RMS Titanic artifacts
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Titanic artifacts to be auctioned

RMS Titanic artifacts
Members of the media view items from RMS Titanic on display during a news conference by Guernsey’s Auction House aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Guernsey’s announced the historic auction of the complete collection of artifacts recovered from the wreckage site of the British ocean liner. (Don Emmert / AFP/Getty Images)
RMS Titanic artifacts
This image provided by RMS Titanic, Inc., shows a 17-ton section of RMS Titanic recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the tragedy. The piece, along with the 5,000 other artifacts, will be auctioned as a single collection April 11, 2012, 100 years almost to the day after the sinking of the ship. (RMS Titanic, Inc.)
RMS Titanic artifacts
This 1998 image provided by RMS Titanic, Inc., shows the 17-ton portion of the hull of RMS Titanic as it was lifted to the surface of the Atlantic. (RMS Titanic, Inc.)
RMS Titanic artifacts
This gold mesh purse is among the artifacts recovered from the wreckage site of RMS Titanic and on display at the New York news conference. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)
RMS Titanic artifacts
A pocket watch from RMS Titanic is one of the display items at the news conference held by Guernsey’s Auction House. (Don Emmert / AFP/Getty Images)
RMS Titanic artifacts
A vest recovered from the wreckage site of RMS Titanic is also among the display items. (Mike Coppola / Getty Images)
RMS Titanic artifacts
A second-class ticket is among the items displayed from the wreck of RMS Titanic, which sank after colliding with an iceberg April 15, 1912, about 375 miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Don Emmert / AFP/Getty Images)
RMS Titanic artifacts
Shipping company dishware from RMS Titanic are on display in New York. (Andrew Gombert / EPA)
RMS Titanic artifacts
A $1 silver certificate from RMS Titanic is among the display items. (Don Emmert / AFP/Getty Images)
RMS Titanic artifacts
A bracelet from RMS Titanic recovered from the sunken ship. (RMS Titanic, Inc.)
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A gladstone bag from the RMS Titanic that was recovered from the sunken ship is among 5,000 other artifacts to be auctioned as a single collection on April 11, 2012, 100 years after the sinking of the ship. (RMS Titanic, Inc.)
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Jewelry from the RMS Titanic on display during a news conference by Guernsey’s Auction House aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York.  (Andrew Gombert / EPA)
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A jug and china from the RMS Titanic that were recovered from the sunken ship. (RMS Titanic, Inc.)
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The bow of the RMS Titanic on the ocean floor during an expeditions to the site of the sinking. 5,000 artifacts will be auctioned as a single collection on April 11, 2012 100 years after the sinking of the ship. (RMS Titanic, Inc.)
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