an issue.
What would you do?
Check out the documentaries and short films that will be popping up this weekend.
The winning bid of the 5,500 piece collection will be announced today!