News-Antique.com - Apr 13,2012 - April 13, 2012 – Unless you've been at the bottom of the ocean yourself, you probably know that this month marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. So perhaps it’s no surprise that we’re seeing an increase in searches for objects related to the ill-fated ocean liner. Of course, there are the obvious things, like identification plates from one of the Titanic’s lifeboats, the New York American newspaper’s first account of the sinking, and a first-hand account of the RMS Carpathia’s rescue of the Titanic’s passengers, but there’s also been an increase in interest in movie-related memorabilia, including the dramatic posters from the 1959 movie, A Night to Remember, and a prop table from James Cameron’s blockbuster. Whether it’s the historical version or the fictional one, one thing is certain - the tragedy seems to continue to hold the world, the marketplace, and our searchers in thrall!
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