How are things with the Titanic
The tragedy, which occurred on the night of 14 April 15, more than a hundred years ago, surprised everyone deeply. Since then, much time has passed, but people continue to discuss the details of the terrible accident and reviewing the famous movie, which became one of the most profitable in the history of world cinema. Not surprisingly, the findings from the ship or from people who have managed to survive to cause more interest worldwide. The total value of the found and raised from a depth of objects is approximately $ 100 million. Auctions are enriched at the expense of many different things.
1. A part of the history of
When the liner "Titanic" crashed, this news quickly spread around the world. In all countries in 1912, people read newspapers and broadcast the details by word of mouth, marveling at the grandeur and scale of the tragedy. Get a piece of history wants to more than one person, so at auctions worldwide of any items from the famous "drowned" cause intense interest and can be sold for fabulous sums. What can we say, if released in 1997 rolled the film "Titanic", even after 5 years at their 200 million budget was able to make a profit in the form of cash fees 2.187 billion.
In 1998, the movie "Titanic" was nominated for the awarding of the prestigious film award "Oscar" in 14 nominations. That in itself is an outstanding result, but the result impressed everyone: the film has received as much as 11 statues, the most basic of which - "Best Film" of 1997.
Only the exact spot on the ocean floor was discovered in 1985, where he found his last resting place great "Titanic." It has managed to find a team, consisting of American and French forwarders. expedition leader was quite popular underwater treasure hunter, Professor Oceanology Robert Ballard. Since 1985, more than 5000 items from the famous liner was brought ashore. Many of them were later sold at auction. List the subject of extensive enough, so we propose to consider only some of them, who have their own, special history.
3. Two bronze plaques
In 2006, at an auction in New York have been put up for sale two bronze plaques, which caused significant resonance. Each of them had its own special inscription: "Liverpool" and "S.S. Titanic ". Not surprisingly, there were rich people who are not stingy to pay for them, 60 000 and 72 000 dollars, respectively.
4. nedeshevy hours
Clock Edmund Stone - First Class Steward - were sold for only 154 thousand dollars at auction. It would seem that such money is often a pity to give, and for new, good working hours, and then were purchased broken. The main feature of this watch is that they are forever etched the catastrophe - 2 hours 16 minutes. They no longer go at precisely the moment when Edmund Stone swallowed abyss of ice water.
5. The power of the spirit
The surviving eyewitnesses of the tragedy talked a lot about what was a surprisingly strong spirit orchestra on board the "Titanic." Despite the tragedy unfolded, the musicians played until the last possible moment of to cheer and inspire hope in the liner passengers. At an auction in London it sold the violin one of the musicians of Wallace Hartley, which he tied to him just before death. He was very proud of this musical subject, because it gave him a bride. Lot left the new owner living for only 900,000 pounds.
6. The last survivor of
Millvina Dean - young famous passenger liner "Titanic", which was only two and a half months in 1912. This is what is called, a child born in a shirt. In 2009, the British auction house "Henry Aldridge & Son" was put on sale a couple of things that belonged to the lucky girl. At the time of this event Millvina Dean was already 97 years old. Despite the expected hype, lots no one really appreciated. But one bidder touched unexpected reason that she decided to leave the expensive heart of things - she was selling them to pay for a place to live in a nursing home. Noble gesture cost him 1500 pounds, whereupon it presented novokuplenny canvas bag, wherein the girl survived the lifeboat back its owner.
7. The entrepreneurial spirit
Entrepreneur George Tulloch repeatedly offer expeditions to the sunken "Titanic." All attempts to find anything of value, he spent a total of over $ 20 million. However, he was able to recover all their costs and even receive a handsome profit. He was able to earn even on coal, which is raised from the sunken ship. Small pieces carefully packs in boxes and sold for $ 25 each.
Unfortunately, not all things with "Titanic" have been acquired by honest means. Many of them had been stolen. One such case occurred in 2001 in the American hotel "Opryland Hotel" (Nashville, Tennessee). There was an exhibition of items from the sunken liner, and impious men stole 9 banknotes and coins 10.