Items from the Titanic to be sold at auction
Several artifacts from the sinking of the Titanic are set to go under the hammer this month in the US - including an unredeemed ticket for the ill-fated voyage and a historically important walking-stick from a survivor.
The Guernsey's auction - held in Newport, Rhode Island - will be holding a massive nautically-themed auction focusing on great ocean liners, including the famed Titanic, majestic sailing ships and other maritime-related treasures. Of all the lots, the most eagerly anticipated is a walking-stick once owned by Titanic survivor Ella White.
During the fateful evening of April 15, 1912, Mrs White boarded a lifeboat carrying her black enameled walking stick complete with a built-in electric light. Due to the cane's illuminated end she appointed herself as a signalman for the boat, waving it about attempting to signal passing rescue ships
Later, Mrs. White would be a star witness in court hearings that followed where newspapers recounted her tale of the illuminated walking stick. Remarkably, that walking stick remained with her family which now, more than a century later, has consigned it to auction.
Other objects include a White Star Line Bouillon Mug, as well as a ticket for the Titanic that was never redeemed. As you may know, a biscuit that was saved in the pocket of a Titanic Survivor recently sold at Auction for $23,000.