A violin thought to have been played while the Titanic sunk is believed to be the most expensive artifact from the ship ever to come to auction. The violin was auctioned off in Devizes yesterday with bidders reaching 9 hundred thousand pounds.
That was three times the guide price. Peter Boyd Smith, Titanic Historian said he doesn't believe anything else has ever been sold for that amount of money.
An auction is taking place in Devizes tomorrow that is attracting worldwide attention. Up for sale is a violin which - is claimed - to have been played as the Titanic sank. It is likely to become the most expensive piece of memorabilia from the ship.
For years the instrument was left in an attic. It is broken and can't be played, but is expected to fetch more than two hundred thousand pounds Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy has been to see it.
A menu of the last meal served to first class passengers on the Titanic has sold in Devizes for £76,000. The menu is dated 14th April 1912 - the day the ship hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank with the loss of 1,522 lives.