April 5, 2012 at 7:31 PM ET
It's prime time for Titanic memorabilia: We've already talked about the huge Guernsey's auction that's offering one big batch of 5,500 artifacts retrieved from the bottom of the Atlantic, and the RR Auction that's selling 180 lots of Titanic items, piece by piece. A third sale, organized by the Bonhams auction house, is set for April 15, the 100th anniversary of the luxury liner's sinking.
"The interest in the Titanic far surpasses the sinking or wreck of any other ship, making it a historical 'bookmark,' Gregg Dietrich, Bonhams' maritime consultant, said in a pre-sale announcement. "This finely curated auction is completely dedicated to the finest and rarest Titanica that has come to market recently."
The Bonhams sale, "RMS Titanic: 100 Years of Fact and Fiction," will take place at the firm's Madison Avenue location in New York. The high-profile items include:
Some of the postcards being offered for sale could go for as little as $250. Online bids are being accepted, but if these items are still too pricey, you can always browse through the Titanic trinkets available through RMS Titanic Inc.'s online store.
Update for 11:20 p.m. ET: Some commenters got the impression that the ticket being sold was for the 1912 maiden voyage rather than the 1911 launch from the shipyard, so I've added a few phrases in an attempt to head off that confusion.
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