Titanic violin fetches £900k

A violin that the bandmaster is thought to have played as the Titanic sank has fetched £900,000 at auction in Wiltshire. It is more than four times the highest price previously paid for a piece of Titanic memorabilia.

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Titanic bandmaster's violin to go under the hammer

A violin that the bandmaster played as the Titanic sank is due to go under the hammer today.

549 people from Southampton died in 1912 when the ship hit an iceberg and sank beneath the Atlantic. One of the most famous tales surrounding the Titanic is that the band leader played a violin as it sank. It is expected to fetch hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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