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Row brews over the sale of Titanic memorabilia

A pair of gloves that will be auctioned in New York Photo: ITV News

As the new 3D film of the Hollywood blockbuster, the Titanic premieres in London, a row is brewing over the sale of memorabilia from the real-life disaster.

More than 1,000 people died when the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912.

One hundred years on, demand for items that sank with the ship is higher than ever, much to the distaste of some of the families involved.

Everything from coal to china and from glasses to gloves will go under the hammer in New York at the Guernsey's Auction House sale on the 11th April.

ITV News' Geraint Vincent reports from New York.

On Tuesday evening, Oscar winner Kate Winslet walked the red carpet at the re-launch of the 3D version of the film that made her a star.

She was joined by her co-star Billy Zane and director James Cameron at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, west London.

The new release comes 15 years after the original film was a huge hit, pulling in billions at the box office and winning 11 Oscars.

Winslet, played socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater alongside Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Dawson in the epic drama.

Kate Winslet, played socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater alongside Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Dawson in the epic drama

James Cameron has said of the new release:

"The 3D enriches all of Titanic's most thrilling moments and its most emotional moments.

"More than ever, you feel you're right there going through all the jeopardy that Jack and Rose go through. The 3D kicks the whole experience up to another level."

Cameron came straight from the success of his latest venture.

He used a specially designed submarine, called Deepsea Challenger, to dive nearly seven miles below the surface of the Pacific.

He reached the ocean's deepest point on Earth - a place where only two men had gone before - on Sunday.

The descent took him to the Mariana Trench, about 200 miles south west of the Pacific island of Guam.