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article imageAuction of RMS Titanic artifacts in Nashua included deck chair

By Marcus Hondro     Dec 18, 2012 in World
An auction of Titanic artifacts held in Nashua, New Hampshire Sunday included a deck chair recovered from the debris site and a letter. The auction was held by the American company, RR Auction.
The deck chair, considered one of only 7 known extant deck chairs onboard the ship and picked up in the debris on that April 15, 1912 night when the ship went down, sold at the auction for $59,000 to an undisclosed bidder. It was the most expensive item auctioned off on the day.
The Nashua Telegraph reported that there were 50 who came to the auction, most were bidders while others were simply history buffs. Many were connected to others by computer.
RMS Titanic: 100 year anniversary of sinking
For RR Auctions, who monthly make historical items available for auction, it was the second auction of Titanic and Titanic-related items the company has held this year; 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking.
The ship, which sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg on her maiden voyage with the loss of 1,517 passengers and crew, has been plundered of artifacts over the past two decades. Her location was first found by Robert Ballard in 1985.
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